Tuesday, November 08, 2011

My Eventful Weekend

Sorry girls for the lack of consistency.  It's been a challenging week.  Friday night around 10pm on my way home I was on the highway going the 60mph speed limit and a deer decided it was going to appear out of nowhere and try to cross the road, right into the front of my car!

The hood of my car went flying up into the windshield and blocked my view!  The impact made me skid into the left line, thankfully there were no cars there, and then it took me a little while to get my car slowed down straightened out and finally parked on the highway!  All the while with the hood still up blocking my view.  It was super scary!  I was by myself, I called 911, was able to get out of my car, called my husband, crying so hard it took him a little while to understand what I was saying.  The police officer showed up within 5 minutes, had me shut off my car because it was leaking fluid.  A fire truck showed up, and three volunteer fire trucks showed up......thankfully my husband arrived shortly after the police officer. 

My car had to be towed, it may be totaled, we are waiting to hear from our insurance company, and they have supplied me with a rental car in the meanwhile.  I went to the emergency room afterwards. I felt ok, just really shaken up, but I just wanted to make sure the baby was ok! Thankfully the baby is fine!  They monitored the heartbeat for an hour or so and then I was released around 1 in the morning. 

So yeah it's been crazy!  I've never hit a deer before, and never really been in a car accident before, besides sliding off the road last winter, on the ice, but not actually coming into contact with anything.  It was intense and scary!  But thank goodness, God was looking out for me and my little one, something that could have been a lot worse, was hardly anything, for me and the baby anyway, the car is a completely different story!  Can't wait to find out if the car is actually considered totaled or if it's worth fixing.  I've only had it a little over a year, so it's sad if it's totaled.  We will just have to wait and see. 

I would have settled for this cute deer swear from H & M instead of an actual deer hitting my car! 

photo credit

How about you?  Have you ever had a scary encounter with a deer or maybe another animal?  Or just a really bad car accident?  Hopefully nothing too serious!


Anonymous said...

When Myles was 3 months a guy rear ended me really bad, totaled our car.

Sorry that all happened! Car accidents are scary! Glad to hear your baby is okay!

Sherin said...

Oh no! Sorry to hear about your accident! It must have been horrible.
Glad that you and the baby are ok!

Louisa said...

That sounds intense. Luckily you and the baby are fine!!!
I have never been in a car accident, probably because I never drive (I am afraid to...)
Have a nice week!

Jenmarie said...

I am SO glad you and the baby are ok! God was definitely watching over you :)

E said...

Omigod, deer scare me for this reason! They jump in front of my car all the time! I'm glad you're ok!

Mimi said...

ohmygosh! i am soooo happy you and the baby are both okay! oh gosh, i can only imagine how scary that must've been. :/

<3, Mimi


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