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Thursday, February 3, 2011

Crash!

I was at work on Tuesday, when I got one of those calls you hate to get. It was Heather.
"Mom, I was in an accident. I'm ok, but my car is in bad shape."
She was on her way to a Dr appt, and as she approached a green light, she realized that a van was going to go right through the red light. She tried to stop, but it was to late and she hit him.
There happened to be a police officer at a store on the corner who saw it and was able to be a witness that she wasn't at fault, so that was a real blessing. Of course, the biggest blessing was that she wasn't injured other than some bumps and bruises!
After work, we went to the body shop to look at her poor little car.



It took a pretty good hit and has lots of damage.


As you can see, both air bags went off. We are waiting to hear from the insurance company, but are thinking it will be totaled. It's been a really good car and is paid for, so we're sorry to see it go, if that's what happens. But, as our daughter Laura said - "we can replace a car, but I don't think we can find another Heather!"

29 comments:

Erika Jean said...

GLad everyone was ok, but bummer about the car!

Nancy said...

So glad she wasn't hurt... I saw her at work today and she was normal as ever!!!

Mari G said...

I remember having to make that dreaded phone call to my parents. I was ok...unfortunately the old lady had to be taken to the hospital...and it was me who ran the red light. ugh. Glad your Heather can't be replaced and is ok. :o)

Brenda said...

I'm so glad she is ok...and you are too. Scary when those calls come in.
Speaking from experience, if she has an inkling of whiplash I suggest she get in right away to a Chiropractor.

Life with Kaishon said...

i am so glad she is safe! Accidents are very scary.

Mike Golch said...

Yep cars cand be replaced,People cannot. I'm glad that she is OK!!

Kat said...

So scary. Thank you Lord for airbags!

Hugs,
Kat

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

I'm so glad she's fine, Mari. I remember a call like that a few years ago when my daughter learned to drive. Her air bag deployed and cut her eye and lip pretty good but she was okay. God was totally watching out for her!

Kim said...

Those kind of calls are the worst :( But thankful she is okay, even if the car isn't.

Jennifer said...

I'm so glad Heather is ok. I'm not looking forward to one of those calls but with 4 kids it's probably only a matter of time. I'm so thankful it hasn't happen yet.

Mari said...

We been through a few of those scary crashes with our 2 daughters. Never fun, but, yes, cars are replaceable and our kids aren't. Glad Heather is okay.

Colleen said...

Oh no...thank God she is ok and not hurt! That must have been a heart stopping call to receive Mari! I'm so glad a police officer was there too, that will save you a bit of trouble perhaps!

God bless and have a great weekend!

Darla said...

I am so thankful that she wasn't hurt too badly. The car looks pretty bad!

Brooke said...

gonna give my family an extra hug tonight.

Betty said...

I´m so glad she was ok! That was always my biggest fear, when my girls lived in the city. That they would have an accident. My youngest has had a few already, but just minor fender benders.
It´s just like Laura said, A car can always be replaced.

Kayren said...

I'm so glad she's okay. It seems like just yesterday she was in that other accident! Laura had some wise words.

Cathy said...

Oh my, Mari, where have I been? I just saw this today and had to let you know how thankful I am that Heather is alright. I believe God must have been looking out for her, don't you?

Cherdecor said...

I, too, am thankful that Heather escaped without injury.

By any chance, was the other car orange?

Kathy said...

Glad she is o.k.!!! I agree-another car? Yes. Another Heather??? NO way!

Raise Them Up said...

Wow! That poor little car did take a beat'n. I hope Heather is feeling better by now. :) That was really fortunate that the police officer saw what happened.

Marie said...

So sorry about her accident but glad that she is okay.
Love,
Marie

Rebecca said...

I've always wondered what air bags looked like! Did Heather's deflate a bit? SO thankful she is safe and trusting for a good outcome for you all with insurance, repair/replacement, etc.

A Stone Gatherer said...

So glad she's O.K.

kari said...

Oh Mari, I'm glad that she's ok and that a police man was a witness and saw that it was in no way her fault.

Rose said...

sorry to hear about the accedent the good is that your daughter is ok. take care rose

Jenny the Pirate said...

I seem to remember your Heather was in a wee accident a few years ago! That poor child! People trying to beat traffic lights are such a menace. Thank God she is unhurt and that the law saw it all. When you think of what might've happened, it makes you shudder. Everybody needs to SLOW DOWN!

Donna B said...

Thank the Lord Heather is OK...I HATE the sound of crunching metal from car accidents...You are so right, Heather is irreplaceable....
Hugs to you all.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Oh my goodness!!!! Mari, this sent chills up my arms!!! Yes, yes, indeed. You can replace a car, but NOT Heather. Luckily she's okay. Wow. Scary.

Happily Ever After Again said...

This post gave me chills. Car accidents are so scary! I'm glad she is okay! :)