Bad car accident last week...

  1. Hi! Once again it has been awhile since I have posted. Last wednesday evening I was driving down the highway when from no where a person rear ended me at a very high rate of speed. We went airborn, flipped front end over back end then proceeded to roll 4 times. Luckily and by some miracle my son was not hurt. I have some cracked ribs, major bruising and my head has glass still coming out of it. The person that hit us had NO insurance, and was under the influence of somethings other than alcohol. She had also had some sort of suicide pact made, and I just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. I strongly feel that being in my SUV saved our lives. My SUV was one month old. I have full coverage of my insurance, so I will replace my suv, but I continue with the headacheches and the nightmares. My son and I were very lucky. The other person was not hurt either. Just wanted you all to know why I havent been on....
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  2. 15 Comments

  3. by   nursedawn67
    Wow I'm so sorry to hear this has happened to you!

    But glad to hear no one seriously injured.

    Get some rest and take it easy.
  4. by   suzanne4
    Glad to hear that you had only minimal injuries..............hat a scary thought to have to go through that with your child. Luckily, I have never been involved in an acciedent like that, and with help, never will...............
  5. by   jnette
    OMG... how horrible for you and your child. And what a miracle, indeed, that you both were spared.. (as well as the one who caused the accident.. perhaps she will find there is indeed a plan for her life).

    Wish you well and send lots and lots of warm (((HUGS))) your way. Keep us posted on your recovery.
  6. by   Shamrock
    WOW, so glad you are both ok.
  7. by   colleen10
    OMG!!! I can't believe that happened to you. It truly is amazing that your son was not injured and although you sustained injuries it could have been so much worse. I hope you make a speedy recovery and get over the emotional baggage that an accident of this nature can leave one with.

    I don't know how you feel about it all, but if it was me, I would make sure this person was prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. I know in PA they passed a bill that says if you are hit/injured by a driver under the influence you can pursue them in a civil suit, you don't have to just take whatever insurance gives you. Don't know if that's true for ilicit drugs also.

    I will wish for a fast recovery,

    Col
  8. by   traumaRUs
    So glad you all survived, but what a scary moment!!!
  9. by   itsme
    Thank you so much for all the replies and support. I hope to find out today what the person is charged with. All I can say is this- please wear your seat belts. OUr airbags did not go off. I dont know why either, but the seat belts saved our lives. The emotional part is just starting to set in- I have horrible nightmares, and am scared to drive again, although right now I am physically unable to drive. This support from everyone means so much to me.
  10. by   Tweety
    itsme, I'm glad you're safe and sound.

    Dito to the wearing of seatbelts.
  11. by   colleen10
    Even a minor fender bender can leave someone feeling fearful of driving. I can only imagine how that feeling would be compunded with a crazy driver coming at you from behind.

    Maybe the airbags did not go off because you were so airborn when your car rolled forward and then rolled on it's side rather than actualy making an abrupt stop by the front making contact with another object as you would see in a 'typical' car accident.

    Good luck with everything, I hope they prosecute this person for the sake of everyone's safety.
  12. by   dianah
    With the stated fears and nightmares, you might want to consider some professional counseling or treatment for PTSD. Sounds like you may qualify.
    What a lot you have been through! I wish steady physical and emotional healing for you; take it one day at a time. -- D
  13. by   mattsmom81
    Hugs to you...I was in an accident several years ago and know how you are feeling. I was afraid to drive for over 6 months. And I still get paranoid when I see someone coming up from behind at a high rate of speed.....

    My advice along with others good suggestions here is to consider finding a good attorney to help you think clearly through this process...it was so important to me to have someone in my corner looking out for my rights. I was not thinking clearly. Even my own insurance company would not have been fair to me had I not insisted (with the help of my attorney.)

    Rest, heal, and be good to yourself. It really is a life altering experience to realize how vulnerable we are in today's world. I am a different person and bet you will be too.
  14. by   SmilingBluEyes
    OMG!!! what an ordeal!!! I am so glad you are still among us. I am sorry you went thru this. What a horrendous accident. HANG IN THERE, and thanks for letting us know you are ok!

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