|Tree growing out of a log on Lake Whatcom|
Coming out of the parking lot of a rather large shopping center, I tried to turn left into pretty heavy traffic and thought I was clear when BAM! I collided with another car. We both stopped to take an assessment of the damage and fortunately a policeman was going by and stopped to write up an incident report. We both have coverage and I've already reported it to my insurance company. My car has bumper damage but is still drivable, but the young woman could not open her driver's side door so she had it towed. I've since learned that auto body shops are not open on the weekend, but first thing Monday I'll get my car appraised and schedule it to be fixed.
I've been driving for many decades, and this is my first accident. Unfortunately for me, I pulled out into traffic and will probably be issued a ticket (also my first!). Everyone is all right, although the young lady (exactly fifty years younger than me) was as shaken up as I was. I drove my car home carefully, but after a look under the hood I realize that I can drive it around safely as long as I don't get going too fast.
|My poor car|