Todays lesson: Practicing what I preach!
The setting: My wife and I had to return a kitchen sink we purchased for a different size Yesterday near dark.
Approaching Veterans pkwy at the stop light we are rear-ended by a large Dodge truck. I exit the car (in the pouring/cold rain) to check out the damage. The guy that hit us comes out to look also. As far as we could tell, no immediate damage to my car. His aftermarket front bumber bars shows a minor dent. My first thought was to say (in the pouring rain), I see no damage, lets just call it lucky and go. I finally see a scuff mark on one of the taillights and another small scuff mark on the trunk so I tell him I see no serious damage but to be safe, id like police to come and make a report of the accident just in case I find more damage after I get out of this rain
After we clear the scene and drive to the store, we try and open the trunk to remove the sink. Trunk is stuck and will not open. I also notice several "pushed in" creases on the back near the trunk along with a few more scuff marks in the back of car.
To think I almost let this go and let the guy drive away because my mind being in a hurry, didnt look hard enough for damage coulped with my mind rushed because of standing in the rain.
What I learned: 1- ALWAYS get a police report, no matter what.
2- ALWAYS carry an umbrella in the car