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Responding to emergencies takes guts

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By Dave Bell

We live on a road with a dangerous s-curve. Over the years, many vehicles have failed to negotiate that difficult stretch. Just before 3 a.m. Monday, another one ended up in the ditch.
For some reason, I was awake enough to hear the vehicle approaching. Then came squealing tires, a thud and an eerie silence.
I went to the window to confirm what I thought I’d heard…hoping that my sleep-clouded brain had manufactured the incident. No such luck; I could hear voices yelling for help.


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