All the photos of the crash. Our car and the other guys.
It's double lanes on both sides of the road. I had just moved to the left lane because I saw some state troopers had already pulled over another vehicle up ahead. I was also slowing down because we had entered a really icey stretch of highway.
The other driver was, I believe, trying to pass another car? Or maybe he was just going too fast regardless...
He was in the opposite lane, heading towards us when I saw him fishtailing. I checked to make sure my right side was cleared and I started heading into the right lane, not a quick turn because I didn't want to fishtail myself.
We might have made it if I had sped up instead but having slowed down prior, there was no where to go when the other vehicle went from fishtailing to a full spin. His front swung around and his passenger headlight area rammed right into my rear driver tire.
We spun into the embankment, I asked Anna if she was okay to get out of the car. She said yes. I didn't realize airbags released so much powder in the air, i thought maybe it was smoke. I had her get Luka. I got out to get Makeah but I couldn't. I climbed back in and took her out my door. After checking everyone for injuries or concussions. I ran to the other vehicle because nobody had emerged yet.
Just before I got there, the driver and his passenger emerged and they said they were okay. I let them know that at this time, I thought my family was okay too.
I had a firefighter double check everyone to be sure. I didn't get a photo but the inside of the car is crushed in right behind where Makeah was sitting. If the other car had hit her door instead the wheel..... I don't know. It could have been really bad.
We did end up taking Anna to the ER to make sure she was okay. Her arm was hurting pretty bad afterwards. Doc cleared her with bruises and sprains.
The kids both have some bruises on their necks/heads from being tossed around a bit but no concussions or anything like that. They are pretty sore but acting normal so far.
So yeah. That was my first major car crash. I've had some fender benders but nothing like this. It was scary.
If the crash had happened in another half mile, we would have taken out about 5+ people including the State Troopers that had already pulled another vehicle over.