I figure everyone will find out eventually, so I am just going to put it out there now, in my own words. I was on my way to work yesterday and had a few errands on my list of things to do. I thought I would head to the post office first and drop of an Ebay package. Nathan had told me there was a shorter way to go than the way I usually took. So I headed that way. I had several things on my list of things to do; remodeling the body of my Kia was not one of them.
I stopped at the first stop sign and then started to go again-no radio was going and no cell phone was in use. I turned the AC button on and my car started to chug like it always does since my O2 sensor is broken. I started coming to another crossroads, but didn't see that it had a stop sign until it was too late. I stopped, but was sticking out into the road a bit. Since my car is a stick, I couldn't just back up and since it has a delay in getting power with the O2 sensor problem, I couldn't gun it to get all the way across the street.
None of this would have been a problem accept a car was coming at that very second. I could see the car out of the peripheral of my vision. I knew I just needed to get out of the way best I could-so I gunned it as fast as I could and held on tight. After doing a 360 and sliding about 25ft into a lady's driveway, my car stopped.
I got out and checked on the other car and of course it was an elderly couple-in their 80's. The lady was driving and her husband was passenger. I kept asking them if they were okay as I called 911-he just said-"you ran the sign!" as if I didn't know there was an accident going on right then anyway. They both were just fine, but were taken to the hospital to make sure. The EMT's said everything was alright and that the vitals of both the couple were good and they would be fine-I still felt so bad and couldn't hardly not cry.
The officer was really nice that did the report. He said he runs signs over there all the time since every street West you go over has additional stop signs on roads you normally don't stop at going farther East. Anyway, I got cited, went back to the house and took a lot of ibuprofen and then got back into my newly remodeled car and went to work. The first song I heard after the accident was "Stupid Girl", how appropriate was that?!
All I can say is that I am so thankful that it was the car that was paid off and that the children were not with me and that the other couple were going to be okay. I even was able to make it to work in time and made $25 an hour! I think my Heavenly Father knew I needed a pick-me up after the days events.
My wonderful husband even went and got me a card and had all the kids sign it and wrote for them what they wanted to say. It was sweet to come home and feel loved by my family.
4 years ago