Friday, November 06, 2009
A Land Rover Landed On La Madre's Car While Driving -- And She Lived To Tell
We had some dramatics on Wednesday afternoon. My phone rang and on the other end was my brother Rob, telling me to get on the next train to Connecticut. A state trooper called him to report that La Madre was in an accident on the Merritt Parkway in Fairfield, but would give us no details over the phone. That's never a good sign. TR came home from work to watch Andre and off I went.
From what I understand thus far, La Madre was driving her Kia in the right hand lane headed south and going 50 or 55 when a Land Rover, most likely going far to fast, flipped over the median in the opposite, northbound direction and landed on the hood of her car. As you can see from the photos, a second later and it would have landed on the roof. Then this would be a very different blog post.
La Madre was pulled from the car and right now she can't really move unassisted. No broken bones, no concussion, but completely immobile. She's been in the hospital for two days, and the docs are still running assorted tests on her. All I know is that that cat has nine lives.
And here's a shot of La Madre from last year, without a Land Rover on top of her.