In the spring of 2007 my family and I had moved to Washington state from California. At the time our daughter had just turned 16. Well she really missed her friends back in California, and thought of all the fun they were having. She new she was missing out. Making new friends at the high school up north was not the same for her. One March night a boy she met at our family gym planned to pick her up at about 2 in the morning. we did not know about this, of course. When my husband and I woke up the nwxt morning she was no where in the house or yard her car was still in the driveway. well I tried not to panic. We new she would not have gone with any strangers on the internet. We taught her that. So I called the police and told them our daughter was missing. that was a phone call I never expected to make. Well about 10 minutes later a policeman called back and said we have an unidentified girl in harborview medical center that matches your daughters description. we raced up there with our younger son. The officer said she had some spinal injuries and possibly brain. We were terrified. When we got to her room in icu she was laying flat on a gurney with a neck brace. I thought for sure she was paraliZed. She had a gash on the back of her head and dried blood was all over her hair. her right eye was swollen shut. she had bruises up and down the right side of her body. Praise God she was not in a coma. the doctors and nurses were wonderful. Apparently her and two other boys were driving around on a joy ride, and as there car was entering a intersection a foolish drunk driver was speeding through the intersection being chased by cops and slammed into the kids car going 85 mph. what an idiot. My daughter was not wearing her seat belt and was thrown out of the car. She was knocked unconscious on the rainy cold pavement. the emergency crew quickly got her up to the hospital. She had a concusion,but was alive. God caught her in his hands. She was released the next day. A group called CHAI call her from time to time to see her progress. They ask her specific questions to see if theres any changes in her behavior after her head hit so hard to the ground. Shes on the college track team now, and studying to bw a medical assistant. what a survivor. she always wears a seatbelt now.