Tuesday, December 23, 2008

I'm terrible at getting in accidents

I just got in a less-than-fender bender at lunch. I just shopped for about two hours and could not find everything I needed. I was angry. It was 1:30 and I hadn't eaten yet, which got me more angry. Kym called me and asked me to make another stop and that added to my anger as I was getting onto a highway on a horrible onramp that's under construction and the guy in front of me slammed on his brakes, and I slammed on mine and I tapped him. He stopped and I looked at him to see what he would do as he continued to talk on his cell phone. He just sat there. 20 seconds, 30 seconds. I wasn't sure if he was waiting for a break in traffic to pull onto the highway, or what. About a minute went by before I decide to get out and go see what was up. He, while talking on his phone, said, "I guess I need your insurance." I said, "There's no damage" He said "Well, you hit me." I said, "Well, you slammed on your brakes for no reason." He said "The guy in front of me did." (unconfirmed). I got my info and he wrote it down. Said he had no idea what to even write down, and I didn't either. He wrote some stuff and asked if I wanted to wait for the police or just go. I told him I wanted to just go, there's nothing more than a little scratch on the bumpers (that aren't worht fixing) and I had to get back to work.

The dumbest thing was, I didn't feel like dealing with it so I just left without writing down any info of his. I called Kym, who got mad at me, so I turned around, got back on the highway and went back. Less than 15 minutes later, he was gone (so he must not have called the police). Hopefully I don't get arrested tonight. Hopefully they wait until after Christmas.

Remind me not to crash my car anymore.


Oh great One said...

Hey Tim, don't crash anymore.

There. I've done my part.

Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family!

egan said...

Those little bumps don't require police. You were right to take off. You should have given him the URL to your blog instead of your policy number and then talked smack about his cell phone use. Wait, maybe you did that.

Did you finish your shopping?

Min said...

That sucks. Just hope you don't see him again via a subpoena, and he's got a neckbrace.


Anonymous said...

i'm gonna have to ditto egan. i'm sure it'll be fine. you might get a call from your insurance company, though. just deny everything. works every time!

Leezer said...

Hi Tim:
I hate to get all lawyerly and all, but you should be fine. In WA state we have Hit and Run Attended and Hit and Run Unattended. That's when there's an accident you caused and you just drive away. Attended is when someone is in the car and Unattended is when the car is empty. I assume PA is similar in most respects. You did the right thing, and there's no reason to call the police.

Oh, and by the way. When you're so hungry your angry then you're HANGRY.