Over a year ago, one of my teammates and I came out of our local supermarket and discovered some significant damage to the rear driver side of our van. Apparently, a vehicle had backed into the van while we were inside and none of the parking attendants had “seen anything.”
Last night Bethie and I were coming home from a Bible study and as we passed through an intersection, a vehicle that had approached from the street to our left, came to a stop and waited for us to pass by since we had the right-of-way. As we were almost completely through the intersection, the driver lurched forward and hit the back of our van…and fled in that direction.
It was late, dark, and wet out and we were on a one-way street with traffic behind us. There really wasn’t anything we could do but keep going too. I wasn’t about to try to back down a one-way street and try to catch up to a fleeing car. A lot of other bad things could happen with that idea. It looked to be a really old vehicle so probably the owner/driver didn’t have insurance nor money to pay for the damage caused either.
When we were safely home, I took a look at in the dark. The bumper was hanging out and is loose. I managed to quickly push some of it back into some semblance of how it should go. I haven’t had a chance to really look at it further other than to take a pic.
Well…now we have not just a dent from the prior parking lot encounter, but an ugly bumper too boot. I guess I should be glad that I didn’t bother repairing that corner a long time ago. Looks like that corner of the van will be the ongoing target zone for bad drivers.
Oh well…it’s only a thing. The Apostle Paul counted all this world has to offer as rubbish in comparison with knowing Christ. As smacked bumper is a small cost in comparison to what Paul gave up in his lifetime. Thankfully, we weren’t injured, and it wasn’t worse.