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We had a head on accident!

Started by BigJohn, December 13, 2013, 10:29:06 am

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     Pat and I had a head on accident about 8:00 this evening on Sun valley Parkway about 2/3rds of the way home from dinner out in Surprise AZ with our good friends Carla and Aaron, an 88 year old gentleman driving on the wrong side of a divided 4 lane highway came out of nowhere and despite me taking evasive action I was only able to get about 2/3rds to 3/4s out of the way! Our 2004 Deville is history the left front wheel ended up pushing against my left big toe and the steel that the door mounts to was pushed in in such a way that it did damage to my knee. The left rear corner of the hood came through the windshield and ended up about 10 inches from my face, they had to take me out using the jaws of life, Pats side wasn't hurt as bad but the air bags did damage to her chest bruising a lung and causing them to keep her in the hospital for fear of a collapsed lung. The 88 year old man was in and out of consciousness and fear that he wasn't going to survive caused the police to follow the helicopter to the hospital to do a more intensive investigation including sending someone to our hospital to do a breathalyzer test on me that came up as: 0.00 ! We both are on some heavy duty industrial strength drugs for our present and future pain. Please Pray with & for both Pat and I as well as the 88 year old man who as of right now I don't know of his condition. Thanks in advance!



Big john,
  So Sorry to hear about your accident. My wife and I will pray for all of you. Get well.
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To John & Family,
That was difficult to read through - speedy recovery to all - praying that the upcoming joys are not dampened and your difficulties are overcome -

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Big John,
Sounds like somebody was watching over you,you'll be in our prayers.
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I am so sorry to hear of this. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. Thankfully you all will recover.

Get well soon,



Boy i hope the old guy is ok too
Could have been your day.
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Wow, that sounds like an awful experience.  Someone was definitely watching out for you guys, but I'll bet you'll feel the impact more in the days to come.  That kind of trauma rattles every joint in your body.  Speedy recovery to all of you!

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My thoughts and Prayers for you and your wife.


Good Lord John. One minute your just cruising down the highway having a good time with friends and the next your whole life is turned upside down. Our prayers are with you.
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Prayers and well wishes to you and all involved in that accident.
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You are all in my thoughts and prayers.  God Bless!!!

Darren Henry

A speedy recovery to you and Pat, John. Like the country song says---Today is called  the present because it is a gift. I'm sure a brush like that will remind all of us to embrace life and make the most of our time here.
Life is a short one way trip, don't blow it!Live hard,die young and leave no ill regrets!


UPDATE: after about 12 days we are improving Pats lungs are badly bruised but the one that partially collapsed quickly recovered but they found 3 cracked/ broken ribs on additional X-rays Monday after the accident, those have her in a lot of pain when she lays or sits down and also getting up. My left leg & foot from the knee down continues to be my main source of pain badly bruised and super swollen, but it will heal and a lot of the pretty purple is fading already! After only living in Arizona for about 14 months we have the greatest friends, neighbors, and even perfect strangers coming to our aid that night and ever since! A neighbor took me to the local shop for a hair cut and after cutting my hair all three of the ladies lined up hugged me said they had been praying for me and told me my money was no good just go home and get well, these were perfect strangers! I expect a whole different outlook on life and I hope it makes me a much better person!


Darren Henry

Glad to hear you are both recovering well. God-speed with that.
Life is a short one way trip, don't blow it!Live hard,die young and leave no ill regrets!


Good to hear john. Sounds like you have as many blue hair as we do

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