Yep- I got in a car accident. It was really a fender bender. It was sort of my fault. The my fault part was staying to long on the internet Thursday morning after not having the internet for a month at my house, so I was anxious to get to my job FASTER, so I wouldn't be late. HAHA! I drive 42 miles to work. It's a straight shot most of the way through farm land, rocks and sage brush. There is usually no one on the street, but there was that morning.
That bar goes around the whole square of the engine.
Ya- the frame- you know that part that everything else is built on top of.
Of course I didn't know that until I drove it to work after the accident. The cop asked me twice if I needed a tow. Even if I did I wouldn't of gotten on. I would of called some body and had them drag my car home. I can't afford a tow truck! I knew the car still worked and that I could take it to the shop teacher and the boys and they could tell me if they could help me fix it. They could do a few things. But that frame and bar was beyond their skills. The teacher gave me a recommendation for a fix it guy who specializes in frames. He priced it at 900 to do the whole thing. Not a bad price. I can't afford it, but it's cheaper than a car payment which I can't afford even more!
Good idea I thought. The light does still work.
The fun part is on the way home, I got a speeding ticket for 85$ as well. Different cop, different town. I was in a school zone and going 20 miles over. My car was on empty and there was a gas station just a block away. The cop was nice and on the ticket didn't mention I was in a school zone and only put that I was only going 15 over. He saved me over a hundred dollars.
It was a nightmare day. Lots of tears.
oh ya, here's another piece of info- the engine is new, and the car is only worth 1772.00!