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Sometimes Young People Just Get No Respect

Today my daughter was involved in her first car crash---and let me tell you it was a CRASH---as you can see from this picture! (Hers is the black car) She was the tail end of a three-car pile up on the highway while driving home from work.

According to the driver of the first car, who happened to be a woman around my age, she was forced to slam on her brakes because someone in front of her slammed on theirs. This resulted in the driver behind her hitting her in the rear and then my daughter hitting the second driver. The first car received little or no damage. The second car and my daughter's were TOTALED.

Immediately, the older woman complained that her collar bone was broken so an ambulance was called. The young lady in the second vehicle was not injured, just shaken up. My daughter sustained minor burns on her arms from the impact of the air bags exploding upon impact.

Much attention was paid to the older driver because of her complaints. An ambulance was called. Despite her diagnosis of a broken collar bone, she got out of the car on her own with little or no assistance and walked to the ambulance to be checked out. Meanwhile, the two young drivers were trying to cope with the fact that one or both of them are going to be at fault for the collision and they are now without transportation.

A young person without wheels is like a young person not having a cell phone!

Now I am no investigator but based on what I observed at the scene was the whole truth wasn't being told by the older driver. She didn't have a broken collar bone and she managed to drive away on her own volition with little or no damage to her car. What I learned on the scene was when "stuff" happens, the benefit of the doubt goes to the oldest.


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