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):

  1. "My mom slid into a guardrail on ice.
  2. My mom was merged into and sideswiped.
  3. My mom's car was slightly hit when the car in front of us tried to pass someone and hit someone else head-on going the other way (that was very serious and someone nearly died, luckily my mom was a cop and knew what to do. She pulled the unconscious person out of their car and did something, I was really little I don't remember)
  4. My other brother had been mudding in his jeep and it was raining and he rear-ended someone when they hit the brakes. He was a moron for that, but that will help him to remember what mudding does to your tires. I was in the car and 15.
  5. Freeway pile up when I was 16. A trunk bed liner flew out of a truck and 4 cars were involved by either being hit by it or swerving to miss it. I swerved to miss it, the car behind me hit me from behind because she followed me and slammed me into the median, both of our cars went slightly sideways momentarily on the median and came back down. Hers was bad. She almost got hit getting out of the car because of her panic. Luckily my mom was a cop and always said that people die getting out of their cars on the freeway after a wreck, so I grabbed her and pulled her aside, we were very lucky.
  6. My friend backed my CRV into a brick wall while moving it in high school.
  7. Sitting still at a red light and someone rear-ended me, various times.
  8. Sitting still at a red light and someone rear-ended me, various times.
  9. Sitting still at a red light and someone rear-ended me, various times.
  10. Sitting still at a red light and someone rear-ended me, various times.
  11. Sitting still at a red light and someone rear-ended me, various times.
  12. Sitting still at a red light and someone rear-ended me, various times.
  13. Sitting still at a red light and someone rear-ended me, various times.
  14. High school boyfriend was rear-ended and totaled his car.
  15. Boyfriend #2 went fast over train tracks with me and ripped something under his car that meant it was leaking oil, he didn't notice so it destroyed the engine, totaling the car.
  16. Boyfriend #3 backed into a car in the parking lot, they were both backing up and not looking.
  17. Boyfriend #4 was rear-ended in the rain. A cheap car so it was totaled
  18. Boyfriend #5 was also rear-ended in the rain. A cheap car so it was also totaled.
  19. I was in a parking lot looking for a spot and an old man driving an 18-wheeler accidentally went pedal to the metal and t-boned me, major damage to my car.
  20. I was in another parking lot also looking for a spot and I backed up and looked right and left and missed a car turning the corner and I hit him, totally my fault.
  21. Someone backed into my car when they went too far into an intersection and panicked. I didn't have time to move but honked too late. No real damage to the cars.
  22. I was in another parking lot and some young kid wanted a spot and flipped it in reverse and backed into me, I was behind him, but didn't react fast enough which drove me to take defensive driving courses.
  23. My friend was driving my car and went off the road on a big turn and the bottom of my car slid on the street. It did something to the underside of the car. That wasn't bad but the damage was expensive.
  24. Someone ran a red light by accident and hit their brakes just in time to very, very slightly t-bone me going through the green light.
  25. We were on a 4-lane street and I said 'Hey let's stop at Mac's' and my moron friend said 'Okay' and merged without looking to make the turn for Macs in like milliseconds. She hit a taxi. We aren't friends anymore because she told me I should pay for the ticket because I said we should go to Mac's..."

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.

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