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Old 05-13-2013, 02:40 PM   #1
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So, after the posts I've seen of people having their cars totaled, I joined the club. I was driving home from work yesterday when a drunk driver ran a red light and smashed my front end in. My light had just turned green, and as i got halfway through the intersection, a sedan appeared out of no where coming from my left, perpendicular to my lane, and hit the front of my car. Airbags deployed, frames bent, etc. My brothers a mechanic and says hes pretty sure its done. I'm fine, no damages to myself which i am truly grateful for; only thing on my mind was how I'd break the news to the parents, as it was mothers day.
So, my baby's ruined... Others would just say, oh its a car, i can get another, insurance will cover it. but this is my first car; my pride and joy, ive put 2 years of parts, detailing, and love into this machine; its crazy how it can be taken away in the split of a second.
I guess its time to think positive and consider a new car; I can't afford a gt, but i may go with the 2011+v6. We'll just see what I can get back on the car from insurance.
You'd never expect it to happen to you. Theres a lot of stupid drivers out there. Take extra care out there guys and gals, you never know when you'll be in the wrong place at the wrong time.













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Dang..... That SUCKS! Did you get out and beat the shat out of the guy that hit you? You're right, it only takes a second and it could be all gone in a flash. Thats good that you're not hurt.
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Sorry for your loss Jay. Glad your ok but keep your head up everything happens for a reason. Maybe your next pride and joy is just waiting for you to pick it up. Good luck man and sorry bro.
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Dang..... That SUCKS! Did you get out and beat the shat out of the guy that hit you? You're right, it only takes a second and it could be all gone in a flash. Thats good that you're not hurt.
haha well he drove off. they found him at the gas station down the road
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Nice so not only will they get him on a DUI but also a Hit And Run. That's going to be some serious jail time for that. Should take out a lawsuit on him for the hit and run that might get you that GT.

Sorry to see such a beautiful Mustang taken out by a drunk.

Just as a suggestion I would take everything off the car that you installed and sell them.
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Old 05-13-2013, 03:01 PM   #6
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sorry about your pride and joy, but glad you were not injured.
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Nice so not only will they get him on a DUI but also a Hit And Run. That's going to be some serious jail time for that. Should take out a lawsuit on him for the hit and run that might get you that GT.

Sorry to see such a beautiful Mustang taken out by a drunk.

Just as a suggestion I would take everything off the car that you installed and sell them.
Yeah ive been considering lawsuit but I almost don't wanna deal with the hassle. Ill see what i can do though.
I'll be going and grabbing everything, intake, decklidpanel, etc.
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I agree you should definitely get a lawyer they will also squeeze out every penny from insurance for you
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That sucks!
the New V6's are really nice!
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The 11+ v6's are very impressive and can be had very reasonably priced. Good luck.
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Man thats tuff. That happened to me in the Porsche last Christmas.

As long as you are ok, thats all that matters.

Car can be replaced.

Since you are in Cali, come check out Mellow and take her home.

It needs a good home to go to, and it is all done up as well.
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Yeah ive been considering lawsuit but I almost don't wanna deal with the hassle. Ill see what i can do though.
I'll be going and grabbing everything, intake, decklidpanel, etc.
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I agree you should definitely get a lawyer they will also squeeze out every penny from insurance for you
Just had the lawyer conversation in another thread a few weeks ago. The fact that the guy was drunk should be a slam dunk on your part as far as getting your claim resolved quickly, but if his insurance starts to dick you around don't hesitate to get legal advice. Insurance companies are in business to make themselves rich, not to make you happy so don't let them screw you around.
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Sue the Living Sh** out of that guy!! The courts love to make examples out of drunks! He will be buying you a very nice new car in the future!
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The drunk's insurance company will probably be mailing you a check. The check is usually about $1,000 dollars, and if you chose to accept the amount then you can not go after them in court. Youre in a good position to have a lawyer, but the majority of the money the lawyer gets you in court will probably go to him. In the long run you will probably make out with more cash in court, but there is no telling how long it will take or what you will receive.
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To echo what was said, glad you're ok. After the facts sink in, start considering your next ride to grace our forum.
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Glad you're not hurt
Sadly, in this day and age the guy prolly will only serve a day or two in prison. Good news is with alawyer you can go after HIS insurance not yours to pay for it... Good luck in your future endeavors with getting another 'stang!
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Sorry to see man, I always have this in the back of my mind but its pointless to think about because there is nothing you can do about it. Hopefully everything works out for you.
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Wow that is terrible. At least you'll get a new car out of it. Make sure you get what you deserve out of the insurance
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Thank God you were not hurt. You had put together a really nice car.....very sad to see her go that way. But eventually we all part with our first cars, kinda like first GF's. You move on to that new model with bigger hooters. LOL Anyway good luck with the insurance claim, hope you get exactly what your looking for.

The douche bag really drove off? WTF is that!!
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Thankfully your alright..I'm sure your in some pain and be sure to tell the drunks insurance of your pain. Cars can always be replaced. If your looking for another Stang check out the classifieds I'm sure you could find a pretty good deal there.
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