When I saw the car, last night, all I could think about was how a split second difference could have meant a head on collision. I thought how another car on the road could have meant her veering into another car. Accidents are just that, no one's fault. She is a good driver, but the dark roads this time of year, with deer even flightier because of hunting season makes hitting a deer feel like it is inevitable to happen to every driver around here at least once.I hit one when I was 19. I have lost sleep two nights now. It was well after 1:00 before I finally went to bed Sunday, getting little sleep, and the racing thoughts kept waking me up last night. DH will help her find a new car, and she will be able to work from home a couple days so problem resolved. I plan on getting a full nights sleep this evening, knowing at least for tonight, she will be sleeping safely in my house.
This is what my mind visualized last night. It was too dark to get pictures and then the car was towed away. She had no head light, and the front corner of the fender, leading into the drivers door was smashed in, making the door useless. There were cracked parts under the hood. She should not have drove it the 80 miles home.