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.