So on Monday, I was driving on a major highway. Weather is bad and there was an accident, so everyone was stopped.
I was stopped, and in my rearview mirror, I see a tractor trailer barreling down on me, at least 70 mph. He starts to swerve, like he's trying to stop, but theres not enough time
at the last second he swerves into the right hand breakdown lane. His tractor trailer was so close to my car it looked like he was going to clip the side of me.
It took him about 7 car lengths to stop.
I would have been instantly killed had he hit me going that fast.
Right after that, I a double rainbow, which has a spevial meaning to me, and is a funny story between me & my brother when we were kids. So it was almost like he was there with me.
I told my H and a friend, but they don't really get what happened, and I left out the part about the double rainbow.. I don't know, it was just one of those times that you are grateful to be alive and think what's the universe trying to tell me...
"But you said your vows, and you closed the door
On so many men who would have loved you more" -Cath, DCFC
Like you and Jessica, I, too, have been in the same situation. A teen hit me from behind going close to 55 mph while I was at a dead stop... and behind her was a tractor trailor carrying three huge rolls of steel that thankfully was paying attention and stopped in time. The girl's truck and my van were totaled, but at least our lives were not.
((Gotta)) Peaceful thoughts as you process this experience.
Glad you're ok. Some people do get it...
I love double rainbows! I've only seen them twice. I'm sure your brother was there watching over you.
I am so very thankful that your brother was watching over you. ((((((gottagetthrough)))))
And never grow a wishbone, daughter, where your backbone ought to be.
― Sarah McMane
Definitely watched over
Multi famam, conscientiam, pauci verentur.
I had an elderly lady back up to me in the parking lot yesterday. I started backing out, then I saw her backing out (our rear ends were both pointing at each other, but she was a few spots down as well). So, I was going backwards, rear end to the right, but not going forward yet. I see her pulling out as well "stop lady stop please" (window up, she didn't hear). We touched. :( Poor lady said the sun was in her eyes. My car is a rust bucket, and it was surface only. No bother. Hers was a nicer newer car, but just surface as well. Our insurance is no fault, so going through insurance would be silly. So we'll both take care of our own cars (though I don't think I'll do much more than buff it, wax it, and try to avoid rust).
I can't imagine watching a huge truck coming at you and you can't do a thing about it. Very scary. If you were a cat you'd be "down one". I think the double rainbow is the bigger story though...I think like that.
[This message edited by JanetS at 8:45 PM, May 27th (Monday)]
What a horrifying situation. I am so glad you're safe.