Monday, January 29, 2007

How tough is a Toyota?

You know those commercials that show the Lochnest monster eating a truck, then tossing it back on shore and it drives off? That's not too far from the truth! This morning Phil hit ice on "Dead Man's Corner" (not joking - that is what the cop, tow truck driver and a bunch of people we talked to all referred to it as) and went off the road. He is completely fine, just a small bump on his head.

I'm a firm believer in Toyotas though! Considering that his truck, spun around then rolled down into a ravine, I would say that it is in pretty good shape! We still don't know if they are going to write it off or not since virtually every panel needs to be replaced and the roof got a bit crushed in.

Blessings that we can be thankful for:
- Phil is alive and well.
- He didn't go off the other side of the road (nearly did) which is way steeper and deeper
- He didn't hit any trees on the way down
- One of his co-workers drove by a few minutes after it happened and was able to stay with Phil and keep him warm in his car until I got there
- The officer who came to the scene was very kind
- I work for amazing people that let me take the morning off to help Phil with everything and be with him
- Phil is alive and well!

Where Phil went off the road

His truck down in the ravine. He had to climb over blackberry bushes to get out. Ouch!

Getting towed out. I really wasn't sure how they were going to do this considering the angle, but they got it out pretty quick.

Where his truck was.
Doesn't look too bad from this angle....
Kinda mangled from the front (the roof on the left side is kinda caved in)

This side of the truck took more of the brunt of the roll.


Amanda said...

Praise God that all he got was a bump on the head! God had His hands of protection over Phil yesterday morning!

Shawna said...

Ouch! What a horrible accident - ice sucks, but thank the Lord that nothing too severe happened (to Phil or the truck)! I hope they write the truck off for you guys, it's always better to have a new one expecially when you put it up for sale.

Let us know what the outcome is!

Jen Gilbertson said...

I'm glad Philip is okay!

We seriously need to catch up to each other. I need some girl talk.