Today we paid our respects to the car that has faithfully served Lori and the dogs for the past 10 years.  It is, in fact, the only car the dogs have ever known.  I had a feeling that seeing the car for the first time since the accident would bring up a range of emotions … but I don’t think we expected to see this:

Car post-crash

Clicking on the photo will take you to a Flickr set of pictures from the tow yard where we saw the car.  We also saw the Monster Truck that hit us, but those pictures are being saved for the pending investigation.

Neither of us had a clear memory of what the car looked like at the accident — we were worried about so many other things.  We also have no memory of the impact, as I said earlier, so it came as quite a surprise to realize that the other vehicle actually RAN OVER us, literally.  If you look at the other photos, you’ll see a great big dip in the windshield — that would be from the other person’s tire, the driver side tire, which was ripped off the axle and stranded behind our car when the other person kept driving.

As for emotions… I don’t know, I’m feeling pretty numb right now.  There are just so many details that we don’t know that I still feel disconnected from the whole event.  I told Lori when we left the tow yard that I felt more like an investigative reporter than someone involved. I imagine Michael Moore making a movie about SUVs serving no purpose but to make idiots more dangerous, and I’ll call him up and say, “Dude, I got a story for you… .”