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Had one yesterday. Car in front of me stopped to turn left (across double yellow) and caught me off guard. I realized I couldn't stop in time and swerved to avoid her, hit her back right tail and then I think I hit a stone pedestal on the side of the road (about 35 mph). My head hit the corner of the visor, which sits really low in a Subaru Legacy, and I ended up with a 3" long laceration all the way to the bone requiring 42 stitches. I also have an abrasion above it. Spend 5hours in the ER. The driver of the other vehicle was fine, thank God.
Car is totalled, but I still have my good looks. Maybe I look a little meaner now. Only 4 payments left on the car. Bummed.
10-01-2011, 02:14 PM
Yikes. Definitely your fault too.
But you have the right outlook, that you and her are OK. Cars can be replaced, people can't.
10-01-2011, 03:08 PM
Glad you are OK! Saw the scar pic on Facebook. Wow. A real character adder.... ;)
I'm almost afraid to retrieve my possessions from the vehicle. It was a bloody mess!
I've been in several accidents--in fact, a few years ago I was rear-ended on Rt. 78 by another car that was rear-ended, and my car was sent spinning into the oncoming traffic. Remarkably, I was unscathed. I thought it was over. It was for that car....
This was my first head injury. Surprised, aren't you? :)
10-01-2011, 04:53 PM
We hit a car when we were going 65 - it pulled in front of us on a rural highway from a dead stop. We were in a Subaru Outback. Those commercials with the guy saving the gear shift knob are not kidding - that car likely saved our lives.
Sorry about your accident - it does suck. I had quite a few before I learned about "safe distances." I'm not saying it couldn't happen to anyone, though.
10-01-2011, 04:59 PM
Speedy recovery! Glad you're relatively okay. Car accidents definitely suck, but motorcycle accidents suck worse.
10-01-2011, 05:09 PM
Sorry about your accident - it does suck. I had quite a few before I learned about "safe distances."
It boggles my mind how many people cruise down the interstate doing 80, 4-feet behind the car in front of them. Don't they teach people anything before they get a drivers license anymore? Almost no one seems to understand the forumula between reaction time, braking distance and speed, you would think. A lot of people drive like the goal is to get as close to the car in front of you as possible.
OP - I hope you have a speedy recovery. 42 stitches is a good number. You'll be able to scare the hell out of trick-or-treaters on Halloween though.
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