Monday, May 12, 2008

Scary Scary

So I am on a conference call today and my phone starts ringing.  I look and see it is my husband, but I don't answer it because.... well I'm working.  Then another call.  Then, just as I am getting ready to end the call, a text comes through.

When the call is finally closed out, I check my text and I see the following:

"I was in a pretty bad accident.  I'm OK"

Holy Shit!!

It turns out that an elderly gentleman hit a patch of water on a major highway here in Cleveland and hydroplaned out.  He went right and then corrected, where he then flipped around to the left.  Right in front of my husband.  So my husband ends up hitting the passenger side door behind which is sitting a woman of at least 90 years.  After that, the car behind the hubs smashes into him.  They ended up shutting down a portion of the highway.  No one was seriously hurt, and the elderly guy and his mom drove away after being cited for losing control of his car and causing the accident.  

Both my husband's car and the car of the other guy had to be towed away.  I met the hubs at the collision place where I saw the considerable damage done to our car.  Now we have to wait and see if it will be totaled.  Fuck.  The car was almost paid off and we were looking forward to having the extra moolah for another year or so.  

Anyway, having sold P&C (property and casualty) insurance at one point in my life, I am well aware of the importance of getting checked out by a doctor after an accident.  Plus the hubs was a little out of it, so I took him to the ER.  It turns out he has a mild concussion.  Poor guy.

So, there is my eventful fucking Monday.  Arghhh.  

The bright side is that everyone was able to walk away from what could have been a very deadly accident.  I think that my husband's past of racing cars has served him well today since he was able to think quickly and maneuver his car the best he could in the situation he was in.

Thank goodness.

ADW


22 comments:

wafelenbak said...

Eek! I am glad the hubs is okay!

Mighty Dyckerson said...

Fuck old people. They shouldn't be allowed out of their houses.

Poppy Cede said...

I'm sooooooo glad your husband is ok!!!

Avitable said...

On the other hand, think about all of the life insurance you almost got!

Mr. Fabulous said...

Damn! Close call. Thank goodness he is alright!

metalmom said...

I'm glad everyone is okay. Gonna run an insurance scam? Is he in a brace? Make it look gooooood!

Miss Britt said...

"I was in a serious accident. I'm OK"

WTF?!? Who sends a text message like that?!?!?!

Ahem. I'm glad he's OK.

Poppy Cede said...

Britt! Someone whose phone calls are going unanswered, that's who!

And, have you not ever received truly horrifying news via text from Adam? I have.

Chuck said...

Glad to hear everything is ok.

Take care,

Chuck

themuttprincess said...

That is great your hubby was ok! AND that you took him in. Most people don't do that.

Tug said...

Glad to hear they're all ok...damn.

lspoon said...

Oh wow! I'm glad everyone is ok :)

kelly said...

I am so glad he is ok! :-) That shounds very scary!

Not a Granny said...

I am so glad he is okay!

ADW said...

Thanks everyone for the good wishes. Even you Dyck!

Crazy Lady said...

I'm glad he is ok! I know how scary that phone call is - I've had it three times all with my husband.

Marianne said...

Wow. Glad he's okay.

Memphis Steve said...

That's awful. I mean, it's good that he isn't hurt beyond the concussion, but awful otherwise.

Is your husband named 'Dave' by any chance? Someone named Dave over on MySpace or Facebook or whatever keeps stealing you from my Hotties collection and he seems irrate about it. I bought you first. I figure I am entitled to hang onto you. In the meantime, you are making a fortune from this little battle. Are you even playing?

Spiky Zora Jones said...

OMG...that is scary. Lucky no one was hurt. I would have died if i was responsible for someone's death or injury. I have been in three accidnets and we all walked away with just scrapes and bruises...and huge headaches.

I'm so glad for everyone. :D

VE said...

Damn. This exact same thing happened to my girlfriend a month ago. Same concussion and everything. They totalled her car. She bought a new one and is dealing with the whiplash after effects. Hope everything is going ok for the two of you...

Diesel said...

Wow. Thank God it wasn't any worse.

MARFSBABY said...

Yikes girl! Happy to hear he's ok and I'm glad you're lookin' at the bright side of things! They could be far worse.