April 15th, 2007

Eyes

2007-04-15 15:20 PDT

As of the time mentioned above, I renewed my record of the “closest call from up above”: I almost died on I-680 in Martinez, after this crazy lady reared into my bumper at what seemed like 90-100 while I was doing only 70.  My car turned 180 degrees and crashed into the center divider from behind.  Yes, just like in the movie!  XDD

Details and pictures to come later tonight.  For now though: That lady's getting into a big trouble for sure.  _------_

Eyes

So what happened?

Pictures first!

Full details still in the working, but in a nutshell:

  • I'm in the fast lane, and see this car ZOOMING IN from behind in the rearview mirror.

  • I start getting out of her way by shifting to the right lane.

  • It turns out she was WAY faster than I thought and she tried to fishtail me on my right without even slowing down.

  • So we end up in the same lane again and BAM, she hits me from behind in the right corner of my bumper.

  • The right wheels seem to have lost their friction, and the car starts to turn counterclockwise, then after making a bit more than a half turn, it starts to move backwards because of inertia.

  • I slam on the brake, and it starts to slow down, but not until the same right corner of the rear bumper butts into the center divider.

Yes, considering the impact, my car survived with minimal damage inflicted upon it.