When Helen “Skeeter” Smith got the dreaded phone call that her son, Randy, was gravely ill in the hospital, she hopped in her car in southern Nevada and started heading north for a 350 mile trip.
In central Utah, she “buzzed past” a Utah trooper, who pulled her over and gave her a warning. “He was all nice,” said Helen. “Oh yeah, he was just doing his job.”
Then Helen had perhaps the best accident she could have hoped for; instead of pulling forward to ease onto the interstate, she put her car in reverse and hit Trooper Jeff Jones’ patrol car.
What happens next is something we don’t hear enough of in the news. Watch the video below to see how it all unfolds.