I was in a 4 car accident Saturday.
Myself, my husband, his brother "R", and two of our friends went shopping. About 30 minutes before we headed home it started snowing really hard. We lived an hour and a half away on a good day, but we weren't sliding or anything, so we just slowed down and was fine.
We were in the left lane on the interstate, a blue car was behind us, and a tan car diagonally behind us. I guess the blue car tried to pass us on the right and didn't see the tan car, so he went into her lane and barely hit her.
She tried to swerve out of the way and went off the road. We witnessed this in the rear view mirror and "R" said, "Oh my gosh! We just missed a major accident." Not 2 seconds later she over corrected and slid on the snow sideways (drivers side) in front of us. R hit the brakes and missed her, but she hit the guard rail, spun around, and came back across sideways facing the other way now. We T-Boned her, and it brought us to a dead stop. The crash was so loud, my ears were ringing and I was disoriented. About 3 seconds later, another white car that was behind us couldn't stop and hit us in the side and then bounced off and hit the rail. My husband screamed for us to get down, and threw his body over me and my friend. We thought for sure that there would be more cars, or a semi that would run us over. (The crash completely blocked all lanes) Thankfully there was no one else was close behind us.
Myself and my friend happened to see her coming in a split second and braced ourselves. My husband was behind the driver and his view was blocked, so he whip lashed and hit the seat. The two in front had airbags go off.
I was so proud of my husband. Before I could even become oriented again he was already on the phone with 911.
The guy in the white car was only 17, and he was so nice. He was out checking everyone, he even gave me his gloves. Very mature.
The guy in the blue car must have braked after her hit her, because he was behind and pulled past us after the wreck and parked his car. He got out, looked at his bumper and screamed to someone on the phone that "it is drivable." Then he got back in his car and took off, without even looking back or checking on the lady he could have just killed.
The guy in the white car had friends in a different car behind us, so they jumped in their car and took off after him.
Everyone is okay besides just minor seat belt burn, soreness, small bruises. The lady in the tan car was hit on 3 sides, and was trapped in until rescue came. It was a miracle that we were all in such good shape. Praise God!
The worst part was, that we had to stand on the side of the interstate in the snow for close to 2 hours. It took over 30 minutes just for the police to arrive. All of us only had light jackets on. (It was a nice day when we left.) I don't know if I've ever been so cold and wet. Not a single police officer or medic offered us blankets, or to warm up in their car!
Then when they cleaned everything up, they asked us if we had a ride. We were like, uh, no, we live an hour and a half away. So they flagged down the tow truck, they they took us back to their shop. We waited there for a couple more hours until my father and father-in-law picked us up.
I was so terrified on the way home. By then the snow was much worse, and trailer trucks were passing us going 60 mph, and coming in our lane. I thought we would never make it home.
But we did, and we are all safe and sound. All of us are pretty sore, but we will recover. I do feel really bad for "R" because he hasn't had the car for long, and he won't get what he paid for it back from the insurance.
The police called and told us that they caught the guy that caused it and ran, and that he got several citations. I really hope he gets slammed. I can't believe how selfish he was, and careless about someone's life.
I hope I never have to be in another wreck again, and I'm pretty sure I'm going to be scared to drive in snow anymore. You might be a safe driver, but you never know when some idiot is going to do something stupid.
PS: Kitty is holding his own. He hasn't went back to being unresponsive. But he still can't walk around much. He seems content to lay around.
I was in a 4 car accident Saturday.