On Wednesday of last week Hubby and I went to a baseball game at the new stadium and we drove my car. When we were stopped behind a mini-bus at a corner near the parking lot, the back-up lights on the bus suddenly came on, and he backed into us! The driver told the officer making the report that he decided he needed to turn at that corner (very narrow streets in that area) and was backing up to make the corner, and that he never saw us (we’re pretty sure that means he didn’t look in the rear view mirror on both sides of the bus). The nursing home which owns the bus has insurance to pay for the bumper (est. approx. $1,000!). An annoyance, but not a really big deal.
Two days later vehicle repairs became a little bigger deal! Hubby took some yard clippings to a city dump site. When he walked back into the house an hour later he said, “You are not going to believe what just happened. A guy backed into me at the dump!” This time, Hubby was driving his SUV. The guy was a landscaper in a pick-up pulling a trailer with his mower on it. The guy ahead of him in line had motioned him around, and he was backing up so that he could get around. He admitted he didn’t look behind him. Fortunately, he has insurance. The estimate on the SUV was $1,100.
It is always amazing to get quotes for car repairs. Neither of our vehicles look very much different, but I guess whenever the repair involves the bumper, it is alot more complicated than it looks. Thank goodness for insurance and insured drivers!
When we got ready to go somewhere on Saturday, Hubby said, “Well, shall we take Wreck #1 or Wreck #2?” A sense of humor definitely comes in handy in situations like this.
What are the odds?