[elky] Re: Crash!

Might have been. It was a long time ago.
Here's my brake light <http://www.myelcamino.net/trick.htm>.

JC

On Wed, Oct 5, 2011 at 7:05 AM, <STILLFRANKSFAULT@xxxxxxx> wrote:

> **
> it must have been Kelly.
>
> Smokey Mt Frank
>
>  In a message dated 10/5/2011 8:02:55 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
> jryan@xxxxxxxxxxxx writes:
>
> 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<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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