So last night Stu got into his 4th car wreck in the past 15 months. Rest assured, he is fine, not even any scratches this time, thank God, but the car once again is not. (Another day I'm so glad we decided against buying a car here.)
So, what happened was, Stu was driving along on his way home and there is construction going on where there were barriers on both sides of the two-lane road. A semi in the lane beside him decided without warning to drive into his lane. He slammed on his brakes but it still hit on the back corner of the truck. He said the whole front of the car was destroyed.
Poor Stu had to wait for over a half hour in the 117 degree heat for a replacement car from the rental place. The antics of the trucker caused two other cars to collide behind him as well, so the semi driver was cited for a 4-car wreck. Idiot.
It feels like an act of God that none of the wrecks have been with Kaden in the car, which is still my single biggest worry here. These people drive as fast as race car drivers (but nowherre near as well) on the highways. I'd like to think it's because of my nagging that we've been lucky, "Watch out, baby!" "He's coming into our lane!" "Whoa!" (though Stu always says, "Just let me drive!")
I can't WAIT to never have to be on these roads again once we leave. We even decided to rent a full-size car for our vacation because being teeny won't be as much of a factor of not crashing in NC. :)