So tonight instead of a bit of food and a movie, we got T-boned, along with another car, by an SUV driver who ran a red light. ( luckily there were multiple witnesses. ) No major injuries ( that we are aware of ) just a couple bruises and aches probably tomorrow. Could have been a lot worse really. A LOT worse. I/we could be dead. Quite happy to be alive. Not everyone gets to be when SUV's ( or moron-mobiles as I call them because *most* people don't actually need them except for "status" or inadequate genital size, ) run red lights...
Here's some rather bad pictures that don't really show the full extent, but no corner of the car is left undamaged and luckily, a mini cooper is made of strong stuff, with the airbags and other safety features doing everything they should have done. Never been happier owning a decent made vehicle compared to the cheapy crap...definitely paid off. Always been mindful of the features on the mini so rather chuffed at that. Weirdly, none of the windows were even smashed, just a spider pattern on the windscreen.
Further proof I guess, that living in car dependent cities indeed sucks for so many reasons! Cities with functional public transport look better by the day, when you consider the probabilities on car accidents vs bus/train/plane stuff really. At least to me. Kinda miss the UK/Australia now for yet another reason.
Oh, and for the religious among you, the One True God, the Giant Space Squid definitely saved my life. All the tea and brownies paid off. Obviously, my religion is now validated.