[Note: I’m not going into all the sordid details of the accident itself, as I’ve got a open claim with my insurance agent, and am awaiting the final police report. I’m sticking to the simple facts.]
On Monday night, the whole family drove to visit some friends’ at their house after the kids got out of school. On the way home, it had started to snow, but it wasn’t sticking at all. Travelling down a well-used road, we entered a traffic intersection during a green light, and a car coming from the opposite direction made a left turn in front of us. As a result, we were involved in a pretty serious traffic accident.
Both cars were towed away as inoperable with the help of the local police department who arrived fairly quickly on the scene. My wife’s family lives nearby, so my sister-in-law was a big help in driving down to meet us, and ferrying my family and our belongings to their house. We later had take-out dinner, as the kids were starving at this point.
Some pictures are below. We’re currently waiting for the insurance adjuster to inspect the car this week, and I’m hoping the damage is not extensive, and the car is salvageable. In the meantime, I’m bumming rides off my thoughtful coworkers, and deciding between bad and worse car rental options. While I could say a lot about the situation, I have to pause to consider how this could have been much, much worse.