Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Pictures from Jorge's accident

Here are some photos I'm sure you're all interested in seeing - I finally remembered to bring them in. I've also got one of the MONSTER bruise that Jorge had on his arm, but forgot it, so will add that as soon as I can.

Just after the accident. You can see how their things are strewn across the road. People started looting as soon as the car came to a stop. Oddly, though, they returned all of Jorge's books. Go figure.

The locals pushing the car to the side of the. You can see here how the tires blew out, causing the rims to dig in and the car to flip several times.

At the hospital. Apparently there was no runningwater, so the beds and examination rooms were covered with blood (and worse). Jorge said the nurses and doctors looked like butchers in their bloody aprons. The Portuguese man who picked them up brought a bed sheet from his home to cover the table.

The next day, trying to recover their stolen items. When the car flipped, the main impact was on the rear, not over the passengers, which was very fortunate.

Here you can see a close-up of the damage the back end of the vehicle. The man there is a local pastor, negotiating for the return of stolen items, including a very nice camera. It was returned in exchange for a $100 reward.

Coming soon - pictures from England!


Brandi said...

OMG!! So glad they are ok - That looks awful!

megat said...

  I think your blog is really interesting ... especially this post :)

Tina said...

What...Jorge reads???

Gwyneth said...

Haha Tina! He packed three books for his trip and didn't crack open a single one of them!

But a couple times a year, he is in fact known to read a book.

Gwyneth said...
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Tina said...

Ha! I have to read so much for work that I barely do read although I have finished 3 books this year!!

Amy said...

Scary pics, the crash was worse that I thought. Yikes.

Miriam said...

Thanks for posting those Gwynnie. It really shows how bad the crash was. So glad my fabulous brother-in-law is okay!