I know I promised to post about the giveaway today. I have been quite taken back by the happenings of today though. Today was one of those days where looking back, you realize the miracles that God performs on a daily basis. It gives you a different outlook on life.
I was just out on the back patio, minding my own business, ok I was checking out what the neighbors were doing.... you caught me. There was this sound that was the most horrific sound I have heard in a long time. I ran around to the front of the house knowing there was another accident. The road in front of our house is a major one in Michigan. Really busy. There was this car sitting on the side of my driveway smoking. I took off running towards the car to try to help. A very nice man who had seen what had happened, was parked and trying to get across traffic to the car also.
I have to say I was a little nervous, I was sure that whoever was in the car was killed. I didn't see another car though. When we got to the driver side, we found a young kid was driving. My heart sank. He started moving and crying, trying to get out of the car. The man who came to help was trying to get his door opened but couldn't. I told them both to stop. If he was injured, he could make it worse moving. I called 911 and tried to get him to breathe. I held his hand and talked to his mom about what had happened. He had managed to get half out of the car and was sitting on the door. He was pinned into the car by his leg.
Thankfully, the fire department got there! I am not a good person to have with injuries. I had gotten some towels from the house since he had a cut on his leg that was "spurting". I told them to hold pressure on it to help stop the bleeding and tried to get him to slow his breathing down.
So.... what happened?! See that pole in front of the car? On the right side of the drive is a steep slope by the shoulder of the road. He went along that slope and when he hit the slope by the driveway his car went airborne and hit that pole about 10' from the bottom of it. The car slid off the pole and landed at the base of it.
I can just imagine his guardian angel, sitting on his shoulder and thinking "Holy crap! We're flying into that freaking pole!"
Personally, I think he is lucky that he hit the pole. See the tall grass? He probably would of landed in there. You can't see in the pic, but there are these humongous boulders in that tall grass. Who knows what would of happened to him if he had landed on those.
He did have passengers too.
These two little guys were in the car. He told us the ferrets were in there and very nice. We caught them and I kept them in my house til his uncles came to pick them up. Bitty one just loved them! After riding around in a shopping cart though, they were probably thinking put us back in the flying car NOW!
Guess who was throwing a tantrum when they got picked up?
I am happy to report that the driver is doing good. They did have to take him into surgery. The parking lever was impaled into his shin bone. Thankfully, that was the worst of his injuries. No internal injuries or head injuries. Lots of cuts and abrasions. The sheriff told him mom it was a miracle that he survived. A little bit over and he might have been crushed by the engine coming through the dashboard. The cause of the accident was mechanical. The front wheel bearing went and locked up the steering. He hit that pole at about 60 mph.
Just one of the miracles that God performed today. A mom will be able to hold and kiss her son goodnight. I know I gave my kids a big hug and kiss! I also told the big girl she is NOT taking driver's ed!
I pinky swear that I will post the giveaway party tomorrow!
P.S. I added this pic. See the smudge mark on the tower? That is where his car hit and slid off