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Friday, February 27, 2009

Internal Injuries

About four months ago I was stopped to let traffic pass and someone came up behind me and ran right into my car. The driver admitted it was his fault as he was late for an appointment. We exchanged telephone numbers and since I couldn't see any damage to my car, we drove on. A little further down the road, I saw that the same driver was pulled over to the side of the road, probably receiving a speeding ticket.

I checked with the dealer and he said that since all my doors were working, there probably wasn't any damage. I recently noticed that the area with the spare tire wasn't laying flat so I mentioned this when I brought my car in for service.

Then we discovered the internal injuries. The underside of the car is pushed up and the muffler is slightly bent. I'd heard so much about the expense of repairing new cars that I was nervous about visiting the body shop. I expected a five or even six figure repair bill. Imagine my surprise when I found out that it will only be a three figure repair.

So, as soon as I finish with jury duty, I'll get my car fixed as good as new. And, I lost the other driver's telephone number, so I'll have to pay.


Blarney said...

Hi Cathy & Thanks for stopping in! Sorry to hear about the accident ~ hope all goes well with the repairs. Sometimes they seem never ending on cars ... one things leads to another and pretty soon you might as well have got a newer car. Seems like you can never win!

HMK said...

So sorry about the car.
What a jerk that other driver was, even if it was unintentional./
Too bad you lost the number though understandable as you thought all was OK
At first I thought the internal injuries referred to were yours!
So I am relieved you are fine.