Saturday, December 12, 2009

I Can Now Do This From My Phone. Yay!

Testing out mobile blogging. Very full day today. I got into a small accident this evening while taking students to our holiday party. No one was hurt and the damage to the other party's car was very minimal. The complication was that the other driver didn't have a license and was probably illegal. She became horribly distraught when she learned that I'd called the police to come make a report. I was following protocol for an accident in a University van. I felt awful as she became more upset. I mean, I definitely did do damage to her vehicle, albeit very small. Luckily I was able to call the police back and explain that there were no injuries or damage. I guess the police were only too happy to not come out in 15 degree rush hour, so we all went separate ways. The other driver hugged me and had tears of relief in her eyes. I still felt guilty for tapping her back bumper. I can't imagine feeling so afraid of authorities all the time. I guess it all worked out, but it was all I could do to go straight home, climb under the covers and eat a bowl of lentil stew with one big ol' glass of tempranill0....

6 comments:

Wondering Woman said...

The bad thing about not following through on this is that this woman should not be driving without a license, no excuses. What happens if she hits someone and then she can't pay for the damage to them or their vehicle. Driving without a license also means she doesn't know the proper rules and regulations for driving in this country. You may think you've done her a favor but you've done someone else an injustice. If the laws were strictly enforced on car insurance none of us would be paying the uninsured and underinsured parts on our premiums. Your feel good moment was not the right thing to do in the long run.

Alannah said...

I don't regret doing what I did and I'd do it again in a heartbeat.

Anonymous said...

Everything comes if a man will only wait........................................

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater said...

Glad no one was hurt, especially the kiddos.

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Stephanie said...

You are a treasure, Alannah. A good samaritan. There ought to be more people like you in the world.