Sunday, December 28, 2008

Dumb. Drunk. Bitch.



On Christmas night at about 11 pm a DRUNK driver hit our truck, which was parked on our property parallel to our fence. The force from the impact sent both the driver's truck and our truck through our fence, and completely spun our truck around. Our kids bedrooms face the street! Should our truck not have been parked by the street that night and absorbed the impact, the drunk driver would have likely hit our house. The thought of that happening is way too much for this Mama to think about. This was an UNDERAGE driver on her way home after having WAY too much to drink. Although the situation we are facing, with our vehicle being ruined and our property damage, is an awful one...things could have been much worse. THANK GOD she didn't hit and kill another driver, THANK GOD nobody was outside when this happened, THANK GOD my family is safe. Drinking and driving is stupid. Lives are forever changed in the blink of an eye. We RARELY park our vehicles out near the street. The truck was parked there because we had a house full of people on Christmas and wanted the driveway to be open for our family to park. This 20 year old girl has no idea how much damage and trouble she has caused us. I can only hope she has learned her lesson and will never make such a SELFISH and STUPID decision again.


The morning after...




The force of the impact was so great that the hood emblem from her truck Landed about 30' away!


Our beautiful fence just 6 weeks ago...The way the truck is parked in this picture is exactly how it was parked at the time of the accident.
I'll be back later, for a more cheerful Christmas day post...

11 comments:

Following Him said...

OMG...an underage driver drinking. Holy crap! THANK GOD your kiddos are safe and you guys are too.
~Elyse~

Jennifer said...

I am SO glad you guys are okay. Was the driver arrested? Did she return the next day for her truck?

Becoming Me said...

Oh my goodness! Praise God you and your family were not injured.

Mrs. Newlywed said...

Oh I am glad you are okay! What happened to her? Was she arrested?

Elisabeth said...

Wow! Glad that your family is okay and no one got hurt! Ugh! I hate when people don't think before they drink and drive!

grandma mac said...

Oh My God....I am so thankful that you are all safe!!...It makes me sick to think of the "what-ifs"...I do hope this taught her, and that because she hit your truck, another life was saved.....

Danielle (Life with the Hewitt Family) said...

That is horrible! Glad that it was just property and vehicle damage and that your family is safe and sound! I just don't understand how people can drink and drive...do they really not see that they could kill an innocent person?

Kristen said...

Oh my goodness! That is beyond crappy, and I think your title said it best.

Hope that you had an enjoyable Christmas after all the not needed drama the day before. YIKES!

Glad to hear that you are all safe and sound, and that you had parked your truck there!

K said...

OH wow - thank GOD no one was hurt. What a nightmare.

Gene said...

So glad you and your beautiful family weren't harmed! Other than your 'near miss' story, I enjoyed reading your blog this evening! You're a good writer, lady!

Happiest of New Years to you and yours!

Gene

Mindy said...

Cannot EVEN believe this story. Thank God you are all okay.