Friday, March 25, 2011

Scooter accident

I was in an accident today that, unlike last time, was totally not my fault.

It was about 9:20pm and I was on my way home from work. I was tooling along on my scooter when a car cut in front of me to turn right into a gas station. I slammed on my breaks, but was unable to avoid the car. I ran into the rear quarter panel and fell on my left side. I didn't slide or anything, and as I lay there with my bike on top of me I thought, "Well, I'm not hurt."

A 30-something looking couple got out of the car and immediately tried to help me up, gathering my belongings that had spilled from my bike. They looked really concerned, which kept me from getting angry. Actually, though, I was so relieved I wasn't hurt that I didn't get upset.

The couple kept paisay-ing and, after I assured them I was OK, we parted ways. I didn't think at the time that my scooter had been damaged, but as I was driving I noticed the left break brake handle sticking, so I think it got bent. I'm sure their car had some minor body damage, but I didn't even look.

After I got home I noticed a bruise on my knee, and now, a couple of hours later, my back is sore. Gonna take some aspirin and head to bed.

I'm just thankful it didn't turn out any worse than it did.