Saturday, May 02, 2009

The Accident

On this past Sunday, AFTER we got home from Bulgaria, this happened. It was in the middle of Decan, as we were on the way to Decani Monastery and following another US vehicle to get there. Some Kosovar decided to turn left without brake lights or turn signal and slammed his brakes. Four cars back, well, we plowed into the SUV in front of us. This is the front of our car. Nice damage ... he's selling it for scrap.

This is a picture of the back of the SUV we ran into. Did I mention it was armored? All the damage it got was the license plate falling off and a very small crack in the bumper. No one was hurt in the crash (not even the puppy!), and we did get to the monastery after about an hour and a half with the police and paperwork. Had to go back to the main station in Peje to complete the paperwork after visiting the monastery, but we were all home by dark. I'll have pictures of the monastery up in the next couple of weeks, but I want to finish the Bulgarian series first.

8 comments:

Kate said...

Sorry to hear about the accident. Glad that everyone, even the puppy, are alright. Looking forward to the pics of the monastary.

nutmegg said...

i glad that you all escaped unhurt even the pup..xo

Cyn said...

Hi Meg,

Sorry about the accident and I'm glad to hear that no one was hurt. :-)

Cynthia
Windy Meadow

Rachel said...

Glad to hear everyone is ok.

Front Range Stitcher said...

Very sorry to hear you were involved in a car accident. I am relieved no one was injured and am duly impressed with your calm to be able to continue with your days schedule. At that point and in a foreign country, I would have been too upset and retreated into the fetal position. You are a brave one Meg!

AMW said...

Hitting a fully armored vehicle is somewhat akin to hitting a concrete reinforced wall. The SUV didn't really even move. Good thing we were only going 15-20 at the time. The longest part of it all was waiting for the police to show up.

Sherry said...

I am so glad everyone was alright!

Meg said...

Thanks all, and I couldn't curl up and be upset! I was with two State Department employees and an Army Ranger. It would be undignified to collapse. So I didn't.