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Head-on collision between Datsun & BMW...

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I finished my Christmas shopping at the Phesant Lane Mall in

Nashua, New Hampshire at about 6:30pm on Friday. Left the

mall in the Datsun, pulled out onto Daniel Webster Highway

a few minutes later at a green light & put on my left blinker.

I'm just about to turn, having yielded to a few cars leaving

the Costco across the street, but just as I start rolling at

about 15mph I slam on my brakes because I realise that one

car in particular is not stopping at the red, in fact a set of

HIDs is headed for me at a very scarry rate.

I had about 1.5 seconds to react, I pull back in my seat and

push the shifter into neutral, for a split second I think, this

LOOKS scarry but he's got plenty of room to swerve around

me... right?!

Nope. Not only was this guy speeding by about 15mph,

he also blatantly ran a red light, but worst of all he was

somehow completely distracted and never even tapped his

brakes.

The impact was almost exactly head-on, our drivers sides

hit, I think he was going about 40mph or 45mph, it felt like

70mph but either way he never even applied his brakes.

The Datsun's unibody did an excellent job of protecting me,

not as well as the 2003 BMW 328xi touring's but than again

if I had a B-body or some other big BOF vehicle I would

have been better off.

I got spun around and pushed back halfway across the

intersection. My adrenaline was pumping hardcore. My back,

neck, wrists, and esp. knees are seriously hurting now but

at the sceene of the accident I made the mistake of saying

I thought I was alright. The other driver cut up his scalp

pretty bad on the Bimmer's A-pillar, he was bleeding pretty

bad. Thank got the cops documented everything and I have

a witness, the guy who was behind the BMW stopped and

gave me his info, saying that he can testify that the guy

ran a red, was speeding & obviously distracted since he

made no attempt to swerve around me even though there

was plenty of space.

I'm hurting, tired and sleep depraved from my three jobs &

overtime at UPS, but that's the basics & here's some photos:

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oh my... im so sorry to hear about this... glad to hear you're mostly okay tho...

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Aww, that poor Datsun! Stupid f@#king dumb $h!s who deserve nothing more than to be killed slowly with rusty knife.

I'm so sorry this happened to you Sixty8, and that you're injured by it, hopefully you get all of the compensation you need and then some.

:(

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Wow. Glad you're ok with no serious injuries, and hopefully the aches and pains will go away soon. The crumple zone in the Datsun did its job. And you also had a minor accident just a couple weeks ago, if I recall correctly.

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Jeezus Sixty8, I'm so sorry to hear this, but glad to hear you're still in one piece. Here's to a speedy recovery.

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Sixty8, thank God you're ok. My prayers go out to you. I hope that this all gets cleaned up as quickly as possible.

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Even though its always sad to see... but cars can be replaced... people cannot.... your ok and thats what matters most.

Hope your feeling better.

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Sorry to hear you got hurt. And during peak at UPS. Not cool.

BTW: What do you do at UPS? I've been pushing 55 hours a week recently not including lunch, as a "part-time" Supervisor. I look forward to Christmas being over.

For those that don't work for UPS. We at UPS do WAY more than any of you could imagine to make sure you get your gifts on time. If you see a UPS employee (Driver, Loader, Supervisor, Manager, Accoutant), make sure to thank them for all their hard work. They more than deserve it.

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Holy crap, Sixty8 ... very sorry that happened to ya. Glad nobody was seriously injured.

But, that sucks big time :(.

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:(Oh no, man. I hope you heal up quickly. If this happened on Friday, hopefully you saw a doctor asap. That little Datsun served you well. Did you have two of those? Is that the one I rode in when you came down to visit? The BMW is most likely hiding some structural damage, looking at what it did to your car, it has to be.

I hope everything gets worked out quickly for you, Sly. Take care of yourself, kind sir.

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Damn! That 3er took it like a champ!

Glad to hear you made it out of that in one piece. Here's to hoping you feel better and have a good x-mas. :alcoholic:

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damn good to see your okay!

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Damn!

F'in idiot trashed your car. People like that shouldn't own nice cars.

I'll echo the above, go see a doc and make sure your going to be ok with no lasting effects.

Give that SOB a good fleecing if you can.

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Wow, Sixty. Sorry to hear this. I'm glad you are OK.

Looks like your Datsun took one for the team. She's probably gone, but you're still here and that's the important thing.

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Damn!

F'in idiot trashed your car. People like that shouldn't be allowed to drive cars.

I'll echo the above, go see a doc and make sure your going to be ok with no lasting effects.

Give that SOB a good fleecing if you can.

Fixed, and since he was driving a BMW, odds are you can get a good chunk out of his stupid ass.

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Damn Sly, that sucks.....

The most important thing is that you are ok (and hopefully only sore)

Poor Datsun...but at least it took care of you...

Hope you feel better soon.....

I think that guy should buy you a new Datsun....

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Sorry to hear about this. That car had character, something you can say for about 10 percent of Japanese cars. Hope you aren't hurtin' too much. I almost can't help but think that you might have jinxed yourself in the car-in-a-ditch spotting thread.

Anyway, get well soon and sorry your little sport sedan is destroyed.

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Glad to read that you are okay, but I think you should see a doctor about your pains.

And a Lawyer.

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Damn Sly, that sucks.....

The most important thing is that you are ok (and hopefully only sore)

Poor Datsun...but at least it took care of you...

Hope you feel better soon.....

I think that guy should buy you a new Datsun....

Or at least a new Camry! :)

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