Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
My husband and I were in our early twenties, driving cross country in our van on a clear summer afternoon to visit my parents in another state. We were wearing our seatbelts, listening to the radio, looking forward to the end of the trip.
The road was a bit hilly; we came over a rise to see a lot of smoke by the side of the road below. As we got near, the wind shifted and suddenly visibility was zero. We started to pull over, but decided it couldn't be far to the other side of the smoke.
Just then, somebody came speeding over the hill into the smoke and into us. Suddenly we were spinning across the road -- there were noises everywhere. Before it was over, six or seven cars had collided.
Our van was totally undrivable, as were several other cars, but we were sore but okay after being checked out at the hospital. People were injured, but all things considered, it could have been much, much worse.