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24 April 2009 @ 12:18 am
another update about M's accident  
I for damn sure don't wish this type of thing on anyone, especially a parent. M had just gotten her full license on the 8th but as I said before she's been driving for a lot longer than a year (long story that makes my blood pressure shoot up thinking about it) but she's one of the safest drivers I know.

Mom got home and filled me in on more details of the accident. turns out the ankle wasn't broken after all, the diagnosis of it being broken was made before the x-ray. M did *not* have a seat belt on and was thrown headfirst to the passenger side floorboard after the airbag deployed. She was covered in blood and glass when mom came in the hospital room and M started instantly crying and mom told her that she loved her and hugged her.

as for the accident: M was trying to make a left turn and thought she had enough time since the SUV was so far away. there were several witnesses that said that it did look like M had enough time for the turn but the woman was speeding. cops said that the witness were wrong and she was going 35 (which is what the woman claimed) but everyone who saw it said there's no way she was going that slow given how quickly she got to the intersection and how badly M's car was spun (which almost hit a concrete divider). M got the $120 ticket for failure to yield to oncoming traffic but I bet they can fight it if they brought those witnesses in. I may be biased but it seems to me that the cop is finding M at fault simply because she's a teenager. >:(

When her mom got to the scene and tried to get in the ambulance with M to talk to her and tell her she loved her they wouldn't let her because they were putting the other woman (who didn't have a scratch on her) in the same ambulance with M. Oh and M thought that one of the paramedics was hot. *g*

but M is back at her mom's house and can't walk on crutches worth a crap but she's *safe*. i hope that her mother will be at her side when she has the inevitable nightmares (she had them for months after the accident when she was younger).
moodswing: relievedrelieved
eclipsegigerisgod on April 24th, 2009 12:28 am (UTC)
car accidents suck.

really happy for you that M is going to be okay. *hugs*
scaperdeagescaperdeage on April 24th, 2009 01:14 am (UTC)
I bet it was an age things. Sadly it is because there are too many irresponsible teens who ruin it for the ones who are. Also sadly, people forget those irresponsible teen drivers turn into irresponsible adult drivers.

I almost had an incident happen to me when I was turning left at a light. It was going yellow and there's a semi-blind turn coming in the other direction. Meaning, if you're speeding anyone trying to turn there won't be able to see that fact until they are mostly across the other lane and you are on top of them. Thankfully an accident did not happen, but I was pretty pissed over almost getting hit because someone was trying to outrun a yellow light. It's a horrible intersection and people who speed make it more dangerous.
Time Is Like A Kissjenlev on April 24th, 2009 06:37 am (UTC)
*hugs* I hope she's feeling betters soon. And again, wonderful news that she's ok.
arthurfrdentarthurfrdent on April 24th, 2009 01:22 pm (UTC)
before they allow the other woman's car to be fixed, they can download the data from her car computer which will give them her speed when the airbags deployed, assuming that the woman was driving a car made in the last 10 years or so. But this has to be done quickly, and you have to ask for it...

That will prove who was speeding, even if it doesn't take away the failure to yield, it may decrease the severity of the punishment.
Kaz: Heart (John/Aeryn)kazbaby on April 24th, 2009 01:36 pm (UTC)
From what mom was told, the SUV's airbags didn't deploy (it didn't even have a scratch on it), but hopefully she was misinformed. She'll pass the information on to the ex-SiL.

Thank you for the information and for the good thoughts in the other post. *hugs you*

(i have the smartest damn friends. ♥)