As most of you know by now, Elle, Miles and I were in a car accident yesterday. At noon, the kids and I were headed to pick up Morgan from preschool. About a block away from the school, we were heading through an intersection during a green light when a guy, speeding, ran the red light and broadsided us. He hit my car on the back passenger side. Our car then rolled onto the driver's side and we skidded on the side of the car. The force of the side of the car hitting the pavement forced my side-view mirror through my window, breaking the glass. We skidded through the intersection until my car finally rolled right side up again, landing on its wheels.
Elle and Miles were both extremely scared, but otherwise seem to be unharmed. We took them to their pediatrician a few hours later and they checked out just fine. They are a little cranky today, so I assume they probably have a few aches and pains, though. I had about a million x-rays done at the ER, but have escaped without a single broken bone. The doctor worries about a rotator cuff injury, whiplash, and soft-tissue damage. He recommends I get physical therapy.
We went and looked at the car today and got some pictures. After seeing the damage, it is a miracle we all survived without a single scrape or scratch. The whole driver's side of the car is full of scrapes where we skidded on our side, and we are positive that it totaled my car.
So all in all a really bad day. But I have never felt so blessed. I know that a car accident with the kids in the car is on the top three scariest things that could happen list of every parent. And we all survived, the kids unharmed. So obviously someone is looking out for us.
Oh, and Morgan asked me to please tell everyone that she has a brand new seat belt, and for everyone to please not run into other cars anymore!!