Whew! This could have wrecked the trip before it started!
I was on my way to work this morning. Roads are a bit icy. Pickup truck coming toward me on a curve lost control and hit the side of my car. Side airbags deployed and I slid into the guard rail. The pickup kept going and hit the car behind me head on.
Fortunately, the pickup driver has racing experience. (No, he wasn't speeding.) He knew enough not to brake on the ice, just to steer through it. If he had braked, he'd have hit me head on.
No one was seriously injured. The paramedics attended to the driver of the white car, whose chest was hurting from the airbag deployment. The pickup driver was limping, but didn't get medical attention. And I am alternating between typing and putting an ice pack on the large bruise/lump on my left knuckle. Ironically, it is easier to type on my blackberry than a full keyboard right now.
The family of the pickup driver gave me a ride home, and also a ride to the body shop to get everything out of my car. Very nice people.
It looks bad. But if Chris, the driver of the pickup truck, didn't have experience and good judgement on ice, I might not be writing this now.