I just totaled Patricks Car
Were screwed, now we don't have a car. I was on the highway and going only like 4 miles over the speed limit, when the truck in front of me slammed on their brakes, except I didnt realise it at first because they only had one brake light. When I finally realised it I turned to hold Kiko back (Pats parents' black lab, he's 14 years old) then turned and realised that this guy was stopping FAST (all this happened within like 2 seconds) so I slammed the brakes as hard as I could but it was too late. The only thing I could think right before I hit them was "Oh crap i'm gonna ruin Patricks truck" Then I hit and the airbags went off and the hood got pushed up like 6 inches and the car stopped and turned off. Amazingly I wasn't whiplashed, the seat belt and airbags kept me from even moving an inch. I have a cut on my knee and burns on my arm from the airbags but other than that they said i'm fine. Oh and a mild case of shock.
Patricks brother was driving by like 60 seconds later, saw the accident and pulled over. I called Patrick as soon as I could talk again and he came out. Pats brother was a lifesaver. He was there and he hugged me and gave me water and made everything ok, it took Patrick an hour to get to me, if Tony hadn't been there I would have been a raving mess. Tony took Kiko to the emergency vet down the road (Kiko is fine, not even a scratch on him) and when all was said and done the police officer gave me a $85 ticket (cause Pat had the out of date insurance card in the car, we can get the fine waived if we go show them the right one).
If I hadn't been wearing my seatbelt I would have been toast, literally I KNOW I would have gone through the windshield. The truck I hit was one of those construction trucks, luckily they didnt have anyone in the back of the bed when I hit them like some construction trucks do. They all had their seatbelts on and noone was hurt. In fact their truck was unscratched. Patricks.....gone, totalled. The entire front end is indented into a V. Patrick is not happy about everything, neither am I, we just bought a house that costs a majority of our income each month, we barely had enough to do needed repairs as it is, and now we have no car. Sigh.