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cryingdaily posted 6/3/2013 21:04 PM

Just feel the need to declare that I am happy to be alive.

On Saturday, NOguy and I spent the day out on his bike (a Harley).

We had a great day and were about two miles from my house when a young kid ran a stop sign and hit us.

Never. So. Scared. In. My. LIFE!

It's amazing. A series of events that happened within seconds, I remember as snapshots that seemed to take several minutes.

I watched the car come toward us and thought he was going to hit where my leg was. I didn't feel panic, I felt resigned to the fact that this was going to hurt so I turned my head, held my breath and just braced myself.

He hit us just behind my leg, mid saddlebag (hard saddle bags)

When he hit us, I felt the back of the bike jump over and could tell from the wobbling that NOguy did not have control of the bike.

Again, I was resigned to the fact that a whole lot of bad was about to happen, but by the grace of God, he gained control and we didn't fall over.

Just as the realization hit that we might actually be ok, I saw we were headed straight toward the back of a parked car.

NOguy hit the brake and we came to a tire-screeching halt.

I don't remember getting off the bike but I must have jumped off like it was on fire. He didn't even feel me get off. He looked back and I was standing on the sidewalk.

There was so much that could have gone horribly wrong. The car could have crushed my leg...the bike could have landed on top of us....we could have been thrown into the road....we could have hit the back of that car....and NONE of that happened.

The bike has some damage but, that's what insurance is for. We are alive and completely unharmed.

Thank you to God and the guardian angels he sent to keep that bike on two wheels.

lieshurt posted 6/3/2013 21:06 PM

OMG...that had to be terrifying. So glad you are both okay!

Sad in AZ posted 6/3/2013 21:07 PM

Whoa! We're happy you're here too!

FaithFool posted 6/3/2013 21:14 PM

Glad to hear you made it through that in one piece. Scary shit!

simplydevastated posted 6/3/2013 21:16 PM

OMG! I'm so glad no one was hurt! That must have been terrifying!

jo2love posted 6/3/2013 21:33 PM

I'm so glad you are ok.

gonnabe2016 posted 6/3/2013 21:39 PM

NOguy has some *mad* bike-driving skills.

This could have been so tragic and I'm so glad to hear that there was a happy ending.

cryingdaily posted 6/3/2013 21:44 PM

NOguy has some *mad* bike-driving skills.

Yes, I was impressed.

Kajem posted 6/3/2013 21:45 PM

Wow... Thank God everything happened like it did.

So glad you and NOguy are alright.

Hugs,

K

Want2help posted 6/3/2013 22:41 PM

So scary! A former co-worker of mine lost her leg in that exact way, so I am so glad you are safe and sound.

nowiknow23 posted 6/3/2013 22:47 PM

Sweet Fancy Moses!!!

I can't even imagine what that experience must have been like for you, cd. And NOguy!!! Big squeezy "thankyouforsavingourcdandyourself" hugs for him, m'kay?

ThoughtIKnewYa posted 6/3/2013 22:49 PM

Oh, Holy CRAP!!!

(((cd))) I'm so glad you're OK.

willow60 posted 6/4/2013 00:09 AM

So happy tp hear you both are okay.

What a terrifying experience!

woundedby2 posted 6/4/2013 00:56 AM

OMG, CD...

I cannot imagine how scary that must've been. I'm so glad you are ok.

itainteasy posted 6/4/2013 08:08 AM

So glad both of you are ok!!

SisterMilkshake posted 6/4/2013 08:19 AM

So happy that you both are okay.

Do you wear helmets?

Helen of Troy posted 6/4/2013 08:20 AM

Thank goodness you are ok!

Newlease posted 6/4/2013 09:35 AM

Wow - you actually got hit and didn't go down? THAT'S amazing and awesome! So glad it turned out that way.

My SO were driving through St. Louis during rush hour on 64W. An SUV cut us off and we were in the far left lane with nowhere to go. Thanks to SO's awareness and skills, we did not go down. But I cried until we got outside the city.

Riding a motorcycle involves risk - you are very vulnerable. It's good to be made aware of that without terrible consequences.

Sending strength and peace.

NL

Kalleigh posted 6/4/2013 09:47 AM

Thank God you are ok. Motorcycles accidents are not nice at all

cryingdaily posted 6/4/2013 10:50 AM

Do you wear helmets?

Yes, MA and RI have helmet laws although RI only requires the passenger wear a helmet.

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