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Iseul 02-25-2013 07:58 AM

Totalled my Car...
 
Well..if it was totalled before they flipped it back over, it is now. Wanted to get pictures, but the police were..rather rude, I have to say.

I dropped my mum off at the hospital so she could check in for her surgery and was going back down the hill to get my nana. Went around a bend going the speed limit (maybe 5 under) and hit something near the white line to the shoulder and swerved toward the huge cliff, countersteered toward the hill on the opposite side and my back end spun around, went up the hill and flipped my car.

I have no idea if I passed out or not..I remember saying, "Ah sh!t..." when I hit the hill and realized I was going to flip and then trying to hold myself off my head and unbuckling and crawling out to a lady on the phone with 911.

I'm now sitting in the emergency room waiting for xrays of my neck since it's sore. :/

My mum is going to try and kill me when she comes out of surgery and realizes I totalled the car. There was nothing more that I could do though. I was going the speed limit and paying attention to the road.

I have no idea what I'm going to do with getting to the barn for the vet, getting to work, etc..I'm screwed, and not only am I possibly hurt, my pride and joy is totalled. :/
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Tracer 02-25-2013 08:06 AM

Wow. I think you should be thinking more on the 'at least I turned away from the cliff' side of things rather than the 'I totaled my car'. Hope you're okay! I'm sure your mother will just be glad you're not totaled. I hope you have insurance though.

You sound like you've gotten off easy though. I've only been in one car accident, and it was only a little fender bender. I ended up with a busted knee and whiplash.

Iseul 02-25-2013 08:13 AM

Well..I already thought the "atleast I turned away from the cliff" side of things, now I'm at the "I totalled my baby" side of it.

I'm sure she will be happy I'm not totalled myself, but I have a feeling I'll hear about how horrible a driver I am, etc as well for the next year.

I do have insurance..I'm hoping I'll get a check for the ER visit as well from the insurance..but if not, $150 copay is definitely worth my well-being.
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Speed Racer 02-25-2013 09:45 AM

Iseul, cars can be replaced but people cannot. So glad you walked away from the accident.

I totaled my beloved truck last year. In fact, the anniversary of the accident was Sunday. I'd only had Bertha about 8 months. I also walked away from the accident, as did the other driver whom I hit.

I now have a new truck, and have put everything behind me. Court went well (the accident was totally my fault), and I'm not really twitchy anymore when I drive the road where I had the accident.

Glad to hear you're fine. You'll find another car, but your mother can't find another daughter.

WSArabians 02-25-2013 10:34 AM

HorseForum is going to look like a bunch of bad drivers what with everyone admitting...lol

I also wrote my car in November, and I remember (well, I don't actually remember. I remember being told I said this or that) being in the ER waiting surgery and making comments about my car, when everyone else was just glad I was alive.
I think your mom will just be glad you're okay. As everyone said, cars are replaceable, kids are not.

As for getting to the barn in the meantime, is there someone else there you could car pool with?

WSArabians 02-25-2013 10:36 AM

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Originally Posted by Speed Racer (Post 1910929)
Iseul, cars can be replaced but people cannot. So glad you walked away from the accident.

I totaled my beloved truck last year. In fact, the anniversary of the accident was Sunday. I'd only had Bertha about 8 months. I also walked away from the accident, as did the other driver whom I hit.

I now have a new truck, and have put everything behind me. Court went well (the accident was totally my fault), and I'm not really twitchy anymore when I drive the road where I had the accident.

Glad to hear you're fine. You'll find another car, but your mother can't find another daughter.

Were you driving like your screen name?? LOL

I still have big issues driving in the dark now, and am a complete mess on bad roads. I got caught once on a horrible section, passed four accident, and the road was covered in that half frozen slush/ice and I couldn't go any faster then 40km/h. I think I almost caused more accidents so I think I'll just avoid driving under those conditions for some time.

Maple 02-25-2013 10:43 AM

So glad to hear you are ok! With something as normal and common as driving, it's easy to become so relaxed we forget the risks involved.

Speed Racer 02-25-2013 10:43 AM

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Originally Posted by WSArabians (Post 1910982)
Were you driving like your screen name?? LOL

:rofl:

Actually, no. I was going under the speed limit, which is probably why I didn't kill myself or the other driver. :-|

I'm just glad she wasn't litigious, and that I have a Rolls Royce insurance plan. All her medical bills were covered, she got book value for her vehicle, I got book value for mine, and my insurance was not only NOT cancelled, but I got a discount this year for only having had one accident in the 22 years I've been with them.

The truck I have now is an exact twin of Bertha, so it's like I never lost her at all. Velma even had almost the exact same mileage as Bertha when I bought her. Totes deja vu, man! :wink:

Iseul 02-25-2013 12:32 PM

I just moved to this barn on saturday and only know Copperhead, who can't go up too often when she has her daughter. I have a ride from my boyfriend who is glad I'm alive today to the barn..and tomorrow Copper said she'll pick me up on the way if she can get in for the vet call as well to give Raina a once over.

I'm really hoping that State Farm intends on getting me a new car somehow..work is going to kill me, lol. And mum's happy I'm alive, but she keeps telling me how horrid a driver I am :/ She doesn't want me driving her car now since I flipped mine, so not sure what I'll be doing.

I got Vicodin for pain..but I didn't even fill the perscription. If I can't drive while taking them, I'll suffer the pain with some ibuprofen, haha.
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waresbear 02-25-2013 12:43 PM

It's just a car, you have insurance and you are not seriously hurt, PHEW!
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