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Saturday, December 18, 2010

Some Friends rock...Others show their true colors

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 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'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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sally said...

I am so sorry for your injuries and your car damage. Just not what you needed with all the other stress in your life. I will be thinking of you Lola.

StaceyC4 said...

Girl, I am just soooo sorry that things keep happening to you. I'm sorry that you are hurt and stranded and I pray that your car get fixed (At the 18 year old's expense!) and soon. Feel better!!!

Lin said...

It never ceases to amaze me who stands by you and who ditches you in tough times. I have friends like that--who disappear when you need them. I'm learning to cull the herd, so to speak. I have very few "good" friends and I have learned to ditch those that I know I can't count on.

I hope you are okay and you get a rental from insurance or something.

Things have got to get better for you, pally! I'm sending lots of prayers your way.

*lynne* said...

Oh no... when it rains, it pours?! :( Accidents are never fun. With the difficulties you are already facing, any and all costs incurred by this accident had better be borne by the kid/his insurance!

Bummer about the ex too... silver lining? At least now you know? :p

Take care of yourself, Lola!!

I am Harriet said...

They all get into accidents. It's pretty scary if you ask me. Glad you're okay.

meleah rebeccah said...

First of all, I'm happy to hear you were not seriously injured. And thank goodness no children were in the car at the time.

And, I'm sorry you have a sucky "friend" that didn't even call to see if you were OKAY. Ugh. That's a shame.

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