Seriously, PHX?

This morning I was driving home from the grocery store, ready to get on with my day. I was in the left lane, stopped at a red light. The light turned green and I started to go, when BAM!

Next thing I know I had somehow pulled into the turn lane, was laying on my horn, and my head HURT. Badly. Like I had been shot in my head. I turned to My Better Half and he went white and goes “OH MY GOD!” I’m thinking, “I’ve been SHOT! I’ve been SHOT!”

It all happened so fast I couldn’t piece together what had happened, but here’s what happened. A car going in the opposite direction kicked up a pebble that came flying through my car window and pinged me in my forehead at high speed. I had a huge knot in my forehead instantly, a knot the size of a ping pong ball, and I was bleeding all over the place. I had momentarily blacked out while simultaneously somehow managing to pull my car over and stop. I can’t account for the instant between when I got hit in the head by a high velocity rock and when I came to in the turn lane, but it was only a fraction of a second. My Better Half hadn’t had a chance to react and didn’t know what had happened. I’m all fine — just a headache from hell.

But seriously….this is a freak accident. I’m thinking the chances of this happening are pretty slim, so of course it would have to happen to me.