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(, Thu 16 May 2013, 11:33)
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Car Crash!
A couple of months ago my missus was involved in a serious motor vehicle accident.

She was driving between jobs (she's a carer for people with dementia in the the community). As she pulled away from a green light another bloke ran a red light and t-boned her on the drivers side. He hit her at about 60kph. Her side airbag deployed and when she could move she (after calling for help and being un-heard) she managed to crawl out of the passenger side door and walk away.
2 plain-clothes cops had been pulled up at the lights directly behind the other guy and had watched him do the whole thing. The the intersection where it happened was across the road from the local copshop. His car ended up sitting next to the flagpole in the forecourt. Oh and he was uninsured.

I got a phone call at about 0800 from a strange woman (my wife was too distressed to even dial me) telling me my missus had been involved in a car accident (you can imagine where my mind went there!) but she put my sobbing missus on. I found out where she was, called the insurance and what-not and off my daughter and I went.
The 2 plain-clothes guys were still sitting with her when I arrived, tea had been served and they were gently trying to convince her to go to hospital. The fireys had attended and both cars had already been towed.
The missus refused to ride in the same ambo as the other guy (he got a nasty donk to the noggin), so I took her to hospital. Several hours later and an xray they released her with no breaks or bleeding. She has been receiving physiotherapy and is going to the gym regularly for an injury to her right hip. She's currently back at work doing full duties but our GP refuses to sign her off until she's completely free of any symptoms caused by the crash.

The insurance company stumped up the agreed value 3 days later, after the assessor had rung me telling me he was amazed anyone walked out of that alive and within another week we had a new (used) car. We are so far about AUD$6000 out of pocket.
The only issue I had with the insurance company was when they suggested there maybe problems with the claim because my wife had failed to get the other guys insurance details or any witness contact details - I explained that aside from the the fact that she was too distraught to at the time, the 2 police officers who witnessed the accident had kept both her and the other bloke separate anyhoo. That seemed to suffice.

In the mean time whilst we were a 1 car family (1st world problems, right?) I had rows with my work for leaving site for 20 min. to go and drop my daughter off at school once.
The pics of the wreck are here (1,2) if anyone's interested.

Knowing that many of us here have had to deal with tragedy related to car accidents, it was really nice to see the way all of the emergency personnel dealt with the situation - what to them is "just another job" to many of us can be one of the worst days of our week/month/year/life & seeing them deal with it in a professional and caring manner makes me stand in awe.
(, Thu 16 May 2013, 23:37, 39 replies)
Then what happened?

(, Thu 16 May 2013, 23:39, closed)
Some cunt said "Alright"?

(, Thu 16 May 2013, 23:46, closed)
Star Wars lol?

(, Thu 16 May 2013, 23:48, closed)
I can't wait to read your memoirs
Your ability to create a soul crushingly dull anecdote out of a mundane experience is really quite something.
(, Fri 17 May 2013, 0:14, closed)
^ Too thick to tell the difference between the two of us.

(, Fri 17 May 2013, 0:16, closed)
I can't wait to read your memoirs
Your ability to create a soul crushingly dull anecdote out of a mundane experience is really quite something.
(, Fri 17 May 2013, 0:23, closed)
It truly is your input to this board
that makes all the difference to those who contribute to it. Without you... well, what can I say really?
(, Fri 17 May 2013, 0:28, closed)
I'm detecting a hint of sarcasm :(

what can I say really?

Dunno, have you tried recounting some boring incidents about your dull family in tiresome detail lately?
(, Fri 17 May 2013, 0:34, closed)
All this typing extra words must be really hard work both physically and mentally.
Well done you.
(, Fri 17 May 2013, 0:47, closed)

He should probably just pick a word and keep posting it, over and over. It could be his 'thing'. That sort of stuff is comedy gold - as exemplified by such latter-day classics as "Little Britain" and "The Fast Show".

"I'll get me coat."

(, Fri 17 May 2013, 0:48, closed)

(, Fri 17 May 2013, 1:15, closed)
Some cunt said "Alright"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Is that better?
(, Fri 17 May 2013, 0:22, closed)

(, Fri 17 May 2013, 0:35, closed)

(, Fri 17 May 2013, 1:53, closed)
Never mind the hip, what the fuck happened to her face?

(, Fri 17 May 2013, 0:26, closed)
Her and my daughter suffer from
"Image blurred using Gimp due to not wanting to be identifiable online."
It's a silly affliction I know - I love them both non-the-less!
(, Fri 17 May 2013, 0:30, closed)
*doesn't mention the dating websites*

(, Fri 17 May 2013, 0:31, closed)

(, Fri 17 May 2013, 0:33, closed)
I'm conflicted.

(, Fri 17 May 2013, 6:47, closed)
You're either a lesbian or castrated. That's the sexiest thing you're going to see today.
(, Fri 17 May 2013, 8:09, closed)
Apart from what I see in the mirror

(, Fri 17 May 2013, 8:11, closed)
alright ab
I liked the bit where someone had a car accident, that was the best bit.
(, Fri 17 May 2013, 0:40, closed)
I liked the bit where I skipped all the words and just called him a dull cunt. c

(, Fri 17 May 2013, 9:34, closed)
Thank God for airbags
I love the way this board can turn a decent story with drama and a sense of appreciation into a something a bit icky.

You really have to be a bit brave to expose yourself to all this trolling.
(, Fri 17 May 2013, 6:48, closed)
this argument would only hold water if the story was in any way decent.
since the story was yet another chapter in the cripplingly dull memoir of ringofyre, you are shit out of luck. soz.
(, Fri 17 May 2013, 6:56, closed)
As opposed to the lovingly crafted wit and wisdom of Janet......

(, Tue 21 May 2013, 15:24, closed)
Water off a ducks back mostly.
EDIT: I do agree about the "sense of appreciation" bit tho - really sad that no one's really picked up and run with that now. What I said in the last paragraph is probably the most important statement in the whole piece. But all I get is drivel about nothing very much.
Says a lot about the mindset and negative attitudes prevalent I think.
(, Fri 17 May 2013, 8:09, closed)
this is not your creative writing course,
please get the fuck over yourself. maybe have another drink and relax a bit?
(, Fri 17 May 2013, 8:37, closed)
Mods! Please please please ban these dull cunts. Thanks.

(, Fri 17 May 2013, 7:51, closed)
User puts another user on ignore2.0 in order to not read their posts.
Fails dismally.

I must say I'm quite enjoying your increasingly frantic attempts to pretend to actually ignore the people you have on ignore.

(, Fri 17 May 2013, 8:07, closed)
you are the tip of the doucheberg.

(, Fri 17 May 2013, 8:32, closed)
Ahh, janet.
One of the few users here whose sig is actually relevant to them.
(, Fri 17 May 2013, 8:41, closed)
I see scary people...
...with swirly faces.
(, Fri 17 May 2013, 9:13, closed)

(, Fri 17 May 2013, 10:13, closed)
At the risk of bucking the trend,
I found this story to be moderately interesting, and would like to endorse the sentiments expressed in the conclusion.

I've also thoroughly enjoyed the ensuing shit-storm of comments, which have adequately compensated for the lack of laughs in the actual story.

Congratulations, everyone.
(, Fri 17 May 2013, 9:47, closed)
Fuck off.
It's self-indulgent emo-dullards like this who have killed this place. Sneering at the sorry pricks is hardly a compensation for them shitting their mundane life stories and weeping self-pity all over a comedy website.
(, Fri 17 May 2013, 10:15, closed)
as Iron Man might say.
(, Fri 17 May 2013, 15:22, closed)
It's win win win.

(, Fri 17 May 2013, 13:41, closed)
Clicking like
Its a good atory and it will annoy the trolls
(, Tue 21 May 2013, 15:25, closed)

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