On March 31st, I was driving back home to Naples, late at night. I had left from Orlando arouns 11:30 pm. I really wanted to get home instead of losing most of the day. I dont remember any of what happened after about 2 hours into the drive, but I'll tell you what has been pieced together for me from witnesses and first responders.
I must have fallen asleep. I dont remember being particularly sleepy but it was very late. No skid marks or other signs of me slamming my brakes were found. I was told I collided with the guard rail head on...and drove another 200 or so feet as it flew up and began to slice my car in half. I was found in the car, with pieces inches away from impaling me. They had to cut me out of my vehicle and I was air lifted to the hospital.
As far as injuries. I suffered a frractured scapula and a collapsed lung. I had a chest tube for 4 days in the hospital. I have several stiches and many scratches on my body. Im currently unable to use my right arm. All that being said, I was extremely lucky. The scene was described as "sickening" by the police department when my mom called to ask about getting some personal items from my car.
I'm extremely grateful to be alive and to not have that much recovery in front of me.
However, due to the accident I will lose at least three weeks of work (possibly more). I recently moved to Naples but still own a house in Deltona that im trying to sell , so I have double bills and cannot afford to miss work. I no longer have a car and many personal items were lost in the crash including my phone and bank cards. I am working hard to recover these things and get back to work, but I need help.
If you know me well, you know I am no good at asking for help. I much prefer to do the helping and taking care of people... but I've hit my breaking point and I cant do this alone. So please, if you can help even a little...it would have a big effect.