Among other things, getting ejected from a moving vehicle has to be a tough way to wake up:
According to a report from the Minnesota State Patrol, a 2006 Chevrolet Impala driven by Louise Ericksen, 72, of Baudette was traveling southbound on Minnesota Highway 72 in Beltrami County, about six miles north of Blackduck , just before 10:30 a.m. when the car crossed the centerline and went into the east ditch.
While driving on the slope of the ditch, the car struck a no-passing sign with its driver’s side rear-door area, breaking the door window. According to the Patrol report, passenger Kendall Erickson, 15, of Baudette, was sleeping in the rear seat and as the car bounced along rough terrain in the ditch, she was ejected out the broken window.
The driver made it back onto the pavement and she and her 18-year-old front seat passenger tooled on down the road for a little bit before they realized they were light one back seat passenger. They turned around and found the girl standing by the road with only minor injuries.
Thankfully they were only minor injuries. Obviously something like that could have been much worse, not to mention fatal.
I'm trying to imagine what would go through my mind as I watched the car I had been sleeping in just moments before cruise on down the road as I lay in a ditch. I'm pretty sure it would be along the lines of "WTF?" or something similar.
And what would you think as the car returns back down the road to you? What do you say after they pull up?