Lisa McPherson's last opportunity for standard care ended 20 years ago today - 2015-11-18
Joe McDonald was angry. A paramedic tried to calm him down, but he looked at the damage done to his boat's motor and he stared menacingly at the woman who had been so oblivious that she'd driven her red Jeep right into it.
It was a little before 6 p.m. on Saturday, November 18, 1995, and the scene at the intersection of Fort Harrison Avenue and Belleview Boulevard on the south side of Clearwater, Florida was getting chaotic. Things had started when an older woman in a sedan had collided with a man on his motorcycle. It was a minor collision, and as the traffic came to a standstill, the man was trying to pull the fender on his motorbike back into position.
Joe McDonald had just been sitting there in his pickup, waiting for the intersection to clear up again, when he'd felt the impact on the boat that he was towing behind him on a trailer. The woman in the red Jeep had run smack into his propeller, damaging the Jeep's grille.