NOOOO!!!! Such a nice coupe!! It's not fair!! Take mine instead!!!
That suck-starts a harley..
Bass like Base... Not fish.
I was following this Dodge Caravan (by several car-lengths) up a really long, straight, slightly inclined off-ramp, so we were still going 50-60mph. Well, not only are there Evergreens and ditches on both sides of the two-car wide exit, there's a turn at the end. All-of-the-sudden, a Jaguar XJ comes around the corner doing about 20-30mph going the wrong way (on the [our] left side), and when he finally sees us, he doesn't slow down. All at the same time, the vam slams on it's brakes, and I slam on mine. Lucky for me, my tires and brakes are crap, so they instantly lock up, and without any way to control my car, I glide right into the back of the van. You would have to be less than 20ft from the back of the van to see it's damage. On the good side, I barely missed a head-on collision with the Jag...
ohh thats sad
Did the jag get the fault for the accident? Or is it on your hands? Either way, sorry about the wreck, NEVER fun.
Oh, and its just a flesh wound
'89 SE-i Coupe
new hood, fernder, bumper and light will fix it up
1989 Honda Accord LX-i
B18c1 swap since 7/2011
175whp and 132tq
OH GOD NO you wrecked my car with really nice wheels and no rust!
That story is extremely similar to the circumstances wherein I totaled my Prelude. Fixable but the crossmember was fuxor'd. I really hope you get paid by that guy in the Jag, I don't see how he could possibly get let off for going the wrong way on an offramp.
Too bad you're on the other side of the country. I'd love to have sawblades like that, now that they've grown on me.
At least the car saved you.
OMFG!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! why that car was sooooooo minty :'(...
we should track down the guy in the jag cut off his testicals and make him eat his own balls
1988 Honda Accord LX-i Coupe 123k miles.
well its time to part it out and make some doe off it....
200+ ALL MOTOR LS VTEC
ouch , sorry for the loss, hope you gave the jag driver your verbal 2 sense in some form or another, i woulda been so choked
Pat / 87 Efi 2.0
Last edited by charliekuney; 07-05-2009 at 02:55 PM.
Man that sucks. Sucks mega ass. Where did that happen at?
My friend has a coupe, I bet he'd buy those wheels from you, down here in Olympia. He's looking for some nice ones and a few misc other parts...
Mega-years ago, I bought a '71 VW Camperbus in Europe, spent several months over there, and shipped it home, intending to use it to escape from NYC periodically. One day, I was on an exit ramp from a parkway, and what do I see heading right at me, some doofus in my lane. I avoided him, as we were both going no more than 30 mph, but 30+30=60. The next day I took the bus down to the dealer for something, and what should I see in the parking lot, but another bus like mine, with a kind of big dent up front (VW buses had the engine in the rear, btw). I looked inside, and the steering wheel was pushed all the way into the driver's seat. I went home and put it up for sale that very day.
So anyway, the important thing is you are OK. Everything else comes after that. Sorry the 3G died, but you didn't, and it doesn't sound like you got hurt either.
Did the person in the Jag hit anyone? Did he/she stop?
dude sorry for that bad news i hate stupid ass drivers like that but hopefully u get paid by that asshole
I believe that in WA if someone runs from a wreck, the fault instantly becomes theirs. So if this Jag guy ran, he is in some serious shit, and will be held liable for the damages, especially since you have the guy in the van as a witness. Hope it all works out for you.
I'll put up a picture of the van...
There was a Volvo SUV (XC70 ?) behind me, and I still wonder why he didn't stop. He only asked if everyone was alright.
Besides everything, I'm okay, for the most part. My back and neck hurt hella and it's hard to walk. I got hurt because my seatbelt did not lock up: I went full-force into the steering wheel. My friend, Chelsy, who was in the car with me, got hurt pretty bad. She's having neck problems from her seatbelt locking up and all. She will have to go to physical therapy, and she might have to wear a neckbrace.
Both people in the van were fine, and their airbags didn't deploy, so their repairs won't be too bad. They were the most amazing crash-victims I have ever encountered: they gave Chelsy and me water and let us chill in their van.
The two people in the Jaguar just sat in their car until the police came. They didn't even care to ask if anyone was okay.
Last edited by charliekuney; 07-05-2009 at 01:48 PM.
Even if they didn't hit you, they might still be at fault for causing the accident. Just this winter, I was run off the road by a lady in a minivan coming head on towards me in my lane... There was no collision between us, but I had no choice but to run my car off the road or hit her. By doing what I did, I minimized damages, and it sounds like that's what you and the minivan had to do too. I would argue that you guys minimized damages by avoiding a head on collision and that there was nothing else you could do. I hope you didn't already admit fault, or else you're probably screwed...
The rear of those vans are pretty tough. I owned one a little while ago and had someone hit me from behind. They were drivng a heavy 90's buick, they hit me probably going about 15mph. Smashed their bumper, grill, bent headlights down and the van showed absolutely nothing. They hit me all in the bumper though, but still.
1988 Honda Accord LSDX-I