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Run Away Car with No Driver

June 30th, 2008 at 11:09 am

This weekend my DH and I are invited to a party. The house we were invited to sits at the top of a very long steep driveway. All the time my DH is driving up the hill he is telling me horror stories that occurred through the years on that road and people who have gone off it; especially in the winter months, it was very steep and appeared to be a second class road. So we get to the top of the hill and he mindfully parks the car in a vertical position across the hill, puts it in gear and puts on the emergency brake.

We go join the crowd and about an hour into the event everyone is running out the door yelling about a car; I can't see my parked car anymore and you guessed it, our car kicked out of gear and headed down the hill on it is own; hitting another car and passing several others. My car is now probably totalled; the other car doesn't look much better.

I'm insured, but probably not for long; I have had two accidents (neither my fault) in the last year and a speeding ticket. So what is the good news out of this; there has to be some? I don't have to sell the car now, I'll get an insurance check and no one was hurt; accept DH's pride and he will deeply miss the car.

I've never seen anything like this in my life;it was totally bizarre.

5 Responses to “Run Away Car with No Driver”

  1. compulsive debtor Says:

    Oh, my goodness! Thankfully nobody was hurt!

  2. Ima saver Says:

    I am so sorry, what a terrible thing to happen!!

  3. sounderella Says:

    OH! I'm sorry to hear that!

  4. Lost in Debt Says:

    Sometimes things happen for a reason; I have to think there is a bigger plan here.

  5. Lady T Says:

    I missed this one post somehow, and am just now seeing it! Oh my gosh, how bizarre! But I think everything happens for a reason ... you are right, there is a bigger plan.

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