[elky] Re: Crash!

Jared I think???
JC

On Wed, Oct 5, 2011 at 6:49 AM, <STILLFRANKSFAULT@xxxxxxx> wrote:

> **
> John didn't I send you a brake light for inside the window, or was that
> someone else. Now I'm not sure, or did you change it?
>
> Smokey Mt Frank
>
>  In a message dated 10/5/2011 7:34:29 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
> johncgg@xxxxxxxxx writes:
>
> Sorry to hear about this Chris!!! I borrowed a Saab 900 convertible that
> belonged to my boss, just long enough to meet Cindy and Nate when he was
> buying a car (we were short a car at the time, and Cindy had dropped me at
> work). I was waiting to turn left, and this little old lady just did not
> stop. I could see it coming too. Didn't make her hit me any softer. I was at
> a ddead stop. Couldn't do a thing. It's the insurance hassle that is worse
> than anything. No one was hurt.
> THIRD BRAKE LIGHT is a must on our style cars. The bumper is really low,
> and the lights are small and dim. This is the one I 
> have<http://www.jcwhitney.com/mini-led-brake-light/taillight/clearance/p2003590.jcwx>.
> Robert has more LED's in his light bar. It is worth the $20.
>
> I HAVE been hit by a semi in mine. It was a less than 5 mph hit. His foot
> was off the brake at a stop, and he didn't realize he was rolling. He hit me
> so square it didn't do a thing. I had the stock bumper at the time.
>
> Good luck with all the insurance hassle.
> JC
>
> On Mon, Oct 3, 2011 at 12:41 PM, Robert Adams <elcam84@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
>>
>>                       Arghh.
>>
>>                         Well doesn't look too bad. Looks like a bumper,
>> bumper shocks maybe a bumper filler then a little paint and body work.
>>
>>
>>  On Mon, Oct 3, 2011 at 8:30 AM, Chris Lindh <chris@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>wrote:
>>
>>> It was Grandma, taking her grandson to his baseball game.  She was in a
>>> hurry and didn't see me stopped... (maybe I need a 3rd tail light).
>>>
>>
>>             Couldn't see the large vehicle stopped in the road in front of
>> her. Hmm
>>
>>
>>>
>>> She had her daughter come pick up the grandson, but when they tried to
>>> leave the officer announced through his loudspeaker that the occupant could
>>> not leave until he was finished with the process.  Grandma received a
>>> citation for following too closely.  (I have learned that sometimes it is
>>> best to slow down to get things done quickly.)
>>>
>>
>>           I'm surprised she got a ticket for that. Most states they can't
>> give tickets like that if it wasn't witnessed by an officer. A very gray
>> area.
>>
>>
>>>
>>> Weather: clear, time 6PM, she was driving a Honda Accord.  Her bumper
>>> cover received minor damage.  Her hood had dents from a previous incident...
>>>
>>
>>              Hmm
>>
>>
>>>
>>> While I was waiting to turn in my wife and boys turned in coming the
>>> opposite direction in the G35, then it happened.  My oldest was upset
>>> thinking I got hurt.
>>>
>>
>>
>>               Reminds me of the dirt bike days. We were more worried if
>> the bike was broken. Jeff can heal him self we have to fix the bike. :) :)
>>  Used to give him a hard time about that...
>>
>>
>>
>>>
>>> The crazy part is Grandma wanted me to just let it slide... she thought
>>> my bumper could just be "pulled out".  I'd like Grandma to work in a body
>>> shop for a few months...
>>>
>>
>>
>>                 Uh no. It's more than just pulling a bumper out as it's
>> bent and the bumper shocks have to be replaced after an accident as well. If
>> she damaged the tailgate that's a huge cost to replace.
>>
>>
>>>
>>> ...and, at another time in my life it might have been a bummer, but I'm
>>> mellowing...
>>
>>
>>
>>                Yeah know what you mean. Wasn't too upset when Alex
>> crunched the PT cruiser. Well cause it wasn't her fault is why....  It's
>> more the inconvenience of having to deal with rental cars talking to ins
>> people and all that run around and then waiting for them to pay etc...
>>
>>
>>
>>> it could have been worse (it wasn't an 18 wheeler!).  The damage is
>>> minimal.  I would have been aggravated if it was any of the other cars.  The
>>> El Camino paint is rough, there are rust spots popping up all over, the
>>> drivers door is full of bondo (I have a spare) and the tailgate has bondo
>>> cracking off AND had a giant limb fall on it (I have a spare tailgate too).
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>                Ugh...   Well you will have some funds to put into the elky
>> now. Take the check and do most of it your self.  I looked over the repair
>> bill for the PT and was not impressed with the hourly fees. They were
>> obviously padding the bill a bunch. $500 worth of parts retail and the
>> repair was over 2K. They billed 8hrs for mixing paint. The whole job from
>> beginning to end would have taken a shop less than 8hrs total. I know I'd
>> never take a car there. Will suggest to allstate they audit the shops fee
>> and time schedule for repairs cause it's way over book rate.
>>
>>                 Had I known they were going to charge the other ins
>> company that much I would have done the repairs myself and made over 1K in
>> profit...
>>
>>
>>
>>                   Robert Adams
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Mon, Oct 3, 2011 at 9:08 AM, <STILLFRANKSFAULT@xxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>
>>>>  Bummer, never a good time for that. was (she) on a cell phone? Putting
>>>> on makeup? Are you OK? Weather conditions? Wet?
>>>> what was (she) driving?
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Smokey Mt Frank
>>>>
>>>>  In a message dated 10/3/2011 9:01:21 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
>>>> chris@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx writes:
>>>>
>>>> "Vehicles 1 and 2 were traveling south on (Main) Road approaching it`s
>>>> intersection with
>>>> (Neighborhood) Drive. Vehicle 2 stopped in preparation for turning left
>>>> onto (Neighborhood)
>>>> Drive, waiting on oncoming (northbound) traffic. Vehicle 1 was not able
>>>> to stop in time,
>>>> and struck the rear of vehicle 2 after swerving to the right in an
>>>> attempt to avoid
>>>> impact.
>>>> Driver 2 stated that he was waiting on oncoming traffic to pass so he
>>>> could make a left
>>>> turn onto (Neighborhood) Drive when his vehicle was struck in the rear.
>>>> Driver 1 stated that she did not see that vehicle 2 had stopped in time.
>>>> She said that
>>>> she attempted to stop in time, and tried to swerve to avoid striking
>>>> vehicle 2, but she
>>>> was not able to do so in time."
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>

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