I am feeling very lucky
I set off to attend a training day at work, I had to head off to Hemel Hempstead, my journey there was fine I didn’t get stuck in any traffic, my journey home was completely different, I was going along the M25 motorway heading home after my course and my car suddenly started to feel funny I knew something was wrong so I was going to pull onto the hard shoulder just after I had cleared the junction that had just started to filter off, I did not make it my car spun spinning across two lanes of the motorway and all I saw was a lorry coming towards me, I am feeling very lucky.
How I done it I don’t know but I avoided all other cars but then crashed into the barrier, I was extremely shaken, I could not get my breath, there was two lovely people who stopped to help me, the lovely lady that got in my car she helped me by calling and alerted my husband of what had just happened as she witnessed it all, the man who stopped to help was a fireman from Essex fire station who was off duty but was kind enough to stop and help, he alerted the emergency services, they both done a fantastic job in all their help, I would love a way to find them and personally thank them for all they did.
Before I knew it there was police, firemen, and paramedics, the paramedics was in the car, the firemen was running around everywhere making everything safe, the police was slowing the traffic down on the motorway, all I could hear was this man’s voice behind me telling me everything that was going on and talking to me to keep me talking and calm whilst holding my head still to prevent any further injury to myself.
The man who was behind me told me there was 12 firemen, four police, and 3 paramedics all on hand to help, I had pain all down my left side and lower back pain along with neck pain, before I knew it the fire crew was cutting the roof off my car, they put a shield in front of me to stop anything hitting me and they also put a film around my windscreen to catch any falling glass.
The paramedics put a neck support collar on me and was checking my blood pressure and pulse, I then had a spine board behind me, they laid my car seat back and I was then lifted out the back of the car onto the ambulance bed and strapped in ready to be taken to Watford hospital.
I was in so much pain and taken straight through I was seen to straight away, before I knew it my husband was with me and the Dr’s and nurses, they all rolled me to do a check of my spine and neck before removing the collar and spine board, I had my reflexes checked and blood sugar they also done a X-ray and they had to keep an eye on my blood pressure as it was very high, I think after all this is was to be expected.
I am now home and on medication, I do not have full feeling in my left arm and leg, I have crutches to help me but I am very unsteady on them due to limited use of my left arm but I am pleased to be home around my own home comforts.
The doctor said I have whiplash of the neck and lower back and I have torn muscles, I am currently awaiting physio treatment.
I would like to say a BIG thank you to all that helped me in my horrible accident, you all done a fantastic job and I can’t thank you enough.