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An evening spent with my darling honeywuzzle, but not quite the one we'd planned 
23rd-Mar-2013 11:37 pm
Travel: 1933 Ford
After the fabulous closing night of Lysistrata and a wonderful birthday party for surrealestate and DD's darling Tadpole, plumtreeblossom and I were crossing the street this evening when we were hit by a car. It was making a left turn into the street we were crossing; the driver had probably slowed for the turn but didn't seem to slow at all to avoid hitting us; he did pull over a ways down the block and come back. There were lots of witnesses, among them anomie666 who happened to be on a bus that was passing and who stayed with us through the whole evening. He is a wonderful person and he deserves a medal and some really good Scotch.

All the emergency vehicles (at least two police cars, a fire truck, an ambulance, and eventually the tow truck to take away the driver's car since he left in other accommodation) had enough flashing colored lights for a Somerville Christmas. We declined the ambulance since we were just a few blocks from the hospital and the paramedics wanted to put us in back and neck braces and that seemed over the top (neither of us had hit our heads or had spine pain). anomie666 walked with us to the hospital.

The ER experience was quite good; everybody was very nice and we were treated very well. We both got lots of X-rays. I got the brunt of the impact, but I'm just banged up a lot and swollen and bruised. plumtreeblossom has a small fracture in her elbow (a radial head fracture), probably from when she landed. (I was thrown over the hood of the car, into plumtreeblossom who was also clipped by the car.) They gave her a splint and a sling, which is going to be a hassle for a while. We're both on industrial-strength ibuprofen and I'll be icing for a while. (Fortunately, plumtreeblossom had some bags of edamame in the freezer. :-)

Well, it wasn't the evening we were expecting, but at least we spent it together. plumtreeblossom, I love you through thick and thin.
24th-Mar-2013 03:47 am (UTC)
(I was thrown over the hood of the car, into plumtreeblossom who was also clipped by the car.)

Good God! Glad you're both all right.
24th-Mar-2013 03:52 am (UTC)
Yikes!! I'm glad you're both mostly OK.
24th-Mar-2013 04:08 am (UTC)
Yikes. Glad you are both safe.
24th-Mar-2013 05:03 am (UTC)
What a scary experience! You are both very lucky that you were not more seriously injured. If I can help you out in any way (such as shopping or bringing stuff to Mare's place), let me know.
24th-Mar-2013 06:04 am (UTC)
Gack! I'm sorry that happened to you, but I'm so very glad that it wasn't worse. God, it must have been terrifying! *hug* *hug* *hug*

24th-Mar-2013 03:49 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I hope you picked a better way to celebrate your birthday than we did! Happy birthday!
26th-Mar-2013 01:32 am (UTC)
Wow! Remembering to wish me a happy birthday after you've been hit by a car is mind-bogglingly wonderful of you. Quadruple thanks!
24th-Mar-2013 08:37 am (UTC)

And from what I know about the US medical system, I hope the driver is paying for EVERYTHING!

Also, when you feel sore, or shaky, or whatever, take it easy. Take painkillers. Do NOT try to be a hero. That goes for both of you.

*gentle hugs*
24th-Mar-2013 03:47 pm (UTC)
Yes, the bureaucracy is going to be a big hassle. The driver (probably through his insurance) should be liable for all of it, but the last time I was involved in a car accident I was rear-ended by a kid (with no license) who had taken his father’s car without permission, so the kid didn’t have insurance and the father’s insurance didn’t cover it because (at least as the father claimed) it wasn’t an authorized use by the owner of the car. Fortunately that time I was surrounded by a metal box and we didn’t need to go to the hospital.

A single-payer system would be very very nice.

Edited at 2013-03-25 01:46 am (UTC)
24th-Mar-2013 11:59 am (UTC)
Yikes! I'm glad to hear things were no worse.
24th-Mar-2013 01:44 pm (UTC) - Oy vey!
I'm sorry. I hope that there are no surprises this morning. HUGS
24th-Mar-2013 01:50 pm (UTC)
Oh my gosh! Obviously, this is giving me flashbacks of my own experience. Thankfully the car was turning, at least, which forced it to slow down. I'm glad nothing too bad happened, but it still sounds like a hell of a way to spend the evening. Both of you feel better!
24th-Mar-2013 03:38 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Yeah, I was thinking of you and missdimple a lot — and very glad neither of us hit our heads! Wish you’d had as easy a time of it.
25th-Mar-2013 12:54 am (UTC)
Egad! I'm glad you're not any worse off than you are.

I was also lucky when I got hit by a motorcycle a few years ago. Although I was thrown about 10 feet through the air and did land on my head, I was just a bit gimpy for a couple of weeks and only suffered a very mild concussion. I had to be talked into going to the hospital to check myself out.

I hope your bumps and bruises and plumtreeblossom's fracture heal quickly and with as little pain as is necessary!
25th-Mar-2013 02:25 am (UTC)
Worth repeating:
So glad that you were not more seriously injured.

also, glad the jerk didn't get away.
25th-Mar-2013 05:06 pm (UTC) - Holy shit
Glad you guys are (mostly) OK.
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