I’m sore and I’m tired as heck but for the most part I’m fine and so is my passenger. My van is totaled.
We had just left the ICP concert and were heading home when we were hit.
We left the concert all happy and covered in Faygo and walked out into a chilly drizzly night. I gave four random teen girls a short ride up the hill. I offered them a ride because it was so cold and they were barely dressed and so up the hill we went.
Those girls don’t realise their luck two nights ago. Cold and shivering they got home safe. If they were with us a few more blocks it could have been bad.
The medics and the officer said if I would have had passengers in the back seat they would have likely been ejected with most of the contents in the back of my van.
Skateboards, hockey pucks, my rollerskates and a bike rim were among the things that littered the street and the yard I ended up by.
We spun at least two and a half times and even though we were in seat belts we were bounced around pretty good.
I have a huge bruise across the top of my thigh and my left shoulder is killing me and hurts so bad to even lift a soda. I think I bumped my forehead because it’s tender but no bump or bruise. And even though it hurts like no tomorrow my left ring finger is not broken.
The remaining passenger is thankfully just sore all over as well but ended up staying the night in the hospital with his diabetes.
We were driving along and I saw the other van coming in from the right and just as we got past the intersection I remember thinking “oh crap he didn’t stop” and then the sound of glass as the two back passenger side windows shattered and we were spinning.
His passenger fled the scene and when the officer came to the ER to give me the accident information I asked how the driver of the other van was and she said she didn’t know because he was being processed. It took a minute for that the sink in and it hit me like a wave that I was hit by a drunk driver.
Apparently he had the bottle with him and in a way it seems more shocking that I was hit by someone drunk then just someone who blew their stop sign. I’m not sure why it feels different but it does.
He only has SR22 insurance but the officer said he has a clean record and I’m not sure how that works since SR22 is for people with bad driving records or so I thought.
In the ER they had to cut off my favorite Quad City Rollers t-shirt and even my nurse tried to not have to cut it but I was in so much pain and soaked to the skin between Faygo and the rain. When they were cutting off my shirt the head nurse said “I smell rootbeer” and it made me giggle a bit and I explained why and then I got the strangest looks because I just don’t fit the ICP kind of crowd.
I posted on the QC Rollers facebook about the loss of my shirt and I think they are going to find me a new one! A bunch of great girls.
So that was my sweet Sunday evening.