In the, "It never rains but it pours" category, as if I didn't have enough things going on these days, I got in a car accident Friday morning on the way to work and the Scion gave it's life for mine.
The headline is, I'm fine. Bruised and sore, but nothing is broken. Nothing bled. Both front airbags went off, giving me a very sore chest, and some serious bruising where the seat belt restrained me. The hospital xrayed me to determine that nothing broke, gave me some tylenol+codeine and sent me home to rest.
The details are that I was driving merrily along and someone driving the other way on the same road turned left right in front of me. The other driver and his passenger were not injured, but he did get a ticket and the dubious honor of being at fault.
It's my first car accident where I was driving, and I'm still amazed at how there was only an instant of notice, it happened so fast. Now I understand that phrase, ("it happened so fast") in a whole new way. I'm completely grateful to the Scion for saving me. This car that so many think is flimsy did it's job perfectly, and here I am to testify. After I free the pictures trapped in my camera, I'll put them up here. You'll be amazed, too.
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