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25 March 2004 @ 06:28 pm
A Miata Sandwich  
So, the Miata is a bit banged up, having been rear-ended and pushed into the car in front of me while on the way home this afternoon. The actual car that caused the whole thing was two cars behind me, and it hit VERY hard. The conservation of momentum between one SUV hitting another SUV and second SUV then hitting li'l ol' sportscar me resulted as one would expect considering the laws of physics. I was far enough away from the pickup truck ahead of me that my front end is actually only pushed up slightly so that the hood won't open, but the back end is somewhat crushed in.

The woman in the pickup truck ahead of me said she could see me rise into the air and hit the roof of the car (I had my seatbelt on but the roof is very low anyway).

No airbags popped, no physical damage to me (or to any of the others involved), but I'm rather PO'd that I have to spend time driving Yet Another rental car while waiting for mine to get fixed.
Current Mood: annoyedannoyed
cflutecflute on March 25th, 2004 03:54 pm (UTC)
How awful! I'm so sorry this happened. Miatas are so cute and all. Nasty rotten SUVs... BLEAH! :-(
Kitanzikitanzi on March 25th, 2004 04:05 pm (UTC)
That absolutely sucks.. but I've taken enough auto accident claims that I can very seriously say that any accident where you are not hurt is the kind of accident you want, when you have to have one.
mrlogic on March 25th, 2004 04:27 pm (UTC)
Trust me...you will be sore tomorrow.
Sadly, I've been rear-ended enough times to know this.
Still, glad to hear that there's no "apparent" injury.

What a shame, and I hope your car comes out of it without too much noticeable damage.

(One of my rear-ended cars was repaired -- in fact, it's the one I drive today -- but the trunk has never been quite the same since.)
Rika, the bardling: Rika - Elfshirtbardling on March 25th, 2004 11:59 pm (UTC)
I very much hope you won't discover any injuries later! As Larissa says, if accident, at least accident with no injuries... Cars can be repaired or replaced, repairing humans is often much more difficult and replacing you is unacceptable...
pbristow on March 26th, 2004 12:14 am (UTC)
Get yourself checked out in casualty (or whatever you guys call it over there) anyway. Expect lots of muscle pain today, lasting a while. DO NOT attempt to lift, pull or drag anything heavier than a half-pint of water/coffee/whatever for the next few days. Keep your body moving as much as possible, but make no sudden moves. Walking is good. Just stroll casually around the block a couple of times a day, or whenever you feel things stiffening up.

This is how to avoid having whiplash (or other soft tissue injury) last twice as long and be twice as sore as it needs to. (Says the guy who went straight back to work to help with moving our stuff from one office to another... Silly, silly me... =:o\ )

Rickhrrunka on March 26th, 2004 07:46 am (UTC)
lift, pull or drag anything heavier than a half-pint

Aww, gee, Paul! Give the man a break! At least let him lift a Good Honest Pint! Sounds like he'll need one (or more...) *grin*

Bill, I hope you don't discover any whip-lash or whatever, and that the car gets fixed up properly soon.
Keriskeristor on March 26th, 2004 03:22 am (UTC)
If you hit the roof physically (rather than emotionally) there may be damage worse than whiplash, get it checked out professionally.

Poor Miata, as well, that's a nice little car...
Cat Sitting Stillcatsittingstill on March 26th, 2004 07:08 am (UTC)
I'm sorry about the car, but glad things weren't more serious. Take care of yourself.
Silksinglemaltsilk on March 27th, 2004 11:08 pm (UTC)
Glad you're okay. You bring back memories of my childhood, when my parents were rear-ended on their way home from the dealership with their first car.
Ericacatalana on March 29th, 2004 07:12 pm (UTC)
Eek! *hugs* I'm glad to hear that you're okay!