8/365: Ice and Snow

Our week has been eventful, not necessarily in a good way. But, on the other hand, it is in a good way.

My older daughter was on her way to the first day of classes at her college when she hit some ice and spun out on the on-ramp of the highway. She hit the concrete wall. Thankfully, a kind gentleman stopped to help her and get her out of the way of further harm. He stayed with her until my husband (a police officer) could get there, and we are deeply grateful for his kindness and care. She told me later, “Mom, all of these other cars just drove on by!” That hurt my heart, but I did tell her that they might have called 911 even if they didn’t stop.

Anyway, this is the SUV, Dora the Explorer–may she rest in peace. (She’s totaled. 😦 )

dora 1

dora 2

(I know it doesn’t look too bad, but it’s a 2003 with many miles on it. I guess it’s just not worth repairing.)

Here are my daughter’s hands and wrists from the air bag:


We took her to the ER because she was complaining of a hurt knee. They x-rayed it and initially said it was just a contusion. About an hour or so later, they called back, wanting her to come back into the ER. It is actually fractured (an avulsion fracture of the lower patella, if anyone is medically-inclined). 😦 So she has a knee immobilizer (which takes up her entire leg) and crutches. We saw the orthopedist yesterday, and she has an MRI on Saturday to determine the exact extent of the injuries.

I just took her up to my husband at work so he could drive her to classes, and we’ll see how she does. 😦 I’m worried about her because each class is in a different building, she’s sore from the broken knee and the crutches, and it’s 5F outside with ice and snow. It’s just that this is only the first week of classes, and I hated for her to miss it all. (It would’ve been easier to navigate later in the semester after her professors know her and everything.)

But, anyway, the good parts are that, of course, she wasn’t injured any more seriously than she was. I’m grateful for the kindness of strangers, and I’m grateful for insurance.

So then look at this pretty sunset from the night of the crash:


~ Lali (Sugarcreek Township, Ohio)

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3 Responses to 8/365: Ice and Snow

  1. torc365 says:

    OooOoooo so sorry to hear about the demise of Dora and I do hope your daughter recovers quickly and well. Some people just can’t stop for fear of spinning out as well. Cool that someone did, though. Say his name in your prayers tonight.

    Yeah, the only thing snow is good for is looking at.


  2. celebalqua says:

    Really happy to hear your daughter was not more seriously hurt. What a way to start the term!
    Your second image is absolutely gorgeous.

  3. torc365 says:

    I hope your daughter is doing well! That can be really scary. I’m so glad at least one person stopped to help.

    ~ ateelah

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