View Full Version : Mexico.......Tragedy strikes!!!! :(

12-30-2010, 04:23 PM
So my family had three amazing days in Mexico, as you can imagine I was in awe, from the beauty of the place.
On day 4 which was christmass eve, we went ATV'ing in the mountains. My Dad and I where looking forward to getting some photos of the giant Cactus.

This is the valley we were in


We stopped by a village, and this is their 200 year old church


On the way back, I happened to look behind me and saw one of the ATV's flipping end over end down the road. It was my Step moms. I raced back to her, and she was on the ground screaming with a Giant cut on her upper arm. It went almost all the way around her whole arm and was acouple inches wide.She ended up laying on that mountain road for 2 hours before the ambulance got there, then it was anouther 2 hours drive back into San Jose.
My brother, Sister and I, ( while she was on the ground) ended up waiting farther up the road at a shrine the local ranchers had painted of the Virgin of Guadalupe.


we lit prayer candles and prayed that our mum wouldnt die, as the vultures circled overhead and the sun beat down.

After an hour or so of waiting around to hear what was happening, we wandered around the giant rock the virgin had been painted on and found this tree all the ranchers had carved




The Ambulance finally came and she was taken to a little hospital run by nuns. The cut in her arm was so deep the doctor could put his fingers all the way inside. he said the only thing that wasnt cut was her artery and nerve, everything else was, he said it was a miracle. She also has 3 broken ribs . My dad had to pay 40,000 for the air ambulance back to canada. were hoping the insurance will cover it, but we dont know yet.

Always get insurance and be very careful when in anouther country.
Im not a religious person, but someone was watching out for her that day

Wicked Dark
12-30-2010, 04:37 PM
I hope she'll be all right. Such a close call.

12-30-2010, 05:11 PM
oh my goodness Jude, how horrible. I am glad that you mom survived. I also have my fingers crossed that it's covered. Keep us posted!

Mad Aussie
12-30-2010, 05:52 PM
oh my goodness Jude, how horrible. I am glad that you mom survived. I also have my fingers crossed that it's covered. Keep us posted!

My words/thoughts exactly

12-30-2010, 05:56 PM
Thanks guys, shes doing a bit better now shes back in vancouver. She was able to get up and walk a little for the first time.

12-30-2010, 06:02 PM
Wow, so sorry to hear about your families misfortune while having what was such a wonderful time. Glad to hear she is on the mend, and I sure hope insurance does cover it.
Love the pics by the way Jude.

12-30-2010, 08:39 PM
Wow, some really nice pictures but I'm so sorry to hear about the accident. Best wishes to your family.

01-01-2011, 10:08 PM
Thank goodness she wasn't hurt worse. Hopefully, the insurance will cover at least some of the flight. Even if it means you step-mom got the treatment she needed, it's no fun to pay out such a large sum of money.

01-01-2011, 11:52 PM
She's back home now, and doing a bit better. Still no word about the insurance.