Monday, May 2, 2011
The picture accompanying this blog post is the best visual representation of my collision with an automobile last February. Around 9 pm, as I was leaving campus going straight on 13th, a car turning left onto Kincaid hit my left side, I then promptly hit the street. Fortunately for myself, it was dollar beers night at Taylor's, so even though the dude who hit me left the seen, I had something like 100 witnesses who were still sober enough catch his license plate number. In the end, everything worked out. I was relatively unscathed, save for a pretty gnarly bruise that I was more proud of than anything. I got a new bike, I got chiropractic treatment, and I got $1,000 for pain and suffering from the insurance company. I'm using those $1,000 (American) to pay for my upcoming field seminar in Amsterdam. That seems kind of poetic, and at this point I feel blessed to have been hit by that car. And who knows, maybe one day I'll be in position to apply the things I'll learn in Amsterdam here in this country so accidents like mine are less likely to occur. Because you can't always bank on Dollar Beers night to save you from a hit and run accident.