Friday, January 25, 2019

Still Naïve into Middle Age

Today my husband picked up Wednesday afternoon’s police report while I drove our rental car home. I honestly believe myself not to be at fault for that accident because the other driver sped up at the last second to (as my husband reports it) blow through what was already a light turning red.

I don’t recall either of us getting to make much of a statement to the officers on scene. Our insurance company asked me more questions. But authorities taking into custody someone with no auto insurance, an active arrest warrant, who was not legally licensed to drive and fled the scene of our accident believed her when she said the light was green.

Based on that alone, the report states, I’m being cited for an improper left hand turn. I’m sorry to be a downer, but this is disheartening. No doubt I’ll be fined on top of the fact we have to shell out a minimum $500 to (hopefully) get our car fixed. And who knows how long that will take.

Adding insult to injury, a driver on the way home from the collision center later forced me to hit the brakes to avoid the same scenario in reverse. I just pray there is no court summons over Wednesday’s debacle. Surely not, but I have no clue. And I lack the will to phone the police station to question.

I just want to get on with this life I’m lucky to have. It’s tempting to just dig a hole and crawl inside. Maybe I should purchase a dash camera.

Do you think I should just hole up for the rest of the month, maybe more, and try not to leave the house?

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13 comments:

  1. Wow that is horrible. I hope it gets settled soon for you.
    Thank you for visiting and leaving a condolence message on the loss of our Ghost this week.

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    1. You're very kind. My turmoil is mild compared to the loss of such a lovely cat. Thank you for rescuing him from those heartless neighbors condemning innocent creatures to the streets. Be well, my dear.

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  2. No don't hole up. You'll be afraid to go out ever if you hole up. Karma always comes into play when people lie. This gal lied and she's got more problems than you have. You can always fight the ticket.

    Have a fabulous day and weekend, my friend. Big hug. ♥

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    1. Thank you for the boost. ~hugs~ But I feel like karma is punishing us for something. Who knows? Bless you, my dear.

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  3. Oh no...I need to go back and read about this more. I am so sorry this happened to you and sorry that you are having to go through all this.

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    1. You are struggling with worse, I know. ~hugs~ I'm a wimp. Heh... Be well, my dear.

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    2. You are not a wimp...we all have different struggles don't mean someones is worse then yours.

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  4. Did you have a green light and come from a different street, turning left? I don't get it either. That has to hit you hard. And hurt. The other person should be arrested for leaving the scene of an accident, driving without license and insurance, etc, at the least. I hope that happened.

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    1. Thank you! I will never turn left at that intersection again.

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  5. I once tried to make a left turn from a grocery store parking lot back onto a street. Blinker on, and just inching as is my usual, after an absolutely horrible day. I'd just returned a cat, fixed for some horrible people. They wouldn't even come down to the car to get her. I had to walk up three flights. Door opens and the smell of drugs pervades everything. inside, the woman was there with her guy, who had just gotten out of prison and here he was doing drugs and not only that, she retreated to another room and he hit up on me. I hated leaving the cat there. Anyhow, making my left turn suddenly someone yells to stop. It's a bicycler. I'm already stopped but she hits me, very low impact, but then rolls around on the ground screaming I've broken her legs. Instantly and I have no idea how, several of her friends appear and began to yell at me to stay the hell away from her. Thankfully the police came and the firetruck. She was not injured at all and neither was her bike. The officer had me wait as he wrote out a report and told me no harm no foul, no citations. Then he said "are you ok?" I just put hands over my face and sobbed. It was a horrible day and that woman was probably trying to scam me and I wanted to hide for a very long time. I hope you don't. I'm sorry it happened to you.

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    1. Oh, my dear, I'm so sorry. Your story is so much worse. Thank you for the kindness you extend over and over in your area. Our perpetrator was arrested, and I hope is sitting in pain with (mild) whiplash. One friend thinks I got cited because she is already so screwed by her actions. That's a bull crap, very human reaction. Be well!

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  6. Is there any way you can make another statement to the police? Because, that sucks. I'd be pissed, too.

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    1. Thanks! For now, I don't know if I'm being fined. I hope you are well.

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