- 2 years ago
- Wedding: April 2017
Bees, I am hoping this post will let me get some of my anger out. Thanks in advance for reading.
My husband was in a car accident yesterday. He was on his way to work for his evening shift and he was t-boned. The street where the accident happened has had a lot of accidents the last few years. He was going about 45 mph (speed limit) and the girl that hit him blew a stop sign (the cross traffic where he was driving did not have any kind of stop sign or traffic signal). The girl was driving a very large Lexus SUV and had a friend in the car with her. She hit my husband’s car (a 10 year old BMW sedan) right behind the driver’s door. Everyone’s airbags went off.
They took my husband to the hospital he works at (he’s an emergency physician) and I was able to get there right away. He was conscious and I was able to give him a quick kiss before they took him into surgery as he was bleeding internally. I asked if anyone else was hurt and the police told me no, only him. They also told me it appears the driver was texting at the time of the accident.
As I was getting ready to go to the surgery waiting room, the girl that hit my husband came out of her room crying and hysterically apologizing to me. It took everything in my power not to knock her head off. Her parents were holding her back from me (as she was trying to walk to me) and they kept apologizing as well.
Fortunately, my husband is going to be OK. He has a spleen laceration, some broken ribs and was just taken back to surgery to put a pin in his ankle. I was told by the surgeons that he is very, very lucky. They also think he got a concussion. I went to the auto repair place this morning (where his car was towed) and I could not believe that he survived after seeing his car. We were ironically set to get him a new car this weekend.
I am incredibly grateful that my husband is not more seriously injured. But at the same time I am infuriated. I see people texting and driving all the time. From what I can remember the police telling me, the girl will be charged with blowing the stop sign, speeding and texting while driving, but it doesn’t appear that her license will be suspended or anything like that.
Please don’t get me wrong. I am glad no one else was hurt but at the same time I have a hard time getting over the fact that she walked away with no injuries, no punishment while my husband is going for his second surgery.
I guess I’m just looking to vent. I would have to look up the laws in my state about texting and driving but I don’t think they’re that strict. I have seen teens especially texting and driving all the time. I live in a subdivision near the high school and I am amazed at how reckless teens drive.
Texting and driving wasn’t a thing when I was in high school. I know teenagers have the highest insurance rates because statistically they are in the most accidents and in my state they need more supervised hours driving than when I got my license. I don’t know, I feel like teenagers should have more restrictions and if caught texting while driving should have their license suspended.
Am I being unreasonable? I am a wreck and I know I have problems letting things go. But I can’t shake this feeling of wanting someone to “pay”.
Please talk some sense into me. Thanks.