So I’m walking out to my car this morning. It’s parked on the street, and I’m approaching it from the front.
My first thought is, wow, did I really park it that far from the curb? I’m a terrible parallel parker!
Then I get up to the driver’s side and see a police department business card stuck in my door. I think to myself, Awww, crap, did I get a ticket for parking too far from the curb? But there’s no sign of a ticket under either windshield wiper. And the business card is the same kind that I’ve seen before, with an accident case number on it.
Then I look toward the back of my car.
The rear of my car is completely smashed up. I’m afraid to open the trunk, because I don’t think it would close again. And then, I think about where I’d parked, and realize that the car is probably a good 12 feet further forward than where I’d left it. It must have taken a powerful hit to move it that far.
We can’t get a copy of the police report (was it a hit and run? Or do they have information on the other driver?) until Monday. So I don’t even know if I can go after the other guy’s insurance until I find out the situation the police have on record. Even worse, Allstate says we can’t even get an appointment to have the damage looked at by a claims inspector until next Friday. But they’re generously offering us a rental car rate of only $19.99 per day.
In the last 7 years, this is now Scott’s and my fourth severely damaging car accident. All three other cars have been totaled. And not a single one of these four have been our fault. Needless to say, I am Very Pissed Off.
edit: I’ve cooled off somewhat. Scott and I have concluded that it can’t be a hit-and-run, simply because the police made a report. They wouldn’t have just come across my hit car and filled anything out, so they must have been there to deal with the other driver. I just can’t wait until Monday, when I can get hold of the police report, just to see what the hell happened.