Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Bye Bye Bella....

My beloved Saab, Bella, died today. Good news is she kept me safe. What a good car:)

I had just dropped Aaron off in Salt Lake to pick up his car at the dealership and we hit 5 o'clock traffic going back to Provo on I-15. Traffic was stop-and-go, but we were going about 40-50 mph. The cars in front of me stopped pretty quickly, so I stopped just a few feet away from the truck in front me. I looked in my rear view mirror and saw the car in back of me NOT slowing down at all- just a little frightening!
Next thing I know, I'm slammed twice, my airbags are out, and there's dust everywhere!

Turns out the guy in back of me had turned his head to switch lanes and just didn't see us stopping... resulting in a Saab sandwich. Poor bella.

Anyway, the good thing is I only have a tiny scratch on my nose from my sunglasses, some airbag burns on my arms, a stiff neck... and some nasty bruises on my legs.
But other than that, I think I'll be in good shape for the wedding this Saturday. Things could have been alot worse!

The frontal damage

The back damage

You'll be missed, Bella! I loved you while I had you!


modell said...

Oh Erika! It looks as bad as I imagined! Bella was really good to you though, you look in perfect shape for your wedding. Gosh, you've had quite the week! So glad you are safe!!!!

lindsey said...

erika... i so glad you are safe!! I almost cried looking at bella... haha you crack me a saab sandwich? WOW! I love you.