Well, I’ve been there and you’ve been there as well. I’m sure that almost all drivers have undergone their first car crash sometime in their life. I certainly hope that it’s not life-threatening though, but in any case, it turns us into better car drivers. And of course, it helps you become an expert when it comes to car accident excuses.
I remember the first time I got into a car accident. Fortunately, I didn’t hit another car, but an electrical post instead. While my mother was very concerned and thankful that I did not get hurt, my dad was a different story. He was very angry over the fact that I crashed the car that he bought for me. When asked what happened, I simply gave him a blank stare; telling him that I got a bit drunk isn’t going to make the situation better at that time.
Nah, I just don’t have a witty excuse back then.
In any case, here are some of the best car accident excuses that most people give whenever they’re asked to explain their predicament. I dare you to come up with your own. Or even come up with an excuse so laughable that your parents won’t mind helping you because they almost died from laughter!
1. The Invisible Car – This is, perhaps, the best car accident excuse I’ve ever heard. First time I’ve heard about this was when a buddy of mine hit her neighbor’s tree because, like me, she got a little too much to drink. When the officer came and ask her the question, she answered “An invisible car suddenly hit my car and vanished.” With that, the officer gave her a long stare and then asked her to take the drunk driver’s test.
2. The Wrong House – My mom told me this when I was 15. It was dinner time when she told this story to all of us. Apparently, her co-worker drove into her neighbor’s tree, thus wrecking the car and the neighbor’s beautiful garden. When asked what happened, Mom’s co-worker have told the police that “…while going home, she drove into the wrong house and got hit by a tree that she didn’t have.”
That actually explains everything. Shame on the tree for just sprouting out of nowhere!
3. The Blame Game – When two vehicles collide, what is the one thing you’d expect? Why, the blame game, of course! Both drivers will try to press the blame on each other while the police officer stands in the middle indecisively. However, this does not seem to be the case all the time because one particular guy (I won’t say who he is, since he asked me not to) got into a car accident with another driver. Instead of blaming the other party, the guy said “No one was to blame for the accident; however, if the other driver was more attentive, then this accident could have been avoided.”
And the cycle repeats again and again.
4. The Colliding Telephone Pole – We all understand drunk people; they think of the craziest things, depending on how drunk they are. However, when a certain drunk driver told a police officer about a colliding telephone pole, they couldn’t stop laughing. This drunk driver told the police officer that “…the telephone pole was approaching his car really fast. I attempted to swerve, but the stupid pole collided with my car!”
I guess I should be more careful around telephone poles then.
5. The Drunk Passerby – I know that it’s not funny to joke about people who got hit by a car. But for this particular excuse, I have to make an exemption.
My neighbor’s baby sitter got hit by a red car a few months ago. It’s a good thing that she wasn’t badly hurt, but the driver was accused of drunk driving. When asked by the police officer, the guy said that “…the girl was all over the road! I had to swerve again and again until I hit her!”
Of course, the police was unimpressed (and really believed that the guy was drunk!). The guy had to pay for the girl’s hospital fines.
I know that car accidents are kinda bad, but when no one’s seriously hurt, people tend to laugh it off. Besides, you don’t learn about your mistakes without going through it yourself. Although it could mean loads of bills and insurance to pay in the end!
About the Author:
Jessica Greenberg is an avid blogger from San Diego, California. When she’s not busy with work, she just stays at home while updating the Wordbaristas blog at www.wordbaristas.com, which she and her friends own.