Junk Yard Junkie

Traveling 35 mph down a familiar street, I noticed from the right a silver vehicle rapidly approaching the intersection in front of me. As I ponder to tell you this story, this car and its passengers, a young mother and her baby, had no idea what was about to happen to them. She had just ran a stop sign and was headed right into ongoing traffic. This traffic was me and my car! Within a split millisecond, my car T-BONED her vehicle. I hit her driver’s side door and the rear door.
They say that a blink of an eye is 300 milliseconds. It is also known the brain recognizes human emotion in 200 milliseconds. What I know is that my quick reaction from my brain talking to my feet to hitting the brakes was definitely some form of a millisecond. Thank God for quick reactions.
Within the context of pumping my brakes before impact, the next thing I saw was this car being hit by mine. My air bags deployed simultaneously and then our cars went into 360 degree spins. When all was said and done our cars were right next to each other like we had parked them on purpose that way. The only difference is that I had toxic fumes and smoke bellowing in my front seat and she looked hunched over her steering wheel. WE also knocked down three whole sections of a fence on someone’s residential property.
Injuries did occur to me and I will talk more about those on my next blog post. According to the mother in the other car, she and her baby were fine. This is indeed a miracle! Take a look at my car photos in the junk yard to get a full view of the damages to my vehicle. It is sad to say, but my car appears totaled. I will get formal notice tomorrow if it is and that means car shopping.

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13 thoughts on “Junk Yard Junkie

  1. Donna

    Wow that is scary! I am glad that it turned out like it did. It could have been much worse! Praying that you are feeling better!

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  2. Peggy

    Ouch! Air bags are a great invention. Glad the injuries to humans were minimal. Poor cars, but they are like a cocoon surrounding us mortal drivers and passengers.

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    1. alesiablogs Post author

      Wow! Thank you for the encouragement. God has a lot He needs to finish in me before taking me home. I hope I want let stubbornness get in HIS way! Thank you for the follow. Alesia

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      1. coastalmom

        Thank you back! I am looking forward to updates! I feel as if you carry us with you in your pocket as you tell your story. I can’t wait to wander through your blog!
        Praying for a quick healing! So glad that mom and baby were okay too! Thanks to your fast reaction and God’s not being done with any of you yet! I am sure He is counting on your story telling a bit more! 😉 Those air bags are great life savers but they are also quite damaging! When my daughter was younger… a little girl, around 10 or 11 girl from her school was sitting in the front seat when her mom got into a tiny little fencer bender and the air bags came out… killing the little girl. It was so sad! I think I made my daughter sit in the back seat till she was in about 8th grade after that! 😉 It was so sad! I am glad you are okay for the most part!

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