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.