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Redster 08-08-2009 11:48 PM

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I was driving and then two cars in front of me were stopped, so I stopped (first one was making left turn). I saw a car coming up behind me and it looked like he might not stop..I was right. I stepped on the brake even harder so I don't hot the car in front of me (there was no way I could swerve to avoid the car behind me), and then he hit me.

Boy was I glad I was in my SUV and not a car! His corolla was messed up pretty bad and he broke my hidden hitch cover and then got stuck between the steel frame and ground.

Looks like he bent my muffler about 2cm down, but nothing comparing to his car.

The guy told the cop he tried to make a green and then was unable to stop..that got him a careless driving ticket (6 points IIRC).

europrince 08-09-2009 12:29 AM

Glad you're ok. Glad the guy got a ticket.

Jim .E. 08-09-2009 12:36 AM

Glad the Navigator held up (or was it a Aviator - cant remember :D)

slemmer 08-09-2009 01:33 AM

aren't trailer hitches wonderful?

Trouble65 08-09-2009 02:43 AM

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Originally Posted by slemmer (Post 1333602)
aren't trailer hitches wonderful?

They are!

damameke 08-09-2009 09:54 AM

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Originally Posted by Redster (Post 1333583)
II saw a car coming up behind me and it looked like he might not stop..I was right. I stepped on the brake even harder so I don't hot the car in front of me (there was no way I could swerve to avoid the car behind me), and then he hit me.



Good defensive driving.. I always look at the mirror if I am coming to a stop, just like you to make sure the car behind me is able to stop on time.

WTG

Redster 08-09-2009 10:32 AM

It's a Navigator..almost 7500lbs held up very well against a Corolla:)

It was a younger guy driving the corolla, still has a G2 and one accident behind him already.

In a way it happened at a great time, I just canceled current insurance (one I was paying $600/month) effective end of August, so at least they'll pay something now.

I'm taking it to a dealer to get an appraisal tomorrow so we'll see..

bmwm5lover 08-09-2009 10:43 AM

Glad the vehicle held up.

Dado 540 08-09-2009 05:20 PM

Pheeewwm for a second i thought it was the CLS.

spoony_prelude 08-09-2009 08:04 PM

Wow, lol, i saw the corolla and thought man, whatever car that carolla hit prob got some serious damage also. guess not lol. Glad to see your truck only sustained very minor damage!

Im also very observant when I stop at a set of lights, this past long weekend I had a girl almost rear end me in a focus, I saw her coming behind me quick and didnt think shed make it, so i put it in gear, and got ready. I heard her lock her brakes so i dumped the clutch and julted forward. She pulled up beside me and appologized which was nice!

Jay

Redster 08-09-2009 09:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Dado 540 (Post 1333723)
Pheeewwm for a second i thought it was the CLS.

CLS would've been destroyed with AT LEAST $20k damage:)

lvan 08-09-2009 10:27 PM

That thing reminds me of when My buddy hit some F150 TRuck with his malibu. Those chromish bumpers destroyed the front end of his Malibu.

Fel 08-10-2009 11:30 AM

Wow, glad you're alright man.... way to stay observant! :th-up*

Haha... gotta love SUVs for their compact-raping ways. Your car barely looks fazed!

Redster 08-10-2009 11:37 AM

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Originally Posted by Fel (Post 1333948)
Wow, glad you're alright man.... way to stay observant! :th-up*

Haha... gotta love SUVs for their compact-raping ways. Your car barely looks fazed!

Yet the dealer is probably going to replace the whole bumper (as soon as they heard insurance is paying:)

slemmer 08-10-2009 05:02 PM

And we wonder why our insurance rates keep going up.


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