September 12, 2009

Hit by a truck

Truck Have you ever used that expression "I feel like I've been hit by a truck"?  I'm pretty sure I've used it before, but now I can actually say I know what it feels like.


Yesterday morning I parked my car at the park-and-ride and - bus pass in hand - was walking through the parking lot to the bus stop.  Over my shoulder I could see a truck cut through a line of empty parking stalls and thought "gee, that truck is coming awfully close to me, are they trying to run me out of their way?" but the next thing I know, the truck hits me from behind and knocks me to the ground!   I am in a total state of shock and disbelief.  The driver comes flying out of her truck saying "oh my god, oh my god" and my first words to her were "I can't believe you just did that!"


She whips out her phone as I gingerly get up and asks if I want her to call an ambulance.  I say I think I am okay, besides being dazed and scraped up (thank goodness I chose to wear a jacket or my elbows would have been hamburger.  I don't even want to think about my knees if I wasn't wearing jeans.  I told her I would like her to call the police.


We wait in the 5 a.m. darkness for the police to arrive, her nervous chatter making me want to slug her.  The police came and wrote up a report.  She isn't cited because in the officer's words, she wasn't driving fast enough to be charged with reckless driving.  Still, wouldn't you consider it reckless to HIT A PEDESTRIAN in a parking lot???


I drove myself home and my husband took me to urgent care after we got the kids off to school.  After 3 hours, I learned I had no broken bones, but by now it was 6 hours after the accident and the pain was starting to set in.   I also went to my chiropractor, who can't do a full assessment until 72 hours has passed.  He also warned me the pain would increase and by Sunday I probably won't be able to get out of bed without help.


I am stunned, in shock and incredible pain.  And I lost my bus pass.



22 comments:

  1. OH MY GOSH she wasn't charged????? Call a lawyer. Did they do a police report at least? I can't believe that! I'm so sorry you were hurt, and outraged by the police response. Praying for you, hon!

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  2. Amazing story...they couldn't press charges? Since when can't you be reckless when you're driving slow? I hope you heal quickly. Take care.

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  3. That is terrible. I am so sorry to hear that. My mother was hit by a truck while walking in a parking lot last year. Her hip was broken and arm/shoulder scraped and sore. She had emergency surgery and had to spend a month in the hospital recovering.
    I hope you heal quickly. Best wishes for a VERY speedy recovery.

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  4. Oh wow, what a scary experience! Glad you are OK, well, except for the bruises and shock. I hope you have a speedy recovery!

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  5. I can't believe she didnt' get a ticket...I just can't believe it!!! Hopefully you recover quickly!

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  6. I thought they were supposed to give you the option to press charges. I would have done so! And then she needs to pay for your chiropractor bill in the least!

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  7. She should have been charged with being an IDIOT! You poor thing. And you lost your bus pass? That is just wrong! :(

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  8. I hope you are feeling better you dont want to let her off hitting someone with your car is an offence do something about you might have problems with your health later on you never know.
    Lots of hugs Mary.

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  9. (((gingerly giving you air hugs))) I can't imagine how sore you must be feeling.
    I'd like to think that at least with a police report you can take this further if you need to..if nothing else the medical expenses, time off work, and the cost of your bus pass!
    Take care and heal up soon!

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  10. I was so excited to see that you had a new post. What has Lisa been up to, did she finish her Schnibbles, do something fun at work or with the kids? NO Lisa got hit by a truck!! What a horrible experience, to be going about your normal life and then to be run down by a truck!! I hope the chiropractor is wrong about today and that you are feeling better.
    I just can't figure out why running some one down with a vehicle is not a ticketable offense. Who cares how fast she was going!
    Take it easy! (Where were you going on a bus at 5 am?)

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  11. You poor thing...I can't believe she didn't get some sort of ticket...she needs to be paying your medical expenses and she should certainly buy you a new bus pass. Take care!

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  12. Holy Hits Batman. Oh my god. I can't believe it. She wasn't cited for reckless driving? Yes, it is reckless to hit a person. OMG! I'm glad DH took you to get checked out. I hope you're resting today. Sheesh, Lisa. This is wrong! What a crappy feeling. The kids must be thinking "Mom got hit by a truck?" I mean really. I'm just blown away. I can't imagine what you're thinking. Well, I obviously send you the best of healing and well wishes. Rest up my friend. Rest well.

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  13. That's terrible Lisa! She should have been charged, reckless or not, she hit you! I hope you feel better soon. And my gosh, 5 a.m. you were waiting for the bus? I can't imagine getting to the bus stop that early. I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery. Nancy in WI

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  14. WOW. That is awful. How could she not be charged? You will be sore for days. You're in my thoughts.

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  15. oooh, karma is gonna catch up with her and bite her in the butt. What a scary experience Lisa. What a blessing you were able to walk away from it. I hope you take it easy the next few days. In my thoughts...

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  16. Holy Moly, Lisa! That woman deserves a ticket!!! I would "Get Jesse" if I were you! I'm glad to hear you don't have any broken bones - and so sorry to hear of your pain. Maybe you can sue her in civil court! I had a cop go the wrong way up a row at QFC a while back - he nearly hit me as I turned down the row the right way - he motioned for me to stop, roll down my window and slow down!
    Let me know if there is anything I can do....
    Feel better soon!

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  17. LISA!?! Oh my gosh! Here's wishing you a super speedy recovery and a new bus pass!
    Sometimes the law stinks and there isn't much the police can do but I'm glad that you asked her to call them! Even though she wasn't cited, it's a good thing that there is still a police report.
    Take good care and feel better soon!

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  18. I had to go back and reread this again. I am soo sorry you got hit. I hope her insurance will pay your medical bills. Take care and feel better soon

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  19. You poor girl! Can I bring you anything? How absolutely terrifying and tramatic for you! I would have punched her I think. Seriously...

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  20. I'm so sorry..how awful. I can't believe that this wasn't "reckless" enough. Seems pretty reckless to me. I have witnessed this kind of driving in the parking lot at the mall. I'm glad you had the presence of mind to file a report.
    I hope you are recovering and not in too much pain!!!

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  21. Lisa, I'm so sorry to hear of your mishap. Bless your heart. I hope your pain doesn't get too bad and that you're up and about soon.
    Gentle hugs,
    Susan

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  22. Oh my goodness, you poor thing!! I can't believe it! I'm not sure I'll ever be able to use the phrase hit by a truck again and not think of you. Get better quick!

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