Wednesday, March 08, 2006
You really DO have to look both ways before you cross the road.
Just ask my daughter. She got careless and...got hit by a car. This happened last Thursday, Feb. 24.
I was in the house when my son came home from school. He walked in the door and went to put his back pack in his room. Suddenly, he screamed the longest, most shrill I'd ever heard him scream. Then came the words..."Hannah got hit by a car!" He saw her through his bedroom window, just after she got hit, laying there in the road.
We live in a rural area that has the mailboxes only on one side of the road. Our mailbox is across the street. I would let her check the mail for me every day. The bus would drop her off, then she would cross the street and check the mail. After checking the mail, she walked a few yards down the road, since the mail box isn't directly in front of our driveway. A car was passing her. The driver saw her and slowed down significantly. She was walking straight ahead and he had no reason to believe that she would suddenly turn into the road. Well, without warning, she turned and walked right in front of the car. He slammed on the brakes, but couln't avoid hitting her.
She was in the hospital for 2 days. She suffered several skull fractures, but no bruising of the brain! That means no concussion! She fractured her hip in several places. One fracture is a weight bearing spot. When she stands, it puts pressure directly on the fracture. So she has been on crutches.
Its been almost 2 weeks and she's almost back to normal, except for the crutches.
The children are not allowed to check the mail anymore.
This was a very serious situation that could have had devastating results. We are grateful. So grateful to have our beautiful girl with us.