Monday, March 2, 2009


Last Tuesday evening I was stopped at a traffic light and the car behind me didn't stop. Bam! What a loud noise. Luckily I had noticed her driving behind me in a rather erratic way and then saw that she wasn't going to stop. I pressed hard on my brake so I didn't hit the car in front of me. My car has damage to the rear bumpers and a gash in the trunk but nothing major so far.

Tomorrow it goes into the shop for repairs and they will check to make sure there isn't any hidden damage. I'm fine.. a bit achey but one accupuncture treatment and a lovely massage has me feeling much better.

The other driver's car was a cute PT Cruiser and the whole front end just crumbled. It amazed me that the other driver wasn't injured but I'm told that the front ends of cars today are made to collapse and absorb the impact. Still it is a bit frightening to see steam coming out of the front end and the grill all smashed.

5 comments:

magiceye said...

good to know that nobody was seriously injured in the accident. appreciate your presence of mind to brake and ensure that you dont hit the car in front!

cieldequimper said...

Oh wow. I agree with what's been said: it's a good thing no one was hurt.

Karen said...

Glad you are okay. I was rear-ended in my PT Cruiser. They don't crumple so well from behind.

Jacob said...

Yikes! I worry about getting hit from behind all the time! Now, I'll worry even more. Thank God you weren't seriously hurt!

Cars are easier to put together than people!

Peter said...

Good that you obviously didn't get any damage on yourself! ... and you got a good excuse for a nice massage! :-)