Two days ago I was driving down the street, minding my own business, going to pick up some lunch. Imagine if you will a very busy intersection, lots of cars, pedestrians, a noisy industrial part of town. I was stopped in my little car at a red light, just sitting there. I was the first one in line. Like the proficient driver that I am I was stopped responsibly several feet back from the crosswalk area. Then, all of a sudden I was blasted from behind by a ford expedition. Out of nowhere I was plowed into. My head and neck lurched forward, I felt my lower back scream at me words that I cannot repeat on live internet and I was in shock. I found myself yelling at no one in particular, “what the hec?” Then, the lady behind me, got out of her expedition, looked at my messed up NEW little car and proeceeded to walk back to her car and prepared to drive away. She was going to leave me high and dry right there in the intersection. I was mortified. I hunkered out….yes that’s right hunkered out, of my car and made sure she went nowhere, called the police, then my husband and set myself for the wait.
And we waited and waited….and waited…in the intersection which is where 911 told us to wait…blocking traffic….waiting..while no cop….not one….showed up….for 15min…20 min…..30 min..then I called again…”Keep waiting..don’t move the cars”. So we waited another 15 min. Then 30. Finally I called 911 back and told them we were moving the cars. I had taken pictures, we were blocking traffic, we moved the cars to the parking lot next to the road. And waited some more. No cop ever showed up. NEVER! WE made copies of our insurance info, exchanged it all, and after 2 hours we left.
I drove out of the parking lot and my husband proceeded to cross the road…IN THE CROSS WALK….to go to his car. He was HIT by a car. Yep that’s right hit by a car. Same intersection, different car. ANd….you guessed it…no cop. So, here we are two accidents, two insurance companies, and two drivers later….both in pain..but ya know what….we are still amazed that we are both alive.
But seriously….HOW DOES THAT HAPPEN??????