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July 14th, 2010
09:06 pm


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PA Turnpike Fail
So I found out the hard way last night that getting rear-ended by a Semi is an exceptional way to fuck up an otherwise productive, and upbeat day.

Cliff's Notes:
All passengers are non-hurt, no ambulance rides for anyone. (was just me and my mom, no Ellen or Abby)
Semi was undamaged save for a scratch on his front bumper
My car is fucked

Additional info:
I was struck by a Semi in the center lane on the PA Turnpike.  With the extremely heavy rains, one of the drains clogged and created HUGE lake across all three EB lanes.  I was traveling 40/45 when I saw the water ahead of me (but didn't realize how much it really was until too late).  I slowed down to 35/40 by the time I reached the water, but it jammed my car and slowed it so fast that the Semi traveling behind me "lost my car in the water splash" and struck me from behind.   Luckily, I was not stopped when struck, so it wasn't as hard as it could have been.  But I was hit hard enough to knock my rear-view mirror off and into the back seat and to open my sunroof shade all the way back on its own.

God, this sucks.

Current Mood: pissed offFuck it

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Date:July 15th, 2010 01:37 am (UTC)
OUCH - glad nobody was hurt, but I'm so sorry to hear about the damage X.x I hope everything gets taken care of swiftly
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Date:July 15th, 2010 02:51 am (UTC)
Glad you two are ok :) Sorry about your car. *hugs*
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Date:July 15th, 2010 03:43 am (UTC)
Glad to hear that you're both okay! That sucks about the accident. :-/


Orca _)\_
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Date:July 15th, 2010 05:02 am (UTC)
Meep! I'm really glad you're ok :-(

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Date:July 15th, 2010 05:19 am (UTC)
YIKES! I'm glad to hear you're ok!
By the sound of it, fiberglass getting smacked like equals one sad Camaro.
On the plus side, does this at least allow you to get a better or newer ride?
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Date:July 15th, 2010 03:51 pm (UTC)
I don't have the Camaro anymore. I got a Certified Pre-owned Pontiac Vibe in November of 2008 and it would have been paid off in another 6 months. So instead, this will probably get totaled out from the extent of the damages and I'll have enough cash after paying off the remainder of the loan for a new down payment and to start my car payments all over again.
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Date:July 15th, 2010 03:04 pm (UTC)
Yeah...the turnpike is notorious for ponding water and hydroplaning during heavy rains.

Sorry to hear about your car, but I'm glad to hear everyone is alright.

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Date:July 16th, 2010 02:50 am (UTC)
That sucks hon :( I'm glad everyone got out of it ok though.

This is a bad summer for cars I guess... Mine just got totaled out by the insurance co too :/
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Date:July 16th, 2010 08:27 pm (UTC)
Yikes, what a horrid experience that must have been! =( Cars can be replaced, you can't. I'm glad you could walk away from that.
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