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Saturday, September 17, 2005

Car accident

I had a car crash.
I had dropped my dh off at the Newcastle train station because he was going to a meeting in York. I was on the way home, going along the A69 (think a two lane each way highway busy with Saturday morning traffic) when a large black dog ran out into the middle of the road. I swerved to miss it. Then becase I thought someone was coming up on the other side, I swerved back in.Mistake. I managed to lock brakes, trunedinto the swerve, went up a bank, rolled the car and stopped. The car was lying on the passenger side.
The younger two were in the car. We always wear seatbelts. They were fine.
My first thought was no one is going to stop. How am I going to get out of this? People, wonderful people stopped. One man helpd my middle child out through the window. Then I clambered out. My youngest climbed over the seats and out through the window. The man then climbed back, turned off the car, rescued my handbag and mobile. I am afriad the books my children were reading were left behind.
We were taken by ambulance to the hospital but x-rays showed only minor bruising on the middle's ribs. No games until they heal. She is not unhappy.
I feel a bit stupid. Why didn't I just move over into the far lane instead of worrying about the person behind me. If I had hit the dog, there was every lieklihood I would have been rearended.
I am not sure what happened to the dog. Someone said that another car hit it. In some ways, I hope that is the case as then its owners could be traced as their neglect caused the accident to happen.
It is going to be a nuisance while we get a new car sorted. The insurance have already said that they won't pay for a courtesy car in the case of totalling. We had also paid off the car back in July.Argh!!!!
But I am happy my children are fine.

14 comments:

ma said...

I'm glad you're all fine, Michelle. But how unnerving!

Julie said...

So glad you are all fine, Michelle. That's the most important thing.

Anna Lucia said...

I'm so thankful you're all okay, Michelle! How awful for you. And you have my sincere sympathy for the one-car, just paid it off woes. Deeply frustrating.

((((hugs))))

And I always look forward to the journey to the chapter meetings with you, too. Sorry I couldn't make it. :-)

Sela Carsen said...

((((Michelle)))) Now stop it. You people are scaring me!

Donna Alward said...

Michelle, I'm so glad you are all all right. Bruises will heal and cars can be replaced, however annoying. But fabulous cp's and their kids CANNOT be replaced.

Smooches,

Donna

Kate Hardy said...

Michelle - what a horrible day for you. So glad you and the kids were OK. Big hugs. (And I hope you'll still be in London next week so I can give you the hug personally.)

Michelle said...

Oh, what rotten luck! But I'm glad no one was hurt. Hugs to you and your kids!

Anonymous said...

Sympathy, commiserations and cyber choc. coming to you. So glad you and th kids are OK

Love Pam

Biddy said...

(((hugs))) I'm glad you are all fine.

Nell Dixon said...

Michelle, I'm just glad you are all ok. I would have done the exact same thing as you, can't bear to hit an animal, I swerve around pigeons! Take care of yourself.

MaryF said...

Thank God you all emerged unhurt, Michelle! That could have been really nasty.

Fred Nacker said...

Lucky you - it could have been so much worse. Moral of the story - Never swerve for any animal that isn't big enough to destroy you! You, the car's occupants and your fellow travelers are far more important than any animal.

I'm glad you're OK. We have two things in common, the Macdonalds (www.haydonbridgehens.co.uk) and writing. You've done better than me though - I only have rejections...

Anonymous said...

{{Michelle}} thank goodness you and the kids are okay. Hope the insurance company plays fair.

Lori :)

mistri said...

Just saw this. How scary (((hugs)))

Hope your day meeting all the M&B people goes well