I thought this would be an easier way to share some pictures from our accident on April 4.
We (Laurel and I, Betsy and Carl) were on our way south from Redding on Interstate 5 to Red Bluff and Chico for the day. Betsy was driving, and we were in the far left lane of 3 lanes going south. I asked Betsy to move over one lane to the right so that people could pass us. She looked, signaled, and started to move over, but when we got halfway over into the next lane there was another car right next to us. So she swerved back to the left, overcompensated back to the right, and the nearest we can remember we went off the right shoulder, up a little hill, and rolled left at least two times across the whole highway and ended upside, facing back towards the way from which we came. In the second picture, the one in which the car is turned sideways on the highway, you can see one of our hubcaps in the background!
It is miraculous that no one hit us as we rolled across the highway, that we didn’t hit anything, and that we all walked away with just bumps and bruises. It’s kind of freaky ending upside in your seat belt. It’s also pretty incredible the damage we did and didn’t have. None of the side windows broke, the roof was fairly intact, no airbags opened, and the trunk doesn’t even look like it was touched. (you can click on the pictures to see them larger).
We are thankful to God for saving us physically, after he has saved us spiritually. We appreciate your prayers as we get over our bumps and bruises.
For the love of Christ controls us, because we have concluded this: that one has died for all, therefore all have died; and he died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised. 2 Corinthians 5:14-15