I was in a bad car accident today.

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  1. Glhboy

    Glhboy <font color=red><b>Goes Like Hell....</b></font> Moderator

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    I am ok (I don't know how lucky I am.)

    I was headed north and this guy ran a red light and hit my side of the car and it knocked me into a telephone poll across the street. I spent the day in the ER room here in Indy.

    I hope the car is totalled.


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  2. OmegaScourge

    OmegaScourge Custom Made TFW2005 Supporter

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    damn...glad to see your ok. take care.
     
  3. -Mainframe-

    -Mainframe- Well-Known Member

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    Looks like the axle might be bent. Especially in the second picture.

    So, what's your new car going to be?
     
  4. pscoop

    pscoop Dead inside

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    Sound like you are okay, which is good. I am no insurance adjuster but that car looks totaled to me.
     
  5. IACON

    IACON "That's Vector Sigma?" TFW2005 Supporter

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    I am happy you are ok. wow... these pictures are terrifying...
     
  6. Glhboy

    Glhboy <font color=red><b>Goes Like Hell....</b></font> Moderator

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    I will get an xB Scion if I can. I'm done with this one, but the next car will have side curtain airbags.
     
  7. Foster

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    Glad you're all right. Damn.
     
  8. rattrap007

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    Good choice. I drive one. Very nice cars. I love it to death. Get the dark blue ones and you will have Soundwave like mine.
     
  9. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    i would say someone upstairs was loooking out for you today. that could have eneded so badly. Glad you are ok. what about the dude who hit you?
     
  10. Doug

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    I hope that other driver's insurance company doesn't start giving you the run around. I know, because that happened to me.
     
  11. Soundblaster1

    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    If he knows what he's doing, they're never gonna give him up, let him down, give him the run around, or desert him. Most importantly, they're never gonna say good-bye, tell a lie, or hurt him.
     
  12. shifty02

    shifty02 Greetings Programs

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    Sucks about the totaled car, but at least you are alright!
     
  13. Reeds

    Reeds Q-Wing Pilot TFW2005 Supporter

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    Getting t-boned is a messed up experience. I remember when I got hit bad like that, for a good half year I had no faith in traffic laws and would subtlely brace myself everytime I went through an intersection. But enough of the serious talk...

    Don't forget to tell the insurance company about the completely destroyed Picasso in the backset due to the accident. wink wink

    now, all you have to do is go to Target, buy some mass-produced paintings, destroy them beyond recognition, throw em in the back seat and boom, insurance fraud! :) 
     
  14. Velcrohead

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    Um, yeah, your car is totaled.

    If I were you, I'd file it with your insurance. That way you can go ahead and get the car paid off or replaced--though you'll have to initially pay the deductible--and then let your insurance go after them. That way you don't have to deal with their insurance company trying to dick you over.
     
  15. NotFastEnuff

    NotFastEnuff I'm a smartass...

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    Hey man. Glad to hear you're okay. I'm not an insurance guy, but I am a car guy (who has done body work in the past). If they try to not total the car, kick and scream. The floor is caved in on the passenger side. That is the structure of the car. I don't care who fixes it, it will NEVER be right. That door won't shut right, and there's a good chance the car will track or dog leg to some extent. Insist that they replace the car. It's their clients fault. If not for him/her, you wouldn't own a wrecked car and you didn't spend that kind of money to own a messed up car (even if fixed).

    I don't think you'll have a lot to worry about. They should total it. I'm just glad you're in better shape then the car.

    EDIT: I looked at the pics again after I posted. You're getting another car. If they try to fix it, get a lawyer. That car is not fixable. It's structure (the unibody) is bent in multiple places. The giveaway is the roof. If you get to the lawyer point, tell them you're not making payments to own a rebuilt car. Good luck.
     
  16. Greyryder

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    Yeah, I'd say it's totalled. The front and rear of the car look like they're no longer trying to go the same direction.
     
  17. Aaron

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    Good to hear you're okay GLH, and after seeing those pictures, the next car I get will have side curtain airbags.
     
  18. Deceptichage

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    Damn! I hate it when people intentionally run red lights. Yesterday as I was coming to a stop at the light, the guy behind me didn't want to stop and got in to the left turn only lane and sped ahead running the red light.
     
  19. Sideways

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    ouch dude! glad you're alright..
    i agree with the other posters in saying that car's totaled.
     
  20. Liokaiser

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    Glad your ok man.
     

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