I just got a call from Jeff about an hour ago...
You know when an almost 18 yr old calls you mama in a terrified little boy voice that something is wrong.
I was informed that he wrecked his car.....he HIT a HUMMER!!!
Nothing like doing it big time!
Luckily the Hummer is fine..it's high enough up off the ground that he just blew the rear tire on it and perhaps dinked the rim. But Jeff's Toyota is folded, crumpled, crunched, warped, and ruined! Whhhaaaaaa!
He is okay. Seatbelt was on, airbags went off. Evidently he was following too closely, she went to make a right turn just as he was picking something up off the floor..a CD? His Phone? He said he just glanced away for a second and before he knew anything he was under her bumper. :c(
Of course his insuance will pay for her damage, but his own car is totalled. He only has collision on his, so we won't get anything out of it other than what we are able to salvage through a wrecker. We will save that and wait til we get up to NC to buy him another. In the mean time he can work and save his money towards it. No sense in buying another car here, paying the state taxes on it, moving to NC and paying taxes on it there again within 2 months. No way.
Someone told me once that many lessons can be taught,but some things just have to be learned. I think this is one of those for Jeff. Don't take your eyes off the road, even for a second! You never know when the person in front of you is going to put on their brakes and make a turn right in front of you, and you can't anticipate that they are going to keep going on down the road the direction you are going. They just might have reached their destination and need to pull off.
My heart rate is slowing down. I'm going to pack the car and get ready to head out to Charleston in a few hours. I left Jeff at the scene when his dad arrived to take over. I figured I didn't need to be there too. Let it be a father & son thing!