Thursday, July 30, 2009

Crash!

With how much driving I do, it was inevitable. Today I got in an accident. I was talking on the phone to Rita while going through the construction zone on north-bound I-15. Suddenly the cars in front of me stopped. I was able to *barely* stop in time, but the car behind me couldn't and neither could the two cars behind him. I got smashed--multiple times--into the car in front of me. The phone went flying out of my hand. Once I saw that it was over I picked it back up and assured Rita I was OK.

There was also a car up ahead that couldn't stop. In all, there were seven cars that were damaged. No one was seriously injured, but they did put a neck brace on one guy as a precaution. (They didn't call an ambulance.)

I don't think my car is totaled, but it took some damage to both the front and rear. The car behind me was banged up pretty badly.

I feared they would cite me for running into the guy in front of me. But, he vouched for me and told the police that I had stopped completely before being pushed into him. So, no injuries and no ticket. I feel pretty lucky.

9 comments:

Andrea said...

I am happy you are not hurt! I hate that dang commute and I am not even the one making it.

Danette said...

oh man! you had a beautiful car. glad you are okay! (and great job at the spudman.)

Russ said...

That's no fun, but I'm glad you're OK.

Debbie said...

Glad you were safe. That's no fun at all!

Sheri said...

Glad you're ok! Doesn't sound like much fun.

Kristen said...

Gosh, that's scary. Glad you made it out OK. I bet Rita freaked when she heard it over the phone. That's awful!

Scott said...

What a pain, even if you weren't hurt! Glad you're okay. Now the real pain begins: insurance companies and repair shops.

And HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

Beverly said...

What a lousy early birthday gift---and to such an awesome car. Glad you are safe. The answer to this commute thing is to move back to Utah County.

Colett's Corner said...

Glad your ok.