“Last night we didn’t sleep all that well because of the rolling ship. We got up at 6:30am Nova Scotia time. I left the ship and met George Thom who did a marvelous job organizing the day. I ran with a group of kids [from North Sydney’s Thompson High School and Memorial High School Sydney Mines] to city hall where I met the Mayor. We drove back out to where we left off and I took off. CBC was filming me all the while. There were only going 5 miles an hour when I heard this huge freight truck barreling up and not slowing down. It hit the CBC vehicle at 50 miles an hour. One CBC crew member fell back onto the highway and into the ditch. I thought he was dead. It was terrible. If I was 5 yards further ahead I would have been killed. I couldn’t run anymore.”