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Re: OT: bad week- need to play in dirt

Sounds like a scam Theresa, but you did the right thing to protect yourself.
My sister had a similar situation, but didn't have the lengthy problems
Cmas Eve she was driving up to Calgary and a young woman came running out of
nowhere in the middle of a big stretch of nothing and hit her car.  This
happened only about an hour after a moose hit her car on the other side.
Both times she had to wait for the mounties to come write a report and, with
the woman, went to the hospital with her briefly (broken leg) and then back
on the road to her Cmas destination.  She arrived rather late with a rather
battered car.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Theresa" <tchessie@comcast.net>
To: "GardenChat" <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Wednesday, October 13, 2004 10:38 PM
Subject: [CHAT] OT: bad week- need to play in dirt

> Hi all-
> Sorry I haven't been too active on the list lately work + school gets
> kind of overwhelming...and then add in the new nightmare I have found
> myself in.  Allow me to vent:
> Last friday headed from a school over to work, some lunatic woman ran
> across a very busy road (the hospital is located there) without paying
> any attention (or perhaps on purpose) and RAN INTO the drivers side of
> my car.  This was while I was driving down the road!  Yes, she was on
> foot, and yes I slammed on my brakes and swerved away from her as much
> as possible as soon as I saw her- but she was only about 2 steps from my
> car when she was visible to me, because of all of the other traffic on
> the road.  Scared me to death- I screamed when she hit my car, even
> though she did not.  She apparently wasn't severely injured, as she then
> ran up to my passenger side window and said "I'm Ok" before I even had
> time to get out of the car.  She refused togo  to the emergency room and
> just kept saying she had to "check in at school" and left with someone
> she seemed to know.  I got her name and phone number before she left.  I
> went directly to work, which was right around the corner and called the
> police, insurance company etc.  I didn't realize it until I parked at
> work that she had actually dented the side of my car! Well, my hunch was
> correct, and so this week I have been dealling with her husband calling
> my work saying she is in the hospital, the sherriff's dept wanting a
> statement (I've called them back 3 times and still they haven't returned
> my messages), etc. etc.  What a total pain in the neck-  I am just
> furious about this.  Today I got the phone call from one of those smarmy
> TV personal injury lawsuit lawyers.  My auto insurance is of course
> handling it, but still- I've had to waste hours on the phone dealing
> with this, she sacred the daylights out of me in the first place, and
> I'm going to end up paying $250 deductible for my insurance due to her
> reckless behavior (and I'm sure my insurace premium is going to go
> up!).   Who the heck over 3 years of age runs headlong into the street?
> Oh- I forgot the best part- about 20 minutes after the accident last
> friday- her Drug Court Probation Officer called to confirm that this
> woman was indeed in an accident (apparently in this woman's mind
> "school" and "probation" are the same thing.)   I certainly hope that
> drug tested her that day!
>  So, it's been just a lovely week.  I will no longer answer my phone at
> work and boy do I want to get rid of this car now-  I'll want no
> reminders of this once it is all over!
> So- I'm taking the next 2 days off of work (and instead will spend
> tomorrow doing homework), but on Friday I'm going to get in the garden
> and hopefully regain some sense of calm over my nerves!
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