Well, 2011 is definitely starting off with a bang!
On my way to work this morning I encountered a little bit of trouble. I was be-bopping along, listening to the radio, when I noticed something unsettling about four or five cars ahead. It looked like the rear end of a tan car hit the concrete barrier on the left. So, I knew that this was going to be bad. I slammed on the brakes. Unfortunately, it was too late and I rear-ended the SUV in front of me.
As I was in the process of the accident, I instinctively held out my right arm to protect the passenger…seat. Since I was completely alone in the car, I felt ridiculous. But, now was not the time to laugh at myself.
So, then I watched, in absolute disbelief, as everyone involved in the accident drove off. The SUV I rear ended exited the highway, so I followed, thinking they were going to pull off at a safer spot. I was wrong! Once I realized they had no intention of pulling over, I tried to get the license plate number, but it was too late. They were gone.
I pulled over in a parking lot and called John. He then called the police and met me to survey the damage. Of course, without a license plate number, the police can’t do anything. I’ll have to fill out my blue form and turn it in so there will be a record of the accident. Thank You, God for keeping me (and those law-breakers) safe! The damage could have been much worse, not only to the car, but me or someone else.
What have I learned from this?
- People don’t always follow the rules.
- In an emergency, my passenger seat will be protected to the best of my ability.
- We have a$750 deductible. 😦
- Since EVERYONE left the scene of the accident, I am not at fault at all. 🙂
I guess it can only get better from here, right?