Post # 1
We say it’s cursed because the previous owners built it and didn’t do a very good job, so it’s not doing too well. We just had to replace an entire section of it that fell down over the winter.
We live behind a busy street, and last night around midnight we were finally settling into bed after coming back from a friends’ house when we heard a loud bang. At first, we thought it was our rather devious and often bored furbabies collectively deciding to push over our fridge, but upon closer inspection we discovered it was a guy that had either fallen asleep or was drunk (or both) hitting our back fence and wedging his car between it and the telephone pole behind it. There were no sounds of brakes, so we don’t yet know exactly what happened.
We have a call into our local insurance agent, which is what the 24 hour insurance folks said to do unless we wanted to submit a claim for our homeowners insurance. We do not right now since we’re flat broke and can’t afford the deductible, but will have to if it turns out the guy isn’t insured, so we’re crossing our fingers and praying to God that he does. The whole physical mess was cleaned up by around 3:30 or so, but now we have a 12 foot hole in our fence onto a very busy street. And I’m exhausted. Le Sigh.
Post # 3
OMG thats crazy! Im glad it didnt go through the house though and that you are both safe and not injured. Was the guy driving injured at all? Did you talk to him after it happened?
Post # 4
Oh wow, that’s def a cursed fence! Hopefully he didn’t drive through the section you just had replaced! I hope he’s insured, and ok, and that is wraps up quickly without too much of an impact on you guys! This will make a great story in a few years…
Post # 5
@PitBulLover: He was conscious but out of it so that’s good, but I don’t know. The fire department paramedics had to cut him out of the car and took him away on a stretcher. Some of the bystanders that were there first said he kept repeating the same word over and over again. We don’t know if he was drunk or what…the police report hasn’t been filed yet.
@sparkle: He did not, thank goodness! Then I would have strong suspicions about that particular section of the fence being cursed. I am soooooooo hoping he has insurance. I was just talking to my insurance and we have to pay to get the fence repaired, then file a claim with his auto insurance. Oy!
Post # 6
UPDATE: Turns out the guy was coming home from work and fell asleep at the wheel. He’s fine, just a few scrapes and best of all, he has insurance and they’ve been pretty easy to work with. We still have a huge gaping hole in our fence onto a busy street though. We got an estimate to have it fixed but the insurance people think it’s too low (wow!) so they’re sending another contractor out to give an estimate and then they’re going to use that one. Crazy!
Post # 7
@MissHelen: Wow, I have never heard of an insurance company complaining that a quote was too low!
Post # 8
@MissHelen: Aw man. Poor guy. American citizens….. we need to stop working ourselves to exhaustion!!
I’m glad this situation has turned out ok.
Post # 9
It’s good everything is going well.At least they are going to try and fix it. And normally they go for a lower price.They must feel terrible.I have had 2 experiences like that.One a drunk driver drove through about 5 yards and hit a log that lauched him up and his my boyfriend house.and the dude drove away.Then recently they moved, and some chick was drunk and hit their retaining wall and the wall collsped on her car.
Post # 10
@accorn: Me neither. Frankly, I was quite surprised. I imagine there will also be a waiver involved that we’ll sign, promising that we won’t sue them for more money.
@Tunacupcakes: Amen! And we’re glad he’s okay too. Turns out our next door neighbor knows him. He must be so embarrassed.