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Poor Briata got rear-ended this afternoon pretty hard. My neck already hurts, I can only open the trunk from the inside release because the back bumper is pretty thrashed out of shape, and worst of all the key will shut off the car but not remove itself from the ignition no matter what I do. I was able to drive it home, so it's in the garage with the key still inside, but locked with my spare key from the outside. Thankfully the guy who hit me had already gotten through to his insurance, who called me while I was still on hold with mine. They've already agreed it was 100% his fault so will handle the whole claim. There's a place they referred that is about a mile from my house, so I will call in the morning. I really really really hope it's only the bumper and not frame damage, plus that they can mix their own paint to match my custom color (1994 Chevy truck/van Royal Teal Bright)...but the key not removing from the ignition is scaring me more. I wanted to keep the Briata forever! :(

My usually-stellar memory isn't helping me remember the name of the chiropractor in San Mateo/Redwood City area who took care of my whiplash so well back in 1996-97, but I'm hoping to track that down and get in Tuesday, since my head is killing me already because of my neck.

This was not my plan for this afternoon...too much to do! I had planned a fun update with all the cool project stuff my dad & I got done yesterday...sorry it's this news instead!

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I'm so sorry! I do hope you heal well and quickly, and that the Briatta fares well during its repairs. I will keep the good thoughts comin'.


I hope the Briata and most importantly YOU are better soon!



Hopefully you'll find the chiropractor quick. I have one I've been seeing for years but she's in Los Altos which may not be convenient for you. I recommend ice packs [my girlfriend is studying to be a nurse, so I've been reading some of her homework - they recommend applying ice for 15 mins max, and remove for at least 20 minutes or longer before re-applying], plus motrin (not on an empty stomach!) to help reduce inflammation and pain.

Don't hesitate to call your doctor (I would anyway because any charges would be paid for by the insurance of the person who hit you), especially if the pain doesn't get recede with in 24-48 hours or if it gets worse!

Sorry to be carry on, but reading the nursing books give you a lot more insight into various injuries and treatments.

Hopefully you'll heal fast and Briata will be made good as new. Call me if you want my chiropractor's name.

I did a quick Google search on key stuck - Briata is a Miata, right? Try looking here: http://forum.miata.net/vb/showthread.php?t=205478

Kevin C.

oh no! that's horrible news, i'm so sorry. you poor thing, and poor briata, too! i'm really glad you weren't seriously injured, though i know how much you love that car, and i can imagine how upset you are. i hope they're able to fix her up better than new -- and your back/neck/shoulders/whatever hurts, too! *hugs*

Was good to actually see you at Ben's 'party,' heal quickly and stay on that other insurance company's case - don't let them weasel you out of anything!!

Damn...that's awful! Glad you're OK. Freaky that 2 people in CP have car related accidents only days apart. Get better...



Sorry to hear about being smooshed! I had whiplash once, and yes it sucks. Good luck with the chiropractor. It may just take time for the muscles to heal.

- fishgirl

Oh, no! I'm glad you're (more or less) ok, and will definitely be hoping that your wee little car will make it through alright, too.

Thank goodness you're okay! I'm so sorry about the Briata, fingers crossed that it's only bumper damage.

I hope you feel better soon!

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