Unfortunately for my friend Jennifer (hey, this is her second blog entry in a row), she asked me to pick her up from her family's Christmas to take her home... I say Unfortunately because on the way home, while driving along on the highway, we were greeted by an out of control car... The other car suddenly lost control and veered right into us. I had no time to react beyond a quick (and apparently futile) attempt to avoid the car. I'm not sure what things looked like on the outside, but on the inside we had a long and terrifying ride, most of it upside down. According to a very kind witness who stopped to help, we flipped 3-4 times. I can tell you that whatever was going on, it seemed like it lasted forever.
Thankfully nobody was seriously hurt... But as you can see by the pictures, my car didn't fare so well. Even the firemen were amazed we just got out and walked away.
Some other nice people, possibly feeling the Christmas spirit, helped by stopping and gathering all of our things that were scattered about the freeway.
Needless to say I feel very grateful that Jennifer and I were not more seriously hurt than we were. After many hours in the ER getting patched up and after a brain scan (with which the doctors could find no conclusive evidence of my having one) they let us leave the hospital. Head and neck pain and some cuts are what we are left with today and hopefully that will pass soon.
Here is the fine print for you lawyers and insurance adjusters out there: (please read in very fast unintelligible legal disclaimer voice) I am in no way stating that we have no permanent life altering injuries. I am not a medical professional and have no way of knowing the true extent of our injuries. I am in no way relinquishing any claims for any damages caused by or because of the wreck. . Odds of winning are 1 in 3,000,000,000. No participation necessary. May cause dizziness, headache or leaky bowels. Offer not valid in Ohio or Maine
I figure i had to say something like that because you know lawyers and insurance people would just jump at the chance to use this entry as an admission of some sort.
Anyway, I hope everyone else had a good (and safe) Christmas... Here is to a great new year.