Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Rear-ended

Ugh.

UGH UGH UGH!

I was driving to the train station to pick up Hubster last night, stopped at a red light, waiting to turn left and WHAMMO!  A woman hit me from behind.  It was snowing and she clearly didn't leave herself enough time to stop.  Instantly, my neck felt tingly and really hurt.  I got out of my car...she sat there in hers.  She finally gets out, doesn't say sorry, doesn't ask if I'm ok.  Just stands there.  I was really angry and in a bit of shock and disbelief.

"You realize it's snowing, right?"

"Yes, but I couldn't brake."

I got my phone and texted Hubster, my hands shaking.  He tells me to get her info.  She's sitting back in her car.  She finally opens the door and I tell her to give me her information.  Meanwhile, I take a picture of her license plate.  There was minimal damage to my back bumper.

She says, "I have to wait for my husband to arrive."

"WHAT?  Don't you have your insurance information in the car?"

"Yes, but he told me to wait here for him."

"I am NOT standing here, in live traffic and leaving my husband to freeze at the train station while you wait for your husband.  Give me your information now or I will call the police."

She reluctantly holds her insurance information out while I type it into my phone.  Her hand was perfectly steady and I was barely able to hold my phone.  I couldn't believe how calm she was.  She took my information and says, "My husband is almost here...we must wait."

"You go ahead and wait.  I'm not waiting...this was YOUR fault, not mine!"

I drove to the station to get Hubster.

My neck and shoulders hurt pretty badly today.  I took the car to the Collision Reporting Centre this morning to make sure the accident was documented.  Then, I went to an autobody shop to get an estimate for repairs....$750 plus HST plus 3 days' car rental.  I have an appointment for a massage today at 4:00.

Poor Hubster has to call this woman's husband tonight to tell him the cost and ask if he wants to pay us cash or go through insurance.  That should be a fun discussion.  I'll update on that afterwards.

Why don't people just SLOW DOWN IN WINTER??!!!!  It is the most frustrating thing in the world to have to run around and take care of all this BS!!!  GRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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