I’m sitting in a hospital bed typing this on my phone. Last night I was in a pretty bad single car accident. I can only surmise that I possibly drifted off for a few secinds behind the wheel. My car left the road onto a very vey large shoulder. That’s when i guess I came too.
The grass was wet and neither t the brakes nor the steering did much of anything.Apparently i jumped a driveway and went airborne about 30’, then hit lets say a 40’ tall pine tree head on.
I’m very bruised, especially where the seat belt and air bag hit me. I already have an injured back and it came out worst of all, I can barely move without screaming in pain. Although after seeing pictures of the car, I know that I’m very lucky to even be alive.
I can’t say the exact speed that I hit the tree but I do know that I was going about 60 miles an hour on the road prior to leaving it. If I had to guess because I was well aware of the impact I guess I was traveling between 50 and 55 miles an hour when I hit the tree. I was driving a 2009 CX-9, which is a fairly big vehicle. It’s kind of funny because when the impact happen I’m more heard it than I felt it and then I was out of it for a little bit .
I was wondering if any of you math types could take a guess of how many G’s my body experience when it hit the tree? Maybe with the information I’ve given it’s not possible to determine that but I just thought it’d be interesting to know. Thanks in advance and I’m happy that I’m still around to be able to talk.