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Old 12-17-2004
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Accident Mod :(

I'm still a little shaken up over this, but today I got in a little accident with a BMW. I was traveling in the northbound #3 lane doing aprroximatly 40 mph, and come up to a line of cars that stopped short, a Silver BMW infront of me, traveling in the same lane, stops short, giving me less time to stop, I hit the breaks, hear screaching coming from me, and hit the back of the beemer, who also tries to stop, and they had to swerve to avoid the car infront of them. Total damage to their car: some scatches on the rear bumper, and maybe a chip or two. Total damage to little Red: Front bumber crushed into the drivers side wheel (Made the truck undrivable) grille is cracked along the bottom, and it looked as if the drivers side bumper mount was bent in, making it a fix that I couldn't fix. Injuries to people: none to them (Thank God because she had a toddler in the back), and none to me, although I'm still shaken up over it, I'll be fine.

I think it's about a 900-1200 dollar fix, hopefully insurance will cover it.

On another note, I was able to pretty much stop all traffic movement from route 60 in Revere, up to where we were in Lynnfield, almost Peabody.

From Boston.com:
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Heavy congestion from Rte. 60 - Copeland Circle to Lynnfield Tunnel.

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Happens to everyone. Glad you're ok.
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Glad you are OK and no one else was hurt.
Why would your insurance not pay?
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I'm pretty sure it will, haven't gotten in touch with them yet though.
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Ouch! That totally sucks.. But then I've been there. That's why we carry insurance!

Glad to hear everyone's in one peice. Don't sweat the truck, there are worse things in life..
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Old 12-18-2004
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Glad you're alright.. Best of luck getting it repaired. But atleast you made the news aye?
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Doh! Hate when that happens.
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SUCKS!! Been there done that... And it sucks!!!!!

Glad to hear your ok man..
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i got sued for something like that.. but i won thanks to a friend being a witness to the entire accident... good to know everyone was ok tho, and sorry about the truck!! if anything, its good that the bmw didnt have much damage!
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Was there a police report?
In ohio unless you file a police report the insurance dont pay.

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Glad to hear everyone is ok and the truck has only a lil damage. Hope you get her back soon.
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Make lemonade out of lemons and get an Edge front bumper! Glad no one was hurt.
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The insurance company hasn't even looked at it yet, i'm already lookin at new trucks, I saw a nice white Edge 4x4 with a hardcover for about the price of mine, I'm getting ideas already :)

In Massachusetts, no police report is needed unless the total damage to one car is over $1000, on further inspection of the bumper, it appears that I'll be needing a new bumper, the drivers side bumper mount got bent back going into the truck, and the grille is going to need to be replaced. I'm estimating the cost of a 99 XLT Chrome bumper at about $400, the work to put it on about $200, and the grille about $100 (total parts, maybe labor if I don't do it myself)
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Little buggers! The auto body that it was brought to hasn't even begun to fix anything on it. In total, the insurance puts it around a $700 fix.
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