View Full Version : O/T:What a day, wrecked the car... (pics inside)

09-06-2008, 09:57 AM
Not sure if this belonged here, or other cars. So if it needs to be moved, thats ok..

Thursday, On my way to work...

I never quite made it..


Sorry for the crappy cell phone pics..

I was in the subaru wagon. The first accident had just finished happening, an impala, and a camry hydroplaned, and spun around in the center lane, when I passed it. Guy, and his girlfreind were jumping out of the car. I slowed to about 5 mph not knowing if they were going to run in front of me or not. The Honda behind me, was also going as slow as me. The Mercury Mountianeer never hit his brakes, going full highway speed or better.

I have a sore back, and drove home.

The Honda, beleive it or not, walked into the ambulance. Of course, he did not dirve his car home.

The Mercury, who caused the accident, with 2 or 3 passengers, all under aged, no one in the car had a license, or insurance, or had a seat belt on. All left via ambulance, all on a stretcher board.

The Subaru is worse then the pics let on. The side panals are wrinkled in on both sides, indicating frame damage, the muffler fell off when I drove off after it was all said and done, interior damage, cracked windshield (dont ask, dont know).

left the accident, and went straight to my chiropractor. He found that I had lost about 10-15% of movement in my back, and neck, but lack of pain, and no other physical findings, he was quite impressed in how well I held up..
I am thinking, and hoping, the Subaru is totaled. The body shop thinks it probly wont be, but wont know till he gets it up on the rack. I took the spare tire down, under the car, and looked at the M frame. All 4 arms of the M are buckled, and crushed. All welds are broken. The center section of the M is where my trailer hitch mounts. So even if they repair it, is it going to be safe to tow a trailer. The D-Pillars, on both sides of creases in them, cracked windsheild, interior damage. No air bags popped. The rear bumper is wasted, as well as the trailer hitch.

The rear suspension is a little off too. I had it looked at by a shop, and they cant see any damage, but when I go over some bumps, the back end wobles instead of just going smoothly over the bumps.

KBB gives it a value of 18,305. so it would need about 13000 in damage to total it out..

09-06-2008, 02:34 PM
Wow. Glad to hear your okay. How old were the folks in the Mountaineer?

09-06-2008, 03:40 PM
Nees the headache from all the legal actions verse underage/noninsured drivers. My buddy had a 15yr old kid hit his car, send it sliding into his mom's car and then knocked his brothers bike hard into the fence. the frist car was totalled and the others just a bunch of body damage. they foudn the kid and are having to go through court and a bunch of crap just trying to money to fix everything. great to hear your good though, and good luck. (I got worried when i saw you wrecked your car after talking about us gp!)

09-06-2008, 04:01 PM
That subaru is gone.... my bro's 2001 ford ranger had a little front end damage, and that totaled it.

09-06-2008, 04:28 PM

09-06-2008, 06:42 PM
Wow. Glad to hear your okay. How old were the folks in the Mountaineer?


09-06-2008, 07:00 PM
You can always tell which car is the import in a crash >_>

09-07-2008, 01:34 AM
You can always tell which car is the import in a crash >_>

Yes they tend to have very soft crush zones, but if you notice, the passenger compartment held up very well. That's what they are designed to do. With that said, I would rather be driving a good strong vehicle in a sea of crash-friendly cars.

09-07-2008, 02:58 AM
Ouch! I'm glad everyone turned out alright, even those in the Mountaineer!