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Thread: I just had a car crash :(

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    I just had a car crash :(

    Last night i was driving on a 3 lane freeway and i drove around the corner into the right lane and hit something (oil patch dont know) and my car started to skid from left to right and i was gonna hit the car infront so i had to put my brakes on and i started to do a 360 hit the concreate gards in the middle of the highway bounces up and slid into 3 lanes of oncomming traffic on the other side of the freeway.

    So i slid did 3 360 spins then slid onto the oncomming traffic and missed them by less than a foot

    I had my carpc in the car for gps to get to a friends place and i wasnt looking at it so thats not why i crasked but the LCD was just sitting in the drivers seat it wasn't hooked onto anything.

    The LCD had slid right against the door and stuck between the seat and door and my carputer had cut itself off but thats cause the engine stoped.

    So i had to get out in the middle of traffic with people driving around the cr yelling d*ck head ya ya and had to pop the boot to push the petrol shut off switch.

    My car was basiclly unscratched my rim on the fron had ripped off and the car stearing was screwed but the car wasn't scratched.

    I took it down to get checked out and the back wheel piece was bit bent and the front was really bent he spun the wheel and it didnt even spinn for a second.

    So i had to get 2 rims replaced cause they were unuseable.

    So guess how much for 2 rims for a probe in australia.....$1400 i said screw that it's cheaper to buy new wheels so i brought some new wheels for $880 with my old tires fitted.

    Now i have to get a wheel alignment on monday and then find out what has to be done to fix the steering.

    So has anyone else had a CLOSE call ?

    this is kinda related cause my carpc survived lol
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    Ouch

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    Well im just worried how much for the steering to be fixed as the metal bars are bent
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    It's hard to tell by the picture but it looks like your steering wheel got knocked clear over to the passenger (right) side during the accident! Ok, so maybe y'all drive on the wrong side of the car down your way... just thought I'd mention it! Anywho... glad that nobody was hurt... thats the part that matters. Be careful out there guys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NiN^_^NiN
    So has anyone else had a CLOSE call ?
    D'oh!!
    Just posted some of my car nightmares here!

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    oooh, oooh, oooh...pick me....I was driving around the city a couple days ago to get some food inbetween classes and a z3 pops outta nowhere and hits my side.... I was in the left lane and the z3 was in the right lane. He was going fairly slow (must of been looking for street signs) when all of a sudden as I was about even with him I see him start to make a sharp left turn. I got as far over on the curb as I could and tried to speed (it is a Volvo, afterall :P) but I couldn't avoid him. I heard a thunk and my car's backend drifted left a little bit....I looked in the rear view mirror and couldn't believe my eyes.... (see the attachments)

    Luckly my carpc wasn't installed and compared to the poor guy with the z3, I thought I got off kind of lucky....until I realized that the chances of my car being "totaled" was about 99.99% So yeah...RIP 240mp3 v1...I never thought it was finished enough to post a thread in the showoff forum, but now it is...so here's the only good picture of my setup just for laughs....

    Sorry if this seems like I'm thread jacking...not trying to....and I guess it qualifies as a "close" call because I'm still driving this monster of a car days after this accident, and my carpc is still in one piece. :P
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    Not a thread hijack at all thats what i want to hear

    I thought your car looked a bit bad then i saw the BMW lol damn poor guy but its his fault least your safe.

    I like the placement of the LCD very good job looks nice

    So is your car totaled? or will they try to fix it? its a old car so there's a chance they might write it off

    aslong as everyone is safe is all that matters.

    My car cost a damn lot and im still paying it off but its a car it can be fixed hitting someone isnt shuch a easy thing to fix

    I'm off to read your storys spaghetti
    [edit] it's liked to this thread lol [/edit]
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    Quote Originally Posted by ksmyarse
    oooh, oooh, oooh...pick me....I was driving around the city a couple days ago to get some food inbetween classes and a z3 pops outta nowhere and hits my side.... I was in the left lane and the z3 was in the right lane. He was going fairly slow (must of been looking for street signs) when all of a sudden as I was about even with him I see him start to make a sharp left turn. I got as far over on the curb as I could and tried to speed (it is a Volvo, afterall :P) but I couldn't avoid him. I heard a thunk and my car's backend drifted left a little bit....I looked in the rear view mirror and couldn't believe my eyes.... (see the attachments)

    Luckly my carpc wasn't installed and compared to the poor guy with the z3, I thought I got off kind of lucky....until I realized that the chances of my car being "totaled" was about 99.99% So yeah...RIP 240mp3 v1...I never thought it was finished enough to post a thread in the showoff forum, but now it is...so here's the only good picture of my setup just for laughs....

    Sorry if this seems like I'm thread jacking...not trying to....and I guess it qualifies as a "close" call because I'm still driving this monster of a car days after this accident, and my carpc is still in one piece. :P
    Looks like your rear fender is just messed up. Grab the check and go the the junkyard

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    wow that bmw wrecked itself, volvo handled prettty nicely

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    Yeah it surprised me at first too...cept the BMW gets fixed and the Volvo gets totaled. (assuming for now) I keep getting different information from people, but hopefully I'll get to keep my car and get some money to be put towards a slightly newer car and the "dent" will be my excuse to learn to weld. Either way I'll probally have a few choice words/questions for the insurance people when they call me with the "estimate" in a few days.

    Important thing though is that none of us in this thread have had any injuries from these scares, minus Spaghetti....who seems to have been victim to a good bump on the head and now he thinks he's NiN. (Link leads to this thread )

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