It could have been worse
So our nice, four-year-old and paid for VW got smashed up thisnSaturday in Delaware county. No one was hurt but the other car was totaled. nOurs was drivable but not safe to drive- the driver door was bent open- and it was flatbeddednto the nearest VW dealer. I'll know tomorrow what the insurance adjuster says happens to it. Sort of ironic that we live in driving hell and have driven hundreds of thousands of miles innand around NYC and the car gets smashed in the middle of nowhere. nnHow did it happen? The other driver made a mistake. A woman with her husband, two kidsnand dog on their way to vacation tried- and failed- to pass us… going down hill… acrossna double yellow… as we signaled and slowed to turn left onto a side road to our rental cabin. nShe ground along the side of our car and then panicked, lockingnher brakes and slammed nose first into the guard rail at the point ofnthe left turn, punching the rail from a convex curve to concave aboutnfive feet off its mounting posts.n nI have to get the photos developed. I hope I don't need them. Our insurance wants a copy.nnThanks to friends and family we were able to borrow a car and finishnour vacation until the car rental agencies reopened after the long weekend.