Tuesday, April 03, 2007



NO ACCIDENTS

I'm always saying, "There are no accidents!" So I'm going to have to say that when we were rear-ended yesterday, it wasn't an accident. It was an incident. If I had a nickel for every time the four of us are all in the car together, I'd have myself about ten cents. Yet, yesterday we were. All four of us on the freeway off-ramp at 9:15 AM on the Monday morning following Spring Break. Ironically, we'd just stopped for gas and to put air in a leaky tire, as to avoid any trouble along the way.

The cars in front of us stopped suddenly, my husband stopped quickly but the Prius behind us didn't react in time. She stopped only when the impact from our car drove her engine within inches of her steering wheel. Two air bags and a seat belt later, she walked out of the car injury-free. The four of us, 4 seat belts later, also walked away without a scratch.

Could have been worse. Could have been much, much worse. Everyone was insured, we already have our car in for 3 weeks of body work, and a rental car. Nothing more than a minor inconvenience on a Monday morning.

There are no accidents!

10 comments:

Jenny Rough said...

Glad you are all okay.

Deb said...

Very glad no one was hurt. Wondering what gifts are yet to be revealed from this "incident". Hoping you'll share when you know - if you get to.

Prema said...

Hey, so glad that all is well. What an amazing example you are setting for your children, how to perceive 'incidents'.

Michelle O'Neil said...

So glad you were all okay.

What a pain in the rear end.

Get it?


How did Rojo handle the excitement?

grammer said...

Love the way you see things, Carrie. There is much to be learned from you :) Glad and grateful all are well. xo t

Kim said...

Phew, so happy you're all okay. Excellent attitude, and I agree with Prema, a wonderful example for your kids. Bravo!

jennifer said...

Wow! What does it all mean? You all needed a jolt from the stealth car? Time to see the Prius in action, maybe get one?? Don't travel together, as your mega power energy attracts battery's?? What? WHAT DOES IT MEAN?????

Jerri said...

Wow. Sure glad you're all okay.

You had the Incidents and Accidents. Any hints and allegations? (Get it? Paul Simon's song "You Can Call Me Al?")

Marlies said...

Glad you that none of you got hurt.

Ziji Wangmo said...

Wow - so happy you are okay!