Friday, April 13, 2018

The Fender Bender Story - By the Squirrels

We live pretty close to an intersection of an often busy road I NEVER turn left on across the four lanes, as there is no traffic light on our street, there is a big store right on the corner with a blind spot, and in the very early morning, with the sun coming up in your eyes and not everyone with their headlights on coming from the cross streets, I'd rather avoid it. I go over a block using a back street to a street with the traffic light with a left-hand signal to head to work, even though it's a longer drive and the traffic light is SLOWWWWW due to the amount of traffic on the main road during rush hour.

But my husband always braves turning left from our street when traffic isn't heavy. I think he won't in the future. He got hit by another car he couldn't see yesterday morning at the blind spot which really messed up his car (new cars, I believe are made out of packing pellet material), and we'll be down to one vehicle for a couple of weeks as it's repaired. Fortunately, there were no injuries requiring medical attention, the other driver has the same insurance company we do, and the police did not cite either of them.

But the squirrels got an eyeful and will recreate the accident for our friends.
OK, I don't see anyone, I can slowly go out into the intersection.
Oh, NUTS!  Where'd that car come from?
Wow, there's tiny bits of broken fender everywhere!
At least there are some possible witnesses.
Uh, Officer?

14 comments:

  1. Oh no! We're glad your husband and the other driver are okay, but sorry about your car.

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    1. Thanks. In retrospect, on his way home from work he saw multiple cars pulled off of a road into a parking lot with several ambulances and one car being cut open from the top to remove someone and he realized he should be grateful, not mad.

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  2. I'm glad everyone is OK - but I am with you. I would definitely be taking the long way to avoid an intersection like that.

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    1. Yes, being "chicken driver" in Chicago has saved my fender more than once.

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  3. Hari Om
    Ugh! Glad not injuries - other than a bit of pride maybe... I have also been known to take longer routes in order to avoid such horrid junctions. There's one right at the foot of the hill where my father lives in Edinburgh. To be avoided at all costs - even with the traffic lights!!! YAM xx

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    1. He felt bad, but it's just a bad intersection, and if you poke your car out far enough to actually SEE, someone taking the corner too fast or scooting out from the drug store is going to nick you. He's going to op for the extra 10 minutes for the light.

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  4. Oh wow! I sure am glad EJ is OK! Sorry 'bout the car, but better the car needs fixed than the human! DH's job is real picky about uncontrolled left turns and accidents, so we often detour out of our way to use a light to make a left turn too.

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    1. He's lived here 10 years without an issue, but a drug store was built and there's lots of extra cars darting in and out of their parking lot

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  5. Bummer, we are so sorry about the accident, but oh so glad that your husband is OK. We hope the insurance company is kind to you. Our Dad had his car hit while he was helping serve at our church's fish fry. No note left, about $2500 in damages, $1000 deductible:( Hoping now they don't raise our rates.

    We wouldn't be so sure you want that squirrel to be a witness. They are not to be trusted.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

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    1. We hope that as well. When I moved to Chicago and still had my own policy, my ten year old truck, NO accident, claims, or ticket history in 40 years of driving, and I was paying $150 a month for full coverage with rental car addition on my four by four. Husband has been driving 18 years with no tickets or accidents.

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  6. I am glad no one as hurt. I hope the squirrels write out a statement for insurance purposes.

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    1. They made have been given extra peanuts and sunflower seeds tonight before the rain moved in.

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  7. I never want to cross traffic but my husband will
    Glad your hubby is OK
    hugs
    Hazel & Mabel

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  8. We're very glad no one was hurt in that fender bender. As for the Evil Squirrel Cartel, I wouldn't trust them for accurate testimony.

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