Thursday, December 15, 2016

On Pause

So, I was all set to write about my rides on Monday and last night and get it posted today but then this happened on my way to work this morning.



Unlike the conga line that SprinklerBandits was in I was the middle car. I hit the car ahead of me when I put my foot on the brakes and nothing happened. It was so slick that I might as well have been  in a skating rink and it was a good thump but not horrible impact but then the car behind me slammed into me with enough force to push me past the car in front of me and sideways so that it looked like the car I hit T-boned me.

It was a typical MN car accident with all three people involved apologizing and being sweet and caring about it. The cop also had a great sense of humor and when he almost wiped out on the slippery spot, as he was picking up pieces of my car, he looked right at me, pointed at the spot, and with a straight face said "It's kind of slippery right there". It made me crack up anyway.

Unfortunately my roommate and I both think they may total my car. I just got it about a year ago and it's a newer model with very few miles so it really sucks. Plus I love it. The good thing is that it kept me safe. I'm slightly sore but not too bad, I hurt more after trying to trailer load Katai actually...

Black ice sucks. 



18 comments:

  1. Aww, I'm sorry that happened. If it's any consolation, when my truck was new I hit a deer on the highways and it was almost a total write off. I was in the same boat as you where I wouldn't have been able to buy anything as good for the amount a replacement was worth, so asked nicely for insurance to fix it, and they said yes. Good luck.

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    1. Thank you T :) I'm really hoping that they're able to fix it for me or that it's at least safe enough to drive that it can serve as transportation to work for a few months while I figure out another option.

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  2. I'm so sorry. That really sucks. I hope your insurance makes it right.

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    1. Me too! So far my insurance has been amazing to deal with, the guy who hit me's insurance...not so much.

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  3. I HATE black ice! We've had a lot of accidents already due to it! I'm glad that you weren't hurt.

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    1. Me too! The cops were telling us about the multiple accidents they had already seen that day and the day before. I'm really glad it's supposed to be warmer next week so that hopefully the roads will clear up.

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  4. Oh my gosh, that's so scary! I'm glad you're okay, and hope insurance works out well for you.

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    1. Yeah :( Thankfully it was the first real accident I've ever been in

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  5. Car accidents are the worst! What crappy luck. I hope you can get the situation sorted and that your insurance company is helpful!

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    1. Yeah, less than a mile and I would have been safe at work. Luckily my insurance company has been amazing so far.

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    1. Thank you! I hope you're feeling better from your accident!!

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  7. What a bummer! Pretty much nothing you can do when you hit black ice though! Hopefully you're back on the road in no time.

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    1. It's so true, there wasn't anything any of us could have done

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  8. Glad your okay!! Sucks about your car though.

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    1. Thank you!! I think that's what made me the most sad. It's not only a car I love but my freedom to do things including going to the barn. I think we're figuring it out though so that's good!

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  9. Oh no! Hope you aren't too hurt... please make sure to get physio if your doc recommends it. This is spoken as someone who had a very serious car accident and didn't have physio and is now a crippled old person.

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    1. Thank you :) I did end up going to Urgent Care yesterday and was given some meds and stretching exercises. I'm going to give it a week or so and if I'm still sore or feel off I'm going to go in again. Right now my whole spine feels weird but the doc said it was because my muscles are pulling my neck straight instead of allowing it to be in it's natural curve. I am really hoping I feel mostly better tomorrow though.

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