Sunday, 11 March 2012

What a weekend...

The following photo's will be upsetting to all FORD lovers...

For a day that was meant to end by being in Tauranga to attend a friend's sons 21st - we didn't make it past Taupo.  After hubby and I enjoying a lovely lunch watching the world go by and the little P class yachts on the lake, we decided it was time to get back on the road... we were heading North out of Taupo and the silver car below decides to pull out of the Acacia Bay/Kinloch intersection (Poihipi Rd) straight into oncoming traffic to try and head south... we were in the fast lane accelerating up the hill, a car was next to us in the left lane, we see the silver car so hubby backs off the accelerator and starts breaking, the bloody silver car isn't even looking and keeps on driving out at about 40km, hubby tried to go into the left lane, though car right beside us, so we had absolutely no where to go except hard breaking and hoping an angel was watching over us, and then we smashed into her car...


So my beloved Ford which I've had for about 13 years, and has caused me no grief other that its usual maintenance is absolutely buggered.  We are thankful no broken bones or shedding of blood.  The lady who caused the crash was fine except for a small cut on her finger, and she has admitted complete fault both to us and the Police.  The Police are charging her with careless driving.  



We got driven back to Taupo with Policeman Steve, what a decent guy - so incredibly helpful.  We had to hire a car, then phoned the birthday boy to say the day was over for us, and we decided to head back home to our girls.

Today we've woken with stiff necks and my right hand knuckles are sore where I must have whacked the dash, though all in all we are all good.  This morning put the insurance wheels in motion, so hoping to have an outcome by the end of the week so we can then work out what on earth to do about replacing my car.  Am so guttered as I had no intention of replacing her for a long time yet.  

After already having 2 weeks of major appliances going through various stages of repair I think we've done our dash and good things must come our way soon.

Hope your weekend has been a better one :)

3 comments:

MrsC said...

Lawks. Did silver car lady offer any explanation for her completely bixarre and dangerous actions?
Now both of you should go see an osteopath and get your necks seen to. The last thing you need n top of all this is a crook neck, and it will get in the way of the all important biking and quilting! oxox

Ali Honey said...

That must have been frightening for you both. Glad you were not seriously hurt.
The inconvenience part is something you never get compensated for. Stay calm and be thankful you are both alive.
Hugs,Ali.

BichonsMum said...

I hate hearing about accidents happening to anyone as it is such a horrible scare - I am sorry to hear this has happened to you both. Hope you will be ok. Denny x