Tonight I ran over a woman on a bike I was turning onto my street and the sun was beaming in my eyes I totally didn't see her at ALL! And I was looking. Once I hit the shade of the tree she came into sight and I swerved and hit my brakes and she tried to swerve but her bike tipped and fell into the side of my car and then my mirror hit her in the head. I felt so bad! She jumped up and didn't have a bump scratch or bruise on her! I kept telling her not to get up that she might not feel pain quite yet. She walked it out and swore she was fine. What really sucks is I don't know how to feel. I couldn't have done much differently because I was completely unable to see her not to mention she should have been in the other lane (BUT if she were riding the other direction then I would have been at some serious fault because she would have belonged there despite the fact that I couldn't see her) This sucks. I feel so guilty and I couldn't have changed a thing. I was going slow, I was looking hard, I mean this just sucks! I wish I would have been just 5 minutes later on the way home so that the sun would have been in a better spot. While we were exchanging numbers the sun droped behind the trees. Sorry this is so long. I'm just REALLY shook up.
That is really scarey hun. I am glad you both are ok! A lil boy was roller blading on a back road here and a woman came around the corner and hit him. He fell and hit his head a witness told others. She stopped and told the boy to lay still. He got up and told the others that he was fine. Then he collapsed and died. It was so sad. The boy had a head injury and should of never got up. They might of had a chance to save him.
Its completely understandable to be shaken! A little over a year ago I was driving what seemed like a dead road, and hit a pedestrian. He wasn't using the crosswalk and he was wearing all black during the night, and the police told me I was not at fault but I still felt so guilty. The only reason I didn't send a card was the attorney told me I'd look guilty, but it killed me that I was still the driver. But remember they're called "accidents" for a reason. A good idea is to write down everything you remember asap so that God forbid she has an injury later you can have an account of what happened if someone needs the info like insurance or (hopefully not) a lawyer. I'm glad she is okay though, and the worst you are is shaken up about it! You might be paranoid to drive now for a little while, I still am but what helps me when I feel too nervous is deep breathing and some relaxing music I don't mean rain or the beach or the soundtrack to Titanic lol unless that's you're thing. Just something that makes you feel good. You'll be less stressed in no time. Seriously, I'm glad everyone is okay though!