Another Car Accident 

My husband was leaving work yesterday, while still in the parking lot he had an accident. 😞

Where we work there are designated travel directions in the parking lot, and you have to back out of your parking spot. As my husband was traveling in a lane, a car backed out without looking. My husband honked his horn, but the car kept coming. He swerved to avoid being hit, only to hit a parked truck. 

The driver who backed out without looking did stop, but never got out of his vehicle. He said it was his fault,  then drove away! The incident was caught on camera by the security system and the person who viewed the tape said it happened just as my husband described. The person who owns the truck he hit handled the situation well, but my husband could tell he was annoyed. Who could blame him? His vehicle was parked and he was working. 

My husband was able to drive home after he and someone from work taped up parts that would have rubbed the tire. I never would have risked driving it, and possibly have the tire blow out. Men are stubborn like that though. 😉

Here are some pictures of the damage.

We’ve only had this car 3 months! We bought it to replace the one I totalled when I hit a patch of ice and spun off the road into a tree. This car should not be considered totalled since it’s newer, but it will be an expensive fix.

I think the driver who backed out without looking should be held responsible, but their vehicle never hit ours. If my husband didn’t naturally swerve, and just let the car back into him this would be his responsibility. The police can’t even hold him accountable for leaving the scene. 

Since there is video evidence I’m sure my insurance company will hold them accountable if they can.

Thankfully nobody was injured…. well, my husband did cut his hand while taping the fender so he could drive home. 😒 It was a minor injury though.

We will have to bring the car to a garage Tuesday, and pick up a rental. Right now I am stranded with the kids for a couple of days. There’s no way I’m going to risk driving that car, and hubby had to take our second vehicle to work. He better not have another careless driver cause another accident. 

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Total Loss :(

I just found out that my car is being considered a total loss after my accident last Thursday. 

My insurance company is actually being very generous with the value they are giving me for it. I am extremely grateful for that. I don’t expect to find a suitable vehicle for the amount they are giving me though.

We stopped at a dealer while out running errands today, to see some options in person. I feel bad for the salesman who thinks he might be making a sale. He could potentially make a sale,  but honestly we’ve been finding similar cars online with lower mileage and prices. I just wanted to know that my oldest would fit comfortably behind my husband when he’s driving, and that the backseat would accommodate the 2 car seats too.

We were looking at several options, and the dealer we stopped at on a whim actually had just about everything in stock. The Nissan Versa Note might be a contender. The leg room was quite nice for both my husband and my oldest. The cargo area was sufficient too, since we have an SUV for our big shopping days, or family outings.

If anyone has experience with this vehicle and has positives or negatives to share I’d appreciate your feedback. We were driving a Hyundai Elantra, so if you can compare to that your feedback would be greatly appreciated. :mrgreen:

Whoopsy  Daisy 

I think it was a bit more than a whoopsy daisy, but it could have been worse.

I had a car accident 1/12/17 around 3:45am. I was on my way to work, and the temperature was above freezing when I left. Apparently the temperatures were fluctuating as I drove. I was being cautious,  since there were patches of fog and I was concerned there may be ice too. I came to a spot in my commute where there is often a patch of ice. It was there,  and I hit it. My car fishtailed one way, then the other and eventually I spun completely around. I went off the road and my driver’s side was pinned up against a tree. I was slanted in a ditch, but thankfully the tree kept me from flipping.

My only injury that was immediately noticeable was a “burn” from the seat belt on my neck.

I called my husband first, then 911. A man in a truck stopped to ask if I was okay, and if I called the police. I told him I was about to call and that I was fine. 911 sent an officer to the scene,  and he hit the same patch of ice I did. He almost went off the road too. He didn’t take an official statement from me, since he said it was obvious what had happened. The sander/salter came by while I was still in my car. (I’m pretty sure the officer made that request.)

My insurance company was having computer issues when I called, so they weren’t able to set up a tow. The police officer took care of that, and the people who came out were great. Unfortunately they told me my car was not drivable. 😦 I am expecting my insurance company to tell me my car is a total loss since it is a 2007. All I know right now, is that there is body damage, some being right around the front driver’s side wheel. If there is any suspension damage I know they’ll consider it totalled. 

My neck and back have been sore since a few hours after the accident. I had to work yesterday,  and the pain I had while working was pretty bad. I have a very physical job, and do a lot of lifting. It was pretty slow yesterday, so I only had to work 7 hours instead of 10. 

I have been resting, and taking ibuprofen. I’ve only used ice on the areas that are most sore a couple of times. The right side of my neck, along the back is the worst. Then I would say my lower back and hips are the next most affected areas. I know it could be much worse. Even though it was a fairly minor accident, if there had been a tree branch in that position where I hit it could have killed me. I had to drive by the scene on my way to work yesterday, and I noticed if my car had hit about a car length in a different direction I would have been in a deeper part of the ditch without a tree to catch me. If that happened I could have easily flipped over.

Right now I am driving a rental provided by my insurance company. It’s a 2017 Buick Verano. Way different than my 2007 Hyundai Elantra. It almost makes me hope my car is totalled, so we can upgrade. We were hoping to get another 2 years out of my car though. We aren’t as ready to take on a car payment as I’d like to be. We’ll work it out, and it will probably be in a new to us vehicle. No 2017, but newer than my Hyundai. 

I keep thanking God for my life, and opportunity to snuggle my family again.