A Tale I'd Rather Not Be Telling
It was 1:30 A.M. and I'd been roused from my sleep by the need for a late-night snack when I heard what I first took to be thunder. One huge boom! But there was no more after that and I realized what I had heard was a car crash.
Looking out my window I saw my car and my neighbor's car that each night are parked bumper-to-bumper on the side of the street in front of my house. The two cars were still there, but there was also a vehicle stopped parallel to my car with its headlights on.
Grabbing a jacket and pair of shoes, I turned on the front porch light and went out the door. A young man who looked to be in his early-30s was walking toward me, cell phone to his ear, and blood on his forehead, nose and the front of his shirt. My first reaction was to advise him to sit down (the nurse in me), but he ignored that and began apologizing for hitting the cars parked there.
Now I could see what he was talking about. Coming down the other side of the street from the parked cars, he had swerved (he said to miss a branch in the street) and hit the front car, my neighbors, sending it back into and onto my car temporarily.
I followed the young man to his own car because he said his daughter was in the car. He had already summoned the police by this point. His daughter who I would guess to be about 7-years-old was sitting in the back seat in her child safety seat and appeared unharmed physically. She now became my focus of concern because it was chilly outside, she had no jacket on and she was frightened by the accident.
I quickly went indoors and found a cozy blanket to wrap her in. When I went back outside, the police had arrived. I gave the blanket to them for the little girl, then gave them my information after which they dispatched me back into my house.
This morning I made the call to my insurance company to begin what I hope will be an uneventful claim process. The photo here is not my car, but the damage there looks almost exactly the same as my vehicle.
The EMS attended to the driver of the vehicle, but I don't know if he went to the hospital. I believe he remained with his car and his daughter. I am thankful that no one else was injured and hope he recovers soon from his head injury.
Image Credit » https://pixabay.com/en/car-accident-crash-crashed-smash-85320/ by rhonda_jenkins