Hit & Run

Last night I had my first coffee group meeting with the wives of the 1st Engineer Battalion.  It was great!  I met lots of nice people and got excited about getting involved with the group.  Sadly, my enjoyable evening quickly took a turn for the worst when I walked out to my car.  As I approached I noticed something on the ground near my driver's side wheel.  I thought to myself, "Oh gosh, I hope I was allowed to park where I'm parked.  I hope they didn't lock my wheel up!"  When I reached my car, I saw that the "thing" on the ground was my mirror and my whole car had been side swiped.  I immediately went to my windshield hoping that whoever did this had left their information.  However, I wasn't all that surprised when I only found the information to contact the police department instead.  Frustrated and flustered, I called the police, filed a claim with USAA, and tried to maintain my composure.  

I am so thankful that I wasn't in the car when the person drove past my car.  I know it could have been a lot worse.  But right now I am angry.  I am angry because this person will probably get away with their crime.  I am angry because we have minimal coverage on my car (because it's older) therefore we won't be receiving any money for the repair costs.  I am angry because the damages will cost more to fix than the car is worth and we can't really afford to replace my car.   I am angry because I've only been living in Kansas for 3 weeks and something like this has already happened.  

I can't understand how things like this happen.  The person sideswiped me in broad daylight and ran away.  What a jerk...

I'm gonna keep praying the police find the person. 


The car was obviously quite a bit bigger than my car.  There's damage to the back bumper
all the way along the back quarter pannel.  There's a few dents, including one on the driver's
side door. That particular dent causes my car to make a nasty crunching sound when I open
and close the door.  

I found my mirror!  This makes changing lanes on the highway quite a bit of a challenge.  

You can't see it here, but there's even some damage to my wheel and hub cap.
 I really think the person drove through my car.  You gotta love Aggieville (college town) and K-State students celebrating the end of another semester!  It's sad, but many of the nearby restaurant owners said things like this happen all the time in Aggieville.

1 comment:

  1. Ah! I know exactly how you feel! When our car got stolen it was such an invasion of privacy and made me so frustrated with humanity :( Hope they catch the person who did this to you!