Hi everyone. Well, it was bound to happen, I suppose. I just didn't think it would happen this soon! What am I talking about?? My 16 year old son, who just got his driver's license about a month ago, had his first accident today. Thank God no one was hurt, but he did total the car he was driving. It was my Mom's car, which was paid for! Of course! And she was only carrying liability insurance on it which means since the accident was my son's fault, her insurance won't pay to fix it!! Her car is an older model Chevy Cavalier. He rear ended another car. He says he pushed on the brake pedal and didn't feel it going down so he glanced down to see if anything was maybe caught underneath it and when he looked back up he was right upon the other car. He was only doing about 35 m.p.h. and the other car was sitting still, but even so, both airbags in my Mom's car exploded, breaking the windshield and the passenger side seat. The whole front end of the car is a crumpled mess and it busted the radiator and Lord knows what else. We are pretty sure it is totalled. He got a ticket for following too close and we go to juvenile court on April 6th to appear before a judge. He's scared to death that they will take his license. At the very least, he will probably have some points against his license and a hefty fine to pay. The points sure won't be good for our insurance rates! He was really shaken up but otherwise unhurt. The car he hit was a SUV and it didn't even dent her bumper! How crazy is that??
He called me at work, right as I was leaving for the day. I work about 30 miles from where it happened so you can imagine I was on pins and needles imagining the worse until I got there. I knew he was o.k. and he didn't tell me how bad the car looked. When I saw it, I about died!! I gave him a hug and he started crying and telling me that he was sorry. My heart broke for him. What a St. Paddy's Day, huh? I'm sure it's one he won't soon forget! I know I sure won't. *sigh* I am so thankful that he wasn't hurt, but dang, when it rains, it pours, doesn't it??!!
Until next time. . .