Run Off the Road


The car came to a screeching halt when something smashed into it in the middle of the highway. They didn’t see it coming and were amazed when they found out what flew toward them.

Risner's totaled car

Courtesy of Pamela Risner

Jean and Pamela Risner and a couple of their friends decided to go to Silver Dollar City near Branson last December 29 to see the festive Christmas lights.  On their way south of Springfield,  they were jolted to a stop as something slammed into their car setting off all four airbags. They couldn’t believe their eyes when they found out it was a 24-foot bass boat which flew into their lane, hit their vehicle and ran them off the road.  Where did this huge boat come from, traveling 60+ mph through the air straight toward them?

BOAT in accident

Courtesy of Pamela Risner

They learned later the truck pulling the boat on the other side of the road was rear-ended. That action catapulted the boat into the air.  If the boat had hit their car an inch higher, it would have come through the windshield and killed them all.

Riesner - wrecked car

Courtesy of Pamela Risner

car on edge of ditch

Jean Risner, who was driving, said, “I didn’t see it coming, it all happened so fast. I knew afterward I had to get the car off the road.”  She couldn’t see anything with the airbag in her face, but somehow, she managed to pull the car to the side of the road. When the ladies got out of the car they found themselves on a deep embankment. Driving a few feet more, the car would have rolled down the side.

boat into car

“We had our guardian angels busy that night and we’re thankful for God’s protection,” said Pam. All four ladies walked away from a totaled 2017 Toyota Corolla with only bruises. They all agree God was watching out for them (and were also thankful for seatbelts and airbags).

God’s miracles are everywhere!

Risner ladies and friends

 Pam Risner, Jean Risner and friends /Courtesy of Pamela Risner

The Risners and their friends live in Springfield, MO.

Advertisements

About C.A. Simonson

C.A. Simonson is a freelance writer and author. Her most recent book is a fictional account of a runaway child. "RUNAWAY" was released in June 2019. Her award-winning short stories have appeared in seven anthologies. The Journey Home trilogy, "Love's Journey Home," "Love Looks Back," and "Love's Amazing Grace," are Christian fiction based on true events. Her nonfiction books include two anthologies, a children's speller/story coloring book and a food book of hacks, helps and hints. Copies are available in paperback, digital, and audio format on Amazon, KOBO, iTunes, Barnes and Noble, and audible.com or at casimonson.com. When she is not writing, she is painting, crafting, or fishing.
Aside | This entry was posted in Devotion, God-Moments, Inspiration, Meditation, Spiritual and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s