RIP Rainbow.

Twenty-four hours after World Champs I was standing on the street corner in Linz, Austria crying. I was clearing an intersection and some guy decided to step on it and jump the red light. He smacked straight into the passenger side of my car.

Thankfully, no one was hurt but I’ve been reliving the accident every day. Just like in the movies, a split second before he hit me I saw the car coming. I can still see that image vividly in my mind. I can still hear the loud deep sound of colliding metal and feel the jolt of my body slamming into the door. To say our family holiday took a turn, would be an understatement. Lucky for me, my family provided me, not just with support, but happy distraction in the form of exploring Austrian history, vineyard runs, drives along the Danube, sunny local lunches, picturesque lake swims and, of course, a visit to our extended family in Poysdorf and Vienna.


5 responses to “Austria

  1. Lucky girl to have your family there. As they say” family first” and as luck would have it ,they were there. I for one am so glad they were there and you weren’t hurt. Maybe someone is looking over you ???love,Andy

  2. Sept. 21, 2015 at 11:49 am
    Hi Sarah: We’ve never met you but we’ve known your parents and grandparents in Kingston for a long time. It’s been interesting reading about your experiences, and seeing so many great pictures. You have such great family support in all your activities. Fortunately, you did not get seriously hurt by that reckless driver. Best Wishes, Eric & Rae Bachofer

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