Bad news 6 is gone, good news I may add another 3 to the family.
I was on my way to school to take some finals, about 30 miles from my house, and about halfway there I hit an Airstream trailer that crossed over the road in front of me. They were turning left into an Airsteam Park and I don't really remember what happened. I locked the brakes up and remember getting hit in the chest and it being really smokey. The speed limit changed about 10 feet from where my skid marks started from 65 to 55 and I honestly don't remember how fast I was going. I was probably going about 50 when I hit the trailer. It was a big impact. The car hasn't officially been totalled yet, but the airbags deployed and the frame is bent. There was also oil leaking out of somewhere. The other party was cited as fault.
I am fine, but I missed two finals. I have whiplash, but nothing big. I talked to both teachers and got that worked out, assuming no injuries shows up before tommorow. The car did exactly what it was supposed to do, it looks like crap, but I walked away with just a little scrape from my knee hitting something or another. I took a picture with my camera phone.
Time for a rant:
This couldn't of happened at a worse time. I have to go to 3 finals tommorow, and I know that I am going to be sore as all hell. I am already pretty sore and my neck is hurting. I hope I don't wake up and am too sore to move. At least I have a week off after Monday.
I'm kinda pissed about the whole thing. The first thing the wife of the driver said when she got out wasn't are you ok or anything it was "serves you right for going so fast," and tried to say it was my fault. I was prob going about 65 in a 55 which had just changed from a 65 about 10ft or so before my skid marks started. I don't remember my speed. Later as I looked in the trailer, stuff was thrown everywhere and there were lots broken dishes, she said look at the mess you made. She really pissed me off.
Plus the driver, who is 80, couldn't understand why it was his fault. If you can't understand why turning in front of traffic and causing and accident is your fault, you shouldn't be driving.
End rant, we'll see what the insurance says. My parents want me to contact a lawyer. I am going to wait and see what they offer, if they lowball me, I will get a lawyer. If they offer me a fair amount, I'll accept it and get a new car. I'm not looking to make a lot of money of this and go sue happy, I just want what the car was worth.