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Old 12-01-2010, 06:49 AM   #1
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Unhappy Just walked away from a vicious accident (Pics inside)

My beloved E46, after a 3 year relationship met her demise last Sunday. On my way from work I got t-boned by a car that sent me into a full spin. To make matters worse the car that hit me was reported stolen (red Toyota below). I later found out the kid who took it was the owners son. It looks like they took the car out for a joyride without the parent knowing. I'm not 100% sure if the parent decided to press charges or still report the car as stolen but either way I'm ****ed.

Oh yeah, EMS was amazed I walked away from the accident. He mentioned how he's been to many accidents involving BMWs and how the occupants in the vehicle would always walk away. Regardless, my neck and back is pretty jacked up.

As of right now, I have the shittiest rental ever. It's a Chevy Aveo(sp). What a POS. As for my car, I'm sure it's going to be totaled. I only hope my insurance company takes care of me. I'm still waiting for the adjuster to call me so we can meet at the bodyshop where my car currently is. I think my carbon fiber trunk lid is still good and few other things I hope to recover.

So without further ado, here are the pics I took from the accident.
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Old 12-01-2010, 06:51 AM   #2
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Sorry to hear. But at least you're ok. Good luck with getting everything worked out.
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Old 12-01-2010, 06:57 AM   #3
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Holy sh!t batman....

Most important thing is you walked away. Everything else isn't important.

I think I would agree it's totalled. If the vehicle was stolen it won't be insured will it? I'm not sure what the law is in America but over here I would be pretty pissed right now....

Get yourself checked out asap and don't delay, make sure you're 100% before you worry about the car.

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Old 12-01-2010, 07:00 AM   #4
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Sorry for the loss, Glad to hear you are well for the most part.Make sure you get checked out back and neck issues are no fun and can show up later.. I think it is totalled
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Old 12-01-2010, 07:20 AM   #5
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My beloved E46, after a 3 year relationship met her demise last Sunday. On my way from work I got t-boned by a car that sent me into a full spin. To make matters worse the car that hit me was reported stolen (red Toyota below). I later found out the kid who took it was the owners son. It looks like they took the car out for a joyride without the parent knowing. I'm not 100% sure if the parent decided to press charges or still report the car as stolen but either way I'm ****ed.

Oh yeah, EMS was amazed I walked away from the accident. He mentioned how he's been to many accidents involving BMWs and how the occupants in the vehicle would always walk away. Regardless, my neck and back is pretty jacked up.

As of right now, I have the shittiest rental ever. It's a Chevy Aveo(sp). What a POS. As for my car, I'm sure it's going to be totaled. I only hope my insurance company takes care of me. I'm still waiting for the adjuster to call me so we can meet at the bodyshop where my car currently is. I think my carbon fiber trunk lid is still good and few other things I hope to recover.

So without further ado, here are the pics I took from the accident.
At the end of the insurance haggling, seriously consider buying car back...and during negotiation, make sure it's clear you're not thinking about keeping the car...( I think that helps...but search for the 'ask an insurance adjuster anything' thread. One of my imaginary fanatics friends is one, but forget which...I think it's Novabimmer...and know if it's him, you can trust him!

But, buy car back and part out...they'll offer if for $1000 and you can sell the wheels, radio, seat (!), etc...a bit of a pain, but I'm really sorry I didn't do it when my e36 was totaled. I was an idiot for not wanting to deal with the insurance company anymore...be prepared for their 'wearing you down' tactics!

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Old 12-01-2010, 07:20 AM   #6
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That is not too bad of an accident. If you would have been injured in that hit I would say you had a badly designed car. The vehicle is totaled there is no doubt, but the original hit was not that severe most cars would have protected you quite well.
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Old 12-01-2010, 07:24 AM   #7
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Thank your lucky stars. You got hit at the most vulnerable spot and survived.

You got raped on the road. Be sure you don't get raped by insurance. They will if you give them half a chance.
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Old 12-01-2010, 07:30 AM   #8
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In my opinion that's a pretty nasty impact. The other car hit you right in the driver side door. For you not to have any injuries is amazing. Car looks totaled though which sucks but at least your ok. If it's at all possible could you post a pic of the inside driver door?
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Old 12-01-2010, 07:33 AM   #9
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Ugh, sorry to hear about the accident, glad you are OK. Accidents like this are such a nuisance, since something that isn't your fault causes you to have to stop your world to do alot of stuff you weren't planning on.
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Old 12-01-2010, 07:36 AM   #10
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I wish for your neck/back to get back to feeling usual asap.

As for the wrecked E46, this might push you to get an upgrade!

Insurance companies suck once it comes to getting what you're reasonably owed. Don't rush to finish the claim process - keep appealing, unless you want to get paid less...
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Old 12-01-2010, 07:36 AM   #11
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Old 12-01-2010, 07:39 AM   #12
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Right off 100%, sorry to hear about your loss, hope your better soon.

I'm wondering whats more ****ed up right now, that Toyota or the kid after his Dad gets a hold of him.
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Old 12-01-2010, 07:42 AM   #13
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Dammnnnnn....Its Nice to hear your alright man. That is the only thing that matters. The car is replaceable.
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Old 12-01-2010, 07:51 AM   #14
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The other car hit you right in the driver side door.
Actually, if you look at the pics again, the initial impact from the Toyota was on the passenger side. What you see on the driver side is when I went into a spin and slammed into the concrete light. I pretty much got smashed on both sides!
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Old 12-01-2010, 07:55 AM   #15
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Actually, if you look at the pics again, the initial impact from the Toyota was on the passenger side. What you see on the driver side is when I went into a spin and slammed into the concrete light. I pretty much got smashed on both sides!
Are you trying to say having an inmovable and unyielding highway lamp post coming at you is better than being t-boned by a relatively light weight car ?
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Old 12-01-2010, 08:06 AM   #16
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are you trying to say having an inmovable and unyielding highway lamp post coming at you is better than being t-boned by a relatively light weight car ?
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Glad your okay! That looks real bad! Hope everything works out with the insurance
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I'm wondering whats more ****ed up right now, that Toyota or the kid after his Dad gets a hold of him.
Hopefully the parent does do something but.... A kid I knew in high school did something stupid with a 70's Camaro and nearly killed him and 2 friends in the car. Dad bought him a newer Camaro when he got out of the hospital.
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