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So yesterday morning I was rear-ended. In the pack of two mile an hour traffic along the Mercer Mess to I-5 I was suddenly struck from behind. I was accelerated by the impact for something far less than a second then it was over. The braces wearing young adult female was, "Just changing lanes." and trembling terribly at the realization of what result her actions had brought.

The rear bumper of my car has some scratches and bolt marks but the car is all well otherwise. My neck had a muscle spasm at the rear right from the momentary whip but that is releasing today.

I think I will call her today and let her know that all is well. My guiding principal is what if I had hit her. How would I want to be treated.


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Aug. 4th, 2005 09:30 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you weren't seriously injured.
Aug. 5th, 2005 02:18 am (UTC)
Indeed. Thank you for your concern. A massage today and great natural heat in the atmosphere.
Aug. 5th, 2005 02:07 am (UTC)
Here is the best test for whiplash: lay flat on your back (no pillow) and try to lift your head. If you cannot lift it, or if it is quite painful, then you have whiplash. If you do, then your neck will probably bother you more tomorrow and Saturday than today. Get a massage for the neck, or apply hot, wet towels for moist warm heat to relax the muscles. Don't forget to pay attention to the muscles at the front of your neck, too. And ice your neck before you you drive anywhere or do anything (such as lifting) that requires tightening your neck muscles. If you have muscle relaxants, take them now, before your neck starts bothering you. Otherwise, drink lotsa wine and call me on the weekend if you're crippled... *wink* Its not that far a drive.
Aug. 5th, 2005 02:17 am (UTC)
Oh, the pain. I can't get up and dress myself. I guess I'll have to lie here naked and ... and ... and horny too.
Aug. 6th, 2005 03:07 am (UTC)
Aug. 5th, 2005 03:03 am (UTC)
Wow. I'm glad you're ok!
Aug. 5th, 2005 04:46 am (UTC)
Hello long tressed touched by gray one. Thank you.
Aug. 5th, 2005 12:04 pm (UTC)
Aug. 5th, 2005 06:28 am (UTC)
Good thing you and your car got out of it okay.
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