Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Destruction of the Dodge Durango

Kia SportageI have to admit, I was an excited driver though some would've said crazy. But I was once a crazy driver. Even then, I've managed to avoid accidents. Until today.

For the first time in my life, I've been a cautious driver. Decided to slow down and not weave in and out of traffic. But being a good driver didn't help me today when a car plowed into the back of my truck. Not once but twice.

Here I was sitting at the red light, waiting for the light to turn green so I can get to work and never would have expected someone to run into me!

I was originally pissed initially thinking what the f@ck, that b%tch rear-ended me! There goes my Monday! I saw her coming and burning speeds and knew this was the end of my accident-free streak as I braced myself for the impact.

NOo. She just didn't hit me. She did. Probaby because she was on her freakin' cell phone while changing lanes and didn't realize traffic had come to a stop. She mowed into my truck so hard, I knocked the car in front of me despite having my foot on the brakes. 2006 Dodge Durango

Cursing under my breathe I called my co-worker to let her know I would be late. She must have heard me swearing because she half-giggled. (I rarely utter profanity around her so she's entertained when I do because she knows I am truly mad then)

Long story short because I am tired and it's been a long day.

She hits me, I hit the person in front of me. Another car hits her because she stopped short and she hits me AGAIN!

There was nothing I could do but get sandwiched. And now, beyond my control or choice, I have to deal with the misery and pain of trying to get the insurance company of the parties at fault to provide me with a comparable vehicle to drive until my truck is out of the shop and being without my car for at least another month.Chain Reaction

You and I know that's going to be nearly impossible to have my vehicle back any day soon or have a rental car more luxurious than a pinto.

My car only had 1339 miles; 9 miles when I got it less than a month ago after going through a nightmare with the lemon Durango and this new one will never be the same.

I am most upset that we have been preparing our vehicle by having the air intake sensor rewired (to avoid the same problem we had with the last vehicle) and a hitch installed (again) so we can pick up our boat when it's finished next week and we already booked a house in Havasu for August. Now that we will finally have our new boat, we will not have a vehicle to tow it with.

If she hadn't hit me, I would not be without my truck, I would not have this pain in my neck that's keeping me up, and I would not have to go through all the trouble I'm about to go through (and dragging my husband along). I've already spent so much time away from work waiting for the police report, having the car towed to the dealership and calling insurance agencies (who should be calling me).

Thanks a bunch.

I know I should be thankful I wasn't seriously hurt and should remember my car is replaceable. But I can't help but think, if it wasn't for her stupid mistake, I would never have been involved in such a wreck. I didn't ask to be.

Almost always, the carelessness and negligence of the other party involves an innocent bystander.

1 comment:

ik said...

Thats interesting. I got into an accident last week that was completely someone else's fault, too.