Sunday, November 7, 2010

Crash!

Our son-in-law, Aaron is a mechanic. He was at work Thursday morning, when there was an accident in his shop.
One of the other guys heard tires squealing, went to the door to look and was nearly struck by a delivery truck that came through the door. Another guy yelled which alerted Aaron to move, as the truck barreled through their shop and out through a wall!
The truck stopped outside at a fence, but the tires were still spinning. The man driving was having a seizure, which they later found was caused by low blood sugar.
He had a broken rib, but was otherwise uninjured.
No one in the shop was hurt, which was astounding, considering that 5 vehicles were hit, one was nearly knocked off a hoist, big tool boxes were thrown around and parts were knocked off the wall and tossed about.
We are so thankful for God's protection over all of them!
Here's a few pictures to show you the damage.

Here is the truck, after going in one door, through the building and out through a wall.


Here you can see the hole the truck made as it went through the wall. Aaron was standing at the edge of that hole, talking on the phone to a customer. The call was disconnected and the customer called to see if everything was ok, after hearing lots of crashing and people saying to "call 911."


This Honda was shoved under the other car which was on the hoist.


Here is another shot of that car. It also shows some of the stuff on the floor. The wall the truck went through is where there where bins of parts, so you can imagine the mess when they all came down.


Here's one of the tool boxes that was knocked down.



This is sad. There was six cars damaged (including one in the parking lot)and one of them was this 1955 Ford Fairlane. It had been completely restored and was just about back together. Of course the people in the shop are more important, but it's not something that is easily replaced.
This is a reminder of how quickly things can happen, and how we need to thank God every day for the ways we are protected that we may not even know about.

22 comments:

Brooke said...

glad everyone is okay. very scary stuff. and i'm sure that the owners of the Fairlane are sick!

Karin said...

Wow, what a frightening experience for everyone. So thankful the people are ok, except for the delayed reactions to this event that may yet surface when the shock wears off. Hopefully everything else can be cleaned up and fixed. Blessings!

Mary Lee said...

WOW!!!

Mike Golch said...

I'm glad that no one was injured.cars can be repaird.people are a lot harder to repair and replacement is next to impossible.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Oh my gosh Mari!!! What a story...and the photos...oh dear! As you say, lives are way too important, but I can't help but think of the insurance and the cost it's gonna be to restore all things back to normal....y'know?

Thank goodness no one was hurt. And the driver with the seizure? Is he okay too?

Oh,............and everything purchased and ready except for some stocking stuffers....AMAZING!!! You go girl.

Aspiemom said...

Wow, I bet that sent their adrenaline going when that truck came through! It's miraculous that no one was hurt. I feel for the damage, tho - what a mess! Who pays for that?

Praise God that no one was hurt.

Betty said...

So glad everyone was ok, and no one got hurt. But wow, that must have been such a scare!

I'm Sadie said...

Wow....glad everyone was okay. God can protect loved ones though huh?

I can only imagine how scared everyone must have been.

Connie said...

Wow... so thankful for the protection the guys received thru all this. It is a live changing experience to say the least. What a mess to clean up and that poor 1955 car - how sad.

Connie said...

Sorry - I met a life changing experience..........

Pat said...

All caused by a sugar imbalance...how freightening!
I'm so glad that everyone is ok, which is a total miracle. I sure hope everyone realized that it was only by God's hand they are still alive!!

Life with Kaishon said...

I am just so thankful noone was hurt. That is too scary for words. It is a reminder that life is short and we need to be treasuring each moment. Sending love to all the people that have damage because of this!

Lynn said...

Oh my goodness!!!! Praise God for His protection! Not a cheap fix though......

Sharon said...

What great photos of such damage.
Praise the Lord that no one was hurt.
Thank you for sharing this with us.

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

Wow! That was quite an accident. So glad everyone is ok!

A Stone Gatherer said...

WOW that is something! So glad that everyone is O.K.!!!

Kim said...

Oh my! Scary to think what "might have been". Glad everyone was okay, although it is truly sad to see the Fairlane all banged up. At least it can be fixed again. Much easier than broken bones!

Kat said...

Yikes Mari! How scary! So thankful no one was hurt. I hope the driver is okay now.

Hugs,
Kat

ancient one said...

WOW... thank GOD everyone was okay...

Linda said...

my heart aches for all those fellas. especially the guy behind the wheel. these pictures sure do make you gasp and praise God for His protection!

~Ginger said...

Thankful for those angels!!!

Cherdecor said...

Incredible! So glad no one was hurt in the shop. Praise the Lord for His protection.