Watch Out For That...
Today, I was in a car accident. For the last three or so weeks, I've been receiving driving lessons from one of my husband's friends. Today was the second day I went on the road. Had it nailed too. I stopped at stopped signs, one traffic light and managed to keep a the car straight on a whinding road with hills. You see, at the end of April (this year) I had just gotten my Learner's Permit.
Anyways, back to the story. I was on my way back home, til I was ready to pull out into two-lane traffic. Had my turning signal on and everything. When I turned the wheel, I ended up in the wrong lane and swerved to the right to avoid an oncoming car. My instructor was telling me to brake, but panicked and accelerated instead. My instructor grabbed the wheel and by the time I hit the brakes, I collided with a tree. I put the car in park and started crying, cause I damaged the car...my husband's car. My instructor got out of the car to inspect the damage. I, personally, didn't want to see it. He'd called my hubby and told him what happened before we got back home. It was still drivable. By the time the car was parked by the curb, I ran inside the store and told him what happened and cried. It could have been worse. I was surprised he wasn't pissed at me. He was more understandable. He called the insurance company and we managed to get a rental car. As far as knowing the car is fixable or not, there are no updates on that. My hubby saw the car and said it had the indentions of the tree. Really damaged the front of the car.
Well, I'm not hurt and neither is the instructor. We were both wearing our seatbelts. Mentally, I don't think I'll get behind the wheel for a while.
flower4life 26-30, F 13 Responses 2 Jun 7, 2010