The holiday cheer continues!
Written on December 20, 2006 by Kevin.
The holiday season decided to hand me yet another wonderful gift. A wonderfully packaged rear end collision. Merry Christmas to me!
The drive home was like every other one except this one was special, it had someone not paying attention when I slowed down and came to a stop at a yellow light. Drivers now expect you to burn through the yellow light so when you do not, they just don't know how to handle it and in turn, hit you firmly in the rear.
For the first time, I can say that I had nearly a white Christmas as when I was getting hit and my head snapped back I saw a very quick glimpse of pure white. Luckily it wasn't the white light that people mention in other situations. As for me, minus a bit of neck soreness, I am intact. The car however is another story and that will have to be dealt with. Amazing, the driver of the truck who hit me had a <5 year old in the back seat and he didn't get hurt at all despite the airbags going off.
Now for my holiday words of advice. Pay attention while driving. Also, a very important thing that many parents may not know about is, throw out your car seats when you get in any type of accident. Your child's life is not worth the risk. A minor fractor can occur in minor accidents that in the case of a major one, will show themselves by failing and putting your child at risk. Toss that thing out.