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.