Stranded on Highway

Wednesday, September 26, 2001

Stranded on highway

Dear Editor,

This past week while driving a feed truck on Highway 6-34 between Culbertson and Trenton, the truck quit on me by the railroad tracks. I got it pulled over, turned on the flashers and opened the hood. This was the same stretch of highway (regional editor) Connie Jo (Discoe) broke down on and like Connie Jo, I didn't have my cell phone with me. I did know my boss would come by sometime soon. I, too, counted vehicles that drove by without rendering help, counting a total of 101 vehicles, including a deputy sheriff. The 102nd vehicle was my boss.

All week, I've heard the comments about how America has pulled together. Even New Yorkers are taking time to help each other and speaking with each other. This is Nebraska. I thought we always took the time.

Donald E. Leach


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