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Post by Maeve on Sat Feb 05, 2011 12:52 pm

Well, I got into a car accident today. My car is totaled. I'm putting up pictures.

What happened:
Since it is vital to know the road I was on, might as well tell you where I live.
I was heading north bound on Highway 28 (Iowa 28) going the speed limit of 45 mph.
The other car was heading south on 28. She began swerving and I tried to get out of the way. She t-boned me on the driver's side. I went into the ditch. Not too far in. However, she went WAY into the ditch, as if there was speed involved on her part. I called 911 instantly and got police and ambulance. I was taken to the hospital. No major damage, just some bruising. I'm fine and she's fine. I just need to go car shopping again and set up a claim...my mom and Sam are at the police station right now.

The Pictures:


The front looks ok...


Left side view. Tire damaged...Both windows busted


Another left side view. Bumper gone...Dent more apparent


Rear view. Bumper gone...Left turn signal smashed


Right side view. Bumper gone...no apparent damage


Left side windows. All shattered...You can see the inside part of the car smashed into my stuff


EDIT: This is actually my car. I got confirmation from my mother and this was taken on the other side of the ravine.


Me going into the ambulance. I wasn't sure what extent my body suffered...so we were both taken to the hospital

(I'm finding the pic for the other car...it'll be up soon)


Results:
We're finally a claim as we speak. I had to write a statement. I'm not sure who the other driver was but she's from Des Moines. Also found out that it wasn't her car that she hit me with.


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Post by Gauz on Sat Feb 05, 2011 1:15 pm

Oh wow... that sucks.
I'm glad you're okay, though!
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Post by Rasq'uire'laskar on Sat Feb 05, 2011 1:18 pm

Good to know you're OK. Hope the insurance companies don't make you jump through the hoops.
Lessee here... it is legal to part a car out for cash if it's been totaled? I've done it before, but I wasn't doing it to sell the parts.

And this might sound odd, but for posterity's sake... what did it sound like?
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Post by Maeve on Sat Feb 05, 2011 1:32 pm

Rasq'uire'laskar wrote:Good to know you're OK. Hope the insurance companies don't make you jump through the hoops.
Lessee here... it is legal to part a car out for cash if it's been totaled? I've done it before, but I wasn't doing it to sell the parts.

And this might sound odd, but for posterity's sake... what did it sound like?
What did it sound like? It sounded like death really...

It was too real...like...You've seen it on tv...two cars hit...metal crunching...tires screeching...but what they don't show you...is the real trauma after the crash...I'm going to be haunted with the song that was playing during my crash...


And I loved this song...
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Post by TNine on Sat Feb 05, 2011 3:08 pm

Maeve wrote:
Rasq'uire'laskar wrote:Good to know you're OK. Hope the insurance companies don't make you jump through the hoops.
Lessee here... it is legal to part a car out for cash if it's been totaled? I've done it before, but I wasn't doing it to sell the parts.

And this might sound odd, but for posterity's sake... what did it sound like?
What did it sound like? It sounded like death really...

It was too real...like...You've seen it on tv...two cars hit...metal crunching...tires screeching...but what they don't show you...is the real trauma after the crash...I'm going to be haunted with the song that was playing during my crash...
[snip]
And I loved this song...
I know what you're talking about. I had a similar thing happen to me when i was skiing. I was going really fast (and i'm a really good skier so i mean really fast) and my ski caught a lip of ice. Went down hard, totally disoriented, got brought down by someone from the ski patrol. Didn't have a concussion, but it was surreal.

Edit: Oh and i hate that song.


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Post by PiEdude on Sat Feb 05, 2011 3:22 pm

Holy shit-fucker look at that body damage...
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Post by KristallNacht on Sat Feb 05, 2011 4:44 pm

you said its totaled but you haven't done a claim yet?


you are aware that the insurance company decides if its totalled or not, right?
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Post by Maeve on Sat Feb 05, 2011 9:54 pm

KristallNacht wrote:you said its totaled but you haven't done a claim yet?


you are aware that the insurance company decides if its totalled or not, right?
Fuck you...Can't you see the ENTIRE rear axle is trashed!?

It's totaled dip-shit...THINK before you post...
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Post by Lord Pheonix on Sat Feb 05, 2011 10:04 pm

In better news i've been in this vessel for another of your years.

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Post by KristallNacht on Sun Feb 06, 2011 2:23 am

Maeve wrote:
KristallNacht wrote:you said its totaled but you haven't done a claim yet?


you are aware that the insurance company decides if its totalled or not, right?
Fuck you...Can't you see the ENTIRE rear axle is trashed!?

It's totaled dip-shit...THINK before you post...

um, totalled means that repairs cost more than replacing the entire vehicle.
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Post by Rotaretilbo on Sun Feb 06, 2011 3:00 am

Do you realize how much it costs to repair an axle and the frame of the car? Unless that was a high end sports car, it's totaled.

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Post by KristallNacht on Sun Feb 06, 2011 2:42 pm

i just know that its easy to do

and no way an axle costs more than a whole car. entirely possible thats just the hub anyway
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Post by Rasq'uire'laskar on Sun Feb 06, 2011 4:18 pm

Sorry, NT. That's a Hundai Accent, a fairly entry-level car.

We're looking at hub, frame (Not just body, FRAME), and suspension damage, even if the axle itself is A-OK. Window needs replaced, interior is probably shot, bumper will have to be bought and re-mounted (Fortunately, that's pretty cheap)
The parts alone might not total the car (Probably will) but the labor costs will.

Really, there's times to be a contrarian, and times to extend your condolences. In this case, I extend my condolences to Maeve and hope she gets well soon.
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Post by Maeve on Sun Feb 06, 2011 10:30 pm

Rotaretilbo wrote:Do you realize how much it costs to repair an axle and the frame of the car? Unless that was a high end sports car, it's totaled.
Oh god no...it was just a normal car. In fact, after all the taxes...it was $3100. So if we attempt to even fix it...it'll be totaled... :/

EDIT: I'm alright. I am feeling so sore right now. My entire left side is really sore and the right side of my neck is sore. My friend said whiplash for my neck. I think my side was from the impact of the other car. I'll be fine...if I just take it easy for the next few days, I'll be fine.
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Post by CivBase on Sun Feb 06, 2011 10:35 pm

KristallNacht wrote:um, totalled means that repairs cost more than replacing the entire vehicle.
NT, the rear axel was smashed in. You don't fix a car's axle when it's destroyed; you buy a new car. She bought that thing used for $2,000. Do you honestly think repairs for that are going to be less than $2,000? It's reasonably safe to assume it's totaled. Please don't be a jerk.

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Post by KristallNacht on Sun Feb 06, 2011 10:56 pm

I'm sorry...

I mean...I'm only a mechanic....what would I know
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Post by CivBase on Sun Feb 06, 2011 11:21 pm

Apparently not enough. It's possible to express doubt that her car was totaled without being a jerk about it.

And it doesn't take a mechanic to know this kind of stuff -_-

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Post by Gauz on Mon Feb 07, 2011 12:25 am

Yeah but not everyone does know "that stuff".

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Post by Maeve on Mon Feb 07, 2011 12:32 am

Gauz wrote:Yeah but not everyone does know "that stuff".


But everyone knows enough of "that stuff" to tell when a car is totaled. My car is done. It's gone. It's not worth repairing. The repairs are more than what it's worth. I only got the thing for $3100 after taxes. Only problem was is it only had about 83,300 miles on it... Sad
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Post by Ascendant Justice on Mon Feb 07, 2011 5:30 am

KristallNacht wrote:I'm sorry...

I mean...I'm only a mechanic....what would I know

I thought you were a super omglookoutbadguy army person?
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Post by Ringleader on Mon Feb 07, 2011 11:12 am

My uncle works for Hyundai, he has the sweet hookups.
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Post by KristallNacht on Mon Feb 07, 2011 1:02 pm

Ascendant Justice wrote:
KristallNacht wrote:I'm sorry...

I mean...I'm only a mechanic....what would I know

I thought you were a super omglookoutbadguy army person?

Marine Corps Mechanic
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Post by A_Bearded_Swede on Mon Feb 07, 2011 1:40 pm

KristallNacht wrote:
Ascendant Justice wrote:
KristallNacht wrote:I'm sorry...

I mean...I'm only a mechanic....what would I know

I thought you were a super omglookoutbadguy army person?

Marine Corps Mechanic
I thought you learn how to fix stuff there.

Cause in the forces you're just fixing vehicles/equipment/whatever and being paid a solid salary.

As a civilian mechanic there are more things involved. They're charging people for time used fixing the vehicle, ordering the parts, paying the workers. That kind of stuff. All of which bumps the price of the fix. I know some mechanics that fix something in 2 hours and charge a day's worth of work. So, you need to keep those things in mind too.

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Post by TNine on Mon Feb 07, 2011 4:46 pm

Baconsen wrote:
KristallNacht wrote:
Ascendant Justice wrote:
KristallNacht wrote:I'm sorry...

I mean...I'm only a mechanic....what would I know

I thought you were a super omglookoutbadguy army person?

Marine Corps Mechanic
I thought you learn how to fix stuff there.

Cause in the forces you're just fixing vehicles/equipment/whatever and being paid a solid salary.

As a civilian mechanic there are more things involved. They're charging people for time used fixing the vehicle, ordering the parts, paying the workers. That kind of stuff. All of which bumps the price of the fix. I know some mechanics that fix something in 2 hours and charge a day's worth of work. So, you need to keep those things in mind too.
Not to mention that the kinda things you're gonna fix in the armed forces are gonna be a tad more expensive than $3100.
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Post by KristallNacht on Mon Feb 07, 2011 4:50 pm

Baconsen wrote:
As a civilian mechanic there are more things involved. They're charging people for time used fixing the vehicle, ordering the parts, paying the workers. That kind of stuff. All of which bumps the price of the fix. I know some mechanics that fix something in 2 hours and charge a day's worth of work. So, you need to keep those things in mind too.

oh yeah...forgot some people don't make an honest living
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