Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Ford Minivan Vs. Jeep Wrangler

Yeah, my minivan lost that battle. On my way home from work I was hit. I was waiting in the turn lane for my green arrow. I always watch for cars trying to beat a yellow light, or ones that look like they aren't going to stop. Last night was no different, everyone was stopped when the light changed. I was almost through the eight laned intersection when I saw the jeep out of the corner of my eye. He rammed right into me.

I was the only one in my car, and was fine. The driver of the jeep was fine. A wonderful woman waited to be a witness. Jeep driver was cited.

He said he was a bit distracted and when he looked up, he saw a green light and assumed it was his. Unfortunately the light he saw was the one for the turn lanes, not his. He had to have gunned it because he hit me pretty hard. I didn't even see him until it was too late. I was too busy keeping my eye on the PT Cruiser that was in the right hand turn lane across from me.

Here comes the funny part. His jeep was fine. Barely a scratch on it. My car?

Head light gone
One third of the bumper gone
Windshield wiper fluid container ripped in half
Front corner panel all messed up
Dent near the rear of the van where the jeep landed after he bounced off of me

And don't get me wrong, when I say gone, I don't mean crunched. I mean it is no longer attached to my car. It was sitting in the middle of the road.

Why did this have to happen the one week I took a swing shift for training and Ryan is out of town? I will tell you why, because we just paid it off.

When I told Ryan I was able to drive it home he response was, "Oh bummer, I was hoping for a new one." men . . .



Shawn said...

Thank goodness that you were okay and the little ones weren't with you. I was in a car accident as a child-it can be so scary for them even if they are physically fine! Gotta love paying off the vehicle and then getting into an accident-sheesh! But again, the main thing is that you are fine--that's what's important! said...

Thanks Shawn! Can you believe my van is STILL in the shop? I have been in a rental since Feb. 27th. Ugh. I miss my car!