Thursday, October 9, 2008

For those who don't keep up with my personal blog . . .

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On the way to school Tuesday, Hannah and I were hit from behind on the frontage road of Ben White Blvd near IH-35.  We were having a Mommy/Hannah morning and going to stop for breakfast before school.  Stephen was working from home because Cayden is on the tail end of Hand, Foot, Mouth virus and we didn't want to expose the kiddos at his preschool.

So I'm slowing down to turn into the Chick-Fil-A/Starbucks Parking lot, and the next thing I know we are moving very quickly towards a metal fence and eletrical pole.  The whole thing was so sureal.  I felt like I was going in slow motion as I gathered my wits and realized what was happened.  The first thing that clued me in to something being wrong was Hannah screaming, "MOMMY!"  That's what got me back into reality and able to manuever the car away from the fence and hit the brakes to come to a stop (nearly at the street a block away).  We landed on the side walk about 400 ft from the driveway where were were intentionally trying to get into. 

The car is a mess.  As soon as we get the chance to get to the Tow Yard, I'll post photos, but it doesn't look good at all.  The bumper and trunk were literally in the backseat.  We couldn't open the doors to get Hannah out.  I had to crawl through the front seat toget Hannah unbuckled and then had her crawl out of the car through the front.

Cop arrived, took care of us first.  The guy did have insurance (thank the LORD), but I'm fairly certain he got a free trip downtown because our car was towed immediately, his truck was drivable, and it was still at the accident scene when we headed to the ER 2 hours later. 

Turns out Hannah is fine.  She is emotionally traumatized beyond belief.  I don't even know how we're going to handle that.  We'll have her talk to our pastors and the school counselor and then go from there, but this little 5 year old doesn't want to go anywhere in a car without her daddy anymore. 

I on the otherhand have a minor concussion and severe whiplash.  I'm on Vicodin, Motrin, and Soma (a muscle relaxer) and under the medical treatment of my chiropractor.  No work for the rest of the week.  No lifting for who knows how long. 

But it could have been much worse.  We are soooo blessed.  And please, please, pray for the young man who hit us.  If he was drunk (and underage), he's in a world of trouble.

Turns out the kid didn't have insurance either, which totally sucks, but we are thankful that we have awesome car insurance to help with all of this.

Car from rearview.

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Hannah's side.  As you can see the frame has moved so much that the door is stuck over the body.

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More photos of the back, including one of a random screw.  We still don't know where it came from or where it belongs.

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That's it.  I was sick just taking these photos and words I haven't used in years left my mouth.  I'm soooo angry right now.  So angry.

6 comments:

Tracy said...

OMG, I'm so glad you're ok! Those pictures are scary!!! I'll keep you and Hannah in my prayers.

Hugs,
Tracy

D said...

My prayers are with you for a swift healing both physically and emotionally. I pray that young man has had the wake up call he needs too. I am thankful it wasn't worse but ache for the pain you are in.
Love
D

Sam said...

OMG hun. Thats awful but more so for such a lil one. I know whiplash is extreamly painful but Im glad that it was nothing worse than that and it is something that can heal in time. My prayers are with you and your daughter

Hugs
Sam aka Passions Designz xx

Kari ~ Relocated Dixie Girl said...

OHMIGOSH Rose! I had no idea!!!! I hope you guys heal quickly. Poor Hannah! Great big huge hugs to you guys!!!

Melody aka pebbles7195 said...

WOW - you both are so lucky that you didn't get hurt any more than you did!! I am so glad that you both are ok!! Hannah will bound back - kids are so resilient. My thoughts and prayers are with you both!! Hugs!! :)

CACTUSmango said...

oh no! that is just awful! so so glad that you and your little one are alive. i hope your check ups for your neck whiplash, concusion...all come up good. rest up, feel better soon.

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