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    Unhappy Was rear ended on Monday

    I was heading home after looking at a beater RX-7 for the winter ($250...hehehe). I made a quick stop because the guy in front of me did, and was promptly rear ended. The woman behind me smashed her '98 Toyota Corolla into my rear at about 35-40KM/H. The impact crushed the rear bumper, destroyed the left muffler, crumpled the quarter panels, sent the gas tank 2 inches forward, displaced the spare tire, smashed the taillights and shiftedn the entire rear of the car down about half an inch. Even the ashtray flew out of it's holder and hit the windshield. A fuel line split and sprayed gas all over the hot exhaust system and the road. Thankfully, nothing caught fire but the fire department had to close the street for half an hour to clean up.

    I was wearing my seatbelt, but still sustained neck and back injuries. I went to the hospital, and the doctor said I should be fine but to check back in a week to be sure. The woman was wearing her seatbelt, and lucky for her, her child was properly strapped into a child seat in the rear, as both airbags deployed.

    At first I thought the car was totalled, and was gathering all my reciepts to present to the insurance guy, but he said that they will fix it! Yes! I didn't want a bunch of cash and a new car, I want my RX-7. It is my first car, and I have planned to keep it all my life.

    So now I have a rental for a month or so. It's a 2001 Kia Rio. Very ugly, very small, very slow, very quiet, but good on gas. And it's probably the only car Discount Car Rentals has in their fleet with an MP3 player....

    Here's what she did to my car:



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    oh, man, that sucks. it doesnt look like it was hit at ~40mph. that was a good $250 spent and its a good thing that nobody was seriously hurt. heh. thats cool that you put the mp3 player in the rental. how else would you survive the rental process?
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    Ouch. Man. I've almost been rear ended so many times.. geeeeez. Sorry to hear about it.

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    I think he said 40 km/h, not mph
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    your right, he did...whoops
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    I feel your pain. I was rear-ended in my Jeep. The hitch went through their radiator and basically screwed their car and wouldent you know it, THEY SCRATCHED MY BUMPER!!!

    bastards, every one of them.
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    I really tought my eyes weren´t fooling me! Aaron put the same pics on another post on mp3car.com forum and i saw something was wrong with the mufler and the rear bumper.
    Sorry about that.
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    Originally posted by mpt:
    <STRONG>
    As we say here on Portugal:
    "Women on the road, Danger on the run" </STRONG>
    hehehe

    but Seriously, that must suck.

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    I have been rear ended once too.

    My car was rearended at such a speed it spun the car around, hit the kerb sideways and few up in the air end-over-end rolling in the air a few times, hit the ground n rolled once more, before comming to a complete stop on its wheels. Luckily i only susbtained a bruised elbow and a few back sublaxations (nothing a chiro cant fix ) My car was totalled, and the other driver didn't stop!!!

    I know how u feel, thats gotta suck, hope you get it fixed soon,

    haha and top job on the mp3 player in the rental car
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    Good to hear you are ok....but did ur mp3player survive that crash. Cuz i know u have it near the trunk. My guess is yes, that your mp3player was playing just fine after he crash, right?
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