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Another car accident

Since buying the new van we agreed we wouldn't drive it in bad weather conditions or allow the dog in it.

It snowed all day yesterday so he took our second, older car, to take the dog to the vet.  Last year, we were taking the dog to daycare when we were hit by another car.

This time he was hit in an intersection about two blocks from our house when a car ran a red light and T-boned him.  It hit him so hard that it pushed him into the car next to him, causing him to hit that car.  Our car was a car sandwich.  The driver, who ran the red light, was uninsured.  My husband seems ok as does the driver in the car my husband hit.

Our car was damaged on both sides.  Sad.

Maybe we should rehome the dog?



  • charryccharry Posts: 5,641
    edited 02/07/2019 - 3:31 PM

     It's pretty bad weather and coincidence. I don't think it was the bad luck of the dog. If anything dogs are therapy to help you feel better.. I hope the person who's driving uninsured gets insurance even just for life liability that's crazy. Glad you're okay 

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  • You are probably right charry, but the insurance company is going to total our car and pay us very little for it.  Maybe I should rehome my husband and the dog?  

    Very frustrating.

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  • Jerome001Jerome001 Cocoa Beach, FloridaPosts: 282

    I'm sorry to hear your troubles. I agree with Charry, dogs do so much to improve our quality of life. I've had 2 or 3 Westies for over 20 years including several rescues. One of my two boys is over 13 YO now and he has been with me through so much and I really consider him my best friend. He loves to just hang out with me and always wants to be near me. I honestly cannot imagine my life without him and the other boys. I hope you can manage to keep your dog. Jerome

  • Sorry guys I wrote out of deep frustration.

    So many medical bills already this year, his diagnosis of lung cancer, the car accidents, it's enough to make your scream.  He would get rid of me before letting Koda go.  Koda has become his therapy dog.

    And we have a new unarmed family member.  An 8 week old golden retriever-lab girl which we bought today.  A burnished gold color.  She seems amazing so far.  Koda was to be my service dog but has bonded to him so this little girl will be mine.  She has made herself at home, immediately pooping on the carpet-lol.

  • Our car was totaled but we are allowed to keep it under a salvage title.  Don't know how much the insurance will be yet on a salvage title car.

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  • Sorry about the accident and another totaled car.  Congratulations on the addition to the family.  I have two dogs, a Australian cattle dog and a husky.  I can't imagine not having a dog, they are great therapy.

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  • Grace is so smart she is scary, but she's a great addition to the family and gets me out of my recliner more.

  • L4_L5LL4_L5 Posts: 1,318
    edited 02/17/2019 - 11:00 AM

    The pastor at my church was in two accidents in less than a month.

    The first accident he hit a deer. Car not totaled but nearly $20K in repairs (it was a new truck).

    A couple weeks later (after his truck had $20K of repairs) he lost control on an icy “on ramp” and ricocheted off one guardrail and then slammed into the opposing guardrail.

    Thankfully no one was injured. Scary stuff.

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