Well this'll be the second time.
I was going to go give my carnivorous plants to Ed --- my boss --- who has generously accepted to take them over the winter since I cannot provide the conditions. I drove with my mother in her newer PT Cruiser up a snowy, wet hill, a lady was on the side of the road hugging the curb and couldn't get free. We thought she was parked, she was staring at her speedometer as we passed, mom honked because she noticed she was just stuck, we stayed in our own lane hugging the side when this barely 16 year old kid thinks we're going into his lane so he tries to avoid us by heading into our lane (WTF) and he spins out of control in his huge car and totals our car. My plants got quite a shaking, a few of the rarer ones got lost in the smoking wreckage including an S. alata 'red and black' and maybe my Leah Wilkerson... I'm not sure yet... and the entire front end our our car came off and I couldn't get out, the front was dented in and radiator fluid was everywhere, people were trying to pull me into the ambulance as I tried to make sure my mom and my plants were ok (though the former above all) and some I see which used to contain rare and beautiful plants now contain hard, empty pots with a little bit of peat and snow. I tried to keep my tears in at this whole thing but it wasn't hard to just collapse in tears. My brothers came and helped out with the whole thing, though, and stayed at the hospital.
The guy walked away with a dent and the guy is siding with the lady whose live we saved (she would've gotten hit in her SMALLER car at a FASTER speed had we not been there) is siding with him, we'll probably have to pay even though we were hospitalized for 4 hours and I broke and/or bruised my thumb. My plants were all torn apart, pitchers everywhere in the cold radiator drenched snow, a few are still in that impounded smoking wreckage and some are scattered across the cold road. The police didn't check the tracks so we have no evidence of what happened. I'm pretty traumatized, having all this happen to my mom, her car, my plants being destroyed and worrying about my own health, my plants will probably die this winter, the hundreds of dollars I barely have will have gone to waste, if I hadn't gone this specific day maybe this wouldn't have happened, but, oh well... nothing I can do about it now.