Another story that really needs the photo to drive it home (or to work). A reader sent me the story, and I said “Eh, kind of humdrum” — until I saw what the driver said, which made the story worth telling. And then I saw the photo, and knew it was truly True fodder.
Trust Me: read the story first, from True’s 13 May 2012 issue, before scrolling down to the photo:
When Michelle Higgins arrived at work in Gander, N.L., Canada, co-worker Cindy Paulson said, “My god Michelle. What happened?” Higgins was confused. “Nothing, what are you talking about?” she replied. “Michelle you were in an accident.” Paulson said. “No, I was not in an accident,” Higgins said. But there was no denying it when looking at her car: the windshield was smashed away, and the roof was peeled back to the tops of the rear seats. Paulson convinced the bleeding woman to go to the hospital. There, Paulson says, doctors tested Higgins’ memory, “Like what’s your name, your date of birth, where do you live? She knew everything like that. The accident was the only thing gone.” Investigators determined that Higgins had hit a moose, apparently at a fairly high speed: her neck was broken, and “my forehead has a scuff mark that we are thinking may have been caused by the moose’s hoof,” Higgins said. She still doesn’t remember the crash. (RC/CBC) …She probably doesn’t really want to.
And Now, the Photo
I think her right wiper blade might need to be replaced.