I flew to the glass doors, by this time the truck had gone right past my garden, I then ran to the other side of the house expecting to see the truck flying into the corral across the road, I saw nothing. Then I thought that maybe Pops was slumped over in the seat (hey you never know) so I went for my boots and screamed out the door. I spotted Pops at the top of the field closing the gate, I hollered "POPS!! YOU OKAY?" He was too far away to hear but I could see him finish closing the gate and start the long walk to the bottom.
We met over at his truck. The damage after veering around several cows, bouncing clear down a field, crashing over a woodpile with airtime, dipping into a ditch, plowing through a five strand barb wire fence with a wooden rail across the top, skidding sideways over one big hump of a hill of dirt, and finally coming to rest on a tractor implement?
The windshield is broken...
...and the truck also has a few new cracks in the grill.
I think what panicked Pops the most was, from his view, it looked as if the truck were going to hit our house! He said he was hollering and running after the truck but (in his words) "The truck picked up speed so damn fast... forget it."
A friend has his speed boat parked out here alongside a cube van where we have stored household furnishings and such, the truck was between the two with about a foot of room on each side where it stopped miraculously on all four wheels! I do believe that the tractor implement embedded into the ground that has a piece sticking up, caught the front axle and stopped the truck dead in it's tracks.
Pops was super quick on moving his truck and I did hear him mumble something about "no blogging this" but later on I caught Mikey outside fixing the fence. Check out the woodpile that the truck sailed over! In the far distance I've marked where the truck started from. He had left the truck running on what he thought was "level" ground while he hopped out to close a gate. Next time "e" brake Pops... EEEEE brake!
Mikey using the fence tightener to repair the fence.
Later on in the day Pops was back in the field and the truck seems to be running fine, Ford tough I say :)