posted on Dec, 16 2012 @ 11:25 AM
I was making coffee at about 7:30 this morning when I heard the tell tale sound of a car accident impact out front of my house! I went to the front
window to check it out, only to discover is it was MY parked car that got hit!!
I ran outside in my bare feet to see a car with engine smoking, lights on and wipers going facing my house and my car pushed up onto the curb with
extensive damage! The woman behind the wheel of the other car was bleeding pretty good from her forehead and chin, all her air bags deployed and in
complete hysterics! She was crying and screaming over and over; "I'm sooo sorry, I must have fell asleep, I'm sooo sorry, I just closed my eyes for
a minute!" My husband and I were the 2nd and 3rd people on the scene (small town, big event! Brought all the neighbors out), the 1st person was
already holding her head straight in case of neck injury and I just kept telling her to calm down, breath deeply, cars are only things! I honestly
wasn't even thinking about my car, especially seeing how hurt she was!! And hoenstly, no matter how much I need my car, it is afterall only a
"thing" when considering human lives! Speaking of which, if I had not been parked in that very spot, she would have run right into the front of my
house, which happens to be a bedroom and where my 9 yr old son was sleeping at the time!!
Only after the medics removed her from her car and put her in the ambulance (neck brace, inflatable leg cast and all) did I really take inventory of
my car! There it sat, pushed up onto the curb, driver's side rear wheel laying in on the axel and front end suspension a crumpled mess!! Now I refer
to my car as a P.O.S. deluxe edition lol and it needed work as it was! My husband kept saying it was a blessing in disguise because we couldn't
afford to have the work done on it until tax return. However, here I sit with no car at all and on a Sunday no less. So waiting to hear from anyone's
insurance is at least a day away! I have no idea what's going to happen or what to expect over the next few days!
Here's the car details: my car is a '95 Dodge Intrepid with just over 165,000 miles on it and a pre existing front
end suspension isssue! Her car is a newer 2005-2010 PT Cruiser (no other infor at the moment)! I called my insurance company and at the moment, all
her info is with the investigating police officer who is writing up the accident report! What do I do from here? I have to get to work tomorrow and I
don't know anything about what her insurance covers as far as a rental or anything!!
What do I do from here? I want to see this in the most positive light, but I can't help feeling this is just another "bad" thing that's happening
in a chain of "bad" things lately? Any help, insight and/or info would be very appreciated!