GAC's story of his daughter and the car boo-boo... can to share your story about totaling a car(s)?
I was 17 and driving my father's 1976 Chevy Vega to play in a doubleheader that was supposed to start at 11:00 am (June 1983). I was on a 55-mph country road doing about 60-mph. The scene of the wreck was only about 1 mile from my parents house, so I knew the area well. There was a small hill in the road and it was hard to see on the other side. When I reached the top of that ridge I saw a station wagon about 30 yards ahead stopped in my lane. There was a farm combine coming down the other side of the road and the old lady in the station wagon did not think she could make it by the combine b/c it was very wide... so she stopped. I slammed on the brakes and prepared for the impact. I did not have on a seatbelt (it was before it was the law) and locked my arms for the collision.
I slammed her back-end. My head hit the windshield and put one of those big spiderweb designs in it. Both of my knees hit the dashboard and I ended up bending the steering wheel about a 1/3 of the way b/c I braced. My injuries were a broken nose and two scraped up kneecaps. I was very lucky.
I got out and had blood pouring out of both nostrils. The lady in the station wagon was not hurt (thank goodness). She, the farmer in the combine and people that lived right by the accident all tried to help me as I was walking around with blood pouring out my nose. My only concern was the thought of my father killing me for trashing his car. The Vega's front end was about half as long as it used to be (crush!). The station wagon was also totaled b/c the frame got bent. An ambulance came and took me to the hospital b/c they said I was in shock and of course needed work done on my nose.