The middle lane on the road to work was closed this morning. Drivers were not, however, really noticing the big flashing sign with the arrows pointing to the open left and right lanes. So traffic was backing up as the middle lane vehicles tried to merge at the last minute into the other lanes. And some drivers didn't notice the slowing traffic until the last minute.
Like the big F-250 pickup truck behind me.
Fortunately the driver had the sense to swerve smoothly onto the shoulder rather than slamming into the back of my little car.
Here's the fun part....
When the truck actually stopped, the front bumper was about even with the front of the passenger compartment of my car.
I suspect had the truck actually hit me, the bumper would have stopped about halfway through the passenger compartment, after pushing the rear of the car into me and me into the engine compartment.
That would have most definitely put a crimp in my plans for the day, not to mention the next few months or years.
I debated buying a lottery ticket today since I got tremendously lucky in avoiding a nasty bad accident today. Perhaps I'll do that tomorrow. :o)