[elky] Re: Crash!

  • From: Chris Lindh <chris@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: elky@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 3 Oct 2011 12:33:50 -0400

Thanks Mary... by the way I just had an injury lawyer call me.  He noted the
damage box on the accident report was listed as "3" out of 4.

I just want the money to fix the collision damage...  Then I can decide how
I want to use the funds... now that I have a truck for a utility vehicle the
El Camino may turn into a race truck.

On Mon, Oct 3, 2011 at 12:21 PM, Mary McCarthy <printces@xxxxxxxxxxxx>wrote:

>  as long as nobody was hurt.  It's a PITA to go through, but it will pass.
> sorry it happened though.
> Mary
> It was Grandma, taking her grandson to his baseball game.  She was in a
> hurry and didn't see me stopped... (maybe I need a 3rd tail light).
> She had her daughter come pick up the grandson, but when they tried to
> leave the officer announced through his loudspeaker that the occupant could
> not leave until he was finished with the process.  Grandma received a
> citation for following too closely.  (I have learned that sometimes it is
> best to slow down to get things done quickly.)
> Weather: clear, time 6PM, she was driving a Honda Accord.  Her bumper cover
> received minor damage.  Her hood had dents from a previous incident...
> While I was waiting to turn in my wife and boys turned in coming the
> opposite direction in the G35, then it happened.  My oldest was upset
> thinking I got hurt.
> The crazy part is Grandma wanted me to just let it slide... she thought my
> bumper could just be "pulled out".  I'd like Grandma to work in a body shop
> for a few months...
> ...and, at another time in my life it might have been a bummer, but I'm
> mellowing...  it could have been worse (it wasn't an 18 wheeler!).  The
> damage is minimal.  I would have been aggravated if it was any of the other
> cars.  The El Camino paint is rough, there are rust spots popping up all
> over, the drivers door is full of bondo (I have a spare) and the tailgate
> has bondo cracking off AND had a giant limb fall on it (I have a spare
> tailgate too).
> On Mon, Oct 3, 2011 at 9:08 AM, <STILLFRANKSFAULT@xxxxxxx> wrote:
>>  Bummer, never a good time for that. was (she) on a cell phone? Putting
>> on makeup? Are you OK? Weather conditions? Wet?
>> what was (she) driving?
>> Smokey Mt Frank
>>  In a message dated 10/3/2011 9:01:21 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
>> chris@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx writes:
>> "Vehicles 1 and 2 were traveling south on (Main) Road approaching it`s
>> intersection with
>> (Neighborhood) Drive. Vehicle 2 stopped in preparation for turning left
>> onto (Neighborhood)
>> Drive, waiting on oncoming (northbound) traffic. Vehicle 1 was not able to
>> stop in time,
>> and struck the rear of vehicle 2 after swerving to the right in an attempt
>> to avoid
>> impact.
>> Driver 2 stated that he was waiting on oncoming traffic to pass so he
>> could make a left
>> turn onto (Neighborhood) Drive when his vehicle was struck in the rear.
>> Driver 1 stated that she did not see that vehicle 2 had stopped in time.
>> She said that
>> she attempted to stop in time, and tried to swerve to avoid striking
>> vehicle 2, but she
>> was not able to do so in time."

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