Literally. >_<

It was snowing yesterday...just enough to lay down a thin layer of ball bearings on the roads. I had ZERO traction trying to stop going down a hill and slid all the way to the bottom, where there was a car stopped at the stop sign. I swerved to avoid plowing into him and slid into the intersection. The car coming from my left was unable to stop and slammed into me.

I'm not hurt and there is no obvious structural damage, but the rear fender and tailight are toast, and the trunk won't close. I'm relieved it wasn't worse.

The paradox is that although this happened to the Lexus and not the 530, in a way the reverse would have been better. It leaves me without a snow car and it's gonna snow again this week.