The Mis-Adventure – A Car Accident

Not quite the adventure I was intending on doing…in fact, I am now officially calling this unexpected experience a MIS-adventure.

A year after this accident, I found myself in yet another appointment in a series of seemingly endless appointments: chiropractor, massage therapist, kinesiologist, acupuncturist, sports medicine rehabilitation doctor, medical doctor….it just didn’t stop and the end was not in sight.

That being said, I’m so thankful that the two cop cars who were careening through the intersection didn’t t-bone me, or worse yet, kill me.

I’m so lucky.

All this, because some lady didn’t hear the sirens or notice all the vehicles at a dead stop at the intersection. “I couldn’t figure out why you stopped because the light was green,” was what she said to me. She was driving a huge van filled with two or three kids. Weirdly, I can’t remember because I was in shock. All she saw was green and so ignored all the stopped cars, and rammed me from behind.

My suspicions is that she was distracted. The kids were probably loud. Maybe she was texting or talking on her phone. Maybe she was so distracted that she was on auto-pilot and all the vehicles that stopped and the loud sirens just did not compute in her brain.

It took a long time, but with the wonderful support of my family, my doctors, and my amazing lawyer, Stuart Lien, I’m back to normal again.

© Monthly Adventure, Patricia Taylor, February 2012