Officially a Teenager

Today marks the day of my First Ever Real Life Accident.

We got about five inches of snow last night. Out where I work (about an hour's drive each way), they only got about two. School was not cancelled for us. Schools along the highway I drive were cancelled. That should have been my cue to crawl back into bed. But no. It was really important that I be at work today, so I shoveled the snow off my car and took off. I allowed myself extra time, and didn't rush it.

Things were going along smoothly. I was going 50 mph for the first hour of my commute (others whizzing past me on my left). Then I saw a car had slid into the median, so I slowed down to about 40 mph. The next thing I know, I'm spinning. Spinning and screaming. It was pure panic for what felt like the longest time. I remember I was able to pump my brakes a couple times before impact, but the ice just laughed at my feeble attempt to ward off the collision. When the car was done spinning, I had hit the guard rail by the shoulder of the freeway. No whiplash for me, but a sickening "crunch" coming from the rear left of the car.

I did what any rational person would do: I cried. I got out of the car, checked out the damage, got back into the car, and cried some more. If it wasn't for a girl who pulled over to see if I was okay, I probably would be still be crying in that spot. She helped me dig my back tires out of the snow. Together, we waited for a break in the traffic. Then, I hit the gas, and she pushed my car from behind. God bless her!


I'm thankful that the accident wasn't worse. I'm grateful that I wasn't hurt in any way. I'm bummed that my remote start and my cruise control have stopped working. But at least I still have a car!! I'll fit in perfectly with so many other Michigan-ghetto-cars ;).

6 comments:

Hannah said...

ahhhh! poor sarah. At least you weren't hurt. there goes your latest christmas present :(

Anonymous said...

I am SO GLAD you weren't hurt! We pray for your safety ALL the time! I guess we forgot to pray for the Car's safety! Relieved Hugs, Mom

Anonymous said...

Bring that car to Harold. He will fix it up for you...

Anonymous said...

Bring the car to Jim and cry for a discount...

Anonymous said...

I hate it when the ice laughs. It's pure evil.

roller coaster teacher said...

I hope you're feeling ok! I would have cried all day...

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