According to the dictionary, an accident is an unfortunate incident which happens unexpectedly and unintentionally. No one can predict when they are going to be in an accident. No one can possibly know when they might slam into another car.
Last week, I was in our vehicle with my husband and daughter. We were waiting in a long line of cars at a red light. We were laughing together, thinking the day was looking rather wonderful....BAM...a Ford Explorer rammed right into the rear of our vehicle. The impact was unexpected and unintentional, but it was forceful. The driver had no insurance.
Lesson number one: Always have insurance before you get behind the wheel of a car. No one thinks they will ever get in an accident; after all, everyone is so careful when they drive. Pardon me while I stop for awhile and have a laugh!
When we turned around to see who and what had hit us, the driver in the Ford Explorer was frantically putting away her cell phone. She was just as shocked as we were at the fact she smashed into us. She probably was in the middle of a text message or a call and had no idea we were stopped.
Lesson Number 2: Do NOT text and drive!
We have only one vehicle, so now we will have to rent a car while the van is being repaired. My husband sustained whip lash when the van was hit. In between his already busy schedule, he now is fitting in doctor's appointments. The accident is definitely something you cannot always prepare for...however, if lesson number 2 is followed, it might be something which could be averted. If lesson number 1 is followed, it might make the whole 'taking care of it' problem a little bit less painful. If everyone would just learn their lessons!