My colleague Roo drives her mom's car to work everyday. Last week, after Boss chick's birthday drinks, she was driving home in the rain when the car in front of her, a Merc, braked extremely suddenly (the car in front of the Merc turned into a driveway without indicating or slowing down). She braked too, but the brakes locked and she hit the Merc. She was a bit shaken and broke a fingernail clean off, but other than that she was ok. The car's front is smashed up, but there's not too much damage.
Seeing her sister is abroad on holiday at the moment, Roo started driving her sister's car, a sexy little Audi A3, to work while her mom's Toyota Yaris is at the panel beaters. This morning, as I was leaving for work, I got a frantic call from Roo, who was in tears. Someone had driven into the side of her sister's car. This time the damage was worse - the car was crumpled and the airbags had deployed.
She asked me to tell Boss Chick that she wasn't sure if she'd be able to get to the office today. We were all more worried about her. She says she's fine, but the medics have taken her to a nearby hospital to check her out. She is more worried about the fact that her sister will want to kill her.
Poor girl. It's such a horrible thing to happen to anyone and twice in two weeks just doesn't seem fair, especially seeing neither accident was her fault.