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A page goes over the PA system at school (work) yesterday afternoon (12/22) for the owner of a black Cadillac to contact the main office. My office is next door, so I walked over to find out what was up. I was told that my boss, the school's principal, hit my car as he was pulling out of his parking space (we were both backed in, my car parked on his right). He claims that he was looking left to make sure no one was coming as he turned the wheel to the right and he clipped the left front corner of my car with his Dodge Ram pickup (the bed in front of his right rear wheel is what caught onto my car). He claims to have hit my car and stopped, backing up as to not block traffic (more like get more attention paid to him). Today I learned from some witnesses that he hit the car, continued to give it gas, and subsequently caused more damage to my car and moved it a couple of inches in its space, then backed up. Attached are the pictures I took using a co-worker's digital camera. Not a great way to start the holidays off, nor celebrate a birthday (today).

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Edited by GMTruckGuy74

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Look at the bright side, at least you weren't driving your new Toyota Avalon...

(Stang Ducks)

Seriously...someone ran into my car last summer and just drove off...

Sorry to see this happen to the Caddy!

Edited by 66Stang

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Probably 15 years ago something like this happened to my Dad..he was at the grocery in a small town in Ohio in his (now my) '69 Mustang, and the mayor of the town backed into the rear quarter panel, denting it and the rear bumper corner. The mayor conveniently owned a body shop, paid to straighten the quarter and replace the bumper.

Both quarter panels had been replaced (along w/ the doors, front fenders, floors, rockers) about 10 years earlier in the resto.

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I would be so mad. I am sure there are so many emotions going through you after this, especially after your history so far with this car. I hope everything turns out perfect with the repair.

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Yeah, we had a problem a few months ago... my sister's Sunfire is normally parked in the street in front of the house... well, we have a turn around in front of the house and people turn boats on trailers at higher speeds... well, I guess someone finally clipped the car... leaving a bunch of red and black stripes... I hate people... Security cameras will be going up soon.

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Jeez!

Well, if you need any help getting the pieces, I'll happily assist :AH-HA:

I was heartbroken when the entire side was peeled off of my '95, but thanks to finding every single piece I needed used, the car was rebuilt & better than ever despite the age. We'll fix it...then again, in all honesty, now yours looks even more like the classic old lady example with crumpled corners. Ours were both scraped, albeit lightly.

It shall be fixed! Just consider it a little bruise!

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I hope you are finding some closure Roger and I know how frustrating this is during the holidays and your birthday. I really do. your thread. I just know how painful it is and how you feel. Please let us know what happens. You know who it is, it will be fixed and it can be fixed.

This is not the best way to spend a holiday and a birthday.

You have people here who want to help you.

Edited by NINETY EIGHT REGENCY

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Arg..... That sucks, GMT. Sorry that happened. Sure hope the principal takes care of it for you. Somehow, I don't think he stopped ... the car MOVED for goodness sakes.

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Your boss hits your Caddy = Instant raise.

Too bad I'm a public employee (teacher) and Rich <the principal> doesn't control that. Hopefully he'll remember to "forget" my name when the lay-off list is being generated as a way to say sorry for damaging my car.

Geico, Rich's insurance company, called me yesterday to accept full responsibility for the accident and offer their repair facility to expedite the repairs at no cost to me. They have a local shop in the town next to mine (very local & convenient) and I scheduled an appointment for this Saturday, 1/2/10 at 11:00 AM to meet with an adjuster. The adjuster will prepare the estimate by figuring out what has to be done, how they're going to do it, and how long it's going to take, but I'm leaving the car there on Saturday and driving away in a covered Enterprise "full-size car" rental on their tab. I will be sure to find out what new parts they will purchase, what used parts they intend to use, and if they plan to repair any of the existing parts on the car (like the fender). I will also ask to see if I can stop by the shop and see the car during the repairs (get some photos for my records) or if they will do it if I give them a disposable camera. I'll update this thread after my appointment on Saturday.

I attached some pictures of the damage I took with my own camera after the holidays to document the accident.

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Well at least you haven't been rear ended over, and, over, and over again, like ocnblu ... :smilewide:

Technically...this car got it at least once in the rear too, somewhat gently, as we found :AH-HA:

Otherwise, seems like the process is off to a decent start, and having gone through it twice with 2 Fleetwoods in years past, I'm here for Roger & any pointers.

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Well, I see the oral gal of delphi is still in lurve with me. Rear ended over and over? Really now. :smilewide:

Looks like some small moldings will have to be replaced, I hope they're still available from GM. The delicate hood edge molding, the cornering lamp reveal molding, the upper fender molding (I see the plastic chrome is bubbled, a problem with those from way back, we used to keep them in stock for warranty replacement, I'm saying it needs replaced because they should not leave it on and tape around it when they paint and it will be near impossible to remove without damaging it) and the wide lower bumper extension/fender molding. You'll need a bumper rub strip, too, and I cannot tell if the face bar is bent by the photos, I hope not. Fender and hood look repairable, definitely.

Good luck with the gecko in getting your Patrician Lady repaired and back to her former glory, Roger.

Edited by ocnblu

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Well, dropped the car off at the body shop on Saturday and Enterprise provided me with a 2009 Chevy Impala LT as my "full-size" rental car. They said that the car should be done by Friday, January 8th, assuming all of the parts they need arrive early in the week. Most of the stuff is still listed as "available" from GM, with only one part discontinued (and they'll search used for it). I will be sure to post pictures of it when I get it, and hopefully all goes smoothly.

Edited by GMTruckGuy74

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