While waiting to turn left on an off ramp a semi past me and sent a rusty 12in 29lb piece of metal flying into my car. It dented the top of my trunk, went through my rear windshield and hit me in the head.
I was talking to D at the time and had no clue what happened. I just said "D I think I was just in a car accident. I got hit in the head."
The truck that sent the metal flying also went flying. He did not stop. He kept driving. Actually got right back on the highway....fishy huh?
The police are calling my accident a hit and run.
Below is a picture of the path of the metal. Click on the picture to enlarge it. I circled the rusty marks the metal left on the car.
My headrest saved my life. truly.
D (the engineer) says the force and velocity that it must have taken to hit the car, break through the windshield, hit my headrest, and hit me are incredible.
I have a few bruises (my head, my cheek, my hand) but I am totally ok. Thank you God. A guardian angel was looking out for me today. I am so so thankful.
I am also so grateful for D2. D was out of town at the time of the accident so D2 left work to come get me, take me to the hospital, and retrieve my car.
k. I've had a long long day. I will be whispering an extra prayer of thanks tonight.