In 27 years in this industry on and off between military deployments I was finally in a van accident. Now this all happened August 1. But as I lay in bed my back is thumping, I just get mad thinking about it. As I was heading towards the PA turnpike I had a 90 year old guy pull right out in front of me. Couldn’t avoid him. I did do my best not to hit him head on. I aimed for the back portion of his door as not to hit him dead on. Unfortunately doing that for me made all the damage on the drivers side. This meant all the kinetic energy from the collision transfered up into me. Well to say the least I have had a sore back since the accident. Did one mri and doctor says I have significant changes to my back. Missed 8 days of work and had to hire someone to do the heavy lifting for me. What really gets my goat is the guy was delivering bread for a local pizza shop. I have consulted a lawyer but the VA health care system is so slow. Ugh. Really just venting but has anyone else had a similar experience?