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Bad drivers suck

October 28, 2008

So the girls and I were on a late-afternoon Target run (my sister-in-law is being induced this evening and I wanted to grab her and her husband some reading material for their last few hours of freedom), and we were stopped at the light just before the Target when BAM! We were rear ended so hard that we were knocked into the Jeep in front of us. The guy who hit us said that he couldn’t see me due to the glare. We’d been at a full stop long enough for Ava to ask why we were stopped several times and for me to keep explaining that when the light is red, it’s not our turn to drive.

We’re all fine, aside from some bruises (and the driver of the car in front of me had a nasty cut on his forhead). The driver who hit us was driving with a suspended license was driving someone else’s car. He was completely unapologetic, leaving the deputy in charge to whisper to me that if I happened to kick him in the shins, the deputy never saw a thing.

I never knew how much I loved my mini van until I saw it all broken. Moment of silence for my wounded soldier. And speedy labor vibes to my sister-in-law!

4 Comments leave one →
  1. October 28, 2008 5:27 am

    Eeek! I”m so sorry. I hope the jerk at least has insurance. (The idiot who rear-ended me back in August 2006 didn’t. πŸ˜› )Just remember — insist that HIS insurance company replace both car seats. They sometimes try to bluff their way out of it, but be insistent.And remember that the girls are both eligible for settlement in addition to what they offer you for pain and suffering. I’m hoping you’re all feeling OK. If you notice back or neck pain, make sure you see a doctor within 10 days. Apparently if you’re like me and give it two weeks to see if it will get better on its own, you’ll be suspected of insurance fraud. πŸ˜›

  2. October 28, 2008 2:26 pm

    I hope you and the girls are feeling okay. When I was rear-ended (by a hit-and-run no less) I was actually moving and thrown into the back of a jeep. I sure hope the idiot that hit you has insurance. My case was a huge pain.Also, remember that insurance should pay for new car seats. Good luck.Hugs and Kisses!-Mom (Kristen)

  3. October 29, 2008 4:02 pm

    That is terrible! Just think it could be worse, my co-worker had pretty much the exact same thing happen to her on the drive into work yesterday morning on Hwy 26 – smashed the entire back of her car, that she has to TURN IN TODAY! Her lease expires today. Now that stinks. Feel better!

  4. October 30, 2008 4:23 am

    I am so glad the girls are ok. Be mindful of your body – I was in an accident in April and it took a few days but then I was really in pain. I totally agree, I didn’t know how much I loooovvveed my mini-van until it was all smooshed… so sad mini… Let us know if you need anything.

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