And here is the ditch we fell in. After we opened the passenger side door, the side of the truck was almost level with the side of the raod. We just had to step up a little off the truck to get out. It wasn't just a ditch, it was an irrigation canal. Thank God the water was shut off for the winter. We don't irrigate here in the winter.
Here is why, at night in the dark, I couldn't see the drop off. I also smashed down all the weeds growing out of the canal that made it look like just the side of the road.