grueling weekend

I found out on saturday that my sister, mom, niece and nephew were in a
terrible car accident. My sister was driving her little hyundai sonata
and accidentally ran a stop sign into a two-lane one-way street. The
street was designated a 25 MPH zone and when she noticed the other
vehicle it was a considerable distance away so she registered a sense of
relief that she was going to make it. Then all the sudden it was right
upon them and smashed directly into the passenger side of the car,
pushing the car all the way over across the intersection and lane of
traffic onto the curb on the other side. It was a GMC Yukon that struck
them.

The sonata of course folded like paper in on itself from the impact. We
estimate the Yukon was going at least 60MPH. My mom was seated in the
front passenger side, my nephew in the back passenger side.

It is a miracle that they are all still alive. When police and rescue
personnel arrived at the scene my mom and nephew were trapped in the
car. My sister was told that my nephew’s foot was trapped under too much
of the car and they had to wait until they could lift the car up in
order to pry him out (his door was the problem). She said oh hell no and
ripped the door off the car and pulled him out of the wreck. She has a
big bruise down her arm from that one.

My sister’s right arm got enough shrapnel from busted windows that they
couldn’t dig some of it out, it had penetrated down to the bone and they
didn’t want to mess with it until it had healed more. She told me it
looked like shredded meat. Her face got it a bit too, she said yellow
bits of fat were showing. (ick)

My nephew has a chipped tooth and stitches, and he was almost hamstrung
and has a big cut on the side of his foot. Sliced right through some of
the tendon. My niece (my brother’s daughter) was knocked around a bit
but did not require any stitches.

My mom got the brunt of the impact. She has a broken neck, two broken
ribs, one which punctured her lung and hence collapsed it. Her pelvis is
fractured in several places and until yesterday afternoon there was
still the danger of head trauma. She has lacerations all over her face,
hands and right arm from glass.

They currently have her immobile, drugged to the absolute teeth, and on
a breathing machine to keep her lung from collapsing again. She’ll be in
ICU for an additional 1-4 days until they can remove the breathing
machine and put her in a halo for the neck. She’s going to be in the
hospital for quite a while, and recovering for quite a while longer.

Moral of the story… do not go 60 in a 25 MPH zone, and if you’re going
to run stop signs, do not be the little guy!

Re: grueling weekend

“Shena Delian O’Brien” <shena@darklock.com> wrote in message
news:3D8F3691.2080706@darklock.com
> I found out on saturday that my sister, mom, niece and nephew were in a
> terrible car accident. My sister was driving her little hyundai sonata
> and accidentally ran a stop sign into a two-lane one-way street. The
> street was designated a 25 MPH zone and when she noticed the other
> vehicle it was a considerable distance away so she registered a sense of
> relief that she was going to make it. Then all the sudden it was right
> upon them and smashed directly into the passenger side of the car,
> pushing the car all the way over across the intersection and lane of
> traffic onto the curb on the other side. It was a GMC Yukon that struck
> them.

Can happen so fast.

1993 was in an Hungarian small town a Stop sign so behind
a tree, that I did not see it.

Crossing the street, I noticed the sound of an emergency break.

Only next time, I was in this city, I tried to find out and noticed,
that there is a Stop sign and I had overseen it.

Best wishes for Your family


Roland Mösl
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Re: grueling weekend

I’m sorry to hear of your (and their) misfortune… I sincerely hope
that everything turns around and everyone comes out of this just fine.

-Mike K.

Shena Delian O’Brien wrote:
>
> I found out on saturday that my sister, mom, niece and nephew were in a
> terrible car accident. My sister was driving her little hyundai sonata
> and accidentally ran a stop sign into a two-lane one-way street. The
> street was designated a 25 MPH zone and when she noticed the other
> vehicle it was a considerable distance away so she registered a sense of
> relief that she was going to make it. Then all the sudden it was right
> upon them and smashed directly into the passenger side of the car,
> pushing the car all the way over across the intersection and lane of
> traffic onto the curb on the other side. It was a GMC Yukon that struck
> them.
>
> The sonata of course folded like paper in on itself from the impact. We
> estimate the Yukon was going at least 60MPH. My mom was seated in the
> front passenger side, my nephew in the back passenger side.
>
> It is a miracle that they are all still alive. When police and rescue
> personnel arrived at the scene my mom and nephew were trapped in the
> car. My sister was told that my nephew’s foot was trapped under too much
> of the car and they had to wait until they could lift the car up in
> order to pry him out (his door was the problem). She said oh hell no and
> ripped the door off the car and pulled him out of the wreck. She has a
> big bruise down her arm from that one.
>
> My sister’s right arm got enough shrapnel from busted windows that they
> couldn’t dig some of it out, it had penetrated down to the bone and they
> didn’t want to mess with it until it had healed more. She told me it
> looked like shredded meat. Her face got it a bit too, she said yellow
> bits of fat were showing. (ick)
>
> My nephew has a chipped tooth and stitches, and he was almost hamstrung
> and has a big cut on the side of his foot. Sliced right through some of
> the tendon. My niece (my brother’s daughter) was knocked around a bit
> but did not require any stitches.
>
> My mom got the brunt of the impact. She has a broken neck, two broken
> ribs, one which punctured her lung and hence collapsed it. Her pelvis is
> fractured in several places and until yesterday afternoon there was
> still the danger of head trauma. She has lacerations all over her face,
> hands and right arm from glass.
>
> They currently have her immobile, drugged to the absolute teeth, and on
> a breathing machine to keep her lung from collapsing again. She’ll be in
> ICU for an additional 1-4 days until they can remove the breathing
> machine and put her in a halo for the neck. She’s going to be in the
> hospital for quite a while, and recovering for quite a while longer.
>
> Moral of the story… do not go 60 in a 25 MPH zone, and if you’re going
> to run stop signs, do not be the little guy!

Re: grueling weekend

“Shena Delian O’Brien” <shena@darklock.com> wrote in message
news:3D8F3691.2080706@darklock.com
> I found out on saturday that my sister, mom, niece and nephew were in a
> terrible car accident. My sister was driving her little hyundai sonata
> and accidentally ran a stop sign into a two-lane one-way street. The
> street was designated a 25 MPH zone and when she noticed the other
> vehicle it was a considerable distance away so she registered a sense of
> relief that she was going to make it. Then all the sudden it was right
> upon them and smashed directly into the passenger side of the car,
> pushing the car all the way over across the intersection and lane of
> traffic onto the curb on the other side. It was a GMC Yukon that struck
> them.

So sorry to hear this. :frowning:

That thing is so big, it shouldn’t be driven without a Class B license in my
opinion.

Leonid

Re: grueling weekend

“Shena Delian O’Brien” <shena@darklock.com> wrote in message
news:3D8F3691.2080706@darklock.com
> My mom got the brunt of the impact. She has a broken neck, two broken
> ribs, one which punctured her lung and hence collapsed it. Her pelvis is
> fractured in several places and until yesterday afternoon there was
> still the danger of head trauma. She has lacerations all over her face,
> hands and right arm from glass.
>
> They currently have her immobile, drugged to the absolute teeth, and on
> a breathing machine to keep her lung from collapsing again. She’ll be in
> ICU for an additional 1-4 days until they can remove the breathing
> machine and put her in a halo for the neck. She’s going to be in the
> hospital for quite a while, and recovering for quite a while longer.
>
> Moral of the story… do not go 60 in a 25 MPH zone, and if you’re going
> to run stop signs, do not be the little guy!

I’m sorry to hear about that Shena…I hope everyone comes out of it ok.


Rodney

Re: grueling weekend

Shena,
I would just like to say how sorry I am to
read your news and will hope and pray for the best
for all of you.
Cindy

“Shena Delian O’Brien” <shena@darklock.com> wrote
in message news:3D8F3691.2080706@darklock.com
| I found out on saturday that my sister, mom,
niece and nephew were in a
| terrible car accident. My sister was driving her
little hyundai sonata
| and accidentally ran a stop sign into a two-lane
one-way street. The
| street was designated a 25 MPH zone and when she
noticed the other
| vehicle it was a considerable distance away so
she registered a sense of
| relief that she was going to make it. Then all
the sudden it was right
| upon them and smashed directly into the
passenger side of the car,
| pushing the car all the way over across the
intersection and lane of
| traffic onto the curb on the other side. It was
a GMC Yukon that struck
| them.
|
| The sonata of course folded like paper in on
itself from the impact. We
| estimate the Yukon was going at least 60MPH. My
mom was seated in the
| front passenger side, my nephew in the back
passenger side.
|
| It is a miracle that they are all still alive.
When police and rescue
| personnel arrived at the scene my mom and nephew
were trapped in the
| car. My sister was told that my nephew’s foot
was trapped under too much
| of the car and they had to wait until they could
lift the car up in
| order to pry him out (his door was the problem).
She said oh hell no and
| ripped the door off the car and pulled him out
of the wreck. She has a
| big bruise down her arm from that one.
|
| My sister’s right arm got enough shrapnel from
busted windows that they
| couldn’t dig some of it out, it had penetrated
down to the bone and they
| didn’t want to mess with it until it had healed
more. She told me it
| looked like shredded meat. Her face got it a bit
too, she said yellow
| bits of fat were showing. (ick)
|
| My nephew has a chipped tooth and stitches, and
he was almost hamstrung
| and has a big cut on the side of his foot.
Sliced right through some of
| the tendon. My niece (my brother’s daughter) was
knocked around a bit
| but did not require any stitches.
|
| My mom got the brunt of the impact. She has a
broken neck, two broken
| ribs, one which punctured her lung and hence
collapsed it. Her pelvis is
| fractured in several places and until yesterday
afternoon there was
| still the danger of head trauma. She has
lacerations all over her face,
| hands and right arm from glass.
|
| They currently have her immobile, drugged to the
absolute teeth, and on
| a breathing machine to keep her lung from
collapsing again. She’ll be in
| ICU for an additional 1-4 days until they can
remove the breathing
| machine and put her in a halo for the neck.
She’s going to be in the
| hospital for quite a while, and recovering for
quite a while longer.
|
| Moral of the story… do not go 60 in a 25 MPH
zone, and if you’re going
| to run stop signs, do not be the little guy!
|

I would just like to say how sorry I am to
read your news and will hope and pray for the best
for all of you.

Re: grueling weekend

Shena Delian O’Brien wrote:
> I found out on saturday that my sister, mom, niece and nephew were in a
> terrible car accident.

Sorry to hear about this, hope everyone continues to improve and are okay.

Jtk

Re: grueling weekend

Wow, that sounds awful ;( Hope you guys all make it through this alright.

Ted

Shena Delian O’Brien wrote:
> I found out on saturday that my sister, mom, niece and nephew were in a
> terrible car accident. My sister was driving her little hyundai sonata
> and accidentally ran a stop sign into a two-lane one-way street. The
> street was designated a 25 MPH zone and when she noticed the other
> vehicle it was a considerable distance away so she registered a sense of
> relief that she was going to make it. Then all the sudden it was right
> upon them and smashed directly into the passenger side of the car,
> pushing the car all the way over across the intersection and lane of
> traffic onto the curb on the other side. It was a GMC Yukon that struck
> them.
>
> The sonata of course folded like paper in on itself from the impact. We
> estimate the Yukon was going at least 60MPH. My mom was seated in the
> front passenger side, my nephew in the back passenger side.
>
> It is a miracle that they are all still alive. When police and rescue
> personnel arrived at the scene my mom and nephew were trapped in the
> car. My sister was told that my nephew’s foot was trapped under too much
> of the car and they had to wait until they could lift the car up in
> order to pry him out (his door was the problem). She said oh hell no and
> ripped the door off the car and pulled him out of the wreck. She has a
> big bruise down her arm from that one.
>
> My sister’s right arm got enough shrapnel from busted windows that they
> couldn’t dig some of it out, it had penetrated down to the bone and they
> didn’t want to mess with it until it had healed more. She told me it
> looked like shredded meat. Her face got it a bit too, she said yellow
> bits of fat were showing. (ick)
>
> My nephew has a chipped tooth and stitches, and he was almost hamstrung
> and has a big cut on the side of his foot. Sliced right through some of
> the tendon. My niece (my brother’s daughter) was knocked around a bit
> but did not require any stitches.
>
> My mom got the brunt of the impact. She has a broken neck, two broken
> ribs, one which punctured her lung and hence collapsed it. Her pelvis is
> fractured in several places and until yesterday afternoon there was
> still the danger of head trauma. She has lacerations all over her face,
> hands and right arm from glass.
>
> They currently have her immobile, drugged to the absolute teeth, and on
> a breathing machine to keep her lung from collapsing again. She’ll be in
> ICU for an additional 1-4 days until they can remove the breathing
> machine and put her in a halo for the neck. She’s going to be in the
> hospital for quite a while, and recovering for quite a while longer.
>
> Moral of the story… do not go 60 in a 25 MPH zone, and if you’re going
> to run stop signs, do not be the little guy!
>


Ted Wilcox
owner/webmaster - www.freemathhelp.com
ted@freemathhelp.com

Re: grueling weekend

So sorry to hear this. Best of luck.

Shena Delian O’Brien <shena@darklock.com> wrote in
news:3D8F3691.2080706@darklock.com:

> I found out on saturday that my sister, mom, niece and nephew were in
> a terrible car accident. My sister was driving her little hyundai
> sonata and accidentally ran a stop sign into a two-lane one-way
> street. The street was designated a 25 MPH zone and when she noticed
> the other vehicle it was a considerable distance away so she
> registered a sense of relief that she was going to make it. Then all
> the sudden it was right upon them and smashed directly into the
> passenger side of the car, pushing the car all the way over across the
> intersection and lane of traffic onto the curb on the other side. It
> was a GMC Yukon that struck them.
>
> The sonata of course folded like paper in on itself from the impact.
> We estimate the Yukon was going at least 60MPH. My mom was seated in
> the front passenger side, my nephew in the back passenger side.
>
> It is a miracle that they are all still alive. When police and rescue
> personnel arrived at the scene my mom and nephew were trapped in the
> car. My sister was told that my nephew’s foot was trapped under too
> much of the car and they had to wait until they could lift the car up
> in order to pry him out (his door was the problem). She said oh hell
> no and ripped the door off the car and pulled him out of the wreck.
> She has a big bruise down her arm from that one.
>
> My sister’s right arm got enough shrapnel from busted windows that
> they couldn’t dig some of it out, it had penetrated down to the bone
> and they didn’t want to mess with it until it had healed more. She
> told me it looked like shredded meat. Her face got it a bit too, she
> said yellow bits of fat were showing. (ick)
>
> My nephew has a chipped tooth and stitches, and he was almost
> hamstrung and has a big cut on the side of his foot. Sliced right
> through some of the tendon. My niece (my brother’s daughter) was
> knocked around a bit but did not require any stitches.
>
> My mom got the brunt of the impact. She has a broken neck, two broken
> ribs, one which punctured her lung and hence collapsed it. Her pelvis
> is fractured in several places and until yesterday afternoon there was
> still the danger of head trauma. She has lacerations all over her
> face, hands and right arm from glass.
>
> They currently have her immobile, drugged to the absolute teeth, and
> on a breathing machine to keep her lung from collapsing again. She’ll
> be in ICU for an additional 1-4 days until they can remove the
> breathing machine and put her in a halo for the neck. She’s going to
> be in the hospital for quite a while, and recovering for quite a while
> longer.
>
> Moral of the story… do not go 60 in a 25 MPH zone, and if you’re
> going to run stop signs, do not be the little guy!
>

Re: grueling weekend

So sorry to hear this. Best of luck.

Shena Delian O’Brien <shena@darklock.com> wrote in
news:3D8F3691.2080706@darklock.com:

> I found out on saturday that my sister, mom, niece and nephew were in
> a terrible car accident. My sister was driving her little hyundai
> sonata and accidentally ran a stop sign into a two-lane one-way
> street. The street was designated a 25 MPH zone and when she noticed
> the other vehicle it was a considerable distance away so she
> registered a sense of relief that she was going to make it. Then all
> the sudden it was right upon them and smashed directly into the
> passenger side of the car, pushing the car all the way over across the
> intersection and lane of traffic onto the curb on the other side. It
> was a GMC Yukon that struck them.
>
> The sonata of course folded like paper in on itself from the impact.
> We estimate the Yukon was going at least 60MPH. My mom was seated in
> the front passenger side, my nephew in the back passenger side.
>
> It is a miracle that they are all still alive. When police and rescue
> personnel arrived at the scene my mom and nephew were trapped in the
> car. My sister was told that my nephew’s foot was trapped under too
> much of the car and they had to wait until they could lift the car up
> in order to pry him out (his door was the problem). She said oh hell
> no and ripped the door off the car and pulled him out of the wreck.
> She has a big bruise down her arm from that one.
>
> My sister’s right arm got enough shrapnel from busted windows that
> they couldn’t dig some of it out, it had penetrated down to the bone
> and they didn’t want to mess with it until it had healed more. She
> told me it looked like shredded meat. Her face got it a bit too, she
> said yellow bits of fat were showing. (ick)
>
> My nephew has a chipped tooth and stitches, and he was almost
> hamstrung and has a big cut on the side of his foot. Sliced right
> through some of the tendon. My niece (my brother’s daughter) was
> knocked around a bit but did not require any stitches.
>
> My mom got the brunt of the impact. She has a broken neck, two broken
> ribs, one which punctured her lung and hence collapsed it. Her pelvis
> is fractured in several places and until yesterday afternoon there was
> still the danger of head trauma. She has lacerations all over her
> face, hands and right arm from glass.
>
> They currently have her immobile, drugged to the absolute teeth, and
> on a breathing machine to keep her lung from collapsing again. She’ll
> be in ICU for an additional 1-4 days until they can remove the
> breathing machine and put her in a halo for the neck. She’s going to
> be in the hospital for quite a while, and recovering for quite a while
> longer.
>
> Moral of the story… do not go 60 in a 25 MPH zone, and if you’re
> going to run stop signs, do not be the little guy!
>

Re: grueling weekend

On Monday 23 September 2002 10:43 am, Shena Delian O’Brien wrote:

> Moral of the story… do not go 60 in a 25 MPH zone, and if you’re going
> to run stop signs, do not be the little guy!

:frowning:

best wishes!


John R. Marshall

TBA…

Re: grueling weekend

My thoughts/prayers are with you guys.

Scary. Our car is a Ford Festiva – one of the lightest cars on the road,
with very little side impact protection. I think I’m going to be extra
careful at stop signs.

Re: grueling weekend

Sorry to hear about what happened.
I hope and pray everyone is OK and recovers fast.


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Re: grueling weekend

Thanks all for your kind words.

I’m just now waiting to hear from my sister who has gone to the hospital
to visit my mom. I spent the weekend there but had to come back to go
to work.

Re: grueling weekend

Car accidents seem to happen to the wrong people, not the crazy drivers who
run signs regularly, but those who slip that one time. I hope it all works
out for your family.


Brian Wilmot

“Shena Delian O’Brien” <shena@darklock.com> wrote in message
news:3D8F3691.2080706@darklock.com
> I found out on saturday that my sister, mom, niece and nephew were in a
> terrible car accident. My sister was driving her little hyundai sonata
> and accidentally ran a stop sign into a two-lane one-way street. The
> street was designated a 25 MPH zone and when she noticed the other
> vehicle it was a considerable distance away so she registered a sense of
> relief that she was going to make it. Then all the sudden it was right
> upon them and smashed directly into the passenger side of the car,
> pushing the car all the way over across the intersection and lane of
> traffic onto the curb on the other side. It was a GMC Yukon that struck
> them.
>
> The sonata of course folded like paper in on itself from the impact. We
> estimate the Yukon was going at least 60MPH. My mom was seated in the
> front passenger side, my nephew in the back passenger side.
>
> It is a miracle that they are all still alive. When police and rescue
> personnel arrived at the scene my mom and nephew were trapped in the
> car. My sister was told that my nephew’s foot was trapped under too much
> of the car and they had to wait until they could lift the car up in
> order to pry him out (his door was the problem). She said oh hell no and
> ripped the door off the car and pulled him out of the wreck. She has a
> big bruise down her arm from that one.
>
> My sister’s right arm got enough shrapnel from busted windows that they
> couldn’t dig some of it out, it had penetrated down to the bone and they
> didn’t want to mess with it until it had healed more. She told me it
> looked like shredded meat. Her face got it a bit too, she said yellow
> bits of fat were showing. (ick)
>
> My nephew has a chipped tooth and stitches, and he was almost hamstrung
> and has a big cut on the side of his foot. Sliced right through some of
> the tendon. My niece (my brother’s daughter) was knocked around a bit
> but did not require any stitches.
>
> My mom got the brunt of the impact. She has a broken neck, two broken
> ribs, one which punctured her lung and hence collapsed it. Her pelvis is
> fractured in several places and until yesterday afternoon there was
> still the danger of head trauma. She has lacerations all over her face,
> hands and right arm from glass.
>
> They currently have her immobile, drugged to the absolute teeth, and on
> a breathing machine to keep her lung from collapsing again. She’ll be in
> ICU for an additional 1-4 days until they can remove the breathing
> machine and put her in a halo for the neck. She’s going to be in the
> hospital for quite a while, and recovering for quite a while longer.
>
> Moral of the story… do not go 60 in a 25 MPH zone, and if you’re going
> to run stop signs, do not be the little guy!
>

Re: grueling weekend

Car accidents seem to happen to the wrong people, not the crazy drivers who
run signs regularly, but those who slip that one time. I hope it all works
out for your family.


Brian Wilmot

“Shena Delian O’Brien” <shena@darklock.com> wrote in message
news:3D8F3691.2080706@darklock.com
> I found out on saturday that my sister, mom, niece and nephew were in a
> terrible car accident. My sister was driving her little hyundai sonata
> and accidentally ran a stop sign into a two-lane one-way street. The
> street was designated a 25 MPH zone and when she noticed the other
> vehicle it was a considerable distance away so she registered a sense of
> relief that she was going to make it. Then all the sudden it was right
> upon them and smashed directly into the passenger side of the car,
> pushing the car all the way over across the intersection and lane of
> traffic onto the curb on the other side. It was a GMC Yukon that struck
> them.
>
> The sonata of course folded like paper in on itself from the impact. We
> estimate the Yukon was going at least 60MPH. My mom was seated in the
> front passenger side, my nephew in the back passenger side.
>
> It is a miracle that they are all still alive. When police and rescue
> personnel arrived at the scene my mom and nephew were trapped in the
> car. My sister was told that my nephew’s foot was trapped under too much
> of the car and they had to wait until they could lift the car up in
> order to pry him out (his door was the problem). She said oh hell no and
> ripped the door off the car and pulled him out of the wreck. She has a
> big bruise down her arm from that one.
>
> My sister’s right arm got enough shrapnel from busted windows that they
> couldn’t dig some of it out, it had penetrated down to the bone and they
> didn’t want to mess with it until it had healed more. She told me it
> looked like shredded meat. Her face got it a bit too, she said yellow
> bits of fat were showing. (ick)
>
> My nephew has a chipped tooth and stitches, and he was almost hamstrung
> and has a big cut on the side of his foot. Sliced right through some of
> the tendon. My niece (my brother’s daughter) was knocked around a bit
> but did not require any stitches.
>
> My mom got the brunt of the impact. She has a broken neck, two broken
> ribs, one which punctured her lung and hence collapsed it. Her pelvis is
> fractured in several places and until yesterday afternoon there was
> still the danger of head trauma. She has lacerations all over her face,
> hands and right arm from glass.
>
> They currently have her immobile, drugged to the absolute teeth, and on
> a breathing machine to keep her lung from collapsing again. She’ll be in
> ICU for an additional 1-4 days until they can remove the breathing
> machine and put her in a halo for the neck. She’s going to be in the
> hospital for quite a while, and recovering for quite a while longer.
>
> Moral of the story… do not go 60 in a 25 MPH zone, and if you’re going
> to run stop signs, do not be the little guy!
>