Well, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to post this or not, but I may as well. I was in a car accident today. There were BAD storms here today. Driving home after they cleared up a bit, I ran through a massive puddle, and my engine stalled out. Cars just passed me on either side while I waited for my parents to show up. I left my car/lights on but not my emergancy lights. About 15 minutes later I get hit from behind. I’m totally fine. I jump out of my car and the woman who hit me is nearly crying and screaming how sorry she is, and how she didn’t see me, how her brakes didn’t work fast enough etc.
Never mind you I’ve been sitting here on a straight road with dozens of cars passing me for quite a while already. I calmed her down a bit checked out her lip which was bleeding, and got her a tissue from my car. I asked her if her kids where alright, becuase she seemed to have forgot about them. I said a few things to them about how it was going to be ok, and that no one got hurt, everything is fine. Just trying to be nice in general, knowing I may as well because my dad is going to kill me when he sees this.
Anyways: Am I going to be at fauly or is she. I obviously had no way of avoiding the collision. She clearly wasn’t watching the road and while she seemed nice I don’t see how this would of happened unless she was going 40+ on slippery road or simply wasn’t paying attention. I’m out of a car for a while, have to walk to work, and am reliant on my parents again. I’m hoping at least it isn’t my fault in the courts. My back end was destroyed.
I heard that if you get hit from behind it can’t be your fault, referencing a story about how a guy slid down a hill when he let go of the break and hit a guys car, and the court said the guy was too closely behind him and the guy who slid back won. I’m kind of rambling becuase my first fucking car is wrecked and it’s because someone ran into me while I was parked…