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3.01.2008

Almost My Last O

On Friday night at around 11 PM, Tha O Show almost lost one of its founders.

I was driving from Toronto to Ottawa - which is about 4 or 5 hour drive. About an hour into the drive the roads started getting nasty. Snow was coming down like crazy and Highway 401 was more like an ice rink.

I had spoken to people in Ottawa and points in between that said the snow had subsided and roads were clear. I figured once I got through this little nasty stretch it'd be clear sailing.

But I never made it through that nasty stretch.

Just outside of the small town of Cobourg, the highway thinned to just two lanes. I was driving really slowly - maybe 45 or 50 KM an hour. While driving in the right lane, I hit a patch of black ice. It wasn't much, but enough to make my front tires veer to the left. I tried hard to turn it back the other way, but immediately to my left was a huge 18 wheeler transport truck.

I basically went right towards the truck, perpendicular to oncoming traffic. I saw the massive tire of the truck directly in front of me, just a millisecond before my entire life flashed before my eyes.

I'm not shitting any of you. I thought I was done.

The truck peeled through the front end of my car, as I ended up underneath it. Then I felt a push back, and the entire car went flying - spinning out of control in the opposite direction until I was up against the guard rail.

People behind me stopped to see if I was ok. The driver of the 18 wheeler - a guy about my age named Todd stopped his truck and came running back to check on me.

I felt like i had just been hit by a ton of bricks. I called 911 and stared at what used to be my full size sedan.

Todd waited with me and went above and beyond to try and put my mind at ease.

When the police showed up - the senior officer looked at me, surveyed the wreck and said, "Son you should go play the lottery. You're the luckiest guy I know. The way this looks to me, you should have been squashed flat".

The 18 wheeler didn't have a scratch on it.

After I was dropped off at a nearby hotel for the night, I sat awake for hours realizing how close I actually came to the end. How the hell am I not dead? Other than some soreness and bruises, I'm physically fine.

I'm not sure why I'm writing this for all of you - other than to simply say, I love my O Show family and want to remind you all of something you've heard a thousand times before. Respect and cherish every fucking moment. Cuz you never know.


31 comments: on "Almost My Last O"

Jesus said...

i call work

Drew said...

You're a fucking idiot man. The guy just poured his heart out and you dare call it a work?

Hope you're ok BDD.

Mikey Mike said...

Bro, lemme know if you need anything

The Eagle said...

Im glad to see you pulled through it bud. Sometimes its moments like this that make you see what life is all about.

RaTeDrStAr86 said...

Yo Man I glad your ok... Just take it easy

Chief J said...

Donnie, you always been there for me bro. if you need anything call me.

Chris said...

Glad you're okay, truly it's moments like these that really make us appreciate what's important. Next time you're having a shitty day, remember at least you're around to have one. Makes life easier.

Anonymous said...

Fuc man! Your story scared the shit out of me. Not sure how I'd react. Probly cry.

Anonymous said...

fuck it. did you scream OOOOOOO at the hotel?

Joe Lockhart said...

Donnie

Glad that you are alright. Take it easy!

Joe Lockhart
Ottawa Wrestling Report

Randy said...

Fuck man. Get better soon.

JJ said...

Dude if you need anything call or email me.

Matt said...

Good to hear your ok. Sometimes we need moments like this to help us appreciate everything around us a little more. Glad to hear you pulled through it.

Emanuel Melo said...

Life can change in an instant. Cherish it all. Glad you're ok man.

-Melo

Anonymous said...

thaoshow is the best wrestling show ever-as, and i pray to god you guys are around for quite some time, i live in cali and you guys reach all the way down here and all over the world, get better bbd, and thank GOD your ok
-Slim"bizzy"shady

foy said...

normally i just read the site and stay away from commenting, but seriously its good to hear that you came out of this alright. i'm sure those sentiments are shared by all of us who respect you.

Anonymous said...

Damn bro, glad to hear that you're fine. It was a blessing man and those are hard to come by. Turns out that God is an O-ster too. Get well man and take care.

-Mr. Del Negro

Anonymous said...

BDD, glad to hear you're ok. Nice to know someone up there is taking care of you. Wouldn't want an all Dan-e-o show. Seriously though, heal, and be well.
Big H

Anonymous said...

glad to hear your alright big daddy donnie

kwame said...

I've known you 15 yrs and you always got my back - you know I got you kid.

Anonymous said...

Hope you take the next week or two to rest and feel better

Anonymous said...

Fuck! God bless you bro.

JT

Skitlez said...

Even though everyone else has said it, I'll say it again: I'm happy you're ok man. Get well soon.

Notorious T.I.D. said...

So you survived ? what's the good news?

Mike Washington said...

lol, that's why everyone loves Tid. Hope you're good, get better.... and stop driving in the snow, too many people get in accidents like that.

Dude Johnson said...

John Cena was driving the truck...

Dante Ross said...

Damn, dude. Glad you made it through, with your bionic ass. Shit like this happens to me, I would start thinking I'm immortal. "Here we are. Born to be kings. We're the princes of the universe!"

If you had been in a rock band that wouldve been your ass.

Dan-e-o said...

Straight up, there would never be an all Dan-e-o show. No Big Daddy means no O Show...more importantly, I'm glad my bredren's alive.

Take it eazy man...God has blessed you with a new perspective on life. I know you appreciate it.

Anonymous said...

this def shows you lifes short and we should cherish and spread psoitive energy...but i dont think donnie mind state changed much since daneo and donnie always when in the jokes are aside always took the time to drop some jewels on the listeners about the evil shit going on in the world...so its def a good thing ....I honestly wait and look forward to the o show every week....

Anonymous said...

this def shows you lifes short and we should cherish and spread psoitive energy...but i dont think donnie mind state changed much since daneo and donnie always when in the jokes are aside always took the time to drop some jewels on the listeners about the evil shit going on in the world...so its def a good thing ....I honestly wait and look forward to the o show every week....

Anonymous said...

God Bless you Donnie....Wow ...glad you got through it....