Friday night on the way to pick up dinner I was stopped at a light, and then bam, like a bomb. Reflexively, I screamed and put my hands over my head. It took me a second to figure out what had happened–rear-ended.

The guy in the red Ford SUV got out of his car and asked if I was ok. Which I said I thought I was. Later, when I stepped out of the car after calling 911, I realized my head and neck hurt, as well as my right shoulder and my low back on the right side. Later still, as I put my foot on the accelerator to head home, I would realize my right foot hurt.

After the policeman arrived, he talked to me and then talked to the guy, and then brought me the guy’s insurance info. The policeman said, “You should know he’s saying you rolled back into him.”

Really? A person would just lie like that. Put me down in the naive category.

When I got home, I took 2 Advil and was fine the next morning. And thankful.


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