I was on my way to get my then 9 month old son. I reached down to grab something off the floor, only taking my eyes off the road for a split second. Next thing I knew I was on the shoulder of the road, then in the ditch. All I could was to try and pull myself out of the ditch.
After about 100 yards or so, I was able to pull out of the ditch back on to the road, into on coming traffic. I over corrected and ended up in the ditch again, this time sideways.
The last thing I remember seeing was watching the passenger side of the truck hit the ground. I woke up pinned in the truck, which was upside down. There was glass everywhere, and fluid dripping on me. I had no idea where I had landed, if anyone saw me, or even which part of the truck I was in. Once it finally dawned on me what had happened, I started to scream bloody murder.
Thank the lord that there was someone there who had witnessed the accident and came to my aid. He was able to talk to me, calm me down some
and call the police.
The 30 mins I was stuck in that truck was the longest 30 mins of my life. I could hear the sirens in the far off distance; slowly getting closer. I could hear the fire fighters working on the truck; slowly. I do remember a fire fighter crawling partly into the cab with me to hold my neck, he yelled at me every time I moved.
I heard the Mayo One Helicopter fly in...... I got worried.
Finally, to my rescue came the jaws of life, I felt the door come off the truck, and I felt my legs finally go free.
Once they tried to pull me out was when I realized that I actually HAD been hurt. I landed, and was pinned on my left shoulder, I hadn't tried to move until the fire fighters tried to pull me out. It was the most excruciating pain I have ever felt, (yes, including labor). They paused and tried to figure out what to do, but I told them to just do it. Quick like a band-aide, ya know?
Once they pulled me out, the cut my favorite pair of pants mid way up...
.....They signaled the helicopter to take off.... I was relieved.
I ended up staying 1 night in the hospital with an AC separation, a few cuts and some bruises.
Remember when you're looking at these pics that I WAS NOT
wearing my seat belt, I WAS NOT
paying attention to the road, and I AM
very lucky to be alive. IM000575.JPG IM000577.JPG IM000578.JPG IM000581.JPG