I wrecked my Car....

  1. Friday morning on my way over to my mother's house for some Black Friday Christmas shopping, I lost control of my car (a 1997 Geo Tracker) and ran smack dab into a telephone pole. The front of my car looks like a "V". I'm fairly certain that it will be totalled rather than repaired by my insurance company, I don't know.

    I'm OK, no broken bones. Just a humongous bruise across my body from the seatbelt and a little gash on my forhead from where the airbag hit it, when it opened. I also ran into a wheelchair ramp and knocked down a few of the wooden rails before I ran into the pole. It was so scary and happened so fast. I hit a huge patch of snow and ice, lost control tried to correct but then a big gust of wind came and spun my car the other way. I think I did a 360. Next thing I know, I hit the utility pole, the airbags went off and my glasses got knocked off my face by the airbag. Then I picked up my phone and dialed 911.

    If my car is totalled...I plan on buying a Ford Escape. I'm just glad that I wasn't killed....which leads me to think that God still has a plan for me after all. Take care everyone.

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  3. by   Stargazer
    Kelly, so glad you're okay!

    SO scary, isn't it? That split second where you realize you are totally out of control and an impact is inevitable--and time S-L-O-W-S down and all you can do is wait for it.....yikes.

    I get more nervous and cautious about snow & ice driving every year. Unless I'm positive it's driveable, it's one of the only times I hang up the car keys and take the bus instead. It's better than white-knuckling it all the way to work and back.

    Thank your lucky stars and let the insurance company do its job. Again, so glad you weren't hurt.
  4. by   Stargazer
    And don't be so sure they're going to total your car. I did pretty much the same thing to my '97 Acura, and the insurance company approved the $6000 repair bill from the body shop. Took 'em 3 weeks, but I got a rental car in the meantime and they made my baby all pretty again.
  5. by   RNforLongTime
    Well, I don't think that my tracker is worth $6,000. My brother (who knows a whole lot about cars) went down to the Auto repair place where I had it towed and he thinks that I bent the engine block or something like that. I banged it up pretty good. Sad thing is that I only had 5 more payments left to make on it.
  6. by   night owl
    ...and I bet it never drove the same...I slid on black ice and rode a ditch with my brand new '79 silver plymouth arrow...my front right wheel was perpendicular to the left one and the whole side of my car look like someone beat it with a hammer. It was fixed, but it never did ride the same ever again. Thank God for the ditch because I would hae went head on into a bunch of trees. Thank God you were able to walk away.
  7. by   Stargazer
    Actually, it drives beautifully now. The body shop that did the work, I should add, does nothing but Acura reconstructive work. So they're pretty damned good at it. I sincerely hope I never have occasion to use their services again, but I'll sing their praises to anyone who'll ask. They rock!
  8. by   live4today
    Oh dear Kelly! Oh my! I'm so glad to hear you weren't seriously injured! Praise God for that! Whew!!! (((hugs))) :kiss

    Hope you get a new car out of this fiasco! I'm rootin' for ya! (thumbs up)
  9. by   LasVegasRN
    Wow. Glad to hear you are okay. The force was with you.
  10. by   baseline
    God bless you Kelly. Glad you are ok.......Wow. Take care.
  11. by   jemb
    Kelly, Glad you are okay. That is a scary feeling when you know you are out of control.
  12. by   Heather333
    Glad you are OK. Get some rest and take care of yourself.

  13. by   l.rae
    Totaled my car last year, l had paid it off early. Got to drive it5 months after being paid off when a kid on a cell phone turned left in front of me at an intersection....Sounds like you were lucky Kelly, and you are right, God does still have a plan for you...glad you are ok...LR
  14. by   BadBird
    Wow, that is scarey, I am glad you are ok. I spun out 2 years ago, there is nothing you can do but ride it out, then I got stuck in a ditch and had to walk home. I really hate ice. Oh Las Vegas do yo want some company? LOL