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2.18.2013

icy roads on a friday night

Last Friday night, I left late for work. I left our parking lot, got part way down the street and realized two things: 1. i had no gas 2. i left my wallet at home. So of course I turned around to go back to get my wallet. I call Jason to see if he will run it out to me when I got infront of our house, i tried to turn into our parking lot and couldn't. I just started slipping and sliding. I went over and back down a curb, and then slid a 180 to end up next to the curb, but on the wrong side (facing oncoming traffic). I didn't think much of this because it is such a quiet road, but i was stuck in ice. I backed up some, but couldn't go forward at all. as I was trying to figure out what to do and on the phone with Jason I see headlights shining on me, a car was coming and was also trying to turn into village green, but the ice caught them. i start screaming on the phone and the truck hit me head on. We both got out of our cars to asses damage, of course nothing was wrong with his big truck, but my little honda had some bad front damage. we were about to get insurance cards out when we saw a set of headlights coming our way. we ran out of the way just in time for an SUV to fall victim to the ice and slid right into the back of the pick-up which then hit my car again. This time we were knocked free from the ice, but with much more damage. Jason was able to move my car down the hill into a different parking area. Three more cars proceeded to slip and slid but able to avoid our cars. I had to get off to work so Jason waited while the tow truck came and i took his car to work. it was a scary 30 min drive to work, and then Jason let me know the tow truck driver said we should probably start looking for a new car because ours looked pretty bad. It was a crazy night and all I can think about now is what i could have done to avoid it all. I know I can't do ANYTHING now so i should stop dwelling on it, but it's hard not to think of the what if's. Thank goodness for good car insurance, tow service and rental car service-  i get to pick up a rental tomorrow. and fingers crossed they call and say oh we just need to replace your hood and front bumper (and it not be totaled!!!) or we may be car hunting..again. I feel like we just went through this. Oh yeah 3.5 years ago when this happened.. okay that was a lot scarier. UGh now to deal with all the fun that comes with this- you can find me on my phone for the next few weeks getting this all sorted out.

4 comments:

Mary said...

Like when I tried to skip class to go to Devotional @ BYU with Jake because it was President Monson and wound up totaling our car.... but got to rent the sweet white minivan that I drove to the disaster drill at the creepy jail.

Chelsea said...

Sorry girl!! Ice is so scary!

Erin and Zach said...

SO GRATEFUL you are okay! That is really scary. I love you!

Anonymous said...

It is not fun at all. But so so happy that no one was hurt.