There was a traffic accident on my way to work today…and I almost became part of it!
I was stopped, third in line, at an intersection. I didn’t know it at the time, but about 40ft after the intersection, there had been a pretty serious collision. When our light turned green, the first car in our lane continued onward, but the car just in front of me started to gently roll backward.
At first, I looked around in case she was making room for a paramedic, but she was already too far away from the intersection to block it. After that, I realized that she was still rolling back toward me. There was another car close behind me, so I couldn’t also back up. I waited for her to get a couple inches away before giving her a honk…but it was too late. She tapped my bumper. A love tap, really… There was almost a smooching sound as my car kissed the ass of hers.
She immediately waved at me–either to apologize for being absent-minded or wondering why I didn’t also back up for her–then shifted forward through the intersection. No damage to the car or me. A part of her rear bumper appeared to be popped loose, but I can’t remember if it was like that before she backed into me.
Just the daily perils of my morning commute.