I posted earlier that we had to accept the salvage value for the Camry after someone pulled in front of Becky as she drove east on Main Street towards downtown. I had forgotten about our first incident with the car. Barely a month after purchasing (lease) of the vehicle I was hit from behind by a teen driver at Patterson and Stewart in Dayton. I had taken some employees out for a Christmas luncheon. While waiting for the light to change to green, the driver of a small pickup hit us from behind. He did not realize until too late that the stoplight was not in fact green. The medics took one passenger to the hospital as a precaution, but generally, we all did ok. The police officer that took my statement speculated that the car was likely totaled. He was wrong. Cheney’s body shop did a great job restoring the trunk, back and rear quarter panel of the vehicle. I believe it was significant surgery, but fortunately, the small pickup jumped over the frame and simply buckled the side panels.
Becky found our insurance photo recently and I thought it àpropos to bookend this event with my earlier (but later in time) post.