Last night I was involved in a car accident. =’( I’m okay & so is KelKel who was my passenger. It just frustrates me because I’ve been such a cautious driver since my accident in July 08 that ended my Pontiac’s life.
I was heading to Dunkin Donuts to get some coffee with Kelkel as we always do. I put my blinker on to turn left. (I had to go through two lanes of traffic to get to it). The woman in the first lane stopped to let me by, I slowly creeped forward into the second lane, saw that the coast was clear and slowly began crossing into the parking lot. I was almost through, when suddenly without warning I saw this car flying up the road at me. I knew there was nothing I could do & seconds later he hit me.
The worst part is that he didn’t even try to slow down whatsoever. He just came at me, hit me, reversed and then DROVE OFF! I looked over at Kelkel to make sure she was okay, she just had some minor whiplash she told me.
I parked my car, waited for the police & while we waited about 5 people came up to me and told me they saw that the car was silver and that it was a Pontiac Grand Prix. But no one was able to get his license plate. The cops finally came, the first guy was such a big douche, probably because he thought I was being a stupid little girl. At one point he asked me if I was really 24, and then made a comment that he was getting old.
Another cop came & he was a lot nicer. He took my info & ended up only giving me a warning. Thankfully Charlie was fine to drive & I took him to LB’s (who literally lives 2 secs away) & parked him for the evening. LB came home & gave Kelkel a ride home & I called my insurance company.
Later that night, I drove Charlie home. My mom ended up giving me a ride to work this morning, and the insurance adjustor finally called me around 930am. We went over everything, scheduled pickup of Charlie to be brought to the body shop that LB used to work at & arranged for me to pick up a rental car through Enterprise.
So everything is squared away but it still sucks that I have to pay my deductible. I was so excited that I was being a very cautious driver & then this happens. 2 1/2 years into me having my car. I just hope to God that Charlie isnt totalled. He needs a new door & LB said that they would probably have to do some frame work. He told me that my car is bluebooked at 8,000. I just pray my baby makes it out okay, because I can’t afford to buy another car. I’d still have to pay off my loan bc I don’t have gap coverage of any type.
My Poor Man.
I’ll keep you guys updated on the progress. Hopefully it all turns out well, or I’ll be paying a loan for a car I don’t have anymore. =’(