I am sad to announce that my GT40 replica was involved in needless vehicular destruction this afternoon. I was taking my turn at 4 way stop on my way home from work when halfway thru the intersection a woman texting while driving slammed into the passengers side rear wheel and quarter panel of my car. I looked over and saw her coming but couldn't stop what happened, I was honking screaming and waiving my arms to no avail. The fiberglass from the rear wheel back was crunched in, the rear wheel control arm was broken and the frame appears bent and all of the panel gaps are out of whack and the rear body of the car is all jacked up on one side.
I get out of my car and the woman runs at me screeching that I blew through the stop sign. I did my best to maintain my temper and not argue. The funny thing is she was so sure the accident wasn't her fault that she had the gas station on the corner run their outside camera footage back to view it with the sheriff's deputy in tow to prove she couldn't be at fault. The footage shows her clearly at fault by texting while driving and taking off out of turn and hitting me. The Deputy looks at the lady and asks her if she understands how a 4 way stop works and if she knows it is illegal to text and drive. She then admits in a small voice that she may be at fault. I got a copy of the camera footage and called Hagerty Insurance and then called for a rollback tow truck to come tow me. This is not the way I hoped my afternoon would go. Nobody got hurt and that is the important thing, even though someone will get hurt if this driver doesn't stop texting and driving. I was too sad to take pictures but will post some when I do. I am glad I have Hagerty Insurance. They will pay to fix it to my satisfaction, or so they say.