10:40ish - turned onto major road
10:43ish - saw a truck turn left and another car pull up. I really hope that next car doesn't turn left - I'll hit him. Seeing the car slow down, I continued driving.
10:44ish - horn and BAM; the airbag.
So yes, I got in a car accident. After the horn, I briefly saw the car - but that was very quick. I opened my eyes and there was dust and an airbag. I didn't move - I didn't think I was hurt, but I was shocked. A guy #1 came and knocked on my window to ask if I was alright, I nodded my head and then tried to get out of my car. My door was kinda jammed, but guy #1 helped me get it open.
"Do you want to take your keys out?"
"That's probably a good idea."
I called work and parents to inform them (work so that they knew I wouldn't be going in, and parents obviously). The fire department showed up pretty quickly after that and made sure both the other driver and I were fine.
"No, we're just here to block traffic and make sure everything is fine. Are you alright? Should we get the ambulance?"
"No - I think I'm fine."
"You seem very calm."
I called Mom and Dad - happily they were only about 20 min away and came right over. Everyone was kind - no one was upset or angry. Neither of us was hurt badly. I have some bruises, scratches, and ache, but nothing major.
Looking at the pictures is very strange - I'm so shocked and blessed that neither of us needed to go to the hospital. I showed a co-worker the picture and she looked at me and said, "Rachel, you were being protected." That is so true. God protected me and the other driver. I am very thankful. I'm hoping I don't have another car experience even remotely similar to this. A crash AND a car getting towed in one day is quite enough. I'm praising God.