RGM member @Kitterz was involved in a two vehicle accident on September 9th and was generous enough to send in pictures of the aftermath of her accident. I’ll let her explain in her own words what happened:
I was in a car accident today where a guy was looking elsewhere and crossed the double yellow into my lane. I honked, and swerved, but there was an embankment which prevented me from going far. He didn’t brake at all. Police think he was going 35 mph in a 25 mph construction zone.
As I swerved, his SUV clipped my SUV driver’s side mirror, sending it into my open window where it caught my left arm, and it shattered when it hit my jaw and face. What was left sailed into my rear seat, shattered the plastic, and glass was strewn everywhere. I was spitting out chunks of glass in my mouth. The full force hit my rear quarter panel where it snapped my spring (coil), ruptured the tire, severed my brake line, and severely bent my axle
@Kitterz received three stitches and lacerations to her face, neck, ear, lip, and arm. The other driver was unhurt and was ticketed. I’ve been in my fair share of car accidents and it’s always a very scary experience no matter how major or how minor it may be. We’re so glad you’re okay @Kitterz and we hope you feel better soon. You gotta pick a better way to die than that.