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Good Samaritans of the parking lot

Post by Cheryl Tucker on Feb. 6, 2013 at 7:31 pm |
February 6, 2013 3:07 pm

I’m starting to believe in this whole karma thing.

Over the years, when I’ve witnessed an accident, I’ve made a point of giving my contact information to the party who was not at fault. In all three cases, the person’s insurance company contacted me for a statement.

On Saturday in University Place, I was on the receiving end of a little luck in the form of two good Samaritans. As I was putting my groceries into my car, they alerted me to the fact that it had just been sideswiped by the car that had pulled into the adjacent parking space. Sure enough, there was a fresh scrape from the driver’s-side door to the front panel.

One of the witnesses, a nice young man named Cory, even went inside the store to find a security person so he could report the incident. Cory also gave me his contact information to pass along to my insurance company.

Good thing, too. As I was getting insurance information from the other driver, she said she was unaware that she had hit my car. So without a witness I might have been out of luck.

The repair estimate: just over $1,300. The car will be in the shop for at least five days, so I would have been on the hook for the cost of a rental car as well as my fairly high deductible. With my side backed up by a witness, a little inconvenience is all I have to worry about. My thanks to both witnesses.

 

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