First car crash

We got rear-ended this afternoon on the way home. We were stopped at a light on 15-501 at Old Mason Farm Rd. The light turned green, we started moving. Traffic stopped, I stopped. In my rear-view mirror I saw the SUV behind me moving fast — and that the driver was turned, facing the back of her car. I knew she was going to hit us hard, but I couldn’t do anything. She slammed into us, the car shuddered and the rear window exploded. Trixie cried out.

I got to her almost immediately. She was shaking and scared, but not in pain. She got checked out and seems to be 100% ok. I’ve got some neck and jaw pain – I think because I saw it coming and clenched my teeth. The back of car is a mess. It protected us, but took a lot of damage. (It’s a Scion xB — it didn’t stand much of a chance against a Pathfinder Landcruiser that, according to the police report, was going 20mph.)

I feel so blessed and thankful that nothing happened to Trixie. She is ok.

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12 Responses to First car crash

  1. Colleen says:

    Yikes! Scary stuff. I’m glad that you guys are okay.

  2. Melanie says:

    Glad you guys are all OK

  3. valerie says:

    Glad you are both ok and that you saw what was coming! I’m sure you were both wearing your appropriate seat belts, etc. I’d be dead if it weren’t for seat belts, so I’m a huge advocate for them! You’re such a great dad to Trixie!

  4. Judy says:

    I’m glad to hear you are okey-dokey. Cars can be replaced, but you guys can’t!

  5. Tom says:

    I have never met Ben, but I would bet Trixie was in the best belt’s, seat and place! Tom

  6. Kevin says:

    Wow, I know how scary those moments can be. I’m relieved to hear that everyone is okay. Hope Trixie wasn’t too traumatized, and that your jaw feels better soon.

  7. Kristy says:

    I’ve been following along for years. You nearly gave me a heart attack just reading the title of your entry here. Forever after you can remind Trixie of the importance of seatbelts. So glad this was not worse.

  8. Jeff says:

    Hey Ben! I’m glad that you and Trixie are ok!!

    But you know I wasn’t a fan of that box on wheels. 😉


  9. Mike says:

    SUV drivers. Grr…

  10. trini says:

    Yikes! I hope you get a Volkswagon, are they the best for crash test ratings?? I would go with that. Or are you getting your car repaired?
    “Icy hot” always does wonders.

  11. Summer says:

    So glad to see that you are both okay from that!! How scary!

  12. Glad you folks are alright.
    I don’t know if it’s worse to see it coming or not. Same thing happened to me once.
    Take care.