Sunday, October 28, 2007

Don't drink and drive!!

This weekend Nate and his brother Andy flew to Cleveland Ohio so that Andy could pick up his new Volvo S60R. They had been driving for all of 4 hours in his "sweet new ride" when they were hit by a drunk driver going about 100 mph. LUCKILY, there were no other cars around to run into when their car spun out, and LUCKILY, no one was hurt, not even a scratch! The drunken moron (who by the way, was dressed up as a pirate) came up to Nate to ask if they were ok, and Nate said he could smell the alcohol on him, and so he asked if he had been drinking, and the guy replies quite matter of factly: "YUP!!" Nate said he almost punched him, which is exactly what I thought he should have done when he told me what he said. Ooooh, it makes me so mad to think about people who are so stupid to drink and drive.

Now this happened Saturday night at about 12:30am, and I found out this afternoon (Sunday) at about 1:30pm, when Nate showed up at our front door. He wasn't supposed to get in until tomorrow evening sometime, so needless to say, I was very surprised to see him home...they didn't want to worry us. Which is probably good, it's so much easier to think it's no big deal when your husband is home, standing in front of you! Plus, I don't think it would have been good to have all that time to myself to imagine what COULD have happened, which is so scary to think about. It is also so scary to think that no matter how safe you drive, you have no control over other people's choices.

Nate is still a little shaken up, and of course both him and Andy are depressed about the car that is now totaled. He says he doesn't think he wants to drive anywhere for a few months. I am so grateful that my husband is still alive, and home safe and sound!! Nate said that it really makes you realize how fragile we are, and how quickly and easily our lives can be altered.

So, let's be careful out there folks!!

12 comments:

DaNae said...

Oh my gosh! I am so glad that they are okay. That is so scary!

Jackie said...

How scary! It freaks me out to think how many idiots are out there.

I'm so glad Nate and his brother were able to walk away. I hope he gets the desire to drive again relatively soon!

A Little Sass said...

People are just so stupid! I am so glad Nate and Andy are ok!!! That is sad about his NEW car. So what ended up happening to the drunk driver?

Nate, Morgan and Asher said...

they took him to the hospital to get his blood alcohol level tested, and hopefully he will be off to jail soon! of course he wasn't hurt, isn't that always how it is?!

Kevin Christiansen said...

Morgan- I am so happy that everyone was ok. It makes my heart hurt to think about the effects of drunk driving. To this day I can't hear an ambulance siren without my heart racing.

Gretchen&Robert said...

Morgan-- I was just thinking that the idiot drunk driver probably walked away fine! Oh, that makes me so mad!!! I wish the police and courts would really crack down on intoxicated drivers. It's one thing when people want to destroy their livers but it's another when they put innocent lives in danger! I'm glad Nate and his brother are okay.

The Allred Family said...

I am so glad that Nate is ok! How scary. The pictures of your little guy are sooo cute!

ryan, maren and leah said...

So glad you're okay, Nate.

The Lambs said...

car accidents can be so scary. i was in a roll over accident in 2001 and had nightmares and flashbacks for years, so tell nate it's normal not to want to drive anywhere. i'm so glad you are all safe and together! cars can be replaced, but hubby's cannot!

Summer Adams said...

I'm with Celeste...It's aweful and can devastate families. Glad Nate is okay. Poor car... :(

The Young's said...

Oh man, that is really scary. I am so glad he is ok! Someone was definately watching over him. I hope everything else is good.

Orange Peanut said...

What a relief that they were okay!!! Hold him a little tighter and love him even more! ~Megan