Monday, July 06, 2009

Close Call

Every time my daughter leaves in her vehicle, I say a prayer for her safety, and I thank God for keeping her safe. He sure came through last night.

Jess and her BFF, Trevin, were driving in the dark on a dirt road (not much else to do in these parts) when a deer jumped in front of the car. Trev swerved to miss it (instinctual) and they went into a ditch and hit a tree. The impact was on the right front, so the side air bags deployed. That's where Jess was sitting.

They called the police and the parents. Several cars driving by stopped and asked if they could help. One of them was coming home from a weekend at the lake and had water in his cooler, which they greatly appreciated. The tow truck came and they got back into town a little after midnight. Jess had a huge bruise on her right arm and something of a burn from the air bag. She and I went to the chiropractor. He x-rayed her to make sure nothing was broken and fixed her up as much as possible. She's just going to be sore for awhile. We went down later to get some stuff out of the car. Not a pretty sight.

So again, praise to God for keeping them safe, and thank God for air bags and seat belts. And kids that, after that ordeal, are able to walk away and be goofballs.


Blogger Heather said...

Glad they are okay! Scary stuff!

8:37 PM  
Blogger Mom Thumb said...

Yes, as hectic as they are, cherish these years with yours before they get their driver's license!

6:29 AM  
Anonymous Bill said...

Oh Deer!

10:00 AM  
Anonymous Di said...

Thank goodness they are both okay! Scary stuff! That phone call every parent dreads!

6:42 PM  
Blogger Mom Thumb said...

bill - Jessica said to that comment (after rolling her eyes), what a silly, silly man! But she's on a bit of pain meds.

di - No kidding. I was wiped out yesterday and I wasn't even there!

7:16 PM  
Anonymous lois said...

Wow---that's one terrible looking car. I am SO glad no one was badly hurt!!! I'm with you, on saying a prayer every time one of our kids leaves here. Makes you feel like you've put them in good hands, doesn't it?

7:05 PM  
Blogger Mom Thumb said...

lois - Absolutely. The Best Hands ever! The only One who loves them more than we do.

8:33 AM  
Blogger KiddoKare1 said...

OMG! What is it with kids and wrecks lately? Thank God they are okay.

8:53 PM  
Blogger Mom Thumb said...

tracy - Thanks, I don't know but it scares the heck out of me.

8:37 AM  
Blogger Jeff said...

Yikes... this was too close for comfort. Thank God nobody got seriously hurt. Damn dear are probably responsible for more accidents than people.

8:08 AM  
Blogger Mom Thumb said...

jeff - You said it. I live in fear of hitting a deer, and I drive a lot of back roads for my job. Ack!

9:56 AM  
Blogger KiddoKare1 said...

Two of Serenity's roommates have had wrecks since Serenity wrecked her car, one of my friend's daughters was in a very serious accident last month (she got thrown from her vehicle), and then the older sister of one of Tasha's friends flipped her car earlier this week. Guardian angels are working overtime right now.

6:38 PM  
Blogger Mom Thumb said...

tracy - They sure are. My sister's friend's daughter was in a very serious accident, involving a semi, that she miraculously survived. Those angels are everywhere.

9:05 AM  
Anonymous Di said...

Happy Birthday Linda!

2:10 PM  

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