I just remembered another SS driver story. When I owned my own home, I fostered cats and kittens. I had a litter of "bottle babies" and one of them had become very sick. I put him in my car and proceeded to drive to the vet. To get there, I had to get on the highway. It was a rainy morning and visibility was quite bad. I had to stop for the light, and when the turn light turned green, I started to make the left turn I needed to make. About halfway into the turn, I realized there was some debris in the middle of the road and my little Civic would not be able to drive over it. Now, my car is a stick shift, and first gear is really, really short. I shift out of it before I hit 10mph. I wasn't anywhere close to ready to shift to second gear. I couldn't do much as far as manuvering was concerned, so I slowed even further in an attempt to have enough space to get around the debris (it was a fairly large log...possibly a truck carrying cut logs had lost one). Anyway, the driver behind me slammed into me at that point, pushing me into the debris. I managed to get my car around the debris and out of the way. She comes up to me screaming at me for being such a horrible driver and so on and so forth. She called the cops, and I said that was fine (by this time, I was really upset about the kitten, but what could I do?). Anyway, she got back into her SUV and got back onto the phone. I'm not sure who she was talking to, but she suddenly turned her engine back on and took off, squealing tires and all. My guess is that whomever she was talking to informed her that she is the one who rear-ended me, and in the state we were in, it would be considered her fault, not mine. I called the cops, explained what happened and did what they told me to do from there. The kitten did not make it, but unfortunately, that is all to common with orphaned newborns.