04-06-2014, 11:37 AM
#1
User Info
Had a incident this afternoon...

[Image: waMnYBk.jpg]

Now, before anyone gets worried; I'm fine, the lady whom I hit is fine... low speed impact, my front corner hit her front wheel.

Her car is likely a write-off - front suspension looked wrecked, likely bent the frame of her small, french car.

My car.. we don't know yet. My initial assessment is that it's fixable - but has to wait for the insurance company to assess how much it will cost vs how much my car is worth.

I really don't want to go car shopping... both me and my Better Half like our Open station-wagon, and buying a new-to-us (aka used) car would eat into the fixing-up-the-house fund something fierce... probably gobble it all up.

A little torqued up still... a loud bang will do that. A little worried for the car... it's been good to us. And feeling a bit drained after the initial adrenalin rush and then all the paperwork for the insurance.

Bright side is that I have my scooter, so getting back and forth to work is not going to be an issue.

3 4,511
Reply
 04-06-2014, 11:58 AM
#2
  • CMur12
  • Semogueiro de Coração
  • Moses Lake, Washington State, USA
User Info
You've got my sympathy, Hans. This whole process is no fun. I hope your car can be repaired - and it certainly looks repairable to me - without any major setback.

- Murray

4 1,150
Reply
 04-06-2014, 12:01 PM
#3
  • Agravic
  • Super Moderator
  • Pennsylvania, USA
User Info
Thankfully everyone involved is safe, Hans.

102 18,652
Reply
 04-06-2014, 12:06 PM
#4
User Info
I'm glad you're OK, Hans. I hope it all works out satisfactorily for you.

207 12,266
Reply
 04-06-2014, 12:10 PM
#5
User Info
Sorry to hear this Hans, hopefully insurance can get things squared away without much downtime Shy

96 2,590
Reply
 04-06-2014, 01:33 PM
#6
User Info
Good to hear you are all fine, Hans, and good luck.

83 21,081
Reply
 04-06-2014, 02:15 PM
#7
  • Hanzo
  • Senior Member
  • Oakland, California
User Info
Smile

15 541
Reply
 04-06-2014, 04:18 PM
#8
  • tdmsu
  • Banned
  • Metro Detroit
User Info
I'm just glad everyone is unhurt.

2 447
Reply
 04-06-2014, 04:31 PM
#9
  • W.S.O.
  • Banned
  • Philadelphia, Pa
User Info
As people have said, thankfully all are ok. Everything else can be fixed.

9 429
Reply
 04-06-2014, 05:14 PM
#10
  • Stubbl E
  • Senior Member
  • Lake Tahoe, California
User Info
 04-06-2014, 10:20 PM
#11
  • Johnny
  • MODERATOR EMERITUS
  • Wausau, Wisconsin, USA
User Info
Good thing you were driving your wagon instead of riding your scooter. Glad you and the lady are alright. Cars can be fixed or replaced.

178 23,809
Reply
 04-06-2014, 10:47 PM
#12
User Info
Thank you for the kind words everyone - I do feel better after a nights sleep.

Hope to hear from the insurance today about the car, but it might be a few days.

3 4,511
Reply
 04-07-2014, 02:55 AM
#13
User Info
Glad to hear everyone is fine..Smile

Sent from my RM-915_nam_usa_228 using Tapatalk

0 25
Reply
 04-07-2014, 06:22 AM
#14
  • freddy
  • Banned
  • San Diego, California, U.S.A.
User Info
Thank goodness the lady and you were able to walk away from this, Hans. I hope everything else dealing with the accident goes much smoother than you are expecting. Take care.

2 11,211
Reply
 04-07-2014, 10:26 AM
#15
User Info
Sorry to hear about this Hans, hopefully the car is fixable. BTW, what make model is it? Looks like there may be enough room in the back for my dogs. I have such a hard time finding vehicles with enough "square" back end space for two decent sized dogs.

129 6,685
Reply
 04-07-2014, 10:41 AM
#16
User Info
Doug; it's an Opel Astra H station wagon, 2004 model. Wikipedia tells me the model years 2008 and 2009 were sold in the US as the Saturn Astra - not sure if they were imported from Europe as a whole car, put together from a knock-down kit or built from scratch in the US.

I can fit a LOT into it.. fold the seats down, I can get even more inside.

Still no news from the assessors... but the insurance says that based on the info they have now, they will cover either repair or replacement of it.

3 4,511
Reply
 04-07-2014, 10:53 AM
#17
User Info
(04-07-2014, 10:41 AM)WegianWarrior Wrote: Doug; it's an Opel Astra H station wagon, 2004 model.
I can fit a LOT into it.. fold the seats down, I can get even more inside.

I have a 2004 Volvo XC70 (bought new) which allows for a German Shepherd and a Collie to stand up in the back portion and move around nicely for very long travel periods, this is with the read seat up and a Volvo security cage folded down protecting the gap above the rear seats so the girls cannot go flying forward in an accident. We've also added a pit bull into the mix (3 dogs in the rear) for short travels to the dog park, vet etc.

Not a pretty car with that square back end, but man I love it dearly. Only other car I've seen with a similar area in the back end is a Subaru Forester. Most of the modern wagons have a nicer look with a steep rear slope, but it makes room for a German Shepherd impossible.

129 6,685
Reply
 04-08-2014, 10:02 PM
#18
User Info
Sorry to hear about the accident Hans, but things can be replaced, people can't be. Good that everyone involved is OK.

Good too to hear that insurance is covering it to your satisfaction, or maybe I read too much into what you wrote?

What will that do to your insurance rate?

32 6,460
Reply
 04-15-2014, 11:48 AM
#19
User Info
Latest update - shared fault (aka, we're both to blame according to the insurance company), and the car will be 3-4 weeks at the workshop. However, the inusance company thinks my ten year old car is worth fixing, even if the cost of doing so is around 10000USD (parts and labour) - I guess I've been taking good care of it Biggrin

Insurance rates shouldn't change much - I've driven with no accidents for almost twenty years, so the bump in premiums shouldn't be horrible.

3 4,511
Reply
 04-17-2014, 04:52 PM
#20
  • freddy
  • Banned
  • San Diego, California, U.S.A.
User Info
$10,000.00! A47

2 11,211
Reply
Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)