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Old 12-09-2012, 05:22 PM   #1
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So this morning at 9:25 I was driving down Minnesota Hwy and I got onto the off-ramp to Dimond Blvd and I was stopped at the stoplight with my turn signal on the left so I can make my way onto Dimond Blvd. the light turns green and I casually turn left onto Dimond and all of a sudden a brown Subaru Outback comes bolting towards me while running a red light and just slams into my driverside fender and door..She "Spaced out"...she also had a baby in the back seat..Thankfully everyone was okay.
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Old 12-09-2012, 05:25 PM   #2
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Sorry to hear about this. Glad everyone is OK.

Welcome to that time of the season...goobers and kooks are everywhere.

Here's an example of one I witnessed yesterday...and yes, it was driving. Rear driveshaft is what you see hanging.


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Old 12-09-2012, 05:56 PM   #3
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Is the headlight ok?
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Old 12-09-2012, 06:05 PM   #4
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Is the headlight ok?
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:00 PM   #5
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Damn.....
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:04 PM   #6
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Yeah I think I can get the headlight to work once everything is ready to be put back together. I couldn't believe they were still in-tact. Thank god!

Thanks bob!
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:05 PM   #7
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Damn man :-( glad everyone is okay though!
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:11 PM   #8
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Damn.....
Tell me about it :-(
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Damn man :-( glad everyone is okay though!
Thanks Damian I appreciate it
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:12 PM   #9
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This sucks, I'm having trouble visualizing it though. If you were turning left how did she hit you with her passenger side?

Regardless, I wish you a speedy insurance process. Good luck.
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:57 PM   #10
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should buff out.
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:00 PM   #11
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This sucks, I'm having trouble visualizing it though. If you were turning left how did she hit you with her passenger side?

Regardless, I wish you a speedy insurance process. Good luck.
I was turning left onto dimond and she was turning left onto the on ramp of Minnesota. Thanks man
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Old 12-10-2012, 12:56 AM   #12
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If you don't have a preferred body shop . Give me a call at auto body concepts 745-0616. Sorry to hear about your accident.
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Old 12-10-2012, 01:00 AM   #13
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Duuuude, Nick, I'm sorry to see this happen to your beauty. I know exactly how you feel.
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Old 12-10-2012, 12:00 PM   #14
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Bum deal man. Sorry that happened to you. Anytime an accident or incident takes place, it can be helpful for everyone to review what took place. I appreciate you sharing the circumstances.

Akic, this is a good reminder that with this recent snow on the ground and people still adjusting to winter driving, jack rabbit starts from dead stop and red lights are not a great choice. I learned a long time ago from riding motorcycles to take a moment and look both directions before proceeding across intersections. Situational awareness at ALL times is important. Even while sitting still at a red light, I'm constantly scanning mirrors and the traffic situation. Looking for pedestrians and bicyclists. The habit has carried over to my car driving too.

Be safe out there and happy holidays to everyone.
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Old 12-10-2012, 12:42 PM   #15
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Nick, this sucks to see! I'm glad you're okay, though, and she wasn't going faster. Crazy she "spaced out" with a baby in the back.
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Old 12-10-2012, 01:15 PM   #16
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This sucks, Nick. It looks like everything can be repaired but most importantly, you're ok. Here's hoping you get her repaired fast!
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Old 12-10-2012, 01:40 PM   #17
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That sucks man!! I hope all goes well with the insurance and you have a speedy repair!! Glad to know that you and everyone involved in OK!
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Old 12-10-2012, 03:35 PM   #18
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Bum deal man. Sorry that happened to you. Anytime an accident or incident takes place, it can be helpful for everyone to review what took place. I appreciate you sharing the circumstances.
Yeah thanks mike! My girlfriend was in the car with me while it happened. She got some whiplash to her lower spine. I brought her to providence last night and the doctor said she's only suffering a muscle spasm thankfully nothing serious.
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This sucks, Nick. It looks like everything can be repaired but most importantly, you're ok. Here's hoping you get her repaired fast!
Thanks Sonny. Yeah it really does suck..I'm just waiting for her to talk to her insurance which he hasn't yet.. I hope she does actually pick up the phone and talk to them so that I can get things going.
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Nick, this sucks to see! I'm glad you're okay, though, and she wasn't going faster. Crazy she "spaced out" with a baby in the back.
Thanks Chano! Yeah I just stopped cussing once she told me she had a toddler in the back..it's crazy how she "spaced out" even with a child in the back seat.
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That sucks man!! I hope all goes well with the insurance and you have a speedy repair!! Glad to know that you and everyone involved in OK!
Thank you! I appreciate it!

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Old 12-10-2012, 06:10 PM   #19
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Kids are a huge distraction inside the car. Not to mention that being a parent can leave you sleep deprived and feeling a bit scattered at times.

No excuse though. You must always be vigilant when driving.

Did it appear that she was braking when she hit you? I'm curious to know if she was on all seasons, studless or studded winter tires.
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Old 12-10-2012, 06:15 PM   #20
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She told me that her child was sleeping before and after the crash. She drifted into me going around 25-35 mph. I looked at her tires and they looked like pretty worn all seasons
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Old 12-10-2012, 06:20 PM   #21
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Whatever you do DO NOT TAKE IT TO LITHIA AUTOBODY!!!!
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:43 PM   #22
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My girlfriend was in the car with me while it happened. She got some whiplash to her lower spine. I brought her to providence last night and the doctor said she's only suffering a muscle spasm thankfully nothing serious.
DO NOT sign any insurance medical releases until you are absolutely positively certain that it is muscle spasms.

The at-fault insurance company will try to push you to do this.

I was told I had muscle spams too. Frickin' PAs don't know squat except how to prescribe drugs. I have several X-rays and MRIs that say there are bad discs and pinched nerves. Now I get to have Caudal Epidural Steroid Injections about every 5 months and pain meds when that wears off. In fact, I am getting another one on Friday.
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:54 PM   #23
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I was told I had muscle spams too. Frickin' PAs don't know squat except how to prescribe drugs. I have several X-rays and MRIs that say there are bad discs and pinched nerves. Now I get to have Caudal Epidural Steroid Injections about every 5 months and pain meds when that wears off. In fact, I am getting another one on Friday.

Wow, just wow.

Like tuners, Bob, results may vary.

I agree with one aspect of his post though. Don't sign anything for any insurance company. BTW, I have a superb attorney if you need one.
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:09 PM   #24
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Not a good way to end the day either... Wife and I were rear ended on the way home to eagle river. F-250 with a good size light bar on the front against the rear end of a Toyota Camry.... We didn't stand a chance. We will see what the body shops and insurance say... Hoping we can get it fixed. Everyone is safe and that's what matters.
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:29 PM   #25
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Wow, just wow.

Like tuners, Bob, results may vary.
Now how did I know you would respond.

You got that right Mike. I sat there and told that guy and he just kept on about it being spasms. No results from the Valium but the 4 doses of Morphine via IV helped.

I am sure you'll make a great PA. I have no doubt. Just be sure to listen to your patients.
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