Sad story, sorry to hear it. I can’t imagine the horror scene of trying to lift a branch off of someone.
Years ago my wife and I were driving someplace with another couple, and a telephone pole literally snapped in half and bounced on the roof. Perfectly perpendicular to the vehicle. A box truck on a perpendicular street snagged a wire, and the thing pulled and the pole was the weakest link. I think about that now and again - what if it wAs a fraction of. A second earlier, and it hit the windshield or a pillar instead of the roof? Scary stuff.
Freak situations are worse because they’re random and unexpected. And it’s so terrible when something like this happens.
Condolences to you and to the family.
I appreciate that JHRZ2...
Yeah I thought the same thing here... Literally a second or second and a half difference.... He would have been fine.
Sometimes in this world seconds or so decide our date.
I remember my mom and I driving southbound on interstate 81 here in Virginia... We had passed a car and at the top of the hill we got back into the right lane. A second or two later my mom who was driving asked if I thought the headlights coming up the hill towards us were on our side of the interstate... I told her yeah I'm pretty sure. About 3-4 seconds later that car went wizzing by is in the left lane. I estimate 10 seconds different... And we would have net that car head on at the top of hill.
In all likelihood we would have been gone.
Seconds can make all the difference.
Paying attention can too. I know that from my own job I have done.