The main through street where I work is shut down this week for “Winterfest” so I have to take an alternate route thru the ghetto’s. Last night I’m leaving work, and I’m on this road with 500 stop signs. I am always SO careful at stop signs because I just hate them, this is a busy part of town. Well, the stop on the street before I waited and waited motioning these two little kids to cross because I was worried they’d get hit with all the traffic and I was very careful because When I got the boot at 17, I had to move to the ghetto (all I could afford) and I lived right around the corner and there is an elementary school right there! Next stop sign, I look both ways twice, no cars so I go. Get almost across and WHAM! I’m like, what the hell… I stop and look in my rearview mirror and sure enough, I had been hit. This car was totaled, and I mean wasted! I see this lady rolling out on her knees and though OMG, she is hurt. So, I start getting out and realize I had hit my knee into my brake controller box under my dash that is for my horse trailer cuz uhm – it hurt like hell. Anyway, by the time I hobble out, some other gal comes running up to me screaming well you broke that lady’s arm and the cops are on there way and I’m like, o.k. So I go check on the lady and her arm kind of swollen, and I said are you o.k.? Oh ya, I think my arm is bruised or broken but I’m o.k., then this weird chick starts yelling at me, “quit trying to make her get up – she shouldn’t get up” I look at her like “Get the F out of my face” and said, I’m not. Anyway, cops show up, they haul her off in an ambulance, yadda, yadda, yadda… I look at her car and it is toast. Hoods gone, bumpers gone, front end smashed into the radiator, fan coming thru the radiator, both doors look like spaghetti, airbag deployed. The police walked around my truck 3 times and they’re like, are you sure she hit you? Oh ya I said, I felt it. Finally figured out she must have hit my front tire because I didn’t have a scratch on the ole F150. My steering wheel is slightly tweeked tho, so it must have threw it out of alignment and I’ll have to get it realigned. Still not sure what happened. The police said they didn’t get a chance to talk to her before she was taken in the ambulance but they think she may have been pulling away from the curb in front of the school and floored it and didn’t see me or something because I was almost thru the intersection when she hit my tire. So weird, he didn’t think her arm was broken, and it wasn’t “Thank goodness” I called and checked on her last night and she’s fine. I was looking thru the paperwork and what is weird is she is living here in a city about 50 miles away, the car is registered in Florida, the insurance is out of Pennsylvania (which it said was expired), and the owner of the car is in West Virginia. Personally, and call me a jerk, I am hoping that she gets better fast and moves on as it appears she has been doing. My insurance is gonna go up if she turns it in and that is another bunch of money every month that I could be stashing away for “my rainy day fund”… My knee is punctured and has a small hematoma that hurts but other than that miraculously it didn’t jar the crap out of my back! Apparantely anyone who is looking for a super safe truck should go buy a F150 Ford 4X4 extended cab shortbox. Of course if you want it to run better and stuff make sure it’s black and has every piece of chrome on it that is made! LOL!