As I drove down the busy freeway I thought this is perfect! I can use the car pool lane and so I merged and watched as everyone on the other side of the car pool lane stacked up like ducks waiting to get in a pond on a hot day.It was right before evening rush hour traffic.
There were only two lanes in the car pool lane no emergency lane and so I got in the lane as far away from the fire and told little Jack not to worry it's just black smoke.That's about when we drove into the black smoke.
I was sure to explain the color black to him since we are all into learning colors.What a great teaching moment.If I had seen a fire truck that would been perfect to reemphasize red. You know I am being a little sarcastic.But little Jack does have the color black down well!
Within a few seconds we were out of it. Little Jack could see the blazing fire and the fully engulfed vehicle. There was one highway patrolman just starting to stop traffic in the normal lanes.There were no firetrucks yet. It must have just happened.I learned later good Samaritans pulled the person from the vehicle before it became engulfed.
The thing about driving is it's a split second decision you make sometimes and I knew if I stopped on the freeway I would have been rear ended hard enough to hurt.I thought quickly changing lanes and not slowing down was the only option.When I got a chance to look in the rear view mirror miles down the road.little Jack had a look like hummm I am processing what just happened with my Nana. It happened so quick that I think I am going to reevaluate car pool lanes because if there are sometimes no emergency stopping lanes that's something to think about.
am getting my wool's together finally.