Driving over to the house on April 20 to spend my Thursday like I’ve been doing….taking the exit from I-5 to Hwy 16 – we’re slowing because there is the constant backup at the exit and suddenly BAM! I am RAMMED so hard from behind it pushes me into the car in front of me. UGH. The driver of the car that hit us was very apologetic saying he was in a hurry and he was late for work because the girl who was supposed to work had been arrested, then he brought me all his papers and asked if everything he needed was there. Then he called his boss and had to get the insurance information.
The driver of the car I was pushed into had called the State patrol so an officer came and took all the information. The car that hit was undriveable but our two cars were okay. My stereo face plate flew off and my unit sprang out, but my airbags did not deploy. I’ve since learned that this is because I was hit very hard in the back and not hard in the front. The car who hit me his air bags deployed.
Despite his confession to us and the police officer, he suddenly had an epiphany – probably after going home and telling them he confessed to speeding and being distracted. that another car (which apparently took off WINK WINK) hit HIM and that made him push me and me the car in front. Which is a load of crap. So Farmers Insurance (his insurance) did an “investigation’ and determined that yes, he did have ‘fresh’ damage on the passenger side of his car so they advise me to go through my insurance companies uninsured motorists. WHAT? How come this wasn’t mentioned to the police at the time of the accident… Oh, they only use the police report as a ‘guide’.
I’m pretty disappointed in this whole thing. Because of the accident I’ve been unable to do my cardio and I only lost two pounds last week. I have headaches, I had whiplash and my mid-back was swollen. I’ve been to a chiropractor and a massage therapist and just the last two days have been back to exercising as long as I ice up afterward.
Last time his happened, I had to go to a lawyer to get the insurance company to cover all the bills. I pray this doesn’t happen again.
Today, we’re over at the house and Lance and Dub are working on the roof still. So Ben and I went for a walk so I could get my 10,000 steps in. It was a lovely time and now I ache, but I made my goal for the day. It’s a little more difficult eating out without my scale and such, I’m just not used to the portions and all, but I will be.
So this week, take it easy when you drive. And, unlike the driver who hit me and his insurance company let’s remember to treat each other with integrity, kindness, patience, faith and hope.. There’s only one planet and we have to share it for the short time we’re here. Let love be your ruling emotion!