While I was working today I got a call from Larry, which is not unusual as we often touch base through out the day. It was around 3:30, when my phone started making the sound of a motorcycle (zoom zoom) which is my ringtone for Larry. It turned out that Larry was in an accident (he's okay), he was rear ended while on his bike. It happened at a 4 way stop, there was a car in front of him and one behind him, after the car in front went through the intersection, it was Larry's turn to approach the stop sign, when he stopped, the car behind him hit him which cause Larry to fly over his bike. At this news, my heart leaped into my throat and my stomach hurt, my eyes were constantly close to tears for the rest of the day and all I wanted to do was SOMETHING, I had no idea what,...
Larry is okay, he is experiencing some back pain and other aches and pains, it'll be interesting to see how he is tomorrow. The bike, however was towed to a local shop, the fender is broken and pushed into the tire, the handle is mangled and there are a lot of other small things that Larry noticed but (again) it'll be interesting to see what shows up at the shop tomorrow.
The person that hit Larry felt really bad, but you have to wonder what happened - why didn't he see him? He was charged and has offered to pay the bills. I feel like we have a journey ahead of us to get things back to normal, I'm anxious to find out what that will entail.
After the initial phone call from Larry, we kept contacting each other, I was wondering if I needed to be with to be with him but I was assured that everything was okay. Every time Larry called my cell I heard the sound of a motorcycle (as it is the ringtone I use for him), it seemed to be mocking me.
So I continued working and thanking God that all was well, however the experience has left me asking, how can you have a bike in front of you and not see it. Are we really invisible?
If I can make a request, it would be - Safety is in YOUR hands, look twice!!