Sunday, November 16, 2008


I sent this out in an e-mail, but this is for the rest of you:

I wanted to let y'all know that I had a car accident Monday night (11/10/08) on my way home from my knitting group. I didn't even see the SUV coming. I remember thinking, "What's happening? Somebody hit me." Then just flying glass and me screaming. I have a vague memory of the grill of the SUV in my driver's door window as it shattered. My car did a 180 degree spin before it stopped. I had a cut in my hair just above my bangs, glass cuts on my left hand, and my left knee was killing me. I was pretty much stuck in the car - my door and the back door were smashed by the impact. When the EMT's got there, they covered the passenger seat - because of the glass - and I had to climb out that side. They made sure there was no glass in my head and made me take off my cardigan and scarf so they could shake out the glass. I sat on the back of the ambulance to take off my shoe and shake out glass and they looked at my knee which was already beginning to bruise. They said I didn't need to go to the ER that night. I went to my Chiropractor on Tuesday and he did a lot of x-rays and scans and I've had two adjustments now and I'm starting to feel better. My knee is twelve shades of purple and blue. Yesterday morning I picked up the accident report and the officer says he can't determine who is at fault since we both say we had green lights. Okay, but I was going straight and she was making a left turn. I had the right-of-way. It makes no sense. I found out late yesterday that they totaled my car. Pardon me, but this totally sucks. I shed a lot of tears yesterday. I liked my car. It ran great. Had a great stereo. I have so many great memories in that car. I worked so hard to take care of it so it would last me a long time. So now I'm stuck getting a new car, paying higher insurance, and all sorts of other hassles. Like I said, it sucks.


lauriec said...

{{{HUGS}}} I am so sorry you're dealing with this. If the accident isn't scary enough, the aftermath is often far worse.

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Jamie said...

Holly, I'm so glad that you're ok! Please start feeling better soon! If it'll make you feel any better, I'll be posting some Clemson homecoming pics to my blog soon :-)

My opinion... she totally sounds at fault. said...

Oh Holly,
I wish this hadn't happened to you. I am just so glad that you are physically okay though I know how wrecked you must be emotionally. I've been in a bad accident and know that for months after that my hands shook and I looked at every car on the highway like it was going to explode and kill me.

If you need anything -- Anything!

Please let me know.

In friendship,

Samantha said...

I would ask someone, maybe Mark G. or another officer, for a second opinion on who was at fault. Accident reports are a matter of public record, so it shouldn't be that hard to have someone look at it. If she was turning left and you were going straight, it's a no-brainer that she was at fault, unless you were exceeding the speed limit. It doesn't hurt to ask!