This is sooo not the way I wanted to start the week, but what can you do. Life happens. So, the accident occurred Monday morning at 7:45am. I was stopped on the bridge on SW 10th St behind a panel truck(just like a moving truck) when I get slammed from behind by an SOB driving an SUV. I get thrown to the front of the dashboard, whipped back into the seat (whereby my favorite hairclip breaks-sigh) and then since Mr. Wonderful hit me so damn hard he pushes my brand new baby into the panel truck as well. Asshole. After I chant some obsenities to myself in the car, I get out and ask if everyone is okay and dumbass calls 911 (he actually asks me if it's 911 or 411...now you know what I'm dealing with here). Cops are on the way and we assess the damage. Panel truck seems fine, his SUV is totalled, front end pushed way in, and my baby is quite the sight. Back end is smashed in, bent the floor of the trunk in, twisted some bar underneath, stress marks in the plastic, all reflectors broke (no lights amazingly) and the front is messed up pretty good, too. No airbag deployment, probably due to it being a rear-end hit.
Cop arrives, takes statements. The SOB states the sun was in his eyes and he didn't see me. Cop gets his cell# to check his records and see if he was on phone/texting and gave him a ticket. Tow truck guy arrives and recommends I have it towed since air bag could go off if I try to drive it. I talk to BJ who says to give it a whirl so, when I'm cleared to leave, I drive it the .25 miles to work (so close!) and BJ arrives to assess damage of me and truck. At this time, I'm still living on adreneline. Called insurance company and reported accident and told boss I wouldn't be in today-she already knew as half the staff drove by and saw the accident. BJ then followed me home and, once we stopped here, the radiator started leaking-not drivable any more!
The afternoon was spent talking to the claims department and went to doctor appt. We waited 1 hour and when I finally see the doctor he tells me they don't handle car accidents cuz their insurance doesn't cover it-WTF! Then he states if I pay him $80 he will treat me. I decline cuz this does not sound ethical at all. Basically, he just didn't want to have to go thru the insurance companies. Last time I go there.
Instead we came home, I rested and let the pains set in and we went to the ER about 7pm. By 11pm, after seeing the doc and getting x-rays (negative) we headed home. Tuesday and Wednesday have been filled with pain. Thank goodness for vicodin or I wouldn't have made it. My left side got the brunt of the hit and my left arm, hand, shoulder, etc has been mostly immobile since monday eve. Today, although still very painful, I at least have some range of motion back. The neck is still pretty tender but will hopefully heal nicely-if not good by next week I go back in for a CT scan.
As for the truck, she is still in the driveway waiting on the adjuster to take a look, which should be sometime this afternoon. I just want to get this all taken care of and behind me asap.
That's been my week in a nutshell. With the time off for recovery, I did manage to finish my book, The Monsters of Templeton. Pretty good book, keeps you entertained. Now I've started The Virgin Lover, which is about Queen Elizabeth I. Got to skedaddle-all this typing bugs the arm so it's time for some rest. Toodles.