Saturday, April 26, 2008

A Special Request

I had a request to tell the story of me getting hit by a car on my mission, so here it goes! At the time I was serving in Lexington, Kentucky which happened to be the only bike area for Sister Missionaries. My companion and I had gone to the University of Kentucky to meet with an appointment. We got there and waited for about 1/2 hour and our appointment never showed up so we went home. As we were riding our bikes home I was following my companion. She crossed in front of a parking lot and I followed her. A guy who was stopped at a stop sign and apparently didn't know that missionaries came in pairs started to go as I was crossing and I got hit. The funny thing is that this happened about a block away from the University of Kentucky hospital and I got on a campus bus to go there. The doctor who examined my injuries was a exchange student from Germany and reminded me of the doctor that Robin Williams plays in the movie 9 months. It was very hard to understand him. Anyway I ended up with a sprained ankle and some bruises and a welt on my arm. Another funny thing about this is that it happened during Zone Conference week and our Zone was the last zone to have their conference. I went to Zone Conference with my crutches and my air cast. The safety training that the car czar (as we called him) had been doing all week was on none other than bicycle safety. I had people in my district and some members sign my crutches and I still have them. It was an experience I will always remember!


Zachary said...

Wow! I am glad that it wasn't more serious! What a memory you get to share with your kids! That is funny that the Car Czar was all about bike safety that week.

Cecily R said...

Yay! Thanks for posting the story! The image of the Robin Williams-esque doctor made me laugh through my cough.

I'm glad it wasn't more serious, WHAT a memory!!!

Gretch said...

THAT IS CRAZY! I never knew that happened. Glad you were okay beside the sprained ankle. Thanks for sharing the story!