Friday, May 15, 2009

Not so "Flying" Car

I normally don't look forward to Mondays, but they come just like every other day of the week. I did my normal morning routine and headed to work. Little did I know, my day was going to go extremely different than I expected. I was almost to work, probably 1 minute away, when I yawned. The only thing I can figure is that while my eyes were closed for that split second, I got off the edge of the road just enough to be in the ditch. There is practically no shoulder - you are either on the road or in the ditch. Once I was in the ditch, I hit a driveway, which kind of acted like a ramp and launched me into the air.
While airborne, my car flipped and then landed upside down and slid for a good 20 feet or so. I somehow managed to land exactly parallel to the road and my car pointing in the direction I had been going - talented, don't ya think?!?!After my car stopped, I smelled the smoke from the airbags deploying and thought my car was on fire. All I could think was that I had to get out. So, I undid my seatbelt, reached over and unlocked the door, pulled on the handle, opened the door and climbed out. I took a couple of steps and realized that my shoes had come off and I was standing in the wet/muddy grass in my socks. About that time a man had stopped and came over and asked if I was ok. I told him yes, but that I needed to get my shoes. (I'm sure those that know me really well would have some sort of joke about that!!) He thought I should go sit down instead. So I did. A lady also stopped and the two of them helped call those I needed to call and the man helped get some of my stuff out of my car. Wyatt thinks the funniest part is when I had the lady call him at work. After he answered, she said she would just let me talk to him. So, she handed me her phone and I informed him that I had been in a wreck, flipped my car, and totaled it. He then asked if I needed him to come get me. I turned to the lady and said, "Does he need to come and get me?" (I'm not sure how I thought I would get anywhere if he didn't..) She told me that yes, he would probably need to come get me. Anyways, I was unscratched and only had a little neck and back pain, which is now pretty much all gone. We spent a good part of Monday going car shopping, since I now need a car. I'll post pictures of the new car when we get it. All I can say is that God was definitly watching over me and I am so thankful I'm ok!
We took these pictures Wednesday evening... Everytime I look at these pictures I can't believe that it happened and that I walked away unhurt.
So, if anyone is wondering.... Civic's don't fly very well, but they will protect you if you try to make them!!!!

5 comments:

Robin and Stephen said...

Oh my goodness Libby! I am so glad you are okay. I bet that was such a scary experience!

Rachel said...

Wow - yikes!! I can't believe you were so calm! All of the times I've had wrecks, I metamorphasized from my usual unemotional self to a complete basketcase!

Good luck on the new car hunt!

Brittney said...

I saw your pictures on facebook and you definitely had someone looking out for you! I'm so glad you're ok!

Becke' said...

My GOODNESS Libby! You should put a note in your new car that says, "This is a car, not a plane." Just teasing ya! I am so thankful you are OK!
Becke'

Suzette said...

Whew! What an accident! That is such a miracle that you are ok! Praise God! I love the fact that you NEEDED your shoes!