I was in a car accident last night. I'm not hurt, just a bit shaken up.
It was about 2 a.m. when it happened. I wasn't drunk and strangely enough the police didn't even ask. The area where the accident occurred is near a couple local bars so I assumed they would ask.
I was driving down the street when I felt something slam into the passenger side of my car. Someone heard the crash and came out to ask if I was ok. He also kept asking me if I was drunk and to make sure I keep my story straight. I told him I was fine, that I was not drunk. He said this a few more times which had me wondering if he had been in a drunk driving accident before. Why would you keep asking me and telling me to keep my story straight? I asked him if he saw the accident and he said he did not. He just heard it.
The police were there before I even got out of my car. They were very nice. One cop told me to use my phone and take pictures of his car. I'm glad he reminded me to do that because I was a little scatter brained after the accident. The other driver was standing and walking around but then was put on a stretcher with a neck brace on. I didn't talk to him since the police were there so I have no idea what he claims happened.
My car got towed since my right tire was damaged. There was also something leaking from under my car, possibly break fluid.
I think what happened is that he was reversing into the street to pull out of a parking spot when I was driving down the street. All the damage is on the right front side and it seems his damage is on his back left side, near his bumper.
I'm hoping that it will be clear that I wasn't at fault. I think where the damage is on the cars should show that as well as where are cars ended up after the accident.
I called Derek once I got home because I was freaking out a bit. He calmed me down and I went to bed. I have a splitting head ache today, I'm sure from stress. I now have to go down to the police station and get the police report. I also need to find out where my car was towed to. I'm sure it's going to cost me a fortune to get it out and towed some where else. Who doesn't love unexpected expenses!
This is the second time in a year that someone has hit my car by reversing into it. I wasn't at fault for that accident either. Car accidents just suck. Plain and simple. This is why I'm eating some pizza before I do anything.