I don’t have a fun Favorite Find Monday to share with you all today. I was in a car accident on Saturday and it has really shaken me up.
I decided to take two of my kids to a local spot to see the changing leaves and go for a hike. My other child, Ella was with her dad at a softball tournament. I spent the morning painting my upper kitchen cabinets (more of that to come) and then we headed out to Sugarloaf Mountain.
We were on a two lane, double yellow line road that runs along a lake and missed our left turn and needed to turn around. I pulled over to the right, along a gravel stretch of shoulder that ended in a parking lot where people park and get out to enjoy the lake. I stopped, looked both ways and pulled out. Suddenly there was an explosion. I had pulled out in front of a black Cadillac SUV and the impact took the front of our car off.
I didn’t see it coming. I didn’t see him at all. I was so shocked because during the impact, I really had no idea what had happened. It was like our car suddenly exploded. I was driving our small Hyundai Sonata sedan and he was driving a very large SUV and believe me, our car got the worst of it.
I stumbled out of our car and he was yelling at me that he had just bought his car a few days ago. I just said over and over again, “I’m so sorry”. I got back into my car and called my husband. He had to figure out where in the world we were. The driver then calmed down and we exchanged info.
The police arrived, the tow trunk arrived for our car, my husband arrived and we went home. The strange thing was that the police said we were responsible for the debris in the street so my husband threw it into the back of the van and off we went. It’s on our driveway now. The sad bits and pieces of what is left of our car.
My kids were shaken up. Sophie has sore shoulders today and my son has a headache and sore neck. I am sore all over. I have been walking around all day on the verge of tears and am exhausted. Life can change in an instant and we were lucky. I didn’t see it coming.