[elky] Re: Crash!

Nope, not that I remember.


On Oct 5, 2011, at 6:53 AM, John Christensen wrote:

> 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. 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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