01 Dec 2006, 03:29

Welcome to winter in Missouri

Car Damage

Originally uploaded by willgorman.

I think it’s about time that the people of Kansas City collectively sat down and reassessed their winter driving skills. They clearly need some work. Snow and ice seem to bring out the idiot in people in a way that I’ve rarely seen back in Ohio, and the first snow storm of the year is apparently some kind of grand jubilee for them. Pictured is the handiwork done to Jolayne’s car today by one of our fair city’s mentally enfeebled wintertime drivers. Jolayne, fortunately, is totally fine though understandably not too happy. She was heading home early to try to miss the worst of the expected storm when another driver (uninsured, naturally) triggered a 4 car chain reaction of which Jolayne was car number 4. A pickup truck from the lane next to her sideswiped her as a result of the initial collision. A close call definitely, and we’re certainly relieved it wasn’t much worse, but it’s frustrating nonetheless. It’s a pretty busy time of year anyway, plus with grad school and her practicum and getting ready to head home for Christmas in a couple weeks we sort of had enough to do without having a car out of commission for a little while. Not that it would ever be a good time for this to happen, but this time is definitely not the best.


Comment by Dave on 2006-11-30 20:53:54 +0000

I’m glad you folks are unhurt. You have my sympathies about the car, as I’ve had my share of people crashing into various of mine.

Comment by Carrie on 2006-11-30 22:34:23 +0000

Ack! I’m glad Jolayne didn’t get hurt, but man does that suck.

Comment by Will on 2006-12-02 14:17:16 +0000

Thanks for the concern, it looks like hopefully this isn’t going to be as much of problem as we thought. We were able to get a rental car and find a body shop to come pick up Jolayne’s car yesterday.

Comment by Ash on 2006-12-18 11:02:09 +0000

Ouch! Glad Jolayne didn’t get hurt. And, YES, KC drivers are pathetic. I tried my darndest not to drive into work on the days that it was going to snow while I was there.