Wednesday, September 17, 2008

We Survived

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!!


Lisa said...

I am just so glad everyone is okay. Could have been a lot worse for sure! That just sounds so scary to have rolled over and skidded and such - way to keep it together Nicole! You're such a great mom - and a great driver!!! Love you

Kristi said...

I am so sorry you are having to experience this. You are blessed that nobody was hurt - I am very thankful for that. I love you all so much - Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you.

Gardiner's said...

My mom called and told me you had been in an accident. It scared me. I'm so glad you are all ok and not hurt. That is so scary.
Love you guys.

The Fleming Family said...

I am so glad you are okay and the kids are okay! What a blessing it wasn't worse!

LouandAngela said...

Oh my goodness! I'm so sorry that I haven't been keeping up on the blog. I had NO IDEA you were in an accident. I am so glad that you are all okay. You're right--that right up on the top of a parents' list of greatest fears!

It's evident from the story and the pictures that someone WAS watching out for you all. WOW!

I hope you know that you could have called me if you needed anything. I'll have to check up on you tomorrow, now that everything's probably settled down.

On the bright side- - - a new car?! How exciting!