Ronald Adams is leaving to drive across the whole country. His mother tells him to not to fall asleep, not pick people up on the road, and to not speed up
As Adams is crossing the Brooklyn bridge he sees a hitchhiker. The hitchhiker gets in the way and Adams has to swerve out of the way. If he wouldn't have swerved he would have hit the hitchhiker.
Adams forgot about the hitchhiker, but then he saw him again. On the Pennsylvania turnpike, Ronald Adams saw him again. Adams keeps seeing him again again
Adams picked up a girl on the side of the road and picked her up. He proceeded to run into a fence to try to hit the hitchhiker. The girl runs away in fright from Adams. No one can see the hitchhiker except Ronald Adams.
Adams calls his mother to receive and odd call. His mother had a nervous breakdown. She had a nervous breakdown because her eldest son, Ronald died. He died from an automobile accident on the Brooklyn bridge.
Ronald Adams call gets interrupted by the long distance operator then he realizes what has happened. When he swerved out of the way from the hitchhiker he died. His mother went into prostate and has been at the hospital ever since.