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25 January 2011 @ 04:38 pm
Annnd This Is The Reason Teenage Drivers Make Me Crazy  
So all was good and I was looking forward to a better day at work today and getting back into fic for tonight. Anissa and I were actually discussing plot for her fic when BAM! Some kid in a trunk runs a red light and whacks us in the nose. There's a pretty bad storm passing through and now we've been in a wreck. In November we collide with a deer, now a teenager in Daddy's truck without his insurance card. And the cop doesn't even cite him for it. Because he swears he was in the right. It's pouring and we have no independent witness [I don't count]. So, we're in a storm watch, I was supposed to be at work half an hour ago, I'm still shaking and freaked out, and mad enough to pound this kid like a tent stake.

And I have to go to work after this.

I want a fucking cigarette.
 
 
On the Verge of: scaredJumpy
 
 
 
januaried: emote + sad + alarmedjanuaried on January 25th, 2011 09:46 pm (UTC)
OMG. Are you guys okay? Assuming nobody's hurt, but...

Stay calm, stay warm, and try not to kill anybody. *sends giant hugs and love*
Lois: LS :: Lois Kala :: Lovekalalanekent on January 25th, 2011 09:50 pm (UTC)
We're just really rattled and pretty pissed. That kid... It shouldn't have surprised me that fuckery would abound when we saw how young he was and that it was his Daddy's car. And especially since he didn't have his insurance info. Not to mention that he LIED about him being at fault.

I'm just so freaked out right now.
januaried: emote + sad + friendshipjanuaried on January 25th, 2011 09:58 pm (UTC)
What an ass. At least nobody's hurt.

*tackleglomps* C'mere, it'll be okay. ♥

Edited at 2011-01-25 09:58 pm (UTC)
Lois: LS :: Lois Jason :: Never Doubt Lovekalalanekent on January 25th, 2011 10:02 pm (UTC)
It's been a while since something scared me that bad. My nerves are just a mess. *snuggles in*
saavikam77: Clark Facesaavikam77 on January 25th, 2011 09:59 pm (UTC)
HOLY CRAP! ~O_O~

*sends lots of soothing hugs*

You damn kids, get off our lawn! >_< Hmph.

Try to take it easy, hon. I know that's tough with work and all, but maybe your coworkers will understand? Probably a long shot, but you never know.

*more huge hugs*
Lois: Lois :: Caughtkalalanekent on January 25th, 2011 10:04 pm (UTC)
Yeah, so much for a soothing day, huh?

And I normally LOVE rainy days.

I'm tempted to ask to swap with someone in another department, but there's no one that can run Front End tonight. Oh well. I'll deal. *snuggles in*
sean_montgomery: HP - H/Hr hugsean_montgomery on January 25th, 2011 10:59 pm (UTC)
Got Anissa's text message (and saw her post) about this. I'm glad you guys are okay, but I know how big of a pain it is to go and have to work things out with insurance companies. They're evil evil evil people... but hopefully they'll side with you. (Granted that you are the more mature looking of the bunch.)

*dodges a thrown chair* It was a joke, Twin! It was a joke! :D
Lois: LS :: Lois Jason :: Never Doubt Lovekalalanekent on January 26th, 2011 06:07 pm (UTC)
Well, Anissa's made a pretty good case and has pretty much diagrammed everything. There's only so much you can do. Now the insurance will have to figure it out.

:P
Loony Loopy Lea Lovegoodchickadilly on January 26th, 2011 12:01 am (UTC)
*hugs, hugs, hugs*
Lois: LS :: Lois Jason :: Never Doubt Lovekalalanekent on January 26th, 2011 06:10 pm (UTC)
*hugs back* Gotta love it.
Grace: Tristan; *HUGS*repmetsyrrah on January 26th, 2011 03:22 am (UTC)
*hugs*

I wouldn't worry about the whole fault thing- I can tell you from experience no one gives a fuck what the younger driver says. My own insurance company wouldn't even listen to me over my claim because the other driver was 40 and therefore was clearly in the right.

Do you not have red-light cameras there? I wouldn't worry if you were right though, teenagers break, he'll forget what he told them and the story will change or something. They'll catch it. Just make sure your insurance company is on your side, unlike mine.
Lois: Lois :: Smokingkalalanekent on January 26th, 2011 06:12 pm (UTC)
I really wish we had the cameras, but it seems that's not the case, which is just stupid for a city this size. I mean, the thing's freaking enormous! I think we're actually the largest city in the US, size-wise. All we can hope is that Anissa's better record will win out. *grits teeth*
maaike_fluffy on January 26th, 2011 07:17 am (UTC)
I'm sorry you had to go through all that... *hugs* Did work go alright?
Lois: Lois :: Curly Poutkalalanekent on January 26th, 2011 06:18 pm (UTC)
I went, but it was a good thing it was a slow night because my adrenalin was jacked out and I was pretty out of it. Thankfully, the crew understood. We even got to leave early last night. Now we just need to get the other stuff figured out so we can get the car fixed.

*hugs you tight*
Obsessed fangirl: Lois and Clark - STM so closebabettew54 on January 26th, 2011 02:16 pm (UTC)
Damnit, I'm just so glad you guys are alright.

Tell me there was a video cam at that intersection. They're all over my neighborhood.

Damn, that sucks; no insurance card and no citation...?? Stoopid cop...

Sorry you have deal with this...

*hugs ... so thankful you're ok..*

Edited at 2011-01-26 02:17 pm (UTC)
Lois: Clois :: Film Grain Lovekalalanekent on January 26th, 2011 06:38 pm (UTC)
Like I was telling repmetsyrrah, it turns out that Jacksonville doesn't have them. At all. Anywhere. With it just stupid in a city of this size. So we just have to wait and see that the insurance companies decide. Good thing Anissa wrote up a statement right after it happened and diagrammed a map of that area from Google. Here's hoping it's enough.

And we're okay, short of being really out of sorts. I'm still coming down off the adrenalin rush. It scared us both pretty bad. *hugs*
Kattxenokattz on January 26th, 2011 05:46 pm (UTC)
aaahhhhhh! I'm so glad you & Anissa aren't hurt though. :P
Lois: LS :: Lois Jason :: Never Doubt Lovekalalanekent on January 26th, 2011 06:40 pm (UTC)
We're just weirded out from the adrenalin loss afterwards, but all good. However, the car's going to look LOVELY when we go to see you. It's dented all over the place now. :[
Kattxenokattz on January 26th, 2011 06:41 pm (UTC)
It'll have character!
Lois: Lois :: Laughterkalalanekent on January 26th, 2011 06:44 pm (UTC)
Oh, it has that right now. One busted headlight [which needs to get fixed before we head down there], a crimped hood, and several dents along the left side. *headdesk* Between teenagers and suicidal deer....
Kattxenokattz on January 26th, 2011 06:47 pm (UTC)
Awww! Hope you travel safe. Did I PM you my travel plans?
Lois: Kala :: Blowing Kisseskalalanekent on January 26th, 2011 06:49 pm (UTC)
Yep. I think Anissa has them. We're not going to get in until after midnight on Friday, but we'll get a room there when we get in. What time are we meeting you? Any ideas?
the_scary_kitty: Hug Stitch!the_scary_kitty on January 26th, 2011 07:26 pm (UTC)
I already saw this on Anissa's LJ, but EEEK! *mad hugs* I'm so glad you two are okay!

Ugh, a kid driving Daddy's truck without insurance. How typical. And the cop didn't even cite him? WTF? I hope your insurance company smacks kid, kid's Daddy, and kid's Daddy's insurance upside the head with a clue-by-four. *headdesk*

*sends lots of chocolate and booze of choice*
Lois: Clois :: Cute Cuddlekalalanekent on January 27th, 2011 07:26 pm (UTC)
It's just massive amounts of BS. I really, really hope that we don't end up having to fight this out in court. I want the car repaired, but I really don't want to have to bother with the lawyer's fees. This week is just killing me. KILLING ME. *headdesk*
bistyboo1974: who/hugsbistyboo1974 on January 28th, 2011 01:10 am (UTC)
ARGH. Stupid teenage drivers! *shakes fist* But I'm sooo glad neither of you were hurt. *HUGS YOU BOTH*
Lois: LS :: Lois Jason :: Never Doubt Lovekalalanekent on January 28th, 2011 07:07 pm (UTC)
CAROLINE!

*tackles* OMG, BB, how are you?! *snuggles you tight* Forget the stupid accident; how have you been? You haven't posted much lately and I worry.
bistyboo1974: who/gotchabistyboo1974 on January 28th, 2011 11:57 pm (UTC)
I've been working a lot. And feeling the winter blues a lot. Overall, just feeling totally blah. And now I'm sick with the infamous Death Blarg (I know you've been there) and feel even shittier! Hooray?

Overall, I'm just not a fan of 2011 so far. Maybe when spring comes, I'll change my tune. ;)
Lois: LS :: Lois Jason :: Never Doubt Lovekalalanekent on January 31st, 2011 06:00 pm (UTC)
Oh, honey. I knew it had to be something like this. :[ *hugs you extra tight*