Saturday, May 7, 2011

So long Camry...

I have a few more pictures , but I'm not sure how to upload them from my iPod without using Facebook. So I don't want to keep uploading pictures to Facebook just to get them on here. Anyway, you get the idea.
Almost two weeks ago James, Jimmer and I were on our way to my parents' house for dinner (like most nights :)) and we were stopped at a red light when a guy in a truck slammed into the back of our car and pushed us into the SUV in front of us. The driver of the truck must have been distracted because he did not even slow down before hitting us. It was a really scary experience. As it happened, time seemed to slow down, and I felt helpless as we're just being crunched back and forth between the two cars. James couldn't hardly pull the car over to the side of the road before I was trying to get my door open and get to Jimmer. We were all fine and only had some soreness in our necks for a little while. Thank goodness!!
We are now looking to replace our car since our insurance let us know this week that the Camry was totaled. We're actually happy about that, in a way, because we didn't really want to drive around in a car that was damaged so much. However, we are finding it very difficult to find a used car that is in good condition like ours was. We had low milage, a nice interior, and just a few door dings. As we've looked at some newer Camrys than ours, all we have found so far is ones that smell like hotel rooms, have beat-up interiors, and have lots of miles. We may end up buying a new car, but we don't necessarily want to pay thousands more to have it new again. James wants to buy a Corolla to replace the Camry just because we can pay for the entire thing. I don't really want to lose my roomy Camry! Oh well, I guess that's why they call it an accident! A lesson learned though, not to text or get distracted while you're driving or you could cause someone else this headache!!


Sherri said...

How scary!! I'm so glad that you were all okay. Car accidents are never a pleasant experience. So sorry you guys had to go through all of that.

Donovan and Tawny Holloway said...

That is so crazy...those photos look scary! We're so happy you are all ok!