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Average week with a scary ending

24/2 - 2013 - 36 Comments

After 4 rounds here in Thailand Iam happy to say that the season has officially started. Some parts of the game was great, other things was not as sharp! I was happy with my putting!
Ball striking was just average, but it will come. It was nice being in a competitive mode again.

On our way to the airport we were in a car accident! Paula , Ai , my mum and myself with the rest of our entourage! We were driving on the highway pretty fast and at times maybe to ruff. Meaning , no room for errors what so ever ! And it was just a matter of time we must say before something actually happend! Don’t know how it all went down, but in a split second the entourage of our 5 cars was all crushed together! Paula said she felt like a ping ping ball being hit from both ends pretty hard! I was in the last car and manage somehow to just miss the rest! Out of all the cars , the car I was in was the only car suited to take us to the airport! We are just happy no one got more seriously injured from the impact! Ai and Paula and some of the guys had some pain in their necks! It was a scary split second, where u realize how quick it can go!

I took a picture in the car just before the incident, not knowing what was just about to happend! We were all lucky this time;)

Iam now in Singapore for HSBC this coming week! I need a good night rest!

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36 comments so far.

  1. Joe Fucillo says:

    Yikes! I’m glad nobody was badly hurt. I guess that’s better than a plane crash…

  2. Bob turner says:

    So glad you are OK. Can’t wait for you to get back on top of your game. I watch the LPGA to see you and Stacy Lewis play.

  3. Colette, Montreal says:

    Thank God nobody’s hurt seriously. Take all a good night rest, you might all fell a bit of discomfort tomorrow. Take care all ;-)

  4. […] were driving on the highway pretty fast and at times maybe to ruff,” Pettersen wrote on her website. “Meaning , no room for errors what so ever ! And it was just a matter of time we must say […]

    • Joe Cool says:

      Driving fast and tailgating is the major cause of accidents in Texas. It must be the same in Thailand. Glad there were no serious injuries. Look forward to seeing the gals play in Singapore.

  5. Diane says:

    i’m verry happy that everybody is ok, take care ladies

  6. Danny says:

    Slow down! Hope everyone pays for the damage to vehicles before leaving.

  7. Bill says:

    Glad tp here all is OK and everyone is alright. Be careful out there. Everyone will know how they are really feeling in about 48 hrs. Take care..:)

  8. John Frewer says:

    My wife and I were driving back to Bangkok having spent the past few days watching you all playing. Your convoy came up behind us, typical Thai style convoy car in front flashing lights and horn blaring, we were doing 110 km per hour, and moved over, your cars must have been doing at least 130 which is pretty lethal on that motorway on a Sunday evening. Thank goodness you only had minor injuries, some of these convoys cause horrendous damage.

    Best wishes

    John

  9. George Sweeten says:

    Agree with John Frewer comments, these roads were not designed to go at fast speeds especially with all the hump bridges to go over rivers in the roads. Best of luck in Singapore the roads are faster there, but much safer.

    • John Frewer says:

      The roads are fine George, the standard of driving is appalling and the cause of numerous accidents.

      Regards

      John

  10. […] In a blog post on her website (pictures included), Pettersen wrote that they were driving “pretty fast” and “maybe to ruff (sic)” before an accident that involved five cars. Pettersen was riding in the last car, she wrote, and managed to avoid the pileup.    […]

  11. […] Op haar blog schrijft Pettersen dat de chauffeur van de SUV erg snel reed en soms zelf te ruig. Wie wel eens in een taxi of minibusje in Thailand heeft gezeten, kan zich dit goed inbeelden… Pettersen: “De chauffeur hield nauwelijks ruimte tussen hem en zijn voorganger, waardoor hij totaal geen mogelijkheid had om uit te wijken.” En inderdaad, op weg naar Suvarnabhumi Airport ging het dus mis in de vorm van een auto-ongeluk. Foto’s: Suzann Pettersen […]

  12. Eirik Nilsen says:

    Godt det gikk fint, velkommen til Singapore!!

  13. […] Petterson wrote about it on her blog. […]

  14. Kim says:

    Thank goodness everyone was okay. Hopefully all will be well enough to play this week.
    Good Luck
    Kim
    Twitter(pinggirl10)

  15. […] All appear to have escaped serious injury, but Pettersen wrote in a blog post on her website that Creamer and Miyazato had sore necks and possible whiplash afterward. Pettersen described the scene: […]

  16. Lise from Ottawa says:

    Very glad everybody is OK, hope to see more of you on TV next weekend. Good luck :-)

  17. […] In a blog post on her website (pictures included), Pettersen wrote that they were driving “pretty fast” and “maybe to ruff (sic)” before the accident. Pettersen was riding in the last car, she wrote, and managed to avoid the pileup. […]

  18. Bill Roberts says:

    Thank god you guys are all ok, I guarantee the next player meeting will stress safe driving. Good Luck this week.

  19. Patricia Moore says:

    Glad you are all okay. Looking forward to seeing you in August in Edmonton Alberta Canada-eh!Ms Pettersen-I have been lucky to have spent time in your beautiful country. Take care

  20. Gail C-B says:

    The joys of having local drivers do the work for you. You aren’t prepared for sudden changes of speed. Thankfully you are all okay. But whiplash can take a day or two to raise its ugly head. There’s a lot of golf ahead. Golod luck.

  21. jan skogstrom says:

    I myself were over there for 4 days to watch from the USA, and flew back early Sunday am, and as was mentioned, these convoys are always way too close to each other driving at high speeds. Sure glad that none of these young professional ladies, and all others with them were not seriously hurt. Sure hope that the sponsor Honda will take this seriously, so that cases like this will not be repeated.
    Good Luck in Singapore! Greetings from a Nordic neighbor.js

  22. r parent says:

    take care and return to u s soonest.

  23. Golfsvingen says:

    Er det flere nordmenn her i Singapore som skal ut å heie på Tutta i helga? Jeg skal… :-)

  24. ST says:

    Good fortunate comes after bad one. So, they should get good results in Singapore

  25. […] In a blog post on her website, including photos, Pettersen said her van driver was “driving on the highway pretty fast and at times maybe to ruff (sic). […]

  26. […] who wrote about accident on her blog, said that speed might have been a factor in the […]

  27. […] who wrote about accident on her blog, said that speed might have been a factor in the […]

  28. […] who wrote about accident on her blog, said that speed might have been a factor in the […]

  29. Nan Olszewski says:

    Glad all are safe…Am a big fan of all the. LPGA PLAYERS IN THIS CAR….MY FAVORITES… Suzan, doing a salome race with a car is not as good as one on snow…As a skier & can tell you it doesn’t work…keep it to the slopes & GOOD LUCK TO YOU GUYS FOR THE GOLF SEASON…Win a bunch….

  30. Linn says:

    great to hear none of them are serious.

    we all went back from the same place and we saw another two lanes accident on the motorway though.

    But we did not stay until the award ceremony. We only left when Ariya, Se-ri Pak and Beatrix are on 18th hole, to avoid the massive traffic.

    Glad to hear that all can play @HSBC another big event too.

  31. […] who wrote about accident on her blog, said that speed might have been a factor in the […]

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