I was involved in a 4 car accident last night in front of my son's school. I'm fine, very achy, bad back pain and I have my right leg in an immobilizer and I am on crutches. My passenger is fine too, except for neck and back pain and overall achy feeling. My kids were not with me, thank God! We were on our way out to dinner.
I was stopped at a red light and an 18 year old guy plowed into the rear of my SUV, pushed me into the car into front of me, then pushed that car into the car in front of it. My car was the only one where the occupants were taken via ambulance. We got the worst of the impact. I figure the kid had to be going at least 35 or 40 mph. The 18 year old's car was the only car that had the air bag deploy. I think he may have been on his cell phone because when I got out to access the damage and get his information he asked to borrow my cell phone so he could call his to find it in his car.
Kudos to Honda for a very well built SUV. I have front and rear damage, but my SUV did not fold up like an accordion. My front and rear bumpers shattered. My driver's tail light was hanging by the wires, my grille was smashed to bits and my radiator was punctured, so my SUV is not drivable. The driver's seat also snapped backwards.
Kudos to the local fire department paramedics who were very calming and took great care of us until we got to the hospital. Special thanks to the dude who noticed my knees start to wobble and helped me back to my SUV until they got a backboard, neck brace, and stretcher for me. Up until that point I was insistent I was fine. Lol!
Special thanks to a friend who texted me throughout my several hours in the emergency room and offered to come get me even though she lives quite far and it would have interrupted her plans. You ROCK!
And as for a certain ex-partner who my regular bloggers have become familiar with...you SUCK! I called her from the ambulance (I know very few people where I live and I was really struggling to figure out who to call. Since she has always insisted we be friends, I figured I would call this "supposed" friend, my ex-partner.) I told her what happened and the paramedic promptly told me to get off the phone. It's almost 1pm Saturday as I type this and she has not called or texted to find out how we are.
Although I am achy and don't feel all that great, I feel very lucky that it wasn't much worse. My major complaint though is feeling trapped at home alone. I can't go anywhere because my car is in a lot somewhere and isn't drivable. Not that I feel like going anywhere...it's just the idea that I can't go anywhere.
The cats don't know what to think and they have been afraid to come near me until just now. Maddux was the brave one who just came up to me. Irish just peaks around the corner and stares and then takes off. It's kind of funny.
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