Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Accident Prone

Scary moment happened yesterday. Kristen was driving to work on I55 and hit a patch of black ice and after some fishtailing, and perhaps a 360, collided with the guardrail.

Thankfully, she is fine. A bit sore from the seatbelt doing its job and the airbags deploying, but otherwise all is good.

Apparently where she hit the ice is a common occurrence. And Monday morning was particularly bad. Multiple cars had hit the ice in the same spot and pinballed around the highway.

Kudos to IDOT. A IDOT truck was on the road and immediately pulled over to help Kristen and then towed her for free off the highway and waited until another tow truck arrived so Kristen could stay warm.

The last nine months have been rough on Team Johnson. I received a flying lesson when a car unseated me from my bike, Kristen got hit by a cab driver, and now this. I'm starting to think we all need to go back to horse drawn buggies!


Rebecca said...

How scary! I'm so glad Kristen is okay. Hang in there.

Ms. Mayhem said...

I saw a little comment on FB by Kristen. I am glad to have the whole story, but more pleased to read that Kristen is okay and was taken care of. Ugh.

jenn said...

How scary! Glad to know she's doing ok.

Sarah said...

How scary! I'm so glad no one was hurt. Looks like we've got some more days of wonderful Chicago weather ahead! Be safe!

Evenson Family said...

OMG...we are HAPPY that Kristen is O.K...How scary...OMG...a lot of tender loving care towards her please!!!!