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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 12-12-2007, 01:34 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Got rear ended this morning

So here it is, about 6:45 am and I am stopped in traffic.

I see this pickup truck coming rather fast in my rearview mirror when I saw and heard him trying desprately to stop.

Screeeeeech! BAM!

Just like that.

I aske my nephew, who was sitting in the back seat if he was okay. He was fine.

I got out to see the massive amounts of damage. Except there was none.

The driver of the truck that hit me got out and looked. He said, "Wow! That's one tough truck you got there!" I replied, "Well, yeah. It's a Jeep."

We moved off the road and exchanged information. I took pictures.



You can see some buckling and some deformation in the plastic. The two black spots were there already.



Now his truck. It is a Dodge Ram 2500 with turbodiesel.

Note: His grill was already missing but he has severe bumper issues and no Air Conditioning as his coolant line was cut by his bumper.



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Oops. I can guess where that happened too. At least you and your kid weren't hurt. Does the other guy have insurance?

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Yes. He is insured. I called his insurance this morning already.

I'm glad my two year old was not with me this morning. She screamed how she wanted to go in mommy's car so that's what we did.

I believe God was looking out for her.
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Re: Got rear ended this morning

Glad you're okay. The damage looks very minor... just a total replacement of the bumper cover (and possibly a cushion piece underneath), prime, and paint job. Hardly doubt it harmed your frame at all. At first glance, I was like 'where's the damage?'.

So yeah, Jeeps are built to withstand quite some punishment...now, get her fixed up and back to her clean look.
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Don't forget to check your backup sensors. Maybe your hitch took the brunt of the hit?

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Glad you are OK. I also believe in Divine intervention. I cannot count how many times I have pulled off for one reason or another and when getting back on the road finding a just occurred accident I probably would have been involved with.

My wife and I just look at each other now with a knowing expression.
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Don't forget to check your backup sensors. Maybe your hitch took the brunt of the hit?
If so, make sure that it is fully inspected by a mechanic to ensure it has damaged any of the mounting hardware. If it has, replace -- don't repair.
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Glade no one was hurt, your tow package probably saved you from more damage.
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glad no body was hurt. It looks like youre hitch took most of it. I got hit right be fore thanksgiving in the front corner by a drunk driver while i was at a stop sign. It did $3000 in damage. there is a lot of plastic up there. but it was still drivable, atleast to get home and to the repair shops. I took mine to the Jeep Dealer body shop and had them fix it. I have mopar parts and wanted it fixed with authentic part, not after markets....they did a good job.
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I just got back from a repair shop my dealer farms their work to.

$643.76

Not that far off from what the guy that hit me said. He said about $600.

His insurance wants me to have it inspected by them on the 19th.

Should I bring this quote with me and present it if it is less? I don't want to screw the guy that hit me. It was just an accident. It's not like he was screwing around and being stupid. This is purely a case of Poo Poo happens.
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