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First Time Wreck
2016-02-12 15:40:25 Post No. 16798741
First Time Wreck
Post No. 16798741
I'm still kind of shaking, honestly. I've only been driving for a year and I'm a timid and cautious driver and still managed to fuck up
I was stuck behind a bus and the light was green and traffic was pretty tame. Everyone in the lane beside me was going and my blinker was on and I patiently waited for someone to let me over. All of the cars in the lane left of me were taking off except one that was sat there. I figured she was just letting me over, but I couldn't see any gestures because it was dark and so I made a slight acceleration to my left to let her know that I was making a move. I checked one last time to make sure she wasn't accelerating, so I started accelerating and tried to get into her lane. Next thing I know, my taillights blown off and I can't steer because somethings up with my tire.
It turns out she wasn't stopping for me, she was just distracted, noticed the light was green, and took off and noticed me a little too late. Her car has a bit of a dent in it, but mine can't be driven anymore. I'm going to call a tow truck pretty soon to go get it.
I got pictures of her insurance and card and she got mine, but I don't know what to do from here. I'm still in college and won't be able to afford any crazy bills or anything. I'm struggling to pay for classes and textbooks as it is, even with financial aide, but even then, there are still bills and I need food and now I'm out of transportation and there isn't a metro in my town.
I just need any advice I can get.