It is not even a case of stopping driving, but someone wrote my car off on Sunday and it is going to be scrapped and I am really upset.
I have owned my 19 year old bright blue Toyota Yaris for 14 years. During that time she has never broken down, never needed a garage repair and only once failed her MOT, and that was something trivial. She was in excellent condition, last week, prior to going away, I took her through the car wash and thoroughly cleaned the interior and she was looking really good.
We went away for the weekend, I drove up and would have driven back, but I slept very badly on Saturday night and was very sleepy on Sunday morning so asked DH to drive. We were about 20 miles from home, on a main road, when we came to cross road with a minor road and a youngish lad, couldn't wait for us to go past, the road was not busy, tried to shoot across in front of us. DH braked hard and tried to steer out of trouble but we collided with the other vehicle and although nobody was injured or even shaken and the car was drive homeable, because of its age, it has been written off without even assessing the damage, just on our description of what has been crumpled or broken.
And I have been quite taken aback how really upset I am.
For 14 years my bright blue car has been there through every family event. I bought her when my DF was in hospital with the illness he died of. She has been my constant reliance through visiting hospital when DH had his bypass surgery and infection, the same when DD was seriously injured in a road accident and during her recovery, it has taken me reliably through 6 years of a regular 150 mile round trip to visit an eldely relative in a care home. She has been a completely worry free car and I have looked after her, kept her in the garage.
My insurer - the AA - have been terrific. As soon as I gave them details of the accident and they looked at google map of where the accident happened, the first thing they said was that we were clearly the innocent party and had not contributed to the accident in anyway, which we knew, but it was nice to hear, but nothing can make up for the fact that my car is a write up and I have quite shocked myself by how upset I am. She was almost a member of the family.
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