Stupid ******* people shouldn't drive... Period.
About 3 o'clock this afternoon my wife hopped in my ranger pick up to run to the dollar store before I had to leave for work. I'm at home with 3 kids getting ready to go and she's just got a quick errand to run. A few minutes after she left I heard my phone ringing so naturally I answer it. It's some guy telling me that my wife has been in an accident and the ambulance was on the way... He tells me my pick up is totalled. So naturally I tell him quite bluntly that I don't give a "heck" (not the exact word but you get my meaning) about the truck but asked him how my wife was. He says she's ok, just pretty bumped up and sore. Her knee and her back hurt.
I get off the phone with this guy and call the mother in law. Luckily she answered and I told her to come over right away so I could go out to the accident and to the hospital. She shows a few minutes later and I drive out to the scene. I about chit when I see the truck and them extricating my wife out of it. There was a small amount of damage on the rear end of the truck, but the worst thing to see was the fact that she tagged a steel pole head on with it. There was a V shape depression all the way to the engine block. Airbags deployed, back window smashed out from my toolbox which by the way was laying in the field 25 yards away... Hard hit.
A few of the bystanders told me that my wife was slowed down on the highway to turn in to the parking lot when a toyota tundra hit her from behind. That put her in to a spin knocking her across the drive and in to the pole. Stupid azz guy wasn't paying attention and didn't notice her brake in front of him and piled right in to her. Must have been a hell of a hit to accelerate her in the ranger probably 50' across the drive and in to the pole.
What can I say I'm rather pissed tonight... One good piece of news is seat belts definitely save lives folks. That and the airbags. She went to the ER and got checked out with nothing more than a bunch of bumps and bruises. Her back hurts, her knee is all swollen and her right thigh is painful, probably strained or something. But that's it. No broken bones, no concussion, etc... Very fortunate. If you would have seen the truck you'd have thought worse.
So now we've got to get through the next couple of days of soreness... I've got to deal with the other guys insurance to pay for the truck and then I've got to go shopping for another work truck. What a pain in the azz... I understand accidents will happen but it really pisses me off when someone has their head up their azz and damn near puts my wife in a world of hurt. Just glad she was wearing that seat belt. It definitely saved her a whole bunch of hurt...
I need a drink..........