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Monday, March 8, 2021

Excitement on the Way Home from School

 Mondays and Tuesdays I pick Kendall up at the high school. It is usually easy peasy as Priceville High is not far from our house. Kendall got in the car, we were chatting. She took out her phone. We stopped at the red light at an intersection near the school. The light turned green and I made my right turn only to see a young woman in a black honda pulling from a gas station into my lane and into my car. I was going slowly for my turn so I tried to veer our of her way. To no avail...she kept coming and sideswiped my car. I pulled to the side of the road, expecting her to do that as well but she took off, mouthing sorry at me. Both Kendall and I were in shock. Kendall tried to get a photo of the car tag. She was not quick enough. I did note the county but that was all. Thankfully a good citizen came to make sure we were okay and she had more details of the make of the car etc. The young lady had been buying gas at the gas station and my good samaritan was behind her in line. So she got a good look at the car. Frankly, Kendall and I were unable to make much sense of it as it shook us up. Thank you to Kathryn, a good Priceville Citizen for her concern.

The Priceville police came to make a report. One officer took off to see if he might spot the damaged car. While the other officer took my details, we found out that a car with front end damage had been spotted. I am not sure as of yet if it was the young lady who hit me. The police officer told me that often when teens are in an accident, the parents will call to report the mishap.  We all make mistakes, especially young drivers but young drivers must learn to take responsibility for their mistake.  We will pick up our accident report tomorrow. Insurance will take over from there.  It was my first vehicle accident and it was Kendall's as well.  We are both thankful  to God that we are okay and my car is drivable.  Other than being shaky, we came through just fine. As Kendall said, That CRUNCH.  

I will say that shock is a real thing....when I called 911 I was blabbering like an idiot. I could not even remember the name of the road I was on!! Thankfully the Good Samaritan helped me with details. It made me more aware of praying for protection while out and about. We never know what a day will bring.


My car is 15 years old, same age as Kendall so we called it the Kendall Mobile. Hoping we can patch her up. She is a family treasure.

11 comments:

Sandy said...

So glad you are ok. About a year ago, Jeff was rear ended by a lady. She took off and Jeff was like oh no you don't. He hopped up on the median and caught her at the next red light and blocked her in. I would not suggest his road rage approach. The funny thing is that his brother was in the truck with him and said it was mildly fun and exciting. That cracked me up.
Glad you and Kendall are good to go though. Scary the stuff that happens out there.

Mrs.T said...

Wow, Arlene! What an experience -- or, as we say in our family, an extra-perience! So thankful that you and Kendall are both unhurt (other than that CRUNCH) and that your car was still drivable. Will pray for both you and Kendall to sleep well tonight after all the excitement.

Mari said...

Oh Arlene - that is awful! I've ben in an minor accident before, and it feels like slow motion when you see them come your way, and you can't avoid it! I'm glad you two weren't hurt, but such a shame about the car and the fact that she didn't even stop. Hope they find her and the car is fixed!

Terri D said...

Oh my goodness!! I am so glad you are both okay and I hope they find the girl who hit and run. She needs to learn a lesson from that. I hope your car won't take long to fix. xo

Anonymous said...

Sorry you had your first accident and I'm sure it was a shock when the other driver sped away. So thankful you and Kendall weren't hurt and that she was with you because it can be so unnerving. Hopefully the young women learns from her mistake and that the Kendall Mobile can be easily fixed. Prayers for all.

Quiltingwiththefarmerswife said...

So sorry for the crash. I'm glad you and your grand were not hurt but it's still upsetting to have your car hit. Even if insurance pays for the damages, it's the inconvenience all of this involves. I know, I know, there is much worse happening in the world but it still shakes a person up. Have a relaxing evening. Patty McDonald

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm so sorry this happened to you too. I had something similar happen a few years and I've had problems with being nervous in some situations. I'll keep you in my prayers. I definitely know about the shock. I cried and the officer was afraid I was hurt. But it was very traumatic. Take care of yourself this week...you and Kendall both! You both need a spa day!

Mary said...

How frightening for you both. I"m glad you are both ok and hope they patch up the Kendallmobile. The young girl that hit you will be in much more trouble leaving the accident scene than if she stayed. Anyone can make a mistake but leaving is totally irresponsible.
The last accident I was in I was sitting at a left turn lane in Montana and a semi truck turned and put the cargo part of the truck over the hood of our truck scraping the entire hood of our truck. It was terrifying....fortunately a uniformed deputy was in the car behind us and was our witness that the truckdriver was 100% at fault.

Robin in Virginia said...

Arlene, I am glad both you and Kendall are okay; I do hope the Kendall Mobile is able to be patched up. Take care of yourself this week and note any soreness or pain over the coming days. I hope they are able to find the person who side-swiped you and held responsible. If nothing else to learn that one stops and doesn't drive away. Thinking of you.

Georgia said...

Oh Arlene, I am so glad you and Kindle are ok. I am also glad that you and Kindle had some Divine intervention. Auto accidents are always unsettling, and take a little time to get over. I have a 2004 Pontiac Vibe, that I bought brand new, especially with my mother in mind, it easily carries a wheel chair or a walker and it is small enough she could simply slide in and slide out. But, the first time I drove my oldest grandson in it his feet didn't touch the floor. Today, he would have to squeeze in. Such memories these old cars bring to us. Many blessings to you and yours my sweet friend.

Terri said...

So glad you both are okay! How scary!!