Saturday, I was driving home with a passenger after shopping for groceries. Another driver on the outside lane with no one behind or in front of him decided somewhere along the highway that he wanted in my lane. At 70MPH on a posted 40MPH limit, he pulled his Chevrolet S-71 pickup into my lane with only ½ of his vehicle passed me. I of course had to take evasive action to avoid being taken out by this situation. Luckily, I saw and was aware of what was going to happen before it happened, like a 7 sense. I jerked the wheel to the right going off the road and almost lost control but was able to keep my car straight and going down the road. Had I not made an erupt movement, I would be rolling in the car as he would have hit me on the driver side at the driver’s front wheel area at his passenger door. I teach driver’s awareness courses at my job and I understand that people make mistakes, however, this was no mistake, and he used his car as a lethal weapon. I had never met this person, and I did not live in his neighborhood. My passenger called the police on her cell phone and relayed what happened, his license plate number, and description of vehicle. I followed him all the way to his house and then relayed the address. I waited for the police officer to arrive so I could speak with the officer to file a complaint, after all, this person just tried to kill me. The police officer explained to me that I should never follow anyone home as the Westside of Albuquerque is not the safest place in the city and I could have subjected myself to great danger. I was also advised that since no law officer saw the violation there was nothing they could do about it. So, I learned something that day, he will live to kill another day because a citizen’s word means nothing or their lives.
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