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6BALLMAN SparkPoints: (101,027)
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4/21/12 2:52 P

TYVM for the well wishes everyone.
I went out car shopping today and had a negative experience...big shock...I so hate car shopping. The salesman was so focused on his need to sell me a vehicle that he stopped listening to my need to SHOP for a vehicle. He was very disappointed that after three weeks I wasn't desperate for a car...LoL
Too bad for him...with only a slightly different approach he could have sold me a vehicle.
Fortunately for me, there are millions of fish in this sea.

ANARIE Posts: 13,205
4/20/12 4:46 P

A few weeks ago, the (failed-launch, living at home) son of one of my coworkers did exactly what this guy did to you. He wasn't texting or talking on the phone or anything; he just wasn't paying attention. It was on a divided street, and he sort of forgot that there was another set of lanes on the other side of the median. He is now working an extra half-time job in addition to his full-time job because that was the family's only car. Apparently she's making him pay the full cost of a brand new car, minus the little bit they got from insurance on the totaled one. I have to admit, though, that I have come close to doing the same thing at the same intersection.

Another coworker has chronic neck pains because she was rear-ended by a woman driving a cell phone-- who didn't hang up even after the accident! Turned out it was the FOURTH TIME the woman had done exactly the same thing, and she TOLD her victim that she didn't care-- "I can afford the insurance." I'm sorry, but if you cause four injury accidents, you should be in jail.

On the other hand, my truck (and 5 others) got hit in the parking lot by a neighbor who was on Ambien and went out sleep-driving, and his insurance paid me for every little ding and scrape on my 12-year-old pickup. That adjuster found things "wrong" that I couldn't even see, and at one point I had to tell him twice that one of the scrapes was 10 years old and the other car hadn't even touched that side.

Anyway, glad to hear that no one was hurt, and here's hoping the insurance company comes through for you.

DIETER27 Posts: 8,984
4/20/12 4:12 P

Sorry to hear that emoticon but very glad you are ok!

SONICB Posts: 4,381
4/20/12 4:10 P

Really sorry to hear about the car crash, but glad to hear that you're okay. Hope no one was hurt. My only major car crash was due to a Jimmy John's delivery guy speeding through a flashing red light late at night, and he plowed right through the driver side of my car. I wasn't hurt, but it ruined my car's front suspension (among other things) and cost $6000 to repair. Luckily, I wasn't at fault and my car insurance covered most of it!

CAMEOSUN SparkPoints: (86,617)
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4/20/12 1:56 P

Not today but last summer. Sitting in my truck in a parking lot and "wham." Back end was hit by a teen driver. Her family paid [didn't want her insurance to go up] to have my truck took 3 months having to drive around with a dent though.

It is a pain, at least no one was hurt.

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4/20/12 12:34 A

Yes, up 1 lb. in water weight. Had salty cheese!

4/19/12 11:26 P

That bites, hope you are ok. That is a constant worry for me since I am on the freeway alot; still trying to find a nursing job close to home but even nursing is stalling in hiring.

JANIEWWJD SparkPoints: (599,871)
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4/19/12 11:19 P

Oh no; are you OK?

FENWAYGIRL18 Posts: 5,868
4/19/12 10:43 P

no but sorry to hear that ... hope your ok

KKLENNERT809 Posts: 10,742
4/19/12 9:43 P

No, so sorry to hear that

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BHSKITTYKATT SparkPoints: (101,258)
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4/19/12 7:05 P

At least you are okay, and the other driver's insurance should cover things.

Hubby recently smushed up my car. It was partially his fault, and partially the other driver's (he was slowly pulling out in front of a blind curve). Smashed up my front bumper, fender, headlight, and hood. Gonna cost a few hundred to replace, and it's not going to be pretty. We only have liability insurance, so all the repairs are out-of-pocket. I'm making Hubby help me pay for the parts, and he gets to install them all!

4/19/12 5:15 P

I'm sorry to hear that! emoticon I'm glad you are okay though!

JEFFGIRL Posts: 11,272
4/19/12 5:12 P

No. So sorry. However not too long ago man backed out into me and caused over $1,000 worth of damage. His fault so his insurance covered it. BUT after that our insurance went up quite a bit. Go figure.

CRYSTALDANCER SparkPoints: (108,746)
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4/19/12 5:07 P

Wow! I'm glad you're ok!

KELEKONA Posts: 605
4/19/12 4:22 P

I feel for you. I managed to hip-bump a concrete barrier with the station wagon a while ago, then the hubby caught the other side on our duplex-mate's bumper a few weeks later.

We got extra mirrors after that.

I forgot the car that required buying the lemon to replace. Some day I will own a car that's only five years old. Basically, I only got smacked hard enough to trigger the fuel shutoff, but anyone who saw the underside gave me funny looks whenever I told them I was still taking it on the highway. Road salt does horrible things to the frame.

Edited by: KELEKONA at: 4/19/2012 (16:29)
WORLDSERIES11 SparkPoints: (273,543)
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4/19/12 4:05 P

luckily no

MMHELGESON5 Posts: 31,401
4/19/12 4:00 P

I haven't had a fender bender in quite a few years. Now that I've said that.......

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4/19/12 3:53 P

I had a very small fender bender 3 years ago in the parking lot of a grocery store. I was backing out and this driver stopped instead of just keeping on driving and I dinged her left rear fender. $700 in damage and more than that in the increase to my insurance. they will get us one way or the other.

We own a crossover GMC and the rear visibility is terrible.

MONTREAL12 Posts: 4,191
4/19/12 3:44 P

Not today; but I have been rear-ended a few times; cell-phones were involved! Good luck; have a good balance of the day~

6BALLMAN SparkPoints: (101,027)
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4/19/12 3:19 P

...still shopping for a new ride. My grandson lent me his car in the interim.

6BALLMAN SparkPoints: (101,027)
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3/27/12 11:05 A

glad you are is a testament to how they build them nowadays...the cars break but not the people inside them.

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3/26/12 10:34 P

I rolled our car 5 years ago - I was slowing down because it was snowing and I slid off the road anyway. I wasn't hurt. Totaled the car!

6BALLMAN SparkPoints: (101,027)
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3/26/12 9:14 P

I am fine and the other driver was OK as well. Thanks everyone for the well wishes!

JOANIEBUG46 Posts: 4,214
3/26/12 11:10 A

Well, the bright side is that it wasn't YOUR fault and you're up and writing about it today, so you must be OK?? I'm sure you're hurting, but remember, the car can be replaced!!

3/26/12 11:08 A

Sorry to hear of your bad experience. I hope you are ok!!

3/26/12 11:05 A

Oh wow! So sorry but glad to hear everyone is ok.

My 7 year old daughter crashed her bike this weekend. I had to take her to the ER, her face is all scrapped up and swollen and so is her collarbone. I just wanted to make sure she didn't fracture something. She flipped over her handlebars right onto her face.

RICCILYNN Posts: 2,454
3/26/12 9:58 A

Been there, at least to some degree! A few years ago my ex and I were driving home when an idiot college student came flying backwards out of his driveway without looking at oncoming traffic! Boom, right into the front side of my car! $3500 later it was fixed but not without a lot of aggravation... even with him saying "this is 100% my fault" his insurance nickled and dimed me over a couple parts that they claimed would have been improvements to the car (a new front tire and some hub that is made out of solid steel and would never wear out in a lifetime of driving)... I didn't even know about that until the day I was supposed to go pick up my car! I did get them to back down on the tire since I had proof that I had just had it replaced 2 weeks before the accident... make sure you stick to your guns over every little detail with the guy's insurance so you don't wind up screwed over something!!

DIGIT00 Posts: 8,835
3/26/12 7:40 A

Glad you are ok!

FITFABME2 Posts: 3,944
3/26/12 12:27 A

Poor you! Hope you are ok! It was a car accident a few years back that triggered my weight gain...hard to move when you have back pain...thankfully that is over...and I am much stronger now if, Heaven forbid, some texter rear ends me again. I will be tougher now!

JANIEWWJD SparkPoints: (599,871)
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3/26/12 12:13 A

No, thank God.

KNITTINGNAN SparkPoints: (18,076)
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3/26/12 12:01 A

We just ordered a new Equinox to replace our one year-old Equinox that was rear-ended by a 16 year-old "texter". Though his insurance covered the damage, we had to wheel and deal with his company about a rental, where we wanted the car repaired, and how we wanted the car repaired. We are retired, so we didn't have to miss work to do all of this, but the inconvenience and aggravation was overwhelming. A month later we got our car back, but it's not the same, so we ordered a new one, which began another month of aggravation as e had to deal with car salesmen!@#$%#@!^& Good luck, and be glad that you were not hurt.

2BEATIT1 Posts: 3,162
3/25/12 9:36 P

Sorry for your misfortune. Both accidents I have been in were single car and weather related.
However I have to say there are a lot of distracted drivers out there between using cell phones even when against the law and having their blaring music on and rapping to it.
I think the fines have to be deeper and where it hurts before people smarten up.

6BALLMAN SparkPoints: (101,027)
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3/25/12 9:33 P

Both drivers ok...both vehicles...not so much

REBCCA SparkPoints: (420,646)
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3/25/12 9:15 P

No did not crash my car today, and sorry to hear this happened to you.
Sounds like you are okay? Hope so!!

6BALLMAN SparkPoints: (101,027)
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3/25/12 9:10 P

I was just trundling this guy in a pick 'em up turned left right in front of me! BLAM!!! The car is totaled (I think) and his truck is for sure...

Edited by: 6BALLMAN at: 3/25/2012 (21:34)
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