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C&G strikes again

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OK, this is getting ridiculous.

Coming home from work yesterday, traffic was slowing as is normal during rush hour. I was in the fast lane, having just slowed from 60+ miles per hour to about five. I didn't even see it coming behind me - a woman in a white 96 Maxima didn't notice that traffic had slowed, and plowed into the back of a Land Rover Discovery, who must have been right on my tail. He smashed into my car, and dazed, I rolled into the guy in front of me:

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This is the guy who hit me. Not too bad - he did break his washer fluid resovoir:

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This is what he did to me:

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And this is from me hitting the guy in front of me. The nose of my car is actually not that bad:

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blech. I'm fine - just a little stiff. The guy I hit was fine. they guy who hit me was fine, though I assume he'll be more sore than I am today. The lady in the Maxima was OK overall - she had cuts and bruises, but nothing too serious. She had a little girl in the car that couldn't have been more than three, whose face was cut up. She's probably going to have two black eyes this morning. Paramedics took them to the hospital, but I think they'll be OK. They were both aware and walking around after the accident.

It's just a car - nobody was seriously hurt.

Dammit, I like that car...

-RBB

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Glad you're OK, that's what's important.

No worries, Mazdas are tough cars. That shouldn't too bad to fix. Reminds me of our 626 when we got sandwiched. A van rear-ended into us and pushed us into the car in front.

But if there is a C&G curse for accidents lately, thank goodness I don't need to drive recently... :P

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You're very lucky the LR didn't bend either of your rear quarters with how much they wrap around on the top of the Mazda6. You'll only need a new trunk and bumper. They'll fix it for sure (better than totalling IMO). I'm not seeing any damage on the front at all...

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Glad to hear you're okay. Sorry about your car.

The accidents lately have been ridiculous--so many! People on the road here have been a little more psychotic than normal. Thank God only 2 more weeks left of work, and then I can stay off the road for a while!

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Damn bumper mismatch... :(

Yeah, tell me about it. Although he hit me hard enough, it probably still would have done quite a bit even if it had been a car.

You're very lucky the LR didn't bend either of your rear quarters with how much they wrap around on the top of the Mazda6. You'll only need a new trunk and bumper. They'll fix it for sure (better than totalling IMO). I'm not seeing any damage on the front at all...

Yeah, very lucky indeed. I do worry that the bumper smooshed the mount for the rear anti-sway bar, though. That might make things more complex:

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The front bumper is fine - didn't even scratch the paint. Just need a new license plate bracket.

I feel bad for Reg, too. You hit his Diamante.

:lol:

Hmm... time to take the GA for a ride... See if someone totals it for me... collect money. :lol:

:lol:

Thanks all.

-RBB

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Sorry about the crash man, I've been there recently and it royally sucks. This just proves that Missouri drivers are horrible, things like that happen in Springfield all the time.

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Mount for the rear swaybar? :huh: That would be way forward of where your primary damage is.

If you're talking about the black rubber thing in the picture... that's a muffler hanger. It does look like your trunk floor is crinkled though. Trunk floors always surprise me at how well they pull back out. Yellow is a bear to match, I hope the bodyshop that fixes it does a good job for you, RBB.

I'm glad you're ok and I hope the car is back to you soon.

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what's up w/ this "curse"!!!!! good you're ok.

Sorry about the crash man, I've been there recently and it royally sucks.  This just proves that Missouri drivers are horrible, things like that happen in Springfield all the time.

you count yourself among them?.... i don't , but i'm on the other side of the state.

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I'm not from here, and Springfield area drivers are terrible, the only worse ones are the old people in Branson.

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damn that sucks...

When did this curse presumably start? My Achviea was hit (and totaled) April 17th

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Holy cow, RBB ... very sorry :(.

Hmm...maybe I'll start walking everywhere for a while.....

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damn that sucks...

When did this curse presumably start? My Achviea was hit (and totaled) April 17th

I think Fly's encounter with the Tundra started it. :unsure:

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So I got the insurance estimate based on a visual inspection by a claims agent.

$6700, all told, with a list of replacement parts 3 pages long. Included:

Repl rear floor pan

Rpr RT Rear rail assy

Rpr LT Rear rail assy

Repl Floor c'member

I assume that means they think the structure in the rear is compromised? It's at the dealer now for an official estimate.

Fault was completely assigned to the lady in the Maxima - none of the rest of us are at fault at all. The Disco's been totaled, and her 50K limit for damages may not be enough to cover all four cars. My insurance (same co. as hers) says they will cover the difference on my policy, and I may not have to pay a deductible.

-RBB

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Yup, those rails are the frame on a unibody car like yours. That's kind of a big deal. They're welded to the trunk floor. I guess the "rear crossmember" is the rear body panel. It's that vertical panel that the trunk lid striker is mounted to, it goes the width of the car and is welded to the trunk floor and quarter panels.

If you care to, I'm interested in hearing the jist of the "official estimate" when you get it. Thanks in advance.

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