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.
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
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.