|Miracles do happen indeed! Great story-telling here, as well. You kept my attention throughout.
A few suggestions:
1. Watch for repetition. For instance Suddenly, a truck came out of no where traveling on the street in front of us heading west. The speed limit on that street was probably 35 mph, and the truck was easily traveling 70 mph when the driver realized he had a red light. The driver slammed on his brakes, and when he did, his truck skidded and was suddenly coming straight for us. We were standing still, mind you, and we were about to be hit head on by a truck whose speed had, perhaps, slowed to about 50 mph.
This could be tightened up as well as made more active with something like Suddenly we saw a massive utility truck barreling down on us at easily twice the 35mph speed limit. When he noticed the red light, the driver slammed on his breaks, and the truck swerved straight toward us. Even with his breaks locked, I knew he would hit us going at least 50 mph Remove the 'standing still' part, because technically you were sitting in the car, and the reader knows the car hadn't moved.
2. Extraneous information: We were sitting at a traffic light on a street parallel to the one where we'd find the motel. We were traveling south, and the motel was a bit farther south and to the east of us. So, we were in the left turn lane, waiting for our green arrow. Some of this can be eliminated, because the reader at this point won't care where the motel is.
3. Show instead of tell. Add dialogue instead of telling the reader what someone said. For example: I told an officer that the man had been drinking. The officer asked for my phone number and then asked, curtly, that we get our car out of the way. He said that since we hadn't been hit and were not hurt that we were in the way.
This could read instead: I told the officer that the man had been drinking.
After taking down my phone number he said, "Get your car out of here. You weren't hit or hurt, so you're only in the way." By his words alone, the reader can also tell his annoyed tone.
4. Spelling & grammar. I later learned that the truck driver plead guilty to a lessor charge, but what I didn't learn. I called the city where he worked and found out he still worked there and had not even been given a suspension. "Lessor" is someone who grants a lease. Replace with "lesser". Also, "but what I didn't learn" is out of place.
Other than that, your grammar is outstanding. This is a great example of how God intervenes when we are in dire need. Thank you for submitting it to "Invalid Item" . Well done!