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Icon 1 posted September 07, 2007 16:40      Profile for business attire     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I was sitting at a red light, and a girl plowed into me at about 50 mph because she wasn't paying attention. She even admits it.

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The pictures don't really do justice to how deeply the trunk is bashed in. It crunched in all the way to the back seat which is a good three feet.

I've been to the hospital and had x-rays taken and everything looks okay. I do have a sprained back for which I have prescriptions, but other than that I'm perfectly fine.

The car, on the other hand, is totaled.

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Icon 11 posted September 07, 2007 16:58      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
ouch! [Frown] sorry to hear this, glad you are OK though, whew.

man it makes me so angry when people aren't paying attention to their driving! [Mad] [Mad] [Mad]

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Icon 1 posted September 07, 2007 17:01      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
business attire ___________________ Actually because you were in a newer vehicle your injuries probably will and are less than if you had been in a "they don't make them like they used too".

I have been supprised many times by huge damage to the car or truck and very little to the driver and occupants, the crush zones really do work.

That said I would hold off signing off on a whiplash type injury for at least 9/12 months, I sure hope that is not the case.

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Icon 1 posted September 07, 2007 17:13      Profile for TMBWITW,PB     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Wow, that must have been so scary. [Eek!] Here's to a swift recovery and hopefully a new car paid for by the other person's insurance.

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Icon 1 posted September 07, 2007 17:33      Profile for Spiderman     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Damn.

Glad to hear you're ok. :-\

And since when are you driving a volvo? [Razz]

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Icon 1 posted September 07, 2007 17:35      Profile for business attire     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by TheMoMan:
business attire ___________________ Actually because you were in a newer vehicle your injuries probably will and are less than if you had been in a "they don't make them like they used too".

How do you define "newer"? That was a 1990 model Volvo, and had a good 17 year life. That was its first accident (and mine).

I always heard that Volvos were good cars for accidents because they have such solid frames. Now, I believe they are right.

OH- and I just got the Volvo one week ago, because I was tired of my Lexus nickle-and-diming me (or more like $400-ing -- three times) me to death.

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quote:
Originally posted by business attire:

OH- and I just got the Volvo one week ago, because I was tired of my Lexus nickle-and-diming me (or more like $400-ing -- three times) me to death.

Wow. Crazy timing. You definitely picked a good time to get a crash-worthy car [Razz] (not to say that your last car wasn't, but just sayin')

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Wow, biz, I'm so glad you're OK. It's scary to think what could have happened if you were pushed into the path of a car flying through on the cross street.

Definitely propitious timing on the switch to a Volvo. Those older squarish ones were built like tanks, as ugly as they were (IMHO).

Anyway, virtual hug from me.

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Yikes! I'm glad to hear you weren't more seriously hurt.

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Ouch! I'm so glad you weren't hurt more severely. *Wishing you a very speedy recovery!*
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/me wonders if -ct- was ducked low in the other girl's car? o_O =P

Sorry to hear about the mess...I hope you make a speedy recovery. [Smile]

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How does one add to a thread like this? I can only reiterate what others have said... glad you're okay. [Smile] It's too bad the car got it, but at least the car did and you didn't....

To take a line out of the movie Crazy People: "Volvo: we're boxy, but we're good."

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Icon 1 posted September 07, 2007 19:15      Profile for stevenback7   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Ouch - luckily you are okay. Hope everything works out for you.

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Wow that looks like my car when a dump truck hit it. I am glad to hear your ok. you will be sore in the AM....
Volvo makes a great car, tad bit under powered for me, but the newer ones (2004 +) are really sweet.

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Wow BA.

I'm sorry to hear that.

Sounds like the woman who hit me just kept on going and got you worse.

I'm glad to hear you are OK. The next couple of weeks stepping out of your world to deal with insurance/body shop/car shopping will suck.

50 MPH? You are a very lucky person in a pretty good car!

Colonel Panic

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Glad You're OK girl. Take car of yourself, and don't overuse your back for a while (go lightly on the training). Give yourself the time to heal properly, and the pain will be gone faster. Oh, and let's hope you have some good real good insurance, not the kind that raises your fees when you've been in an accident even if you weren't at fault. (Are those kind still around, anyway?)

Take care!

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Wow BA, glad you're all right. Good timing on the
"Boxy but Good" purchase.

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business attire ________________________ I am still going to stand by my statement. If we had been talking about this accident when your car was new, the other driver would not be talking. Early eighties and later cars started to be designed to have crush zones and if in an accident it became like a toothpast tube, it dispensed you alive while it became unusable.

Cars from the fifties and sixtys would have killed you as the seats tore loos and shot you out the rear window.

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OMG! Collision at 50 mph? :-o Thank goodness you weren't seriously hurt! I guess it really does say something about Volvos. Some karma you got there to have the Volvo whe this happened.

Hope you feel better soon after all this!

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Hell, ba - you've had a lucky escape. Some might say it doesn't look like too much damage for a 50mph smash, but the rear impact has popped the front headlamp out... that must have been an awful experience.

And I would echo the advice that you shouldn't be too quick to say you haven't sustained a whiplash injury.

Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

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I dunno, I'd say the damage looks about right for the impact... There's a reason why Volvos have the reputation they do.

Glad you're okay ba!

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Glad you are okay!!!! Hope she has good insurance that won't mess around but pay up.
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Glad to hear you are ok. I have a small word of advice. If you can't keep original documents have photocopies of everything pertaining to your medical bills and what they are offering for the car. Also if your medical insurance will pay for the recovery and you can foot your share of the bill don't let the her insurance pay for it until you reach a settlement. You will come out ahead when you present them with the bills for the cost of the medical treatments because they will still have to pay for the full cost despite your insurance covering the bulk of it. At least that is the way it worked with my accident.

Edit: Oh and make sure you are completely better before you even talk about a settlement.

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Agree and reiterate the sentiments above, I hope you are feeling okay and I'm glad that you were not injured (any worse than what you are experiencing).
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/me pour BA a very Stiff drink.

Glad to see yer ok.

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