Two days ago we had a terrible experience on a very narrow country road with a walker who was walking WITH the traffic inside the white line on edge of road. As DH attempted to go around person, vehicle came very fast in opposite direction, around a curve and down a grade. There was no choice but to get back in our lane, hit brakes and horn simultaneously, but the walker never flinched and elbow hit our right side mirror, shattering it.
Of course we stopped, but the walker would not talk to us and kept right on walking, holding elbow.
We traveled several more miles before spotting a sheriff to report incident. We were in a low area where cell phones did not work. I won't go into the rest of the details but want to emphasize: ALWAYS WALK AGAINST THE TRAFFIC, NEVER WITH IT!!!
I walk country roads and ALWAYS get off the road completely when a vehicle comes by. I even stop until they are gone.
- 7/22/2011 2:26:01 PM