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 Damn they build our cars strong!!

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PostSubject: Damn they build our cars strong!!    September 10th 2010, 10:17 pm

So, im driving home from dinner at my dad's place, get to red light, first off, im not even sure why the light was red in the first place, considering there were no cars, and it's a magnetic sensor intersection. Anyway, so im sitting there, minding my own waiting for the light to change, when I notice some headlights in my rearview mirror. I've been rear ended before, so I've become accustomed to watching my rearview mirror when someone approaches from behind. Tonight, I see the whole thing unfold before my eyes. A woman driving an 06 camry, my red tail lights in her face, moving to quickly to stop in time. I real quick mash on the gas and try to floor it through the red to avoid getting hit, but shes moving just to quick. CRASH!!!! Im watching as my car gets punched in the kidneys at id say about 15mph. So i throw the car in park, and get out. She says out the window "Im so sorry". Now my first reaction to these things is a mean one and i respond with a very sarcastic "Damn right you're sorry". It just so happens at this point, im reaching for my cell phone which i wear on my belt. To which i later find out she thought i was reaching for a gun. So i call the police up, and I order her to pull onto the side street so as to not obstruct traffic, and we'll wait for the police. Some cops pull up, and start investigating, these arent the ones dispatched to the call, but they're doing the intial stuff. With a squad behind me, i use his headlights to look at the damage. This is where the title comes in. For the speed at which id say i was hit, our cars are built OVERWHELMINGLY tough!!! At most, i might need to get a new bumper cover, but most places will probably just epoxy fill, sand and, paint. Even the wrap around side of the cover didnt pop out like you see happens on most cars. No dimples that need to be popped, doesnt appear that any mountings need to be replaced (now i havent given it a good look yet since its dark). All ive got are a few holes from the license plate, and some scratches. I will also say this to the toughness of our cars, when she hit me, I could almost feel her car breaking apart, while mine just stood there like a brick wall. That, along with her telling me how nice of a car I have made me feel at least a little better about the situation. So now ive gotta deal with insurance companies and their crap to get this shit repaired, oh the joys of a car accident.
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PostSubject: Re: Damn they build our cars strong!!    September 10th 2010, 11:18 pm

ahhh sorry to hear this.... but glad YOU are ok... and not much damage to your ride....
some people dont deserve a license!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Damn they build our cars strong!!    September 10th 2010, 11:43 pm

That really sucks man.. Sorry to hear about this. Sounds like it could have been a lot worse if you didn't have the smarts to move forward.
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PostSubject: Re: Damn they build our cars strong!!    September 11th 2010, 12:46 am

Ahh man, that sucks Tom...Hope it all works out!
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PostSubject: Re: Damn they build our cars strong!!    September 11th 2010, 1:32 am

Sorry to hear this Tom but I'm glad you are ok and that there wasn't much damage to your car.
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PostSubject: Re: Damn they build our cars strong!!    September 11th 2010, 6:48 am

An empty red light intersection at night and big red charger brake lights. WTF was she watching? Yikes! Glad your ok, bro.
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PostSubject: Re: Damn they build our cars strong!!    September 11th 2010, 4:33 pm

She was probably talking on her phone or texting!

I always worry that my car will get rear ended. I just don't trust people. Glad the damage doesn't seem that bad. Good luck with the insurance company!

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PostSubject: Re: Damn they build our cars strong!!    September 11th 2010, 5:27 pm

while we were waiting for the officer to finish up the report, she told me that her mind was some place else. They were coming home from elmwood park where her niece, 23, has cancer, dying, showing me pictures, blah blah... I felt bad for her, and showed some minor sympathy, but at the same time, i was thinking 'I really don't care woman, you just rear ended me'. That is what she told the officer and myself as to why it happened. She got a ticket for "Failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident" and has to go to court. I think the fact that i tried to gun it out of the way that saved the car from more damage. My back and neck are a little sore today as well from it.. but nothing really major or anything like that. I too am glad i made it away from this one as well as all the others ive been in...
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