Spokane Car Accident & Cousins Day

Last Thursday I made another trip with Julia and the kids to Spokane. This trip was a little bit different then usual because Kim and her family were joining us!  A fun family trip!

Our big plans on Friday was to go up to Mt. Spokane and go sledding.  It took quite a bit of time to get everyone up and dressed for the snow, before we set off.

As soon as we got in the car and were pulling out of the driveway, we got a call from Kim who said they (Kim, her husband Jason and their four kids) had just been in a really bad car accident. 

Sudden change of plans. 

As fast as we could, we unloaded all the kids and snow stuff, left them with Julia’s cousin, Dana and headed to the crash scene.

We had no idea what to expect when we arrived.  We had had some contact with Kim and Jason, but weren’t clear on how bad it was.  We were shocked when we pulled up and saw the entire passenger side of the van (brand spankin’ new van, I might add!) extremely dented, scraped and side-curtain airbags deployed.

Their van was t-boned, while they were driving about 50mph.  You can just see where the other car pulled out and directly into their car.  Driving straight into the back sliding door with the main impact hitting the passenger side door.

Miraculously, nobody was seriously injured.  Kim sustained the most injuries (she was in the passenger seat), but compared to how bad it could have been, her injuries aren’t that bad.  The entire family was extremely lucky.  Thank goodness for a solid van, air bags that deployed like they were supposed, seat belts and car seats for all four kids.

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Our plans changed quickly!  Instead of going sledding Julia and I brought all Kim’s kids back to Dana’s house while Kim went to the hospital to be checked out.  We got back to the house and had a fun laid back cousins day!  There were 13 cousins all 9-years-old and under in that home!  It was loud and crazy, but so much fun!

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The car accident was the big event of the long weekend, but don’t worry we had several more days of fun to go!  Stay tuned!

P.S. Happy Birthday, Julia!!

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4 Responses to Spokane Car Accident & Cousins Day
  1. Becca - Our Crazy Boys
    January 5, 2013 | 1:00 PM

    Look at all that snow gear!

    I’m glad your friend and he family were ok- it’s so scary to think that it could happen to any of us at any time.
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    • cori
      Twitter: Corisbigmouth
      January 5, 2013 | 7:33 PM

      It was a crazy amount of snow gear!

  2. Tesa @ 2 Wired 2 Tired
    January 5, 2013 | 4:58 PM

    I’m so glad to hear no one was hurt. It’s nice that the kids got to spend time together, those are great pictures and it looks like they had a wonderful time.
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  3. Harry
    February 10, 2013 | 9:20 PM

    Glad that no one got hurt. With the photos of the kids despite of what happened, they seem to enjoy your trip. And that’s the important part, being safe and happy.
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