Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Gretchen is OK!

But her truck is destroyed...
Click on it to get a bigger image.

Gretchen was wearing her seat belt at the time of the crash. As soon as she could squeeze her legs out from under the dash, she crawled out the window.

When the police got there they had to ask the crowd: "Who was the driver of the red truck!" Cause she was walking off the adrenaline rush.

The dashboard and steering column were shoved back several inches. It's a good thing she was skinny, otherwise she would have been stuck.

I would like to thank all the people that rushed to both the aid of my wife, and the other driver.

I didn't get a picture of it but some of the wires in the dash board had started to melt and burn the plastic. That's why the fire department was called. They brought a large crow bar; pried the hood up, and cut the battery cables.

Pictures of the other car...

I don't know if the other driver was wearing his seatbelt. Notice the head shaped bulge in his windshield. I saw blood on his forehead; and heard that EMTs were not getting clear responses to the questions they were asking him. The driver of the white car was taken to the hospital.

Gretchen's right arm started to swell up, I made her take an X-ray of it. I'll post that picture too. It appears to be OK. She is resting with ice packs and compression bandages. She says that when the frozen spinach on her knee thaws, she's going to heat it up with some mozzarella. ;)


Anonymous said...

OMG, I cannot believe she walked away from that! I am grateful she is o.k! Life is soooo delicate and she is way too precious to lose!

Anonymous said...

The police told me that the other driver had a very low blood sugar and was not lucid. They think that he may have been loosing consciousness when he turned into oncoming traffic.-gretchen

Anonymous said...

My dearest Gretchen and Josiah, I am so grateful that you are relatively "ok". Please get to a chiro. and a doctor. I know you are hurting , Gretchen. I love you both and wish I could be there with you. Love Mom/ann

Anonymous said...

It's a good thing Gretchen is skinny, if it were me they would have had to use that big crowbar to pry me out - that seat doesn't leave much room between it and the steering wheel !!

I'm very happy she could get out under her own power and is only a little banged up.

Anonymous said...

So glad to hear she's OK!!!


Anonymous said...


I am sooooo glad you didn't get seriously injured. You were lucky and probably watched over by someone above.

However, I'm glad Sy is taking you to a Doctor this AM. You probably will have lots of sore muscles, bones, etc. for quite some time.

The other driver's insurance will be happy to pick up the tab to make sure you are ok and don't suffer long term problems.

Good luck and God Bless you.

Anonymous said...

Gretchen, I can only say that I believe God sent angels to protect you in this horrific crash! I'm so very thankful you are ok!! (And sure hope the spinach and mozzarella was tasty) Bless your heart! Lots of prayers and love from Aunt Patty in Ohio

Lisa said...

Wow, just read about this tonight and glad Gretchen is OK!

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