I had an accident around 7:33-7:34pm as per the time of the photos that I took using my phone. Good thing that time, I still had battery and my phone was still working.
The accident occur when I did a left turn Austin Bluff Road and Academy. I didn’t know that the 3rd lane was closed and there were huge cones on it. So, I stop right there and then upon seeing those huge cones. Then all of a sudden there were burgundy or red car that bumped the back of my car. I was shocked and I wasn’t able to move. Then the guy got near my window and he asked me if I was okay and that if possible we will park at the nearby parking lot. I wasn’t sure where to park then. But before moving away from the incident, I took few photos of it.
When I was at the parking a lot, the guy asked me why I stopped in the middle of the road when the light was green. So, I told him that there’s cone and I didn’t want to bump on it. He said it’s my fault coz I should not stop in the middle of the road. When he was accusing me, I was done talking to him. Instead, I called up my husband to know what number to dial in reporting the accident. Then I dialed the phone number of the police and report it. I was just waiting for the officer to come coz I didn’t want to talk to people who will accuse me of something. At the time I was in the state of shock. I just refused to cry because it’s done already.
Upon talking to the operator, I asked her if it’s my fault coz the guy said it’s my fault, and she said that as per Colorado traffic law it is the fault of the one at the back. So, with that, I was just waiting for the police for several minutes coz the operator said they’re quite busy since it’s already night time. Good thing the police officer came and I filled up the form. When he said that I can go and I was already set, it was then I drove home. But I was still blank and still like floating on air.
Right now, I am a bit fine. I hope that everything will be settled with my insurance and the insurance of the other party. Hope my car will be repaired as so soon as possible.
What to do when having car accident
1. Presence of mind
2. Take some photos as proof
3. Prepare your driver’s license
4. Prepare your insurance
5. Call the police hotline
6. When police officer comes, you need to fill up the form
7. If other party accused you, it’s better to be silent and just wait for the police
(Note: I just covered some part of my photos to protect both parties.)