So, I was in my first accident.
Luckily, no other cars or property involved.
Just me, a tree, and a mountain.
Cars a write off, 110%.
Had Insurance (even though its bullshit small)
And luckily I got a nice cop on the scene who believed me, and yes, I was honest with him.
Those mountains are known for hooning, so I was stressing HARD over being accused of breaking the speed limit or 'trying something'.
Go back 5 years, and it'd probably have been the cause. I'm well past that time in my life now.
I was literally doing 10 under, which clearly wasn't enough under, and the back end just spun on a fairly easy right hander.
The officer said;
"Everyone says that..... but I believe you."
I thanked him, as I was being honest; but had to ask 'why'..... I mean.....we were in a hoon hot spot, and my car was 4m down a cliff face.....
"If you were doing any more than you claim, you wouldn't be standing here talking to us".
Yeah, makes sense.
Bruised and small cuts everywhere, but alive, and they think my recent gastric surgery scars didn't bust at all internally, so yay, i guess.
As I explained to the ambulance folks;
I've grown a lot in the last 5 or so years. I'm easily past the invincible teen years (which you all had to endure, lol)
These days, Normally I'd say 'Lesson Learned!', own the fuck-up, and practice\prevent in the future.
And I guess there's always room to go slower, so I learned that, no argument there... but I don't even get a story out of it!
There was no Race, no Drifting, no 'Fully Sik Handbrakies' or something.
Just a right hander that threw the rear.
I'm going to put my money on lift off oversteer;
so I think I'm going to book my third 'skid control' day, and see if I can avoid these sort of mistakes in the future.
I guess the lesson learned from this one, is that Accidents can happen any time, even when you're not actually 'being an idiot'!
That, and Insurance is worth every cent.
I only get 3k for my 10k car, but apparently that's its value (jerks).
Time to hit Gumtree!
Do I replace what I just lost, or do I go for a cheap Luxury car I can VIP-spec.....
Accord Euros are getting to the $3k range, could be fun.... bit of Luxury for a change....