You know how they say, "Always wear clean underwear in case you're in a wreck." Well I think we should add, "Always keep your minivan presentable, in case you're in a wreck." I filled both Ikea bags with our stuff- James' shoes, the kids' books, some toys, the new stroller, the diaper bag, a big bag of dog food. Every item I picked up I had to shake the most fine splinters of glass off. All the little storage bins in the car had jumped out of their sockets in the impact. Also a few parts of the other car were in our van. Also, it appeared that the rescue people swept up the highway and dumped all the medical waste and broken glass into our trunk.
I was overwhelmed by the sight of the car- the disaster it was- and then finally realized that all the crap everywhere had been cut off of the car, and then piled on top all haphazardly after James was taken from the scene.