Last week, I was on my way home from work when I got into a car accident.
It was a cold May day, that felt more like November. The wind was harsh and rain clouds hovered in the sky. It was already past 7 PM and I was only a couple of miles away from home. I stopped at the red light, happy to be this close to my destination.
Suddenly, out of nowhere, my car rocked forward. Screeching tires and metal slammed on metal assaulted my ears. My entire body was slammed forward. The seatbelt threw me back on the seat.
I instantly knew what happened, and when the cars started moving, I drove onto the shoulder. The other driver followed my lead and we both jumped out of our cars. I called the cops.
The other driver was very nice and stayed with me outside until the cops came. We talked about the economy, politics, life, and Mother Nature’s apparent PMS.
We assessed the damage. My bumper hung low, half of my exhaust pipe was ripped off. My trunk didn’t look like it would open easily. The license plate looked like an accordion.
The other driver’s car didn’t hold a single scratch. The only damage was that before the accident his license plate was a little bent, and now it was straight as a board. His car was a ’78 and mine is an ’02. Same make, similar model. They don’t make them like that anymore, we both agreed.
The cops took a half an hour to get there, which is a bit ridiculous because the town’s police station was maybe three miles away.
Luckily, the other driver had good car insurance so I filed a claim with his insurance company. They got into contact with him and he admitted to 100% liability and now today I’ll be taking my car in to be repaired.
So how are you guys? Any car crash stories you want to share?