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Holy Frack, my car was hit by a runner! (Read 389 times)


A Saucy Wench

    I was leaving Costco.  The sidewalk is about 5-6 feet from the street.  I stopped before the sidewalk to look for pedestrians and cars, there was a runner WAY down the sidewalk, about a block away, pulled forward to pull out and a car came around the corner so I stopped. 

    At this point my car is still in the driveway, but across the sidewalk.  Just sitting there.  Not moving.  Behind the first oncoming car was a few more cars and then there were some the other direction so I had to wait.  When out of nowhere WHAM.  The runner slams into the side of my car. 

    She was apparently running, while talking on her phone and arguing with her boyfriend and wasn't paying any attention at all and just ran smack into my car.  This was the 3rd Costco entrance she had to cross, she is lucky she wasnt creamed by an SUV.

    My car is unhurt.  The runner bruised her arm and hip and dropped her phone.  The phone may never recover

    I have become Death, the destroyer of electronic gadgets

     

    "When I got too tired to run anymore I just pretended I wasnt tired and kept running anyway" - dd, age 7


    Needs more cowbell!

      It takes a special kind of stupid to run into a car-sized object that looks and sounds like a car...

      I shoot pretty things! ~

      '14 Goals:

      • 6 duathlons (1 Olympic distance)

      • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)


      Feeling the growl again

        Play stupid games, win stupid prizes...

         

        People need to get over their d%!& phones.

        "If you want to be a bad a$s, then do what a bad a$s does.  There's your pep talk for today.  Go Run." -- Slo_Hand

         

          That's  a good one. Was she apologetic? Completely embarassed?

          Any witnesses? Is it on youtube yet?

           

           

           

            *sigh*

            "Don't feel like running today...suck it up and run ...you're an athlete." (John Stanton, founder & owner of The Running Room)

             

            "The person who starts the race is not the same person who finishes the race."

              Well, that is embarrassing. Glad she was okay, and your car wasn't damaged. I wonder if she learned a lesson.

              Michelle



                So much for multitasking.

                   

                   

                  People need to get over their d%!& phones.

                   

                  OMG YES ^.

                   

                  That is so unbelievably dumb, and what a terrible shock for you! I'm glad nobody was more seriously hurt, including the car! I was worried the story was going to end with her somehow blaming you but it doesn't sound like that happened.


                  HobbyJogger & HobbyRacer

                    It takes a special kind of stupid to run into a car-sized object that looks and sounds like a car...

                     

                    This.

                    It's a 5k. It hurt like hell...then I tried to pick it up. The end.

                    half-fast


                       The phone may never recover

                       

                      I have become Death, the destroyer of electronic gadgets

                       

                       

                      Clearly the phone had a death wish.  The runner was just collateral damage...

                         This was the 3rd Costco entrance she had to cross, she is lucky she wasnt creamed by an SUV.

                         

                        Indeed.  The way people seem to seem to drive into and out of Costco this is a minor miracle.

                        - Joe

                        all running goals are under review by the executive committee.


                        A Dance with Monkeys


                        day after day sameness

                          There is a house nearby which has a black Jeep SUV with blacked out back windows. Every now and then their driveway is full of cars and they end up parking this thing across the sidewalk. There are no street lights. I run at night. BAM!  Twice so far.

                           

                          It hurts.

                          Choosing my words carefully has never been my strength I've been known to be vague and often pointless


                          Feeling the growl again

                            There is a house nearby which has a black Jeep SUV with blacked out back windows. Every now and then their driveway is full of cars and they end up parking this thing across the sidewalk. There are no street lights. I run at night. BAM!  Twice so far.

                             

                            It hurts.

                             

                            Man.  Of all people who deserve a break.

                            "If you want to be a bad a$s, then do what a bad a$s does.  There's your pep talk for today.  Go Run." -- Slo_Hand

                             


                            A Saucy Wench

                               

                               

                              Clearly the phone had a death wish.  The runner was just collateral damage...

                               

                              hah!   exactly

                              I have become Death, the destroyer of electronic gadgets

                               

                              "When I got too tired to run anymore I just pretended I wasnt tired and kept running anyway" - dd, age 7

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