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Yesterday morning I was scared for my life. A white Semi-Truck from Tennessee cut into my lane while I was still in it. The driver was going too fast and did not have enough time to slow down not to hit the truck in front of him. He just moved into my lane. Luckily I was focused while driving and was seeing that he did not have enough space was able to move to the line next to me because there was no other car blocking my way. Most of the time this is not the case. Cars are packed as everyone is heading to work. I feel fortunate that I was able to respond quickly and move out of his way. I slowed down and was watching him from a safe distance speeding away and swaying occasionally and moving in and out of the lanes. I think in a parallel life to this I missed my chance to get out of the way. I died, my children are orphans now and my family is in shock I somehow feel it. I still feel a little shaken and I felt I needed to write a letter to the driver. I wrote this yesterday. I also posted this in my blog and I hope somehow he will see this one day. Here it goes:

To The Truck Driver Who Almost Killed Me This Morning,

Please be aware that you are bigger than I am. Just one wrong move and I will be killed or severely injured. I would like you to know that when you hurt me you will also hurt other people. I have a responsibility to my family and friends whom I care for and as a nurse to my patients. When you hurt me you hurt them as well. I would like to ask you a favor. I would like you to take care of yourself. Please rest when you need to rest. Please slow down when you need to slow down. Please be focused on the road. Please do not hurt anyone.

Thank you for reading,


Maren Muter
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I’m so glad that you are here and the fact that you wrote this note makes me think that you may have been injured in a parallel life , but you‘re a fighter and still thriving. Others may disagree, but I think you’re very strong with great energy. When I was a kid in the 70’s & 80’s there were laws that big trucks couldn't be on the roads during certain times of the day, I wish the rail system in the US improved and semi’s would need to stay off the highway at least during rush hour. Thank you for sharing your experience. Take care, Shannon.



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