Well about two days ago, my whole world was turned upside down. I got into my first car accident. I was going down my freshly graded dirt road and got to close to the shoulder and started to slide, I over corrected from the slide and slid off the road hitting a tree and bouncing into a pond. Well after a night that I dont remember in the hospital, I came home and found out that the car was totaled, the police did not listen to my dad, and my car got towed away by a tow truck company after my dad told them to drop the car in our drive way that was 500 yards down the road. Then I got the bill from the HAZMAT crew because the fire crew thought that they saw oil and gas in the water. So I went down and looked at the car to see where the oil and gas came from, and there were no leaks, the two tanks were still full and the engine ran still. So now I and looking at the $1400 bill from hazmat saying why did they come out again? Finally this afternoon, I got a call from a police officer who was the first to respond to the scene and he asked if I was home. I told him yes and he said he would be there in 10 minutes to write me my tickets. Well ten minutes and 7 tickets later I am down in a hole that I dug for my self and no end in sight. My estimated total from the accident is around $4500 and I am just flustered to a point where I needed to get some of this anger out. I was the only one in the accident thank god, and I to a point am happy to be alive, but on the other hand where the heck do they expect a 17 year old kid working 2 jobs making $250 a month to come up with $4500 in 60 days. Any one have suggestions? I have already started by putting up some of my woodworking stuff hoping it sells so I can get down some of these bills. But advice would be nice from people who have gone through this before. Thanks Adam.
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