Tuesday, March 9, 2010
A Prius Event
Carefully, I open the door into the slow moving traffic to see what I could see. There it was, a large long metal pipe sticking out from behind my car. How could this happen? I just got my car serviced. Did they forget to tighten something up? What am I to do?
I get back in the car to call AAA, explain that I'm blocking a lane of traffic and could you please send a tow truck as soon as possible. A knock on the window. Another flustered woman "Did you drive over the drive line?" She was the driver of the disabled bus several hundred feet in front of me.
I don't know if I should feel relieved or not. So, that big chunk of metal is not from my car; that's good. But, did it cause damage to important stuff underneath it? Evidently, in the stop and go traffic, I was close enough to the truck in front of me that I didn't see it. The truck was high enough off of the ground to clear it, my Prius was not.
The bus driver and I exchanged insurance information. The tow truck driver arrived and pulled out the drive line out from under the car. He paitently waited while I took a couple of pictures before towing my car to our mechanic. That's where my Prius is now, ready to be jacked up and inspected for damage.
3/10 Update: All is well. Just a few scratches on the frame railing. Yeah!