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This past Sunday evening, after just happening to visit a friend in the hospital and heading home, a speeding taxi van ran a red light as I crossed an intersection and crashed head-on into the front of my car sending it full speed spinning and flying into a street pole. Luckily, everybody survived intact for the most part & I have some minor injuries on my right hand and knee along w/ soreness in a few parts while my mom's are a lot more serious. She is, at least, out of the trauma unit now and in observation. The other driver was knocked unconscious, but woke up later w/amnesia.

Like I said, I am lucky to be alive & had been at SF General Hospital all night and went home w/ no sleep at all. I was not able to finally sleep until late last night after feeling tense and anxious all day replaying the scene over and over again in my head. When I saw the pole coming straight ahead w/ the steering wheel having no control over the car, I thought it was my time. Part of the Prius actually separated and it is a total loss, but I'm not really concerned w/ that right now. I'm just glad to be here.

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Wow, scary! I'm glad you're well enough to post and I wish your mother a swift and complete recovery.

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This past Sunday evening, after just happening to visit a friend in the hospital and heading home, a speeding taxi van ran a red light as I crossed an intersection and crashed head-on into the front of my car sending it full speed spinning and flying into a street pole. Luckily, everybody survived intact for the most part & I have some minor injuries on my right hand and knee along w/ soreness in a few parts while my mom's are a lot more serious. She is, at least, out of the trauma unit now and in observation. The other driver was knocked unconscious, but woke up later w/amnesia.

Like I said, I am lucky to be alive & had been at SF General Hospital all night and went home w/ no sleep at all. I was not able to finally sleep until late last night after feeling tense and anxious all day replaying the scene over and over again in my head. When I saw the pole coming straight ahead w/ the steering wheel having no control over the car, I thought it was my time. Part of the Prius actually separated and it is a total loss, but I'm not really concerned w/ that right now. I'm just glad to be here.

Jeez. Glad you're still with us! I've been in several car accidents (mostly as a passenger. Only once as a driver) and I know exactly how you feel. You keep thinking about it, about how completely unexpected it was. The one accident I've been in as a driver wasn't nearly as bad as yours, but it was serious enough to deploy the airbag and total the car. I still think about it every time I pass the spot where the accident occurred (and I'm much more careful about watching out for black ice).

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Wow, Ben! And here I was, wondering why I hadn't heard from you on your CD purchases. :blush:

I hope everyone recovers fully and quickly, and I'll hold all of your discs for as long as necessary.

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I am very sorry to hear that and I hope your mother makes a full recovery, but accidents like that don't readily slide off one's memory. Sounds like you are thinking positively--and that's good. We will all be thinking of you and yours.

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Wow. Best wishes for all concerned.

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Thanks guys. Yes, the airbags and seat belts were absolute life savers. A split-second more and he would have slammed into the right door. Don't even want to think about that.

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Sorry to hear about this but glad to hear that everyone is in 'recovery mode'. It is indeed a shocker when this sort of thing happens. Time stands still - momentarily.

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Wow. Best wishes for all concerned.

Uh huh...what he said.

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Glad to hear you are basically ok. My thoughts go out to you and your mom.

Eric

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Scary. It's great that you are basically alright. Hope your mom recovers quickly. ... I was in an accident many years ago caused by a truck running a stop sign. It really taught me the lesson of how important defensive driving is.

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Praise be that all was as it was!

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Yeah, wow... whoa. Thank god no life was lost.

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I am glad you are ok and hope your mom gets better soon! What a frightening experience!

I had an accident years ago on the Washington DC beltway. The kind people who stopped to help me thought for sure I was a goner. An 18-wheeler struck my Toyota Starlet from behind and spun me around so that it was pushing me forward while I was facing it! I eventually spun over and dragged across 4 lanes of busy traffic to land in the median area. I got away with glass and gravel in my elbow and no other harm. I was very lucky to be alive! I have never been able to ride in a small car since.

I hope the insurance and the other driver do the right thing.

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Wow. Glad to hear that you're okay and that it wasn't any worse than it was. Best wishes to your mom. I think we've all been in "close calls" before - really makes you think how tenuous life can be.

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Wow! Sounds like a miracle no one was killed. Hope your Mom recovers as quickly as possible!

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Trane, best wishes to you and your mom. Fortunately I haven't been in many wrecks during my lifetime. You never forget them though.

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Good grief! Glad you came out as well as you did, and my best wishes go out to you and your Mom.

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Best to you and your mom, I hope she recovers fully.

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Yep, glad you and your relatives are OK.

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Very scary. I'm glad to hear that everyone is recovering.

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Wow!> Glad you're ok. Hope your Mom recovers quickly.

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Horrifying story. It could happen to anyone of us. Hope everyone fully recovers soon.

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