A woman stepped out of a bus shelter in Minneapolis to help a man who had dropped his ID Thursday, and it may have saved her life. Slick roads and a good deed led to an interesting twist of fate.
For anyone else, Franklin and Hennepin is just another corner. But for Lani Petrulo, it's really a turning point.
Petrulo had taken the bus to work Thursday because her car wouldn't start, and was on her way home waiting for a transfer when she saw someone drop a driver's license on the sidewalk.
The ID card was in the snow, so she leaned over to pick it up then ran after him to return it. Right after, she heard a truck crash into the bus shelter, exactly where she'd been leaning less than a minute before.
"I would not have seen him coming at all," she said.
Petrulo snapped a pic of the box truck that had kept going, sliding through the snow-slicked intersection and into the median, while hitting a few cars, taking out a lamp and a sign along the way.
Of course, she doesn't know if she would've been killed -- but she knows it's possible, if not for one wild chance and one act of kindness.
She said everyone has been telling her it was a clear case of karma, for doing a good deed.
"I almost didn't pick it up, but I decided to be a good person yesterday," she said.