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Dev had a minor car incident last night, driving home from AwesomeCon.

He hit a pothole. The option was to swerve into oncoming traffic or into the ditch. I'm so thankful he had the skill to stay on the road (and so thankful my dad taught him how to drive your way out of an accident).

Hitting a pothole in a low profile car is a matter of major suckitude. It looks like it'll be Wednesday before the adjuster can come take a look. At first, I thought the damage was fairly minor. But now... well, I just don't know. We'll see.

Oh, and we will be filing a claim with the city. A little investigation today shows this stretch of road is a known, and unaddressed, problem.

Poor Dev felt awful about it. But really, from what he described, he was taking precautions and didn't really have any options. And I can't emphasize enough how grateful I am that my boy made it home.

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queenoftheskies
Oct. 5th, 2014 04:17 am (UTC)
So glad to hear Dev is all right. Potholes are horrible on cars. Good luck with your claim.
elenbarathi
Oct. 5th, 2014 05:48 am (UTC)
Very glad he's okay! *hugs* Potholes do suck; I hope your car is okay too, and the city ponies up for the claim.

"Parenthood: It's not just a job. It's an adventure."



Edited at 2014-10-05 05:48 am (UTC)
green_knight
Oct. 5th, 2014 09:28 am (UTC)
This is a rite of passage for drivers. Everybody has their first minor, and eventually their first moderate bump - it sucks, but sooner or later it will happen. He didn't do anything wrong; by what you say he reacted exactly right, and having put my own car through a pothole last winter (just where you turn off a major road, no way to swerve) I wince in sympathy.
sartorias
Oct. 5th, 2014 12:06 pm (UTC)
I am glad he is okay!
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