On Christmas eve I was involved in a head on collision on the A46. My Zaffy was written off and only due to a miracle myself and my five young kids walked away from it with an assortment of seat belt bruises and scratches.
We had spent the evening at my girlfriends and were travelling home from BOA to Yate via the A46. A about 11pm we were going through a windy bit near Nymlett when we were confronted by a blue car coming sideways around the bend. All I remember was a huge bang,glass went everywhere, the air bags went off and I managed to keep my Zaffy on the road.
When we stopped I had a car full of screaming kids, I couldn't see as my specs had been broken and were lost in the car. My door wouldn't open and my 16 year old son got us all out of the car. His actions were quite remarkable considering what had happened. The resulting 999 call produced a rapid response unit, 3 ambulances and 2 police cars.
We were quickly transported to A@E at RUH and quickly assessed. I don't know how but we escaped with minor injuries, although I feel as if I have been beaten up with a baseball bat. The A@E staff were brilliant and the youngest came out with Xmas presents.
It turned out that the car that hit us was travelling backwards when it hit us having spun out of control on the bend.
The driver allegedly said he had swerved to miss a deer!
My son tells me that we were hit almost directly head on and my bonnet went under the car which rode up and shattered the windscreen infront of my head.
Apparently the car, a blue vectra ended up pointing the wrong way some 20yds further down the road.
We didn't sleep to well last night and Xmas day has been some what shattered. My one and only daughter stayed with he mum (my Ex) and seems to be quite badly shocked. She had been hyper on Xmas eve and was so looking forward to he presents today.
Thinking back we could well of had 3 fatalities so last night somebody was looking after us.