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post #1 of 17
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Just totaled the car & is on the way to the ER.

One of her sides is sore, but otherwise she's OK. Mom's taking her.

Being cocky & 16, she felt she could drive fast, fast, fast down the gravel road. She hit some loose gravel & viola. No more car. Sorry that sounded rude, but this is good for her. I hope she's OK, but I was worried she'd hurt someone else in a crash because she's a speed demon.

Hopefully, this will be the wake-up call she needs!
post #2 of 17
oh geez I hope she's ok! also hope this serves as a wake up call
post #3 of 17
Oh, no, Natalie! I'm glad she's not badly hurt, and maybe it will teach her a lesson. Too bad about the car.
post #4 of 17
Wow Nat, thats scary! I hope this teaches her a lesson.. but I do hope she's okay
post #5 of 17
I'm glad to hear it wasn't worse. Hopefully she learned something.
post #6 of 17
Well, I'm happy to hear she wasn't badly hurt. Maybe next time she'll think twice about doing dangerous and stupid things. Was she at least wearing her seatbelt?

I was in an accident in 2002 with my sister driving (it wasn't her fault) where the car was totaled. Neither of were badly hurt (the horrible old woman we hit wasn't either, but god, she was nasty about the whole thing, and it was her fault!), however we went to the hospital to make sure everything was okay, and I remember lying on a table (for X-rays) and realizing that there was glass in my hair.

It was still about another 3 years before I stopped grabbing the door handle and bracing for impact (ever so slightly) in a moment a fear and panic every so often.

Tricia
post #7 of 17
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I'm sure she had her seatbelt on. I hope she did. If she didn't....I'm gonna her behind!! I assume she's smart enough to always have her seatbelt on, it's like automatic for her to pop it on right away.
post #8 of 17
Oh goodnes gracious. I'm glad she's ok too. But with the rest of you on hoping she's learned her lesson.
post #9 of 17
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She's kinda sore, but still being a brat. I highly doubt she learned anything from this. Mom's making her bum a ride home or ride the bus. She wrecked the car, mom & I have to work. She'll have to ride home on the bus. That's that. I wish she was showing some remorse, but its like she doesn't care! Proven to be the same person as always.

She showed me pics. The whole front end is smashed. She also showed me the headlights.....in the trunk.
post #10 of 17
That's an expensive and painful way to learn, but sometimes that's the only way to make it real. Hope she comes out of it healthy and wiser...
post #11 of 17
Well glad to hear everything is ok. Sometimes that's the only way to learn. My bf thought he was all cool doing illegal street racing then he totaled out his baby that he put thousands of dollars into. But now he's very cautious and won't think of doing anything so juvinille again.
post #12 of 17
How scarry! I do hope she swallows her pride a bit and learns her lesson from this and begins to drive more safely from now on! If she's not responsible enough to make wise decisions (like not speeding) when driving- she's not responsible enough to be in charge of driving a car. I do hope she feels better soon and learns from this.

I do feel for her a bit- car wrecks can be soo scarry Mine is still in the shop from the wreck I was recently involved in and my back is just now starting to feel better.
post #13 of 17
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Your car is still in the shop Nikki? Geez! I forsee us being short a vehicle for several weeks, at least. The stupid thing is she gave her 2 weeks notice at work(after she had discussed it w/ mom/dad & thought about it for a few months). So she's working for 2 more weeks yet. Somehow, we've got to arrange it so mom/lil sis/me can get to our jobs w/ 2 vehicles, it'll be fun. It's like a 30 minute communte for me & lil sis to our jobs in the same town, but I don't think we ever work the same nights!
post #14 of 17
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Originally Posted by white cat lover View Post
Your car is still in the shop Nikki? Geez! I forsee us being short a vehicle for several weeks, at least. The stupid thing is she gave her 2 weeks notice at work(after she had discussed it w/ mom/dad & thought about it for a few months). So she's working for 2 more weeks yet. Somehow, we've got to arrange it so mom/lil sis/me can get to our jobs w/ 2 vehicles, it'll be fun. It's like a 30 minute communte for me & lil sis to our jobs in the same town, but I don't think we ever work the same nights!
yes, here's the link to the origional thread. my car is STILL in the shop they called me yesterday and said they found more damage than they had thought at first, so they had the insurance adjuster come out and approve the extra repairs. there's about $4,000 worth of damage they wound up not totaling it though so that's good. my car won't be ready for at least another week or two. i've been driving colin's truck everywhere in the mean time.

i hope ya'll are able to get things figured out car wise while you're short a car. i know it stinks!
http://thecatsite.com/forums/showthr...ighlight=wreck
post #15 of 17
Well when you sister feels more stiff and sore tomorrow -trust me she will, perhaps she will get a clue!!
post #16 of 17
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Originally Posted by white cat lover View Post
Your car is still in the shop Nikki? Geez! I forsee us being short a vehicle for several weeks, at least. The stupid thing is she gave her 2 weeks notice at work(after she had discussed it w/ mom/dad & thought about it for a few months). So she's working for 2 more weeks yet. Somehow, we've got to arrange it so mom/lil sis/me can get to our jobs w/ 2 vehicles, it'll be fun. It's like a 30 minute communte for me & lil sis to our jobs in the same town, but I don't think we ever work the same nights!
Natalie- I dont know what shop you'll be taking it to, but ask them about a loaner vehicle- for sure!

And yes, usually it takes awhile for car repairs after they've been in an accident. Especially with insurance adjusters- there's always usually new damage to be found after you take it all apart.

Remember- you'd rather have them take their time & do it right than rush & do a crappy job!

After working in a body shop for 2 years, you learn a lot
post #17 of 17
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Oh I think when she wakes up in the AM feeling like a truck hit her, the realization will sink in! Esp. when if she wants to go anywhere, she has to bum a ride from a friend.
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