The plight of this poor woman feels like the lyrics to a down and out Country or Blues song. The Ballad Of Bad Luck Betsy. Betsy (not her real name) has bad luck with cars. So bad, it's almost unbelievable. She posted on r/cars on Reddit that she has "been in (a) car for more than 20 wrecks." It turns out to be more like 25, once she actually counted them all up. Most of these have been in the last 12 years.
Poor Betsy's current car has been in 14 accidents itself. Normally, you hear something like that and you think, "Why in the world is the state allowing this moron to drive? She's a menace to society!" But wait! Hold your judgment, because Betsy isn't the world's worst driver, she's just really, really unlucky. Of the 14 accidents, only one, a minor fender bender, was caused by her. The rest have been caused by other drivers. For some reason, she's a magnet for bad drivers. They all love to crash into her and her Honda.
Before recounting all her misfortunes while on the road, she began her post by sharing that her reliable, yet accident-prone Honda finally met its tragic demise when Betsy's brother, who traded cars with Betsy for the summer, "was driving around 45 mph through a green light and someone coming the other direction in an Explorer didn't yield to take a left and he t-boned them going full speed. All of the airbags deployed and the car was destroyed."
This was the nail in the coffin, the car was officially busted and battered beyond repair. Thankfully no one was hurt as Besty explained, "My brother didn't have a scratch on him, and not a single pane of glass shattered. In fact- I have never had a single pane of glass shatter in any wreck I have been in that car."
Below is the result of the accident on Betsy poor Honda.
The death of her beloved Honda put Betsy in a reflective mood and she reminisced about accidents in years gone by, both in her Honda and while in the car with others. The list is incredible. It's amazing that one, one person can have this many accidents and two, basically never being at fault, except the one fender bender.
Here's her amazing list (in chronical order):
So, for Betsy's sake, let's hope that now that the Honda is dead, her luck will change. It's better that than believe she might have been such an annoying person in a past life, she has to deal with what really amounts to endless annoyances in her current one.