Wednesday, June 17, 2009

A Different Kind of Bump

This morning, we had a little fender-bender on the way to work. We were cruising along just fine when the three cars in front us made a sudden halt. The white car directly in front was able to stop on time to avoid hitting the car in front of him, and luckily, Ryan was able to step on the brakes on time, too. unfortunately, The car behind us wasn’t able to, and so he hit our poor Yumi which caused her to lunge forward and hit the white car in front of us.

In just a matter of seconds, we were sandwiched in between two cars and both our bumpers sustained damages. The rear bumper was misaligned a bit and had very minor scratches but the front one needs a replacement because a portion of it was torn because of the impact. Tsk, tsk!

Thank God no one was hurt, and that we were all running at a nominal speed (50 kph), so we were able to prevent further damage and possible injuries. I wasn’t even shaken by the impact as I already kind of anticipated the rear-ender. The moment we stopped and missed the car in front of us, I automatically looked at the side mirror and knew immediately that the car behind us wouldn’t be able to halt on time. Ryan was insisting I should go and see the doctor to check if i’m fine but I assured him that I’m ok. The force wasn’t that hard, thankfully. it was just like a sudden step on the brakes. the seatbelt didn’t even tighten when we moved forward, and I didn’t feel a thing. I imagine missing the curb while walking is much worse than that.

In case I feel anything strange today, I will not hesitate to go to the hospital. For now, I will just observe myself and see how I’d feel as the day progresses.


PM said...

thank goodness, it wasn't anything more than a slight bump.

Joanne MV said...

have a fab award for you sis - :)

Gracie said...

hi pat,
praise God talaga it wasn't anything major! first accident namin yan dito, and we're so relieved minor lang and that we weren't hurt considering the kind of drivers they have here.

Gracie said...

hi joanne,
thanks for the award, sis! love it! :)

kelly said...

thank goodness both of you are alright! and please do have a check up if you feel anything out of the ordinary. keep safe, gracie!

kelly said...

thank goodness both of you are alright! and please do have a check up if you feel anything out of the ordinary. keep safe, gracie!

cheche said...

glad to hear you and baby are ok. si hubby din syempre. kelangan talga extra careful. minsan no matter how careful u are, pag ibang tao hindi, damay ka dn. bkt naman kasi biglang nag stop ung car sa harap nyo. tsk tsk.

normal lang ung size mo for a pregnant woman. mamimiss mo ung bumo mo after. ako namimiss ko e =D

konti na lang makikita na natin si baby =D

Gracie said...

hi kelly,
thank you, my dear! baby & i are doing good. so far, i didn't feel anything strange since the accident yesterday.

Gracie said...

hi che,
oo nga, hirap talaga kasi kahit gaano ka kaingat, minsan talaga it still depends on other commuters din eh. buti na lang it's nothing serious.
super excited na kami to finally meet Baby D. ganito pala yun 'no, habang papalapit lalong antsy ang feeling.

Vanniedosa said...

oh gosh; thank goodness your safe :)

pray lang lage and keep