Yesterday was quite an interesting day for me. In the morning trip to the GO station, while riding in the usual shuttle bus provided by our building, we got rear ended by some car. We were stopped at a red light, ready to turn left when suddenly came a loud screeching sound behind us, followed by a loud bang.
I was just starting to think that someone behind us got hit, when suddenly our van was bumped forward with quite a force (not too hard though). It turned out, the car behind the one behind us smashed the car behind us, which in turn bumped us.
Everybody got off the van and surveyed the damage. Our van was not damaged too badly (bumper a bit dinged), but the car behind us was totally wrecked. I could only imagine that that person would have a pretty badly hurt back and neck after the whiplash from the force.
Anyway, after making sure everything was ok, we proceeded to run to try catch the last GO train (it was still about a 5 – 10 minute walk away, and we only had less than 5 minutes). Man, it was cold and I’m rather out of shape; that run really took my breath away quite literally
In the evening, I talked to our shuttle bus driver, and she told me that the person who caused the whole accident was charged by the police for reckless and dangerous driving and fined for not having insurance ($5000). I assume he’d also have to pay for a new car for the person behind us since he didn’t have insurance.