(Closed) Backed into a utility pole this morning.. vent

posted 4 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
1130 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

@MichiganGirl24:  It shouldn’t cost too much to fix that. Especially if it’s just dent and paint damage.

I totalled my dad’s car once when I was 18 (had been driving for two years at that point). It was not my fault though because I was turning left on an advanced green arrow. Oncoming traffic has a red during that time, but some idiot woman decided to blow through it and I got T-boned. Turns out she was and older woman (maybe in her 60’s, and doing her makeup (!!!). I wasn’t injured too badly thanks to the seatbelt and the airbag. I’m lucky there was no passenger. But I felt so bad about the car and knew that my dad would be pissed.

He was mad, but not at me. He just told me that cars are replaceable but I’m not. The damage was way more than the car was worth at that point, so dad sold it back to his insurance for a settlement and they scrapped it. He got a pretty nice cheque from the other woman’s insurance so he put that towards another car.

I have never hit anything, I have only been hit. In that regard, I have a clean driving record. I’m still a little wary of making left hand turns though.

Post # 4
4416 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Darling Husband was driving my old car one day and was trying to do math in his head, which caused him to run a red light and hit a Prius (luckily not traveling very fast). He caused $8k of damage to my car (which thankfully was a lease, so Honda got to deal with the fallout from the wreck, not me). He has since been banned from attempting any mental math, and any time we meet someone who drives a red Prius, we warn them to stay away from us as Darling Husband hunts those for sport.

Post # 5
12248 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

All good deeds, right?! That stinks!

Post # 6
16213 posts
Honey Beekeeper

Ugh. Something like that can ruin your day so quickly. I’m sorry!

I smashed a window in my car once on a pole that was sticking way out of a dumpster. I couldn’t even see it from the angle I was backing up. Luckily that was mostly just a broken window, but a pain nonetheless and not my most proud story to tell. 😉

Post # 7
2351 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’ve done something of that nature before. But I was trying so hard not to hit something that I hit something ELSE on the other side of the car. And a BRAND NEW car, no less. It just….sucks. Just try to not let it ruin your day.

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