Thursday, July 27, 2006

Bumper Cars


I had a wreck.
I shouldn't have worked late today... had I left at my normal time I would have avoided this yo-yo who wasnt paying attention and all would be good. But NOOOO I am a devoted employee and I had things I needed to get done that I didnt want waiting until tomorrow, so I stayed. Traffic was moving along at its normal 70-75mph but in the fast lane was a slow moving truck. So, I moved out to the slow lane, passed him and went on my way. About a mile down the highway, it suddenly goes from a 4 lane to a 2 lane and traffic comes to a stand-still due to the single lanes and a traffic light. I had moved to the single lane and was completely stopped behind a truck when in a split second I looked up in my mirror and I saw this blue truck in my rear view mirror. And I mean he was literally in my mirror it seemed like. Before it could register that 'he's going to hit me'... he'd hit me. The crash was horrifyingly loud. He shoved me into the truck in front of me... and then him into the car in front of him.

After I regained composure, I grabbed my phone and called 911. I got out to check on the guy in front of me... he got out to check on us. Everyone seemed fine, except the dude in the very back... that ran into me. He didnt get out... and remained in his truck for the 35 minutes it took police officers to respond to the call. Thank goodness we have 911! Gee... just imagine how long we'd have to wait if I had to call the real phone number. The girl in the very front (little car) even took off. She decided it wasnt worth the wait. While waiting I got to chatting with the guy that I hit, and it turns out he's an attorney. Civil law... we had alot to discuss to pass the time :)So now I have a crunched up vehicle - front and back. Good news - the dude was insured.

7 comments:

Dan said...

bummer. glad you're safe

Circe said...

OMG Ker! I had no idea... :(

And here I was rattling on about lost power up here last night..
(((hugs))))

evil twin,
circe

Kerry said...

Thanks Dan...

Yep. You were 'in the dark' in many ways last night. haha... I didnt want to text it all. I knew you'd read this morning. I think i'm going to go see a doctor. I hit my head pretty hard and my neck and back hurt...

Bone said...

I echo Circe's sentiments. Well, the OMG part anyway.

Hope you are not hurt too badly. Definitely go see a doctor.

Kerry said...

I went to the ER and I have spinal strain. The doc said I will be feeling much better in a few days and completely fine in a week or so. I get to take muscle relaxers and pain killers :))

nunu said...

I think I see a chiropractor and/or a massage in your future. Neck and back strain are miserable. A chiropractor can work miracles, especially if they use the machine that stimulates your muscle. Hope that you feel better soon…

Kerry said...

Hi Nunu!
I've already called my chiro and made an appointment. :) That guy is my best buddy! ahah Thanks for the well wishes!