Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Crash

Had a little mishap out on the icy overpass Monday night... looks like the car is toast, but I'm OK, apart from a few aches and pains this morning. It was a chain reaction of crashes -- one car tapped another which spun out, and another car hit it. Other cars tried to stop to avoid the accident and either crashed or were targets for other projectiles. It was just over the crest of a hill, so even under good conditions, it would have been tough to avoid hitting cars randomly stopped in the middle of the offramp. Weird thing is, it was almost an exact replay of an accident I had about 20 years ago on a Super Bowl Sunday...

Apart from the fact that nobody was seriously hurt and that I'm OK (and that nobody was cited), the "miracle" of the evening is that I had most of my "traveling" photo gear in the trunk -- lights, stands, tripod, etc -- which took a pretty direct impact from a pretty big SUV, and everything appears to be just fine. Again, similar to my wreck way back when. Spooky... there are various other ironies and coincidences that go along with it, too, but I'll spare you.

So anyone have a good used car for sale near southwest Ohio?

Here's Amaya, projecting a mood reflecting how I'm feeling about the wreck and the aftermath I'll get to deal with in the next couple weeks.

I'm thinking about having a print sale to raise some funds... if you'd be interested in purchasing a print or three at reasonable prices, let me know.

11 comments:

Greg Croft said...

Oh my... Are you ok?

Did this happen on your way home from Detroit?

Jeezus thats alot of damage.

MandyK said...

OMG! Gary! I'm glad you're okay by the look of your car it seems you are lucky my friend! I'm glad no one was hurt! Anything I can do to help please let me know..

Gary M Photo said...

Thanks Greg, but no... that's one of the ironies... I drive 500 miles in a weekend trip without incident. I try to drive a few miles in town Monday night and this is what happens...

Mandy, thanks for your concern. Oddly, the passenger compartment was really untouched, except for everything being thrown around... they're designed to absorb the impact by crumpling like this to protect the passengers.

A shoot with one of my favorite models (or two... or three) always goes a long way to lifting my spirits. :)

Sleep_to_dream said...

I'm so glad to hear that you came out of this ok!

Dave Rudin said...

Glad you're okay, Gary. I got hit by a car last year and had to be carted off on a stretcher to the emergency room - and it's no fun!

Anonymous said...

Oh my Gary. Don't you take any kinks you may have after this accident for granted. You go to the doctor about it immediately. I didn't and had hell to pay for it. I am so glad to hear you made it out of this. Someone was trying to tell you to slow down in general. What a way to get you to listen. :P If you need anything you let me know, and I will do my best to help. Again, it's good to know you are okay.
:) xoxox

Far Rider Photography said...

Glad to hear you are okay Gary. Realy sorry to read about the accident but as I am sure you have already heard, cars can be replaced, you can't my friend.

David

Raelyn Mouse said...

Gah!!

I'm so glad you're not dead. That is horrible!

Lin said...

Wow Gary! Glad to hear you're only shaken but not stirred.

IGMS said...

Gary M8

Haven't checked your blog in a while 'cos of being overseas, but when I do, I read this totally scary news.

So very glad you're okay pal. Car looks a total write-off. Better glass and steel than skin and bones.

mary40 said...

heh sorry gary i just now found out
good thing i checkout out your blog!