April 3rd, 2010
Yesterday (Friday 2010-04-02) was Good Friday. I worked in the morning at Starbucks and went home to watch a movie and wait to hang out with friends. After the movie, I met Kristen Sweeney to go to McKay’s in Nashville. It was about 4:30-5, so right around rush hour. Traffic was heavy, but still moving well.
I glanced over to say something to her and the next thing I know, the car that was going 60 was stopped in front of me. I hit my brakes and started sliding. I tried to jump into the left lane because it was open. I thought we were settled in the lane, but the car fishtailed. I tried to get control back, but we slid back and forth and ended up hitting the guard rail. The guard rail turned the car half way around and we ended up facing oncoming traffic. The car was full of smoke and other stuff from the air bags (both went off). It was hard to breathe and I couldn’t speak because of the smoke. As soon as we could get out safely, we ran across the shoulder and into the grass between Eastbound and Westbound lanes. Within a minute of us getting to the grass there were two nurses with us. We called 911. The cops and an ambulance came. They checked us out and cleared us to go home.
The car is dead. I dented a guard rail. I almost killed one of the best friends I’ve ever had. I survived. She survived. No hospitals. No gushing blood. No broken bones. Only the only injuries came from seatbelts and airbags. And in rush hour there were no other cars involved.
I have some burns on my arms and a bruise on my chest. You can find pictures here: http://tinyurl.com/ybcx9qc. Currently, there aren’t any of the car. I’ll put some on there next time I see the thing.
Kristen got hit in the face by the airbag. It pushed the lens of her eye against her iris. It then became swollen to the point where she can’t read at all. Her cornea is also swollen. The doctor says it will take anywhere between a few days and a few weeks to heal, but it will heal.
God was definitely there. If He wasn’t we’d be dead. We’re doing ok, and we will heal. However, the Geo will not.