Hit by a Drunk Driver Yesterday...

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TLotus's picture
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Hit by a Drunk Driver Yesterday...

Hey Ladies,

I just wanted to let you know that my car was hit by a drunk driver last night. I was close to my home at a stop sign and a yellow hummer crashed into me then sped off. The impact caused me to do a full body whiplash. My airbags did not deploy, so my head, chest and belly hit the steering wheel, then my seat collasped to a horizontal position and I fell on my back that way.

Five cars passed me by before anyone came to help me. When they saw I was pregnant, more people became involved. I was taken to a level one trauma center....that was an overwhelming experience. About 15 people were in the ER waiting on me and everyone was pulling, poking, taking clothes off, talking to me at the same time.... They then sent me to L&D.

Baby Devin is perfectly fine. He is healthy and was unaffected. I, on the other hand am in immense pain. My back especially. Tomorrow, I go in to see my peri who will make sure baby Devin is okay. He is concerned about me...and my back injury...on top of my asthma. He wants to induce....in a couple days.

What's worse about all of this...yesterday was my 12 year old son's birthday. I am an emotional wreck. My car is totalled. Luckily, my in-laws live close and is going to help me with getting to the hospital to deliver.

I'm just so grateful to be alive and that no one else was in the car with me. They caught the driver and he is in jail now.

I will be off of preg.org for a while. My birth buddy, Starryblue702 - Krystal will keep you all up to date. And I will still post on FB every once in a while. I am focused on getting baby Devin here safely. Smile

Joined: 09/13/06
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Oh my! I am so very thankful to hear that you are ok, and that baby Devin seems to be doing fine... I will definately be keeping you in my thoughts over the next few days....

PAmom2boys's picture
Joined: 04/29/09
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Wow! I am so glad you and devin are okay. I hope your able to get a little recovery behind you before devin makes his appearance for your sake. Good luck with your peri and the birth.

Praying for you.

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Joined: 11/23/06
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Oh Tamara, I am so grateful that Devin is OK! You will both be in my prayers over the next while. I am so, so sorry that this happened to you. :bigarmhug:

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Joined: 07/06/06
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Oh Tamara, that's so scary!!! I am relieved to hear that your baby boy is OK, but that's awful that you are in so much pain right now! I am so sorry to hear that!

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:bigarmhug: That is so scary I hope you have a safe easy delivery! And are on the mend quickly.

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*Lurker*

Wow I am trully sorry to hear about the accident. I am glad your baby is doing well and I am VERY happy that driver is in jail. Sad to see how people don't think that their negative actions can have such an impact on someone else...in your case someone he didnt even know. Thank God you and your baby are fine.

Good luck with everything!

Joined: 05/17/06
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Sorry to hear about your accident! Glad that Devin is ok though. Hope you are recovered soon & that your baby is here soon. Hope your DH & boys are helpful with the baby so you can get some rest when he is born.

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Joined: 09/25/09
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OMG that is too scary. I am so happy that your sweet little boy is doing good. I hope that you heal quickly from your injuries. Please take care!

fireflies11's picture
Joined: 03/26/11
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OMG! You poor thing!! I'm glad you and baby were not hurt worse. I bet you were already having pain, just from being prego and now this!
:bigarmhug:

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Joined: 05/31/09
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Oh gosh-that's so scary! I am glad you're okay, and i hope that you have an easy delivery and heal from your pain quickly. Sometimes life throws curveballs, but at least you're okay and so is the baby. Thank God!

Starryblue702's picture
Joined: 04/06/11
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Tamara, I came to post about your accident yesterday and of course the site was down! Again, I'm so glad that you and baby Devin are OK! I hope your insurance gets you and your family a rental until you can get a new car!! Can't wait to hear from you!

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Joined: 03/21/07
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you poor poor thing. i'm so sorry you had to go through this. how scary. like i said on facebook, please take it as easy as possible.

i was in a car accident a few years ago and hurt my back. those injuries are really terrible. i hope it's nothing too serious and no lasting damage.

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Joined: 09/18/05
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I'm so sorry that happened to you Tamara! I'm glad Devin is okay though, and hope you can rest and heal up quickly. It's helpful that your in-laws are close by to help. That is great news that they at least caught the driver and he's locked up now, I hope they throw the book at him. So unfair this happened to you at 39 weeks 3 days! Feel better soon
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