Tuesday, January 27, 2009
So scary and feeling blessed!
You know that a phone call beginning with "I'm Okay, but..." is never going to turn out very good. I received a phone call like that yesterday morning. To find out that Aaron had been in a car accident. He was just past the 15-215 split when he hit a very large patch of ice. He started to loose control of the car and it fishtailed a few times before finally spinning him all the way around. He came to a stop facing the wrong way on the shoulder of the on ramp to the 215, with the drivers side up against the K-rail. He saw a big Ford F150 coming towards him hitting that same patch of ice. There was not much Aaron could do, so he braced for impact. Luckily, nobody was hurt much. Aaron does have some whiplash that he is seeing a chiropractor for. The driver of the F150 was trying to say that Aaron was stopped in the middle of the highway, but you can clearly see that their was damage to the back bumper where the car was against the rail. What was really scary was that in the course of 30 minutes while waiting for the Highway patrol there were 2 more accidents. Aaron finally asked the officer if they could get someone out to spray the deicing solution so that it wouldn't happen anymore, and a few minutes later there were 3 plows that came and took care of it. I am feeling very blessed right now that he wasn't hurt more and that the other people were not hurt. Aaron is a little frustrated that he got cited for "exsessive speed for road conditions", he was only going 20 MPH when he hit the ice and asked the officer what an acceptable speed would have been on ice...The officer didn't have an answer but told him to take it to court, so that is what we will be doing. Now we are just trying to deal with all of the insurance stuff and I'm waiting for the tow truck to come pick up the car. Aaron wanted to have it towed yesterday and the officer told him it was fine to drive! I told him that he could have got pulled over for driving it like that! Anyways, I am thankful that Aaron is OK. It was quite a scary phone call though!