My name is Alexandra Iosub, and I am a self-employed artist, woodworker, and occasional educator, living in beautiful Sandpoint, North Idaho.
In the morning of January 18, 2019, a negligent driver failed to stop at a side road intersection and skidded into the road in front of me. I had just enough time to evade a collision, while navigating a downhill slope, a slight curve in the road, and 2 inches of solid ice under my studded winter tires. I thought I was going to be okay, then my car suddenly swung violently, started spinning, hit the burm of snow on the edge of the road and started rolling down a steep gully with a creek at the bottom. I hit a tree, spun round, rolled over again, and hit a copse of younger trees that managed to stop the descent. I was hanging in my seat belt upside down, with the windshield collapsed against my head. One inch further would have broken me irretrievably.
I called 911 for the first time in my life. The other driver called a neighbor. When I finally emerged from the crumpled mess and crawled back up to the road, I realized I was okay but half my life was gone. When I said I called the police, the other driver and the neighbor took off.
It's been weeks. I found the other driver's car and took a picture for the sheriff. I haven't heard anything back. I spoke with a lawyer, and it seems chances are the other driver will get away with it because he ran away.
My car was one year old to me. I purchased it to access my house at the top of a steep driveway. I need an AWD or 4WD vehicle for that. It cost $6000 a year ago. I also need to pay the towing company and the GoFundMe fees. I've been borrowing a vehicle to function, and sleeping on friends' couches to walk to work. I can't abuse my friends' generosity any further. I need a reliable, new-to-me vehicle as soon as possible.
And because I am an artist, there is an original piece of art for every donor, commensurate with your contribution. Just leave your name and address if you'd like to claim that. My website address is alexandraiosub.com if you're curious as to the caliber of my work. Thank you so much for your help.