I intended to do at least one more post on my last weeks in Vermont before writing of my trip back to Virginia. But my heart is no longer in it.
I arrived on the farm lane September 7.
I parked Winnona in the barnyard.
On the following Thursday September 12, I had a dermatology appointment in Charlottesville. I was proceeding through a 4 way stop at which there were no other vehicles when I was hit broadside by a flying Toyota Tundra truck. T-boned is what I’ve been told. Here is poor Ruby followed by her assailant who suffered not a scratch as you can imagine from the giant front end protective bars. What in the world are those for if not just to protect the vehicle when it plows into others?
Her insurance company is Progressive and a more horrid company I cannot imagine. They declared Ruby a total loss and do not feel responsible at all for returning me to the situation I was in when she blew through the sign. They should make it possible for me to have a Honda set up for towing and with a hullivator kayak rack on the roof. What they are offering me would not buy those two alone not to mention a car even of the same year as Ruby.
It is now October, 3 weeks from tomorrow was the accident, and I am still receiving medical treatments (back and neck issues) , still have been unable to find a car I can afford to buy and have set up. Progressive is pressuring me to settle and I have no intention of doing that until I am set up as I was.
If any of you could suggest where I might buy an already set up Toad for a Blue Ox hitch or where I might find a 2011 or 2015 standard transmission Honda Accord that I could outfit apparently at my own expense. I would SO appreciate it.
Time is ticking down for me to be able to keep my November reservations which, like the year of Winnona’s vandalism, I may sadly have to cancel. With yet more fees.
Meanwhile Ms Toyota Tundra drove away from the scene and on to meeting friends at the park. She actually told me this. I’m sure she has not been at the doctor’s 3 times a week or on the phone for days on end dealing with all of this as I have. It won’t cost her a penny unless they raise her insurance rates. Any why would they for as little as they are offering to pay me off. I’m not even sure the policeman cited her for reckless driving. The signs were not the least bit obscured. On the phone?????
Yes I’m bitter and yes I know that’s not helping anything. It just seems WRONG that the victim does all the suffering. I’ve had a hard time believing all of this.