13 January 2010

I was rammed!

I got in an accident today.

And before I go any further - I am okay.  I am still shaken up, but no longer shaking, but I'm starting to get rather sore.  Especially my left shoulder that was already having issues and just happens to be where the seat belts sits so is now gets to be more sore.

I was driving back from picking up my new work computer and we (traffic) came to a construction area and slowed down.  That slowing down probably prevented the accident from being any worse than it was.  There was a sudden stop where the car in front of me stopped fast and the car in front of them stopped fast and I stopped fast and so on and so on - however, the guy in the 1996 Dodge Ram behind me wasn't able to stop fast enough and he rear ended me.  I clearly remember looking in my rear view mirror and saying 'oh shit' to myself right before he hit me.  He was probably going around 10 MPH or so and luckily he didn't push me into the car in front of me.

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I was so shaken up, but he was really nice and seemed concerned.  He handed over his insurance and drivers license and helped me write down the information and let me get as much as I wanted to get.  And he told me to have my insurance call his insurance (which was actually his companys' insurance, he was driving a company truck) when I get a repair estimate. 

After we got back in our cars, he sat there in his until I was able to get someone on the phone.  I happened to be a few blocks from the hospital and so I ended up driving there to park and finish calming down and to wait for Robert.  I was still shaking really badly.  Robert got there, calmed me down some more, and then followed me home. 

My poor, newly paid off, Jeep! I love that Jeep so much. The bumper is all bent in and we can't open the hatch.  There is a plastic box next to the hitch that is broken too.  I'm not sure what else is broken, if anything else is broken.  But it could have been worse.

We've already started the insurance claim and handed the Jeep over to the repair shop, Leifs, and got a rental.  They are a great shop that takes care of all of the paperwork and does a great job.  They've fixed the bumper before when a tow truck backed into it and it was a BEAUTIFUL job.

Since the Jeep is more than 10 years old (its a 1999) the body shop said it is probably totaled . . . I really hope not.  Why is it that I get hit just after we paid off the Jeep? It's only been all ours for a week.

Good news is - I'm not hurt (just sore I think).

More good news - It was not my fault! I have guilt issues sometimes and I can be hard on myself, but I don't have to feel guilty about this and that feels good.

Bad news - My Jeep is hurt :(


  1. I am so glad you are okay, and you are right it could have been a lot worse. Sorry about your Jeep :(

  2. Sorry about your Jeep. It seems that you got it fixed, so I hope it's ok.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. :)


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