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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Joel's Thoughts

My thoughts on life, Christianity, pop culture and dealing with breast cancer... but not necessarily in that order.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008


Traci was involved in an auto accident this morning. She's a little shaken and she's got a couple of cuts from broken glass and she had some glass in her eye, but other than that, she's doing pretty good. She'll be sore for the next few days though.

Basically she was hit by a runaway trailer. A pickup was towing a trailer that came unhitched. We discovered that the tongue and hitch ball were different sizes. They also did not have the trailer secured to the truck correctly with chains. The witnesses say that after it came unhitched, it followed the truck a little bit, then darted across the road. Traci said it came at her so fast she didn't have time to react.

The trailer hit the driver's side right behind the driver's side door. The whole door was sheered off and the sliding door was mangled. I keep the registration in a door pocket on the driver's side so it took a little work to locate it. I kept expecting to see the door somewhere but it was ripped apart into several unrecognizable pieces. The B pillar was crushed in about a foot. If anyone had been sitting behind Traci, they would have been seriously injured or killed. I am glad that the kids were not with her. Cameron usually sits in that seat.

I'll have to go get the police report tomorrow and start the process of getting us a new van. It's a pain but it could have been a whole lot worse.

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