Another Car Crash…

tree-car-crashSo today in the midst of afternoon craziness with my car (don’t ask), I again experienced a serious car crash right by me. Take a look at the first post of The Opening of Doors (A Car Crashes) and you can imagine how freaked out I was.

This time, I was in my car, trying to get someplace that had a part to fix my car (another long story that has no real meaning here). I’m traveling down a fairly well traveled major road when I hear a sound behind me.

A mini van plowed into a LIGHT POLE, shearing it off and sending it flying…right towards my car. I sped up, and the lamp section just misses hitting me. I then notice that the van is picking up speed and coming right at me. I speed up, and  it swerves to the right, hitting another light pole.

This pole goes down, again, almost on top of the back of my car, and again the van is speeding back into the traffic lane behind ME.

I floored it, just as the van hit one more time-yup, another light pole, which just barely missed me. The van careens off to the left, hitting some parked cars in front of a gas station at a very busy intersection.

The same intersection I was supposed to take, but decided to go another way.

Can we say surreal? I was already way ahead of all this, seeing it in my back mirror, watching others stopping and calling 911  (which was very quick to answer, btw, as I was only a short way down the road hyperventilating when the EMTs and fire trucks roared by).

I don’t know what to make of all this, if there is anything to be made out of. Two very severe car crashes in less than two months, and I’m at the epicenter of both incidents. Sam says someone is watching out for me, and I should look at it that way. I get his point, and I’m glad I escaped both times, but I’m also wondering “what did I do to draw this towards me?”

Things often come in threes. There’s a holy/mystical number in threes. The rule of threes. I really pray that this does not hold true.

Can we say surreal?

Thank you God, for not involving me further. If this is to get my attention somehow, I don’t know what the message is. I can only hope the person in that van, like that first car, is ok.


About StuHN

I am a creative individual with many areas of passion: Professional Storyteller; NYS Certified Drama Specialist/Educator; Professional Development Coordinator & Facilitator; Workshop Leader; sometime Puppeteer; Playwright; Director; Performer; Teaching Artist; and sometimes more.

Posted on December 7, 2012, in Fear, Healing, Inspiration, Prayers, Spiritual and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 19 Comments.

  1. Oh my goodness Stu..that is crazy! I’m so happy that you are alright although I imagine you’re a bit shaken. It really does sound like you have a guardian angel watching over you. Stay safe and rest.

  2. I do not believe in coincidence, so unless the car crash rate for your city is way, way up this has to have meaning. What that meaning is, only God can tell you. I’m very glad you were not injured.

    • Two different areas, not in the same city, just the same county. Yeah, this is eerie, and if this is supposed to be telling me something, I have no idea what it is. My friend says that it’s God’s way of showing me he IS looking out for me. I just have to believe it. Thanks for the caring.

  3. Well, it certainly is a weird coincidence! Maybe it means that you are leaving the worst behind?

  4. Wow Crazy…..I suggest you don’t waste your money on lottery tickets as I think you’re using up all your luck at the moment

  5. A very weird coincidence! But like a old tale in my country says, as long as the disaster happened near you and didn’t hurt you, it means your stars avoided something potentially disastrous and now you are safe – kind of on the lines of all the bad that there is top happen has happened.

    Here’s being thankful for you being safe !

  6. Stuart, get your car fixed. An author friend of mine kept getting these “signs” that he ought to make faithful, regular backups of his work – a new translation of the Gospel of John that he had been working on for 35+ years. After the third near-total hard drive loss, I asked him, “How many warnings do you need?”

    Second, “almost” only counts in horseshoes and hand-grenades. The “message,” if there is one, is to keep your car in good repair, stay attentive to your surroundings, be mindful of the needs of others (remember how Lisa opened the woman’s car door and knew just what to do? Will you know what to do, when someone needs you?) I don’t think you need to be hit by a car or a pole to figure this one out, Stuart. Maybe it’s just meant to shake you out of your funk and make you realize you’re still glad to be alive.

    My mom died in 2002. I can remember vividly how long it took for the pain to let up. Three years. Every week of every month, it got just a little more bearable, but it was three years before the thought of her didn’t cause a catch in my throat – before those moments of wanting to cry and scream stopped altogether. It’ll get better, but there’s just no timetable or “right way” to grieve.

    • Not sure why you felt this had anything to do with MY car, but I am doing all I can to keep it in shape, and trying to deal with all. If you know by now, Holly, there is a lot more to how/why I feel like I do than just the grief of her passing. Thanks for caring.

  7. Well, if you’re waiting for the “third”, it may already have occurred – someone close to you was involved in a car crash recently and walked away safely, yeah? So that’s your 3. As for the message – maybe, maybe not. I’m not sure that I believe God places people in jeopardy to prove a point. (The Greco-Roman gods are a different story.) Congratulate yourself on being alert and speeding ahead to avoid getting hit – had you been doodling along or twiddling the radio dial, it might have been a different story. Glad you and yours are OK.

  8. Yes this is crazy and I’m just glad you are safe. Let’s not hope for a third one although I agree that if I were in your place, I’d also be asking the ‘whys’ and ‘what for’…what is the message, what is the Universe trying to convey to me? Good luck on your soul searching Stuart. I am sure the answers will present themselves when you are ready, just as Rilke had said —– “Have patience with everything that remains unsolved in your heart. Try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books written in a foreign language. Do not now look for the answers. They cannot now be given to you because you could not live them. It is a question of experiencing everything. At present you need to live the question. Perhaps you will gradually, without even noticing it, find yourself experiencing the answer, some distant day.”

    —Rainer Maria Rilke (Letters to a Young Poet)

  9. My son and daughter in law were in a car accident soon after this, both ok…car totaled, but both walked out of it. I hope none of us experience anything like this again.

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