Tuesday, January 29, 2008

My world momentarily upside down...

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Yup...I rolled my blazer last night....

I was coming home last night around 7:30. The interstate was bone dry - I turned onto our county road - and within a 1/4 of a mile - I hit ice - going around 45-50 mph.

I fishtailed back and forth - tried to gain control - headed for a neighbor's yard...hit the snow..and rolled it right over...

Strange sensation, rolling a vehicle...almost seems to happen in slow motion....

As the blazer came to a stop...the sound of breaking glass tinkling around me...the darkness of a country road...the strangeness of hanging upside down by a seatbelt...the chaos of everything in the vehicle being scattered around your person....couldn't find my cell phone....gas...don't vehicles upside down explode?...shut off the ignition...blowing the horn...nobody is coming....snow up to the windows...unbelt the seatbelt....should go out the window....blowing horn....have to put keys back in ignition...power windows....window down? up?...crawl out on my butt....dress pants...dress shoes...snow up to my knees.....

It was all so disorientating....

I am okay - sore...but okay...

Tow truck came...flipped over and towed it away....

At this point...I know for sure I need a new windshield, two new side mirrors, a dent on the hood and the roof was creased...but...I am okay.

Unfortunately - I have no pictures to share....

12 comments:

NH Knitting Mama said...

OH - MY - GOD. I'm so glad you're okay! I'm sure that was a horrifying experience. I think it's good that you don't have pics.

Rachel said...

crap Alaina--that must have been horrible...VERY glad to hear you are okay!

Anonymous said...

How dreadful to go through something like that! Glad to hear you are okay!

KSee said...

OMG, what a terrible scary experience. I'm glad you are OK.

Cass said...

oh god I got chills just reading that!!! I'm so glad you're okay!!!! I hope you're not too terribly sore now. Big big hugs.

Eileen said...

Oh no! Sounds so scary. I'm glad you're okay.

vegasangelbrat said...

Oh so glad that you are okay! Hope all the soreness goes away quickly!

Anonymous said...

OH MY GOD, What a horrible experience. :( Very glad to hear you are OK. {{{HUGS}}}

ponyknit said...

I am so sorry to hear that! Thank god you are ok!

Alana - Knit Wit said...

You must have been scared to death. Just reading it gave me the creeps! So glad you're doing okay.

Dorothy said...

Oh my! Thank God you are okay!!!!

KnittySue said...

WOOH...that would scare the pants right off me..your so brave and Thank God your alright...