Monday, just as I got my first period Marines busy on their Marine Science test, the school nurse called my room.
"Call Mrs. FC right away"
That is never good, so I held my breath and called, quietly so as not to disturb my high schoolers pondering my test.
"Emma has been in an accident, she's okay, but I don't know anymore than that. I'm waiting for her to call back."
I hung up, called the office, said, "Get me a sub, I'm leaving."
A few minutes later we were driving down I-75 heading to Tampa.
As the details poured in through a series of phone calls, the picture emerged.
Emma and her fellow student Elise, were heading to the tutoring they do as part of their course requirements at USF when the accident happened.
They were merging on to I-75 when the traffic suddenly stopped, Emma was on the ball and stopped without running into the car in front.
Just as both girls are breathing a sigh of relief, WHAM!!! IPhone Girl driving a Toyota slams into the back of them. Remember our little talk and post about distracted driving here at PFHQ last week? Well, the girl driving the other car must not read PF ... the horror!
Emma called the police and handled everything so well that there wasn't much to do when we got there, except to hug her like crazy ... and take her and her roomies out to lunch ... and take her grocery shopping.
I got a cool new USF Bulls hat out of that deal.
I graded papers all the way back while Mrs. FC drove us in her truck, both of us relieved that the girls were okay, that the damage to the girl's vehicle was minor, and that no one was seriously hurt.
The girls were sore from the impact and will probably be sorer Tuesday ... Emma said Iphone Girl seemed to be on the phone and hardly braked before the impact, so they took a good jolt. The Hyundai Santa Fe they were in was barely damaged, but Iphone Girl's Toyota had to be towed away.
Be careful out there.