It’s never good to see headlights facing your direction, in your lane, on the interstate, but that’s exactly what happened to me early this morning. Now, I have a reason to be even more thankful this Thanksgiving week.
Driving in the rain, I got my wife to Lambert-St. Louis International Airport at around 5:30 a.m. On the way home, I was about two miles west of the airport, westbound on I-70, when a car a few cars ahead of me hydroplaned and spun out. Though I was able to avoid hitting the car immediately in front of me, a young, insured female driver trailing me was not so lucky and hit my car in the rear.
My car appears to have suffered little damage and was drivable. The other driver’s car lost a headlight and some plastic on the front end. All things considered, it didn’t fare too badly (see photo above). Best of all, there were no injuries.
Next stop: The body shop.
Thank you, Lord!
FYI: The most-dangerous part of the entire episode was trying to get off to the highway’s shoulder without getting hit again. If you’re traveling this weekend, please drive carefully.