Annissa's Car Encounters of the Bad Kind
2/10/2007 12:44:00 PM | Author: Christa
Annissa has had a bad time with cars this week.

On Tuesday, John got a phone call from her. She was going to be late getting home from school. Why?

"I got hit by a car."

Anyone with children knows how John felt at that point. He asked where she was, 33rd and W - only a few blocks from our house, and drove down to see what was up.

Turns out a Lincoln city parking enforcement officer had hit her! The SUV the officer was driving was stopped at a stop sign. Nissa saw the car, saw that it was stopped, and started crossing 33rd. The officer decided that was the time to go, and turned from W onto 33rd, and hit Nissa. She saw the car coming at her and yelled and put her hand out. She didn't get knocked down, but did hurt her arm trying to stop the car.

Since it was a Lincoln city officer, the police were called and an accident report was filled out. The driver said she didn't see Nissa, so no citations were issued. But, I'm sure she'll be suspended for a while anyway. Good.

And the ambulance chasers are already on Nissa's tail! We got the first 'advertisement' in the mail on Friday. "I want to help you resolve all the civil issues surrounding this accident. Please call me immediately". You can just feel the desperation oozing from the paper. So sad.

Annissa's second car encounter happened on Friday. In the mornings, she goes out to start the car so it is warmed up before John takes her to school. Friday morning, she came back into the house, almost in tears.

She yells up to John, "Dad! What happened?"

"What do you mean?"

"I started the car and it went backwards!"

It turns out John had accidentally left the car in gear when he backed it into the carport the night before. John couldn't help chuckling when he realized what had happened. But Nissa was very upset and scared. She thought she had done it and she had no clue how. Poor kid.

But, the car is OK. The spoiler hit the table at the back of the carport, but there was no damage.

And Nissa is OK, too. Probably doesn't want to drive any cars for a while, but that's just fine with us. :)
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On February 10, 2007 at 9:24:00 PM CST , Karin Dalziel said...

Yikes! I'm glad she's ok!

On February 11, 2007 at 7:23:00 AM CST , sarah said...

Wow! I can imagine how she felt after backing the car up...eek! Glad she's okay, say hi for us! :-)