(If you must have politics, please scroll down to the other post for today)
Sunday night, sometime during the darkness, somebody hit one of my cars, parked right here on the street where I live. Hit and run! No note!
The car, although some fifteen years old, WAS in pristine condition. I had it painted in 2009.
Now the side view mirror on the driver's side is hanging by the control cable.
Before I found the damage, the mirror had dangled over the side and put some scratches on the door. Now I have the mirror wrapped in a big sheet to prevent further damage.
"Insurance!" you say. Well, because of the age of the vehicle and because the vehicle is a "mule car," a Crown Victoria, I carry only liability insurance on it. Unless my insurance policy has a special rider for hit-and-run coverage, I will have to pay for this damage myself.
This latest insult to my Crown Vic is the fourth such impact — none of them my fault. Two of the four insults were rear-end collisions (one at a red light, the other at a stop sign) while I was driving, and two of them occurred when the vehicle was parked. Read about one of those parked-vehicle incidents HERE.
Before I can drive the Crown Vic anywhere for repair, I'll have to cut the cable and completely detach the side view mirror. Otherwise, more damage to the car's body will ensue.
More gnashing of teeth!