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God apparently needed to tell me somthing... why like this? – Realm Master

Realm Master

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I mean, I guess it could be worse. I know it could be worse. I could have hit it full-on, the airbag could have gone-off, and I could be hurt, and more damage could have been done. As it is, its still bad. I thought i saw my friend driving home in my rearview mirror, and I turned back to look to see if it was him, then I look forward, and I'm coming at a parked truck at what seemed like 1,000,124,013,132,364,034.234593321 Mph. I take hard left, but wouldnt you know? I forgt my freaking breaks, and didn't slow the car down. It looked like my freaking left-side rear-view mirror exploded.

Luckily (thank heaven above!) the people were really nice and understanding, and didn't seem angry at all. But the fact remains I stil side-swiped their car, and it looked like I started peeling it like an orange. THey were also kind enough to no settle this by insurance, meaning I can still keep my license. But I have to work to pay it off (and I am every bit wiling to work for it) by working every day for the next 6 months... if my luck holds and the damage is only $4,000...
which I didn't look like it was gonna be.

Despite all the good things that God saved me from (losing my license, getting screamed at by the owners of the car, insuracne sky-rocketing when I could finally drive again) the fact still remains that I hit a car, and don't have the money or means to pay for it. (but thanks to my parents, I will be able too...)

I feel so bad about hitting that car...

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JeTSpice
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Realm, I'm sorry to hear it. You know, God never causes bad things to happen, but when they do happen, He has allowed it. The good news is that whatever is taken from us -- even if it's our own fault -- God says he will restore us, and he's not a man that he should lie.

His promises are not automatic, but dependant on our faith toward him. Working toward paying what you owe is faithful action. Praying is faithful action. Repenting is faithful action. As you do these things, God will respond with his promises of restoration. Word.

I was in a wreck a year ago, and it shakes you. I drove like a scared ninny for months afterwards. I'll pray for you tomorrow that your restoration will come soon, both financially and emotionally. And God will increase you spiritually, and no physical reprocussions will occur. God bless you.

Realm Master

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thanks...
I dunno, I just can't belive I did it... my first thought was somthing like: "Oh, f*ck, that did not just happen, that couldn'tve just happned..."
its hard to stommach, I guess...

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Mack

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You could be dead, paralyized or worse. I'm just glad you made it out ok. Don't worry man, you'll work it off and everything will be cool. I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

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bwoogie

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Registered: 03-12-2005
why would you lose your license for sideswiping?

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Realm Master

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...because I just got it...
I've barely had my License over a month, and the driving instructor who passed me said I was an "exceptional" driver...
I guess I'm only a good driver when I'm paying attention...

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spade89

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it's nice that you made it.

i am trying to pass the road test myself the lastime i took the road test i passed to stop signs!!

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Realm Master

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>_< ouch.
But the test is the easy part. I cannot stress enough (now)that you ALWAYS are thinking of the road, until it becomes and in-grained habit.
Telling someone you hit there car stinks, even if they are really great and okay about it. ITs still the worst thing that has ever happend to me.. (in a vehiclular sense... Halo game vehical-incidents excluded)

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ArchAngel

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Realm, we were all in accidents. I've been involved in 4 accidents within my first 3 years of driving.haha.(not all my fault, though)
You'll learn to watch for potential dangers.

Actually, your forgeting the brakes could have very well saved your car. Depending how fast you were going, a hard turn with brakes would put your car into a slide. If you have a FWD car, the best thing to do, many times, is to gas your car.

My question is, if it's 4000, why aren't you going through insurance?
Anyhow, the mechanics should give you a lower price if they know you're not going through insurance.

Besides, how could you have lost your license? Would your parents have taken you off insurance with an accident on it?

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dartsman

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From: Queensland, Australia
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Your lucky you didn't hurt yourself and especially lucky nobody else either.

The cost of a vehicle sucks, but isn't really that bad. In time you'll have forgotten about the crash, the main thing is to remember the lesson.

If your able to, take a defensive driving course or two. It won't mean you won't get into a crash (I did a course and still rear-ended someone, just with the training I was able to minimize the damage and only slightly bump them), just means you should be better prepared if the situation(s) arises again.

Eyes on the prize...

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I definently am going to watch for dangers in the first place. The loss of License was a mis-comminicastion between myself and my parents, I'll only get a "warning" but my insurance will skyrocket and I will work out the differece of my insurance by working for my parents...
Its only been a few hours and all of our plans keep flucuating. It will be interesting to see what my parents have to say tommorow. They've already changed their minds like three or four times already today...

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JeTSpice
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Realm, My wife and I will pray for favor with your parents. You've got a great attitude.
TallBill

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Registered: 11-22-2002
Realm,

The best drivers are not always the ones that avoid accidents. Look at NASCAR. When those guys get on public roads, they are the best drivers around—bar none—but in their profession they get into some of the most hellacious accidents you could possibly imagine.

My late mother (RIP September 16, 2001) used to be scared of riding with me until the time came when she got to see how I handled a situation that was beyond my control. It involved what is called “Black Ice” (ice that is there, even though you can’t see it). We were driving along Laclede Station Road in south St. Louis County toward where it dead-ends at Gravois Road. As the light was green, I moved into a left turn onto Gravois Road (There was a snow-covered median from which the traffic signal rose right at the intersection). That’s where the Black Ice was—right in that part of the intersection that I was driving over. We were in a subcompact, rear-wheel-drive car. The back end lost grip in the middle of the turn and we wound up north-bound on the median facing the waiting south-bound traffic. One man in that line who thought that I was going to hit him was looking at me with eyes as big as frying pans, as I “calmly” (yeah, right) drove down the median and got back in the north-bound lanes. The snow on the median probably gave me the traction that I needed to regain control of the car. You should’ve seen that guy’s face, though. Oh, man!

At that point my mother looked at me and said, “I’ll never complain about your driving again. You are the best driver I’ve ever been with.” And, you know, she never did.

Don’t let this incident shake your confidence. Just look back at it—in as much detail as you can—and while you are pondering the events, learn what you can do better next time. The smallest detail is not too small to learn from, so don’t ignore it. Learn from it. There is something in your future that will require the driving skills you learn from this incident (that is why you were put through it), so learn from this incident.

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TallBill

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OK, this site is acting really, really strange today.

This time the computer I was using told me that I had chosen to open "postings.cgi" and asked what I wanted to do with it. I have never seen that before on any system I have used the site with. This time I moved over to a different computer with a different OS and a different browser, and again I find a multi-post.

Very odd.

PS: I thought that I should add that what I am using with the site has been SeaMonkey on Mac OSX and FireFox on Linux. The system that I used to correct this post the first time, was iCab on Mac OS9 (different machine than the OSX machine).

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