Friday, February 20, 2009

an excuse

Yesterday I was supposed to be at the SnB at Creative Yarns. Yesterday I was supposed to be knitting my Sprockets Sock. Yesterday I was hoping to finish my first sock. And hoping to find some fresh, spring green yarn for my next little project.

But yesterday a westbound driver skidded through an intersection sideways crashing into our car, as Gavin and I waited in an eastbound lane for the traffic light to change. And you'll never guess what he did next! Call the police? Check whether anyone was injured? Inspect the damage on the cars? Nope, he called another driver to come get the pizzas awaiting delivery in his car. I guess if it's "30 minutes or it's free" that's a priority.

Nobody was hurt. There's plenty of damage to both cars, but both could be driven away. Our composite front bumper is broken, and the side panel adjacent to the headlight is bent. His front passenger door was caved in several inches. A nice woman at the accident scene volunteered as a witness that the other driver was completely at fault. After a couple hours at the Collision Reporting Centre, we were finally home. Just enough time for some reheated dinner and a rum and coke. Not one stitch knitted.


Susan said...

OMG! And he called for pizza delivery back up! I'm so glad you're all right, those are very scary pictures.

suse-the-slow-knitta said...

please be kind to yourselves, delayed shock can be awful, glad you're both OK

Anonymous said...

Oh, I can only imagine how scary that must of been. I've never been hit, but I've had near misses and even that has left me shaken.

Take it easy!

MagicalJane said...

Yikes. Glad you're both okay.