I had just picked up my wife at the airport after she flew in from Colombia on June 10. We had crossed Tampa and were pulling up to turn right on SR 60 in Brandon when I heard Alicia exclaim something. I glanced left and saw a black car sliding sideways toward us. A split second later, “Boom!” When I opened my eyes, our car was full of airbags and smoke.
The other car had struck ours with the driver’s side front fender and spun around to stop on the shoulder beside us. Apparently someone had bumped it on SR 60 and the driver lost control on the damp pavement.
My wife broke her right arm, probably because of the airbag slamming it. They took her by ambulance to the nearest hospital.
A month later, we’re still dealing with the fracture and related damage to her arm.
Our car was considered a total loss. It was a nice car.
I miss the consistently good gas mileage (31-34 mpg) but we decided to go back to a van. This time it’s a Kia Sedona.