On the way home, we stopped at a Flying J near Lake Park, Georgia.
We parked, and Ron went in to pick up coffee and snacks. I was sitting in the passenger seat of our truck.
A burgundy pickup truck pulling a very long fifth wheel came by me on the right and turned left without swinging out wide enough. I realized he was going to crunch the right front of our truck, so reached over and leaned on the horn.
He didn’t even slow down… just kept coming. There was no way he could miss us, I thought. But by the grace of God, he did–probably by a fraction of an inch.
After he got past us, he turned left at the end of the parking area. I heard a very loud crunch as he slammed into the toad of the motorhome parked at the end. The driver stopped for a few seconds, and then, incredibly, kept going.
When the couple who owned the motorhome came out of the store, I met them and told them what had happened. I also handed the guy my camera so he could download my pictures to his laptop.
Other people in the parking lot got the license tag numbers of the hit and run driver.
The motorhome owner called the police, but since it was just property damage, it apparently was not a priority call. So they prepared to wait. I offered to stay in case a witness was required, but they didn’t feel it was necessary. So I gave them my phone number, and Ron and I headed north.
I was stunned that an RVer would hit another person’s rig and not even stop. Usually RVers are concerned and considerate about other RVers rigs. I wondered if the hit and run driver had stolen the fifth wheel. He certainly didn’t know how to tow it.
I do hope that the couple who owned the motorhome were able to get their toad repaired, continue on their journey, and put the accident behind them.
And I fervently hope that the hit and run driver got caught.