Tuesday, March 5, 2013

And then, that happened...

Last week was quite a doozy.  First, we had two feet of snow dumped on us.  Next, we were without electricity for the better part of Tuesday and Wednesday.  Then, on Thursday, this happened.

As you can see, I was in a car accident.  E was in the back seat.  Fortunately, we are both fine, and everyone else walked away from the accident as well.

We we sitting, completely stopped, in a line of cars waiting to make a left turn, when a lady in an SUV slammed into the vehicle behind me going about 50 miles per hour.  That vehicle (also an SUV), slammed into the back of our tiny Honda Fit, which then pushed our Fit into the car in front of me.

The SUV behind us shattered the rear window, sending safety glass everywhere, including all over E.  I was thrown into the dash/steering wheel, but was of course wearing my seat belt so thankfully was not seriously injured.  It happened so fast, it didn't even register with me that we had been hit until I heard E screaming, and then I freaked out thinking she was seriously hurt.  THANK GOD she is fine, and was happy and acting like her usual self as soon as I got her out of her car seat.  (She proceeded to have a grand ole time climbing around the front of the car, playing with my cell phone, and trying to eat change from the console while we waited for the police to arrive.)

Thankfully, the woman who hit us didn't flee the scene and double-thankfully she had good insurance, who accepted full liability and is paying for everything. 

So, that is why I've been away from my blog these past few days.  I had meant to write about the accident sooner, but I have honestly been so shaken up by it that I couldn't bring myself to write about it.  I cannot stop thinking about how lucky we were.  If that other SUV hadn't been between us and the driver who hit us, E almost certainly would have been injured, or worse... I can't even let myself think about it.  S and I truly believe she had her guardian angel watching over her that day.  There is no other way to explain it.  We are so, so fortunate that she wasn't hurt.  (And we did both get looked over by our family doctor the day after the accident.  Other than some bruising, stiffness, and soreness, we both checked out just fine!)

We have also spent a significant chunk of time each of the past few days dealing with insurance companies, the repair shop, and shopping for a new vehicle.  (The first thing I said to S when he arrived at the scene was that we are getting something bigger and safer for E!  I am still so freaked out about what could have happened.)  I also have been swamped with work from legal clients lately (yay!) which has kept me quite busy.

So yeah... that's what's been going on with me.  I hope to return to my regularly-scheduled blogging soon.

(P.S., no WCW tomorrow.  Life has just been too hectic for me to prepare anything worth sharing!)


  1. Ohmygoodness! Im so glad you and E are ok! I can't even imagine. I wouldnt have been able to be calm if I had been in your shoes. I agree with you getting a bigger vehicle. Perhaps a tank? :-)

    1. Thank you! And yeah, we are definitely getting an SUV. This is actually the second time we have been in an accident in that car! The last time we were only rear-ended and it wasn't nearly as serious, but still, I am done driving that death trap!

  2. Rough week! Glad everyone was OK though. I love my subaru - love the safety features it comes with - good luck on the search...

  3. So scary. I just discovered that the base of A's carseat was unbuckled. It must have happened when we had family there THREE WEEKS AGO!!!! Talk about a heart attack! I can't believe I didn't relaize it sooner!

  4. Oh my gosh!!! I'm so glad you and E are ok! I can't believe this happened! I'm so glad your guardian angel was looking after you both! Was the lady that caused the accident on her phone? Did she not see everyone was stopped? I'm glad she's paying for everything and I'm very glad you both are good.