Sunday, March 7, 2010

Wreck on the Highway, so to speak!

Well, Saturday the 6th, was a day we wont forget to soon. We were out doing our weekly shopping for the house, and for 2 of our kids' birthday party. When we were exiting the store, we left in the usual manner, through the parking lot, and while we were driving down the lane to exit, a woman, in a red pick up truck came blasting through the parking lot. She was going through illegally, and faster than she should have been. She came around a big hill of snow, from the all the snow that was plowed, and she couldn't see us. So she went went in front of us. Obviously she couldn't see us due to the big snow hill, and she wasn't paying attention, or else she would've noticed our car coming down the lane. In any case, the inevitable happened, and we hit her blind side, on the driver side. Thankfully no one was seriously injured. In our car was me and Brook, and in her truck was her, and a baby. The baby was OK, and she appeared to be OK as well. Brook and I were not seriously injured, but we were pretty sore. The truck received damage to the door and body of truck just below the door. Our car, well, lets just say we didn't drive it all the way home, in fact we had to have a friend with a tow truck come and get it after a few blocks, as the motor was damaged heavily. So now, we play the waiting game, and wait for the insurance company to come out and look at the damager and either decide to fix the car, or give us a settlement check. I am hoping for the check, as the car was so damaged, that even if it were fixed, it will never run the same. The engine, as well as the tranny were damaged, and with those newer engines, they warp easy when hot. I noticed after the accident, how the engine was running terribly, and shaking really bad. So if they are gonna fix, they are going to put a new engine and transmission as well, or else this may have to go to court. I have to laugh, as I always see those lawyer commercials for accident victims, and now I may be one of those people. You know the ones, "I don't get paid unless you get paid". So hopefully this all works out in our favor, and we either get a new car or ours fixed the right way. You never realize how important your car is, until you lose it. Especially with us, as we use it for everything. From taking the kids to the doctors, to using it for work and school. We always said we need two cars, just for the simple fact if one of us uses one, the other will have one for emergencies or things of that nature. Well, I had wished that we did have another one now. So I hope the insurance company moves quickly on this, as we cant afford to be without a car for very long. This just goes to show you, that you never know when misfortune will fall upon you. I hope that everyone who reads this will learn from our mishap, and get that second car if you don't have one, and another thing to be learned from this, is that it doesn't matter how good of a driver you are, there are others out there who cant or don't know how to drive properly or defensively. But, even though we have had this happen. We are glad that no one was seriously hurt, and that we didn't have any of the kids with us.

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