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So this isn't my first time posting about my car being hit...I've been hit 4 or 5 times in the past year and a half (all the other times the car was parked--no one sees it!). This will probably be a bit lengthy though, there is a good story to go with it.
Friday night, I was having a fire in my backyard, I had just gotten out of work and made myself a drink. Didn't even finish my first drink by the time the cops came about a "noise complaint" even though there were only 8 of us (I usually have parties with 40-50 people at a time in my backyard with NO complaints).My neighbors are usually pretty decent and most of them have my number so if we do get loud they let me know.
I also know the cops pretty well and they never give us a hard time, they'd rather hang out by the fire with us than harass us, but work is work and orders must be followed; they told me to put out the fire and move it inside. So, we all decided that we'd go get something to eat at the deli my buddy works at a couple towns over. I took 2 passengers in the Prelude, and another of my friends took the rest.
On the way to get something to eat, I drove by a grammar/middle school where a 96ish Corolla was ripping around the parking lot, and then proceeded to burn out of the parking lot and follow me at about double my speed. He caught up to me in about 1/4 mile and rammed right into the back of my car! I slammed on the brakes and went to pull over, but he just went around me! At first I wouldn't let him pass, but I figured for both of our safety that I would let him do so, so I slowed to let him around, at which point he tried to outrun me...which is not really a feasible possibility...he took a right onto a side street and I would've continued pursuit but I got his license plate number, pulled over to the side of the road, and sat for a minute to relax and write his plate number down.
After a minute, we decided to continue to the deli to grab something to eat and cool off a bit...the other car full of people had gone a different direction towards the deli, so they had arrived several minutes before us and not even seen the events.
About 8 hours after the hit+run, I went with one of my passengers to the police station to file a report. When I gave the dispatch the license plate number I had written down, he said that vehicle had been involved in another accident later on that same morning...
The officer that came out to speak with my said they had run "my plate" at 4 am, and asked where my car was when they ran the plate. I said at home, I was in bed at 4 am. He thought I was the driver of the corolla! HAH...dumb.

Anyway, this kid with the Corolla was apparently VERY close to home, he was driving his parents' car at 20 years old at around 2:30 am, and ended up taking a turn too sharply too quickly after he hit me (probably when he tried outrunning me and I discontinued pursuit). He hit a couple of parked cars...when the cops showed up he refused to get out of his vehicle and had to be forcefully removed and then he was maced...he refused a breathalyzer, which in this state is an automatic revocation of a driver's license...this kid is screwed...he probably would've ended up a lot worse physically if he had stopped for me though...

but when I think about it...If it were me, and I had been drinking, and screwing around, driving my parents' car, and I rear-ended someone, I'd be like listen...I've been drinking and as long as you're ok let's take care of this in the morning--here's my information, my phone number, insurance etc., let's just deal with it later. But this kid couldn't have been 3 steps from sober...he is screwed now.

The prelude has seen better days...the rear bumper doesn't really look that bad, a lot of the impact I think was absorbed by the styrofoam. It did crack in the corner, and somehow the right rear quarterpanel got dented in.
 

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So this isn't my first time posting about my car being hit...I've been hit 4 or 5 times in the past year and a half (all the other times the car was parked--no one sees it!). This will probably be a bit lengthy though, there is a good story to go with it.
Friday night, I was having a fire in my backyard, I had just gotten out of work and made myself a drink. Didn't even finish my first drink by the time the cops came about a "noise complaint" even though there were only 8 of us (I usually have parties with 40-50 people at a time in my backyard with NO complaints).My neighbors are usually pretty decent and most of them have my number so if we do get loud they let me know.
I also know the cops pretty well and they never give us a hard time, they'd rather hang out by the fire with us than harass us, but work is work and orders must be followed; they told me to put out the fire and move it inside. So, we all decided that we'd go get something to eat at the deli my buddy works at a couple towns over. I took 2 passengers in the Prelude, and another of my friends took the rest.
On the way to get something to eat, I drove by a grammar/middle school where a 96ish Corolla was ripping around the parking lot, and then proceeded to burn out of the parking lot and follow me at about double my speed. He caught up to me in about 1/4 mile and rammed right into the back of my car! I slammed on the brakes and went to pull over, but he just went around me! At first I wouldn't let him pass, but I figured for both of our safety that I would let him do so, so I slowed to let him around, at which point he tried to outrun me...which is not really a feasible possibility...he took a right onto a side street and I would've continued pursuit but I got his license plate number, pulled over to the side of the road, and sat for a minute to relax and write his plate number down.
After a minute, we decided to continue to the deli to grab something to eat and cool off a bit...the other car full of people had gone a different direction towards the deli, so they had arrived several minutes before us and not even seen the events.
About 8 hours after the hit+run, I went with one of my passengers to the police station to file a report. When I gave the dispatch the license plate number I had written down, he said that vehicle had been involved in another accident later on that same morning...
The officer that came out to speak with my said they had run "my plate" at 4 am, and asked where my car was when they ran the plate. I said at home, I was in bed at 4 am. He thought I was the driver of the corolla! HAH...dumb.

Anyway, this kid with the Corolla was apparently VERY close to home, he was driving his parents' car at 20 years old at around 2:30 am, and ended up taking a turn too sharply too quickly after he hit me (probably when he tried outrunning me and I discontinued pursuit). He hit a couple of parked cars...when the cops showed up he refused to get out of his vehicle and had to be forcefully removed and then he was maced...he refused a breathalyzer, which in this state is an automatic revocation of a driver's license...this kid is screwed...he probably would've ended up a lot worse physically if he had stopped for me though...

but when I think about it...If it were me, and I had been drinking, and screwing around, driving my parents' car, and I rear-ended someone, I'd be like listen...I've been drinking and as long as you're ok let's take care of this in the morning--here's my information, my phone number, insurance etc., let's just deal with it later. But this kid couldn't have been 3 steps from sober...he is screwed now.

The prelude has seen better days...the rear bumper doesn't really look that bad, a lot of the impact I think was absorbed by the styrofoam. It did crack in the corner, and somehow the right rear quarterpanel got dented in.
ahh man..thats shitty dude. but yes i do everything. i can garentee you if you come to my shop it will be cheaper then anywhere else..promise

kid is a stupid bastard
 

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honestly price doesn't matter to me all i care is that the work is top rate. i'm pretty sick of going to the shop that I've been to the last 3 times--I've always had to go back because I wasn't 100% satisfied the first time. It shouldn't cost me anything, should all be covered by either my insurance company or his...I know that once you are OUI that your insurance will deny your benefits...but I have FULL coverage on my car, including $3000 for additional accessories, and 100,000 in uninsured/underinsured motorists...

If I do end up going to the same shop, it will only be for them to take care of everything else that they didn't finish 100% up to snuff.

But other than that I will get at you as soon as I hear from the insurance co. or w/e.
 

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honestly price doesn't matter to me all i care is that the work is top rate. i'm pretty sick of going to the shop that I've been to the last 3 times--I've always had to go back because I wasn't 100% satisfied the first time. It shouldn't cost me anything, should all be covered by either my insurance company or his...I know that once you are OUI that your insurance will deny your benefits...but I have FULL coverage on my car, including $3000 for additional accessories, and 100,000 in uninsured/underinsured motorists...

If I do end up going to the same shop, it will only be for them to take care of everything else that they didn't finish 100% up to snuff.

But other than that I will get at you as soon as I hear from the insurance co. or w/e.
i hear you. i got my car painted at this shop..now i work there. i wouldnt have taken my car to just any shop. since its a insurance job you can prolly make some money.

once you see my car, youll see the quality. top nothc man!! :)

but other then that let me know.

i sure would like that rad.:) i cant wait to put the new parts on and hit the dyno. my car sounds like weedwacker.
 

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First thing I would have done was called the police and let them know your location and that someone just hit you and what direction they are headed. Even if the accident didn't seem that bad, your passengers could have whiplash injury which doesn't seem to show up for 2-5 days in most cases, and they could sue you for failure to seek medical attention. At least you would have given them a chance to be looked at and probably released by the EMTs. That's just me though... i've been rear-ended before and will definitely handle it that way in the future.
 

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I'll talk to my buddy who's buying the car, not sure if he wants it on there or not. personally, I would like it, but I don't want to spend any more money on a car I'm selling...
Tomorrow the adjuster is coming and I'm going to pick up a rental, even though I don't need it...but I do pay for rental coverage--gotta take that off my policy.
I will go either tomorrow tonight or Weds. morning to pick up the radiator, plan on coming down Thursday/Friday AM.
 

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I'll talk to my buddy who's buying the car, not sure if he wants it on there or not. personally, I would like it, but I don't want to spend any more money on a car I'm selling...
Tomorrow the adjuster is coming and I'm going to pick up a rental, even though I don't need it...but I do pay for rental coverage--gotta take that off my policy.
I will go either tomorrow tonight or Weds. morning to pick up the radiator, plan on coming down Thursday/Friday AM.
sounds like a plan. maybe my shop can fix your car. make it look sweeeeeeet!:clappy:w00tz
 

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i'll honestly consider it. it got hit pretty hard i was looking underneath last night and the bumper support is pushed in and hitting the muffler hanger. i assume you can source parts pretty cheap so maybe bring a`digi and a notebook so you can lmk what we can do.
 

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so the adjuster came at like 10 am. did up an estimate for $1525. I said there is no shop that will fix it for that little. I took off the bumper cover so she could verify the frame had been pushed in and the bumper support was crushed, hoping to raise the estimate a bit. Instead, she dropped it down to $1200. I said, there is no way I'm taking a check for $1200 for this. Sooo...George if you want to do the work and have your shop finagle the money out of the ins. co. you're more than welcome to it. I'll help with body filling sanding and masking, I don't paint. I don't really need to make money off the deal, but a lil something would be nice, since you're obviously doing the work I would pay you for the time and materials, plus split any excess if it came down to it.
instead of replacing the bumper cover, which I'm sure could be had for about $100 shipped, she wrote in for 1.5 hours to repair the current one even though it is cracked at the corner. she wouldn't be reasoned with...
plus, I'm getting $150 for taillights that I already have...so that means all the body work is supposed to get done for $1100?!

Anyway, see you later this week. I got a Dodge Journey for a rental. It's kind of a cross between a nitro and a caliber. it's not awful...it's got sirius satellite radio. 3 row seats. soccermomobile for sure. I'd let my gf whip it if we had kids haha.
 

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so the adjuster came at like 10 am. did up an estimate for $1525. I said there is no shop that will fix it for that little. I took off the bumper cover so she could verify the frame had been pushed in and the bumper support was crushed, hoping to raise the estimate a bit. Instead, she dropped it down to $1200. I said, there is no way I'm taking a check for $1200 for this. Sooo...George if you want to do the work and have your shop finagle the money out of the ins. co. you're more than welcome to it. I'll help with body filling sanding and masking, I don't paint. I don't really need to make money off the deal, but a lil something would be nice, since you're obviously doing the work I would pay you for the time and materials, plus split any excess if it came down to it.
instead of replacing the bumper cover, which I'm sure could be had for about $100 shipped, she wrote in for 1.5 hours to repair the current one even though it is cracked at the corner. she wouldn't be reasoned with...
plus, I'm getting $150 for taillights that I already have...so that means all the body work is supposed to get done for $1100?!

Anyway, see you later this week. I got a Dodge Journey for a rental. It's kind of a cross between a nitro and a caliber. it's not awful...it's got sirius satellite radio. 3 row seats. soccermomobile for sure. I'd let my gf whip it if we had kids haha.
well what will happen is the insurance adjuster will write you a estimate. we take that estimate and see what she/he has estimated for repairs. If we find more damnage not listed in the estimate, we just let the adjuster know and she/he will have to come look at. (called supplement) I do it all the time. i have know idea what your car looks like so i cant tell you if thats correct or not.

when i go look at the damage this week..i hope its this week :). i can give you an idea.

but if you want to help and have a hand in the proccess that would be fine. we can get it done faster.
 

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i'm very familiar with supplements...this is like the 4th or 5th time the car's been hit, every other time it was parked. the insurance company shortchanged the original estimates every time, one was $2400 and the work ended up "costing" $3600. I mean it seems low because the ins. co. only pays the body shop $38 an hour...which is the same standard rate that it has been for at least the past 8 years in MA.
I'm selling the car, but it is to a friend, so the parts don't have to be OEM but it's got to look good.
 
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