So I had an interesting Sunday morning.
Around 11 this morning I decided that I would go buy some fresh bread rolls from the bakery and return a DVD I borrowed last night from the video store. I set out about half an hour or so later. Got in my car. Drove out of the garage. Waited at the driveway. Looked to the left. There was a truck blocking my view of cars coming from that side which wasn’t very calming. Looked to the right. All clear even though there were a couple of cars kind of obstructing the view. Looked to the left again. Started to drive out. Looked to the right.
And saw a four-wheel drive heading this way. Slammed on the brakes as did the other person.
Yes, I met with my first accident since I started driving. And I was the ‘at-fault’ driver. Sigh.
Luckily no one was hurt. But my poor car got hurt…the case of the front left lights broke as did the number plate. And of course, the bonnet is a bit wonky. And their car has a massive dent on the left side.
I was in shock for a while. One of my neighbours came down to check and reassured me that it had happened to him a couple of times in the last year. Sometimes, our view is just obscured thanks to all the parked vehicles. I exchanged details with the other driver. Spent some time home crying and panicking about all the money. But then called up my insurance company [Thanks NRMA! The person I spoke to was very nice] and found out I only have to pay the excess and it’s not as bad as I initially thought. [I thought I’d be shelling out 5 to 10 grand!]. Thank god for comprehensive car insurance. They booked me in to get my car repaired on Thursday. I also called the police to find out if I could legally drive with a slightly damaged front and a broken light-case. And they said it was fine if I got it fixed in a couple of weeks. And then my friend helped me tape up the number plate and some other areas.
It’s probably going to be inconvenient for a while. But it could have been worse.
What a Sunday morning. But I am grateful that no one got hurt. It could have been worse.
So how has your weekend been???
Until next time,