4 days and now I'm finally mad. I will no longer be understanding, this is me PO'd and sounding off.
First off..hang up the cell phone and drive. If you think that you deserve some special treatment or are entitled to multi-task and drive, well sweetie you have another thing coming.
Second...Pay attention to stop signs they are there for a reason. Learning right of ways will help you out as well. Both of these will help you avoid accidents and save your life.
Third...Take accountability and responsibility for your actions and the world will be a much better place.
Friday afternoon while running errands before heading home. An individual driving a 05' Grand Am decided that stop signs and oncoming traffic where someone elses concern and in doing so remodeled my front end as well as the interior of my new 2011 GT
The frustration started when he tried to inform his insurance agent that I was speeding, then telling this to the fire fighters, EMT's and police officers that were on scene. More frustration when I am being given grief because of the damage done to his vehicle as a result of the impact, then more still when I'm listening to him rant about me being checked out but those on the scene when I hit him.
It is true that I struck his vehicle as he decided to enter oncoming westbound traffic to make a left hand (eastbound) turn in front of me. This did have him pinned is his vehicle for a bit until he managed to shove it open, further into mine and crawl out over the hood of my car. The horn of my car (as a result of the impact) did get stuck on and was going off in his ear for about 10 minutes...oops my bad.
After about an hour of police officers, fire fighters, EMT's, tow trucks and witnesses; he left the with a ticket for failure to yield. According to is agent his vehicle is a total loss, but he suffered no real injury; also stating since there was ticket issued they are taking full responsibility...YEAH good news!
I am happy to say that I walked away with minor injuries, mostly burns from the airbags deploying, some trouble with my left shoulder from the airbag and impact and bruises on my chest from the seat belt doing its job. Thank you Ford Crash Safety testing!
Ok enough grumbling, just needed to get it off my chest.
Now for the other heartbreak...I look at my poor car (who did such a great job of protecting me) and just makes me sad. I haven't heard back from the body shop yet as to the extent of the damage. When I went by there yesterday rough guess on the front end was 7500, then he opened the driver side door and went well...I'll have to check further on the airbags and how they need to be replaced. Looks like at the very least new front seat, steering wheel, driver side door...so give me two days to pull it apart and I'll let you know.
Here are some of the pics we got Friday and yesterday...person standing against the wall texting on his phone...yep you guessed it the knob that hit me...put up the phone already!