Well, that was fucked up

Here were are, stopped in the left turn lane of a stop light at a big intersection (McGrath and Broadway) when a BMW sloowly runs the light opposite us, doesn’t turn, and comes slowly towards us, and towards (I honk), and towards, until I realize they’re not going to stop at all and I try to get the fuck out of the way. They continue on McGrath headed south on the wrong side of the road. We did suffer a glancing blow, but just minor damage and everyone all right. Reported plate number to police. WTF!

The extent of the damage, although this really overstates the case since many of those scratches were pre-existing.

Small chunk of plastic missing -- all in all, could have been a lot worse

3 thoughts on “Well, that was fucked up”

  1. WTF indeed! Watch out for those BMW drivers!

    Seriously, seriously, this could have been serious--fatal--consider that you have pushed the reset button of life, it starts anew from this point on.

  2. The other car was only going 5mph or so, so I didn't fear for my life. There was no way we could have been pushed into traffic, either. It was still scary, but I don't think it was potentially fatal.

  3. Just count yourself lucky. People side-swiped me at least once every couple years back when I lived in Fort Wayne. Every single time they hit-and-ran, too.

    The police there were completely useless, too. I even had the make, model, and all but one character from the license plate number for one of the offenders, but they couldn't be bothered to get off their duffs and go pick them up.

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