Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Speed Limit Rides Again!

After a five day struggle, the legal proceedings surrounding the car crash have all been resolved. Ian had to pay a 1000 pound fine, but otherwise is free of all obligation regarding the crash. He and Yvonne brought the news this morning around 4 AM, pounding on the hostel door and putting to rest all the anxieties we'd struggled with over the last few days. They headed for an airport about an hour later, so Patrick and I are the final remnants of the convoy in Ulan Bataar. Jemima did make it into town last night, and we intend to take her to her final resting place this afternoon.

4 Comments:

Blogger ICMT said...

Whew! It seems very unfair that they should have to part with so much, or ANY money, but that's the way it is I guess. Could be much worse I suppose. I'm sorry that happened to Ian and Yvonne, but really glad it didn't happen to you and Justin! Who was driving your car at the time of the accident? What an experience. We will be glad to hear that you are safe(?) and sound in Seattle. Patrick, when you get to Seoul, you will have been around the world, yes?

8:01 PM  
Blogger Kathryn said...

What did they say when they knocked on your door? "Yay! We've been robbed!"

Seriously, while that's a lot of money, it sounds like a very positive resolution all the way around.

8:18 PM  
Blogger co_jhawk said...

Hey cuzz(Justin), good stuff! Quite a journey. It was a pleasure following along.

1:40 AM  
Blogger Tim said...

The whole 'accident' sounds to me like a shakedown, a method to extract the dollars from the foreigners. Is there anyway that the other car could have participated in the rewards?

9:59 AM  

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