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Old 11-06-2010, 03:42 AM
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Well like the title says I got into an accident today. The only good thing is no one was hurt and I am at ZERO fault. Well I was headed down a semi major road that's only one lane in each direction. I was slowing down to make a left turn off the road and onto a side street and as I started to turn I was hit on my drivers side front fender area. The car that hit me was probably going about 50 close to 60mph. So when it happened I was very confused and probably said WTF about 10 times. The car was a newer BMW 3 series and what had happened was he wasn't paying attention so had the genius idea to try and pass me on left well I was making a left hand turn, needless to say his plan failed. The main impact hit my tire and messed up my truck to the point it was unable to move. The BMW made it 100 yards or so down the road and died in the middle of the two lanes. My truck ended up in opposite lane facing traffic so it was a fun situation. Right now I am kind of upset since the truck was my first vehicle I owned and worked through out high school to buy it so its my baby. Well right now I am wondering if it will get totaled or they will attempt to fix it. Sorry but I couldn't get a good picture and will head to the place it was towed and get some better pictures. It looks a lot better then it is in a picture since the main impact was at my wheel so all the front end is pretty much done.

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Old 11-06-2010, 03:48 AM
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What a shame man! Where in North Jersey are you?
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Old 11-06-2010, 03:55 AM
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Here is one of my most recent pictures of my truck before.



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I am in Morris County and it happened in Denville.
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Old 11-06-2010, 03:55 AM
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Dude that sucks man! I see you're with Mt Tabor FD, I work in Rockaway. Your damage looks minimal from the pic you posted, almost looks as if he clipped it more than hit it directly. If it isn't totalled we here can hook you up with parts or the places to get the parts you need!
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Old 11-06-2010, 04:03 AM
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It was actually towed into Rockaway, and the big damage is the suspension on that side. From me just looking real quick the tie rod for the steering snapped and the control arms twisted along with mounts a little. Its a 2002 XLT 4x4 with 75k on it. I still don't understand how passing on the left can even been considered an option. It happened on Route 53 if you know that area at all.
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Old 11-06-2010, 04:06 AM
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Yeah I know where it is. I take that route somtimes to the academy. Where in Rockaway was it towed? Hopefully it isn't totalled but if it is buy it back from your insurance co, part it out or fix it up on your own. I have found alot of those parts to be pretty common in junk yards
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Old 11-06-2010, 04:18 AM
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The accident happened last night around 7:30 and right now its at McCarters Towing on Cobb Street its close to Green Pond Road and Route 80.

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Hopefully I will get a better look at the damage today or tomorrow because of the location and having to deal with everything I only got a quick glance. All I know is shops cost a lot for everything, about a year ago I slide down a trail and pushed in my passengers fender on a tree. The shops all wanted about 1k to replace the fender and paint, since its silver and its hard to color match so you have to fade the paint into the body. I ended up buying a replacement fender and painted it off the truck myself with the help of a friend for about 200, granted you can tell the difference in the paint and flake of the silver but didn't bother me enough to spend the 1k to get it done at shop.
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Old 11-06-2010, 04:18 AM
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Yeah I know where Mccarters is, Close to the station where I work. Once you get off 80 follow green pond rd down just a bit, make a left across from the BP station and cobb st will be on your left, Mccarters are just over the railroad tracks.
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Old 11-06-2010, 07:00 AM
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Sucks. Sweet looking truck. Only thing I don't get is how turning left into the path of oncoming traffic is not your fault??
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Old 11-06-2010, 07:02 AM
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the kid was making a left and the other car tried passing him on the left, clipping the front
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Old 11-06-2010, 07:33 AM
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AHH, I see that now. Who does that?!?
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Old 11-06-2010, 07:36 AM
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Stupid people that dont know how to pay attention!
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Old 11-06-2010, 07:49 AM
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sucks. how was the BMW? hope it was destroyed.
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Old 11-06-2010, 07:56 AM
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The BMW's front fender was completely ripped apart along with most its door. Basically the entire right side was pretty messed up along with its airbags deploying.
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Old 11-06-2010, 08:01 AM
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The BMW's front fender was completely ripped apart along with most its door. Basically the entire right side was pretty messed up along with its airbags deploying.
Thats excellent! Airbag deployment!! I hope the fucker caught a few burns off it!
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