Good grief, what a week.
Last Saturday I see a '99 Mazda B4000 truck (with a 100K on it) that's for sale on a road near my house. I'm shopping for small trucks so I call the guy, take it for a test drive, make an offer, and pick up the truck last Monday (see pictures of my truck below).
This morning I'm driving it down the freeway to work when the traffic suddenly starts slowing down and comes to a complete halt. I'm slowing down as well and check my rear view mirror to see if the guy behind me is slowing down too. He is but not fast enough and, as if in slow motion, I am watching this guy as he plows into the rear of my 3 day-old new truck (new to me, at least). I thought he was going to make it just in time, but nope not my luck.
We pull over, inspect the damage, call the Utah Highway Patrol, they come and take my information and his, I get his license information and insurance, he gets a ticket, and I drive away. The driver was very apologetic and really a pretty nice guy -- just one of those things.
His car (a Pontiac G6 GT coupe that he coincidentally just purchased a week ago as well): now has a smashed grill, scratched-up bumper and a crumpled, bent-up hood after sliding in underneath the backside of my truck.
My truck (that has a body lift to it and big ol' tires on it): no damage -- that I can see. Built Ford tough? It took a pretty good hit without any cosmetic damage to it.
I am going to get it checked out to be sure and file a claim if necessary.
Life goes on.