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Truck Accident

April 23rd, 2008 at 06:41 pm

So I got the call I was dreading. My teen had his first car accident. He's okay, just a little shook up, mostly adrenaline. He did however put 3 dents in my truck. Granted the truck is old, 19 years. But, it runs fine. It needs a paint job(its not rusty, just faded). Otherwise, it is just fine. Oh, and it gets about 7 miles to the gallon. It gets him to HS and back. I use it for the twice monthly trip to the dump, and in winter every 3 weeks. It also comes in handy for hauling things, every 6 months or so. My plan was to sell it for 1500. Kelly blue book valued it at 1500-3000. Now I will get even less. His response was not apologetic, more like it wasn't worth anything anyway so why care or worry. I am so tempted to take the price of repairs out of his savings account. Maybe if it is his lost money he won't be so insensitive about mine. When I was 17 I had a car accident and totaled my parents car. I paid for it and felt bad about it for years. It was my mistake, just like what happened was my sons fault. I'm glad he's okay but wish he had a more responsible attitude.

3 Responses to “Truck Accident”

  1. campfrugal Says:

    I worry also about my kids getting into accidents. I am glad that he is okay, but it is upsetting to them.

  2. Broken Arrow Says:

    It's a good thing that he's OK, it's an old truck, and it even runs still! In the end, I think this will make him a much better driver.

  3. klbb90 Says:

    I hope and pray it will make him a better driver. He's way to sure of himself. Confidence is good, but he pushes over the line into overconfidence to much.

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