Monday, September 20, 2010

Lucky Girl!


I am a lucky girl. Got rear-ended in a car accident last night, lived to tell the tale. My beloved Cherry Bomb, only 5 months old, took the brunt of the damage and according to the tow truck guy and the firefighters on the scene, will be a write off. If that's the case, I'll definitely get another Nissan Versa as my replacement car because as far as I'm concerned, that car saved my life!! I am bruised and battered but I'm alive and I'm in one piece and that's really all that matters. The car did what it was designed to do, protected me from a major impact. I guess that's why it has a five star safety rating, eh?


(The guy that hit me was driving a Nissan too, a Sentra. His car is probably totalled as well but as far as I know, he and his passenger were also okay, thank goodness.)
Many thanks to everyone involved - the 911 operator, the people in the car behind us who weren't involved and didn't see the accident happen but stopped to make sure everyone was alright and helped block traffic until the fire truck arrived, the tow truck drivers (who were first on the scene and who also called 911), the firefighters (especially the ones who helped empty my car of my personal belongings), the EMS personnel, the OPP officers and the MTO guys who parked behind the accident to block us for safety and swept everything up when it was all over. And especially to my sister Janine, who was stuck behind me in the traffic jam but was able to park at the accident scene and join me, keep me company, load the contents of my car into her car, drive me home, feed me, buy me frozen peas to use as ice packs on my bruises and generally make sure I was looked after. Everyone was very kind and helpful and understanding, which made dealing with a frightening and stressful situation much easier to bear.

9 comments:

Sharon said...

OMG Cynthia. Thank goodness you are ok my Friend. Sending lots of healing energy to you. Sharon

Jo-Ann said...

OMG Cynthia! Thank goodness for improved car safety.

Marbella Jewelry Designs said...

wow! that versa is small...it's good to know that it took most of the impact. i just bought a nissan and the salesperson was pointing out all the safety features on even the smaller cars. i got the armada, so i guess i'm good.

glad you're ok

Marcia DeCoster said...

So scary, glad you are mostly ok. Take it easy for a few days though.

Susanna Originals said...

I'm glad you're okay and glad that even in Toronto there are still people who will stop and help!

Cynthia of Cynful Creations said...

Thanks for your kind words and good thoughts, everyone. I'm bruised and stiff but generally okay. I'm a very lucky, very grateful girl!

kate mckinnon said...

How are you feeling today? Pretty sore, I'll bet. The pictures of your car are scary.

LP Vintage said...

So sorry to hear about your car being totaled! But happy to hear you're okay!! What a jolt that must have been, physically and otherwise!

Marlene said...

It's good that you're fine after the accident. The photo of your car looked scary. It did protected you from harm.

Well, my cousin also survived in a fatal vehicular accident a year ago. However, the passenger of the vehicle that collided her car died instantaneously after the accident. My cousin's car wasn't totally wrecked, though. It isn't beyond repair so she sought the help of the best Dallas collision repair company to fix her car. The said Dallas dent repair company carefully painted her car to restore it's form and color into the original state.

Thanks for sharing your car accident story, Cynthia! I admired your strength and optimism after reading this post.