I recently purchased an apartment and we wanted to start with painting walls and repairing this and that next week especially since my dad took two weeks off (this was his last week before his holidays). Not wanting to waste a whole day of his holidays with taking the car to the workshop in order to do the regularly checks (each 15.000 km / year a small check and each 30.000 km / two years a big check), I managed to get an appointment in Mannheim where dad is also working. However, I also had to do some work in Karlsruhe, so I drove dad to work, came back to Karlsruhe, finished my job and was on my way to the workshop. However, I never reached the workshop in time, because half an hour before the appointment, there was an accident on A5 near Bruchsal and I was part of it. I was on the far left lane and drove at something like 140 km/h like the other cars on that lane for several minutes already without any big problems, so nothing too fancy. A few minutes later, I suddenly saw how cars start to get slower and slower and I began pushing the brake pedal. Eventually, we almost came to a complete halt when suddenly I hear a loud "boom!" behind me together with an impact. This is what happened:
As you can see from the pics, the front of my car has no damage at all, so I didn't bump into another car. Therefore, I hope that the whole thing turns out well for me and I don't have to pay anything since it was the fault of the driver behind me (with the dark VW Golf) who was too close. It's unclear though what happened to the Ford Escort and the Audi in front of me. The Golf driver said that he bumped into my car for sure. The police thinks that the Ford bumped into the Audi, then turned left while the Audi drove past me and then came to a halt. Anyways, keep your fingers crossed.