Well, I’m back from vacation. I’ll post about that soon; the trip was great until the drive home yesterday. We had stopped in North Las Vegas to get lunch and were on our way to get gas. Jay was preparing to turn left into a parking lot; the traffic going the opposite direction was stopped at a red light and the bus and semi in the two lanes stopped and waved us across. A guy came flying down the shoulder at about 50mph and slammed into the front passenger side door, launching us airborn and spinning us about 120 degrees where we then slammed into two other vehicles. Thank God I was sitting in the back seat; I always ride in the back on long trips because Luke often gets carsick. He’d been a lot better lately but I still decided to ride in the back *just in case*. As you can see from the picture below, it’s a damn good thing.

The good news is this: all 9 people involved were uninjured, well, mostly. Jay has some bruises and back/neck pain and my back/neck are killing me today. I’m okay if I look straight or slightly down, but if I lean my head back it is excruciating. Also, the police officer cited the guy driving in the shoulder as being at fault for the accident and that should help immensely with the insurance company. We went on vacation with another family and both the adults are insurance adjusters (for a different company than ours) and helped us with everything. I don’t know what we would have done if they hadn’t been there. It wasn’t the greatest area and it was horrible trying to deal with the insurance company (why oh why do they employ someone at the roadside assistance call center who can’t speak English?). They took care of Luke and took a number of photos for us. The one down below is one of the ones that shows the damage to our car pretty clearly.

We eventually got home late last night after a very long day and much time stuck in traffic in Vegas at rush hour. I am planning to spend the rest of the day resting on the couch, moving as little as possible. My house is a total wreck but I don’t want my neck to get worse. Once I’m mended and have a moment I’ll post some pics from our trip and talk a little more about it. It was a great trip until the drive home…

Originally uploaded by mallonjill2000.


19 Responses to “Trauma”

  1. Haze Says:

    Oh Jill that must have been terrifying! I’m so glad to hear that no one was seriously injured. ((hugs))

  2. Rani Says:

    Thank god you were sitting in the back with Luke! I hope you feel better soon. *hugs*

  3. Faith Ann Says:

    Oh my goodness, Jill! You are so lucky that you were sitting in the backseat!!

    I hope that you and Jay get over the pain and discomfort quickly. What a hassle having to deal with insurance companies and now car repairs. Good luck getting everything taken care of.

  4. Laura Says:

    Holy cow! I’m so glad you were in the back seat! Hopefully everything will get back to normal as soon as possible 🙂

  5. Autumn Says:

    Wow! I’m so glad you’re all safe. Take care of your neck, take a nice soak in a hot tub!

  6. Kari Says:

    OMG! I am so happy you guys are all OK. {{Jill}}

  7. Jenny Says:

    Wow, I’m so glad you were sitting in the back and no one was seriously injured. Take care of yourself and let that whiplash heal up – you’ve earned it!

  8. WhizGidget Says:

    OMG, Jill! I am so glad to hear that you and your family are ok. Having been through a crash myself that was completely unexpected, I know the terror {{{{{{hug}}}}} Take good care of your neck, rest up, and do see a doctor about it.

  9. Christine Says:

    Oh my gosh, Jill, I am so glad to hear that everyone was alright!!! What an absolutely terrifying thing to have to go through. Lots of gentle (((hugs))) to you. I hope you all feel better soon!

  10. Kiwi Jo Says:

    What a nightmare! Make sure you go see a doctor so you can have the injuries documented in case of further problems.

  11. Terri Says:

    Well since I actually heard your voice, I feel better about you and your family. Hugs….

  12. Anonymous Says:

    Oh Jill!!! Your poor car! I’m SO GLAD you weren’t sitting there in the front!!! Hope you feel better very soon~~

    Carrie in Colorado

  13. Karoline Says:

    {{{Jill & family}}} I’m so glad to hear no one was seriouly hurt

  14. Melissa Says:

    I am so glad you guys are okay! And that you were in the back…

    How is Luke handling things? I know how scary that can be to a kid (or an adult)…


  15. Margaret Says:

    {{{Jill}}} That is horrible. I’m so glad you were in teh backseat! I can understand the aversion to Vegas at this point in time!

  16. Patti Blaine Says:

    OMG Jill! Thank goodness you were in the backseat. I hope you and Jay feel better soonest, and that all 3 of you are free of the general miserableness of this as quickly as possible.

  17. Holly Says:

    Wow Jill! I’m so happy that no one was seriously injured, but you should probably have your neck checked out!

    I hope that you are feeling better soon!

  18. Melissa Says:

    OMG Jill! I’ve been offline for several days and just read about your accident. I’m so thankful you guys were all basically OK! {{{hugs}}}

  19. Anonymous Says:

    I just found out about the accident today! I’m so glad you are doing as well as you are doing. How awful.

    Take care of yourself.


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