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But, not my fault, thank god, and thankfully nobody was hurt.

Driving down Chebucto Road in the far right lane, minding my own business, was going to pick up Graham after he was done work. I was starting to slow down anyway as I was about a block from Oxford Street, where I wanted to turn right.

When I was about to pass Kline Street, a car comes barreling through in front of me, and I sort of t-bone it, I couldn't stop in time because I couldn't see it. At first I thought, how on earth didn't I see a car turning left from Chebucto onto Kline, even if it was fairly busy traffic, because I knew I was looking well ahead and paying attention.

Do you know why I couldn't see it? Became more clear after the cops helped piece it together. Because she didn't come from Chebucto AT ALL. She came up North Street from the opposing direction to me and turned left onto the one-way street that is supposed to be for cars going the same direction on Chebucto Road as me to turn left to get to North Street to head toward the MacDonald Bridge. So she went wrong way on a one-way, nice.....

My airbags didn't even deploy cause I was going so slow. Mostly is just scuffing on the front bumper and a bit on the hood. At least that woman's insurance will be paying for it. But frustrating nonetheless. My Mom told me I may want to get my wheel alignment checked too, just in case. Even though physically my car seems fine it could've been a little knocked out of alignment.

The woman ended up nicking another car in her spinout when I hit her. That guy was amusing cause he took it in stride and was like "I really don't care too much about a few more dings to add to this old truck" :)

Anyways, fine, but a bit shaken up and glad that I was planning to turn a block later, as if I were going faster I am sure it would've been uglier.

Although I am glad everybody wasn't hurt, I am glad her car had the worst damage, lol :) Hopefully that will be enough to teach her a lesson;) Her warped right back tire area, bwahahaha. She had to be towed away while me and truck were good to go :)

Date: 2007-08-30 02:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] honeybee17.livejournal.com
That's why I find driving so scary. Because you have to look out for all the idiots too. I would listen to your mom too. I've heard of cars being all messed up but you can't tell from looking at them. I'm so glad you are ok. I'm sure it was scary to suddenly have a car in front of you. *hugs*

Date: 2007-08-30 09:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bratness.livejournal.com
thanks:)

yeah if it were like mid-morning or later in the evening or something I'm sure I would've spotted the dummy out of the corner of my eye and stopped well ahead of time....

But at 5 PM, with cars lined up to turn left to head towards the bridge and North street when I was coming up in the right lane, there was literally no way for me to have seen it...If I had've been turning onto North myself I would've had a clear view....so it did end up seeming like the magic car that appeared out of nowhere....

*hugs*

Date: 2007-08-30 02:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thutmose.livejournal.com
Oh my gosh!!! I'm glad you (and everyone else) is OK!

Date: 2007-08-31 01:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bratness.livejournal.com
thanks;)

Date: 2007-08-30 04:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tigerlily-took.livejournal.com
Oh my, I would be terrified. Even if your car is okay it still sounds like an experience you would have rather not had. Glad you're okay.

Date: 2007-08-31 01:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bratness.livejournal.com
thanks:) yeah will still be a day or two to get the bumper refinished/repainted but otherwise just looks like I had a run-in with a pole, not a car :)

Date: 2007-08-31 05:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kokyu.livejournal.com

Just a note to say HOLY COW, I'm glad you're alright! Also since I'm here, let me mention how even though I rarely have a comment to make on your entries I have really enjoyed reading your LJ and I think you're cool.

Date: 2007-08-31 09:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bratness.livejournal.com
thanks :)

Date: 2007-09-09 11:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bebepats.livejournal.com
hey.
glad to know you're ok.

Date: 2007-09-10 02:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bratness.livejournal.com
thanks:)

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