Friday, June 26, 2009

It was an accident!

On Wednesday morning I was running late for work and ended up getting into a car accident.

I was driving on 66 when traffic came to a stop. We were on a downward hill and traffic began to move again. The car in front of me slammed on his brakes, and I on mine but it was too late. I rammed into the back of his HUGE SUV and his toe hitch went through the body of my car into the radiator.

We pulled over to the side of the road and I got out and asked if he was ok. He was. And his car did not have a scratch. By his license plate I could tell he was a fire fighter. He told me that he had the toe hitch for exactly this kind of situation. I asked if we should call the police and he said that because he and his car were ok that I should not. We did not exchange info and he told me to quickly get off 66 and park my car.

So I did just that. I drove up the ramp and pulled in

to a body shop of all places. I asked if I could just park my car while I called AAA and my parents, and the guy agreed. Unfortunately he was not as nice as the guy I hit. He made my dad pay him $75 for just having my car there for an hour. What a jerk. I have such hatred for this guy and his company. I was looking for a Good Samaritan and got a slime ball instead.

Finally the tow truck came and I went to my parent’s house. I never made it to work that day. And I spend a good few hours in tears.

So now my car is a disaster.


Emmers said...

I am so sorry, Kathy! That sucks! At least the guy you hit was nice.

Kate said...

1 - You walked away without a scratch. You could have DIED.

2 - You don't have to go to court where you would have no doubt been charged with something and had to pay a fine, possibly attend driving school, and pay court costs.

3 - You leave for Key West in 48 hours or less.

It was an accident, and it was scary, and I'm sorry you had to go through that. BUT it could have been so much worse so let's just be thankful that it wasn't. Besides you have a week to spend on a bright, sunny, tropical beach unwinding so there can literally be nothing wrong with the world at this point.

Little Sarita said...

Have you thought about calling the company and telling them about what a slimeball they employ and how you are going to call the Better Business Bureau?

(Disney teaches you that the squeaky wheel gets the grease. Whine, whine, whine!)