We are staying at the Soledad TTN park near Acton, CA. Yesterday we went to the Lancaster Elks for a fish fry (very good). On the way home we turned off I-14 onto Soledad Canyon Road. Two-thirds of the way down the hill to Acton, Santiago Dr comes in from the right. They have a stop sign.
As I approached the intersection, I saw a blue sedan coming down toward the stop sign. It slowed, but did not fully stop. It slowly came into the intersection just ahead of me. I laid down rubber and leaned on the horn, but the car kept coming into my lane. I almost missed it, but clipped its left front with my right bumper. I pulled to the side of the road and stopped. Running back, I saw how the front of the sedan had been torn off. The car was probably totaled.
The young lady driving immediately said it was her fault; she had been distracted by a car on the other side of the road and did not look to see me coming down the road. She pulled in out front of me.
Shuddering, I went to see how badly my truck had been damaged, and there was only a small scratch on the bumper. The truck had survived totally. How lucky.
After exchanging information, we went on home, and I collapsed. It had really been a close call. Next week we will continue north, but from here on I will be more cautious.