On the way home from BrightHouse this evening Bill and I found ourselves right in the middle of a collision which greatly shook us up. We were waiting in a queue about to turn left onto the interstate when I heard a car’s horn behind us coming from a red lorry that was turning onto Lowery. The next thing I knew a black car came screaming alongside me, there were some horrible crashes and crunching noises and debris was flying past the window. The shiny Cadillac ended up coming to a standstill, having bounced off the car in front of us.
This black car had completely sideswiped the vehicle behind, scraping its side from bumper to bumper before spinning off, swerving around and hitting the car in front.
I felt like we’d been hit too, but somehow we were unscathed. I think some of the flying debris had hit the truck and scared the crap out of me, but the main body of the car had sidestepped us completely.
Bill pulled us out of the line, off the road and into a drive through’s car park to double check for damage and get us out of the way, and somewhere nice and safe. As he passed the driver of the protagonist vehicle he made sure that the guy was alright. He looked kind of shaken and disconcerted but wasn’t hurt and had a phone to call for assistance.
After making sure we were definitely alright, and that everyone else involved were out of their cars and talking, we continued on home feeling very wibbly and very fortunate indeed.