How in the world did you flip your car on the interstate? How many times end-over-end? Did you make it to your high school graduation?
My mom and I were driving back on I-40 from Carthage on what appeared to be a beautiful day. I came around a curve and saw a huge wall of rain just in front of me. By the time I hit the deluge I had slowed down to under 50 MPH, but my car immediately hydroplaned. The back of the car hit a guard rail and the car flipped end-over-end backwards into a valley to the right of the interstate. I’m pretty sure it only flipped once, and we landed on the wheels. Basically the front of the car was destroyed and the back was smashed, but the cab was intact. My mom and I were essentially unhurt.
I remember looking out of the front windshield when the car was flying through the air upside down….creepy. I also remember climbing back up the embankment and a guy in a Nissan 300Z had stopped to check on us. His first words were “Dude! You flipped it!” He then proceeded to pull out his brick of a mobile phone and asked if I wanted to use it. I believe it was the first time I ever used a cell phone.
Yes, I did make it to my high school graduation, and was even able to deliver my speech.