Thursday, March 3, 2011

I crashed but survived!

Well all I'm thinking right now (maybe I should have saved this post for tomorrow's 'On My Mind' over at Down to Earth) but gee am I glad to be alive today.

The other night at about 11pm I lost control of my car while driving home from work. After sliding on some loose gravel and going through a fence, then down a hill, I ended up on the roof in the middle of a neighbouring paddock...!:


 
 The rubbish bin had food scraps for the chooks, which of course ended up strewn throughout the car interior, eewww!
The next morning after some help to right it
I probably would have gone a lot further down the hill if I'd gone off the road in a different spot and since it was late at night I doubt anyone heard a thing..

Yikes!

Bye bye little car, off to the wreckers!
After getting my seatbelt off and opening the door I clambered out and scrambled up the hill (fortunately I had a torch on my cellphone - no signal though to call for help!), climbed over the fence and walked home on the gravel road for about 500ms in barefeet..ouch!
After the initial shock, Hubby drove back to the scene in our other car to assess the situation and retrieve some of the contents that I'd left behind, which included groceries and the bin of scraps for the chooks!
Unbelievably I came off relatively unscathed, just a few cuts, knocks and bruises and my back is sore but otherwise hey it's great to be alive! and I'm SO glad I didn't have my wee boy in the back seat...
Best wishes everyone

25 comments:

HAZEL said...

Oh goodness! Glad to hear you survived with only minor injuries.

Maa said...

OMG! You poor thing. Bugger the car...are you alright? I bet it scared the living daylights out of you. Thank God you haven't been hurt badly and yes... that you didn't have anyone with you.. Someone was watching over you I think. Take it easy and like I always say...count your blessings while your at it. Maa

Sandra said...

How awaful for you. I am so pleased you weren't hurt too badly, although very shaken I suspect.
Take care Sandra

Tanya said...

Oh WOW! It could have been so much worse. Fancy being able to walk away. You are being very brave. That was a huge ordeal. Well done on the positive attitude.

IsobelleGoLightly said...

Oh no! I'm so very glad that you are OK. What a frightening thing to have happen!

pilgrimscottage said...

Better the car than you. So glad you came out all right (and that you didn't have your little one with you). Another thing to praise the Lord for.

ms lottie said...

Oh so scary!! Glad to hear you are ok. I've always hated driving home after shift work. Bugger about the chook food - I hope too much didn't get on you, but then you probably had bigger things to worry about!

Laura @ Our Wee Farm said...

Oh Bridget! Thank goodness you're ok. You might get a bit stiffer over the next couple of days. Take it easy.Hw scary.
xxx

Cabbage Tree Farm said...

Hi and thanks everyone for your concern and kind comments.
I am aching a bit but otherwise pretty good considering!
Bit of a wake up call as to the dangers of gravel/unsealed roads!
We are just waiting on the outcome from the insurers but would imagine (hope anyway) that the car will be written off then we can look at getting another vehicle (probably something more suited to country roads too).

Mrs. J said...

My goodness! You are so lucky! Thank goodness you were uninjured. Events like this always make us thankful for the little things. I hope the situation with your car isn't a burden!

Sharon said...

Hi there Bridget, I have popped over from Rhonda's!
WOW! That sure is something serious to have on your mind!!,, hopefully for not too long! I hope you recover well.

Becky said...

OH WOW! So glad that you are "OK" ;that had to be scary!

Buttons said...

Oh my goodness I am so glad you are ok. B

Mel said...

Yowsers, lucky you're ok!

Marie said...

Wow, that's so scary. I really don't like cars but it's difficult to live without them.

rhonda jean said...

Oh dear, thank goodness you're alive and okay. I guess it will take a couple of days to get over that. Looks like the car took the rolling pretty well. Some cars just crumble.

Rose said...

So glad that you are OK.

Elastic Mom said...

My word, no wonder you are still thinking about that accident. I am glad you are alright.

Dmarie said...

YIKES is right!! the rest of the year will be a breeze after that!

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The Professor's Wife said...

Oh wow! How awful! Was in a bad accident myself like that two years ago, and also came out unscathed - makes me really believe in guardian angels!

Cabbage Tree Farm said...

Thanks everyone for your kind comments.

Paola said...

Just read this news - my goodness. So glad to hear you are ok.

Sincerely, Emily said...

I am so glad you are alright. Emily

Dr Mum said...

Take care Bridget, sometimes the shock hits about a fortnight after.
I suppose you know this. Don't overdo
it for goodness sake.Have you had a big brandy or something? Big hugs.
Big hugs for the blokes as well.

mangocheeks said...

Bridget,
So sorry to read this, but so glad that you are well without suffering any major injuries. I hope those aches and pains are all gone. Warm wishes.