Hibiscus: FOTD Dec 24, 2020

I stopped the car, parked and got out to take this photo of a stunning hibiscus.  Five minutes later, I was stopped at a stop light and a motorcycle ran into the back of my car!  I saw that he was trying to get his bike up and get on it, so I pulled over to the side of the road and got out to see the damage to my car. When I turned to see how the motorcyclist was doing, there were people from other cars grouped around him but he had turned his bike around and was getting ready to take off in the direction he’d come from–and away from me! I guess he was afraid he’d have to pay for repairs to my car. As it was, I just got in my car and drove away in the opposite direction–the direction I was going in the first place. Every little mark makes it easier to identify the back of my car in a parking lot!

For Cee’s Flower of the Day Challenge.

8 thoughts on “Hibiscus: FOTD Dec 24, 2020

  1. slmret

    They just get more and more beautiful, Judy! I hope the motorcyclist was ok — I guess if he hit you at a stop light and then left first it wasn’t a hit and run! Those are all too common here!


    1. lifelessons Post author

      It actually was a hit and run–his! He was behind me and ran into me a good time after I had stopped at the light. He just !wasn’t paying attention. There were five cars stopped in front of me..and a chain behind him that stopped. He was the only one who didn’t


    2. lifelessons Post author

      We have had four deaths from motorcycles this year.. that I know of. In one case, a man backing out of a store on the main road ran over and killed his own cousin. Again, it was the motorcyclist’s fault. Many use the road as an obstacle course.

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      1. slmret

        We are, of course, much bigger, but we seem to have hit-and-run fatalities almost weekly. It is shocking that people don’t care enough to help the people they hit, but many of them are DUI or illegal immigrants. Some days it’s been bad enough that I check the car when I get home, even though I know that I hit nothing!


  2. Christine Goodnough

    So now your car is “marked.” That can be very handy.
    We were at a stop light one day and a car hit the back of ours. Four young men piled out. Worse luck for them, in the next lane beside us was a police cruiser. Not one of them had any ID, so the driver said, “But you know who I am. The cops all know me.” 🙂



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