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She called me crying......I HATE that!

I tried to walk her through what to do, even though I've never been in an accident either.

She was waiting to pull out of her apt complex and a guy driving his daughter's car just runs into the back of her.:x

She sent this pic of her speaker which has her worried. The back she said doesn't look bad, but I told her to look all around from different angles and take pics.

She said he hit her really hard and expected the back to have more damage, there was a good sized dent in the other cars bumper.

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What Twi said.

Call the police - they might not do anything depending if they were actually in/on a public road vs. private parking lot. Hopefully they will at the very least write up an accident report.

Regardless, a call to the insurance company is a must, plus make certain to get the other driver's information.
 

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What Twi said.

Call the police - they might not do anything depending if they were actually in/on a public road vs. private parking lot. Hopefully they will at the very least write up an accident report.

Regardless, a call to the insurance company is a must, plus make certain to get the other driver's information.
Make sure the police are called, admit nothing and get the other drivers info, make sure she writes down the plate # just in case the ZOMBIE is lying..........................
 

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I'm sorry to hear your kiddo got hit, Jojo.

The back might not look bad, but that might just be because of the plastic cladding. When my front fender got hit, they didn't see signs of damage to the lower piece until the cladding was removed. Like Twi said, the speaker popping could just be from shock of impact, but it could also be from body warping.

Good luck to your kiddo. Is she OK?
 

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I'm sorry to hear your kiddo got hit, Jojo.

The back might not look bad, but that might just be because of the plastic cladding. When my front fender got hit, they didn't see signs of damage to the lower piece until the cladding was removed. Like Twi said, the speaker popping could just be from shock of impact, but it could also be from body warping.

Good luck to your kiddo. Is she OK?
Yeah she's fine, she said it just scared her really bad.
Hopefully it isn't anything, but I do worry the bumper could be covering any damage.

She was also on her way to her first day at her new job, so she's really ticked about it.

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Okay she just got done talking to the police and Ins co.
The police lady yelled at her for not calling sooner and letting the guy go.

When they looked him up, they don't see he has any insurance, they were able to contact him and he claims he does, he just doesn't know where his paperwork is or what company it's with....so.....(?)

He also lied about who owned the car, it really was his car.

She has to call him tomorrow, and she has a $500 deductible on her insurance.

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^^ What Twi said.

ALWAYS call the police immediately! Take photos. Try not to talk to the other person, either, until the cops get there. If you say something, anything, they can interpret it as an admission of fault, then they'll tell the cop that you said how sorry you said you were and bla bla blah.

Call the cops, keep to yourself unless you're talking to the cop, and let them sort it all out.

And take photos if you can.
 

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Sorry to hear that really sucks hope everything works out for Kiddo.

The zombies will get him !!!!
 

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I am curious if the bumper/cladding is hiding any damage. I was rear ended a few weeks back in my E. The insurance company said that all that was damaged was the rear bumper and part of the exhaust... I am a little concerned that maybe the bumper is hiding any damage. The cavalier that hit me was totaled and needed to be towed... I was still able to drive to work.

I ended up pocketing the insurance money and buying new tires. Hacked off the exhaust with an angle grinder and left the bumper.
 

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So sorry about the hit. Glad she is ok. Talk with your insurance company too. I can't believe I'm saying this but, in these cases they can be a good strong adversary - only cuz they always seem to work harder to not have to pay anything. :roll:
 

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I am so happy to hear the kiddo is OK, Jojo. I wish her well and hope she can resolve this satisfactorily.


I am curious if the bumper/cladding is hiding any damage. I was rear ended a few weeks back in my E. The insurance company said that all that was damaged was the rear bumper and part of the exhaust... I am a little concerned that maybe the bumper is hiding any damage. The cavalier that hit me was totaled and needed to be towed... I was still able to drive to work.

I ended up pocketing the insurance money and buying new tires. Hacked off the exhaust with an angle grinder and left the bumper.
Yeah, I'm curious about what's underneath that cladding on the tailgate and the bumper. And I am curious about the frame as well. What caused the speaker to pop?

The E's cladding can take some beating and bounce right back. That's what happened when my E was hit while parked. The first adjuster didn't think there was damage behind the cladding. Not even a scratch. The repair shop discovered the damage when they finally removed it.

This is what mine looked like. The plastic didn't look like it was touched.
 

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Glad to hear she's ok JOJO!!!

I don't know how it is down there, but if she was rear ended, while stopped, then the other vehicle is solely at fault, and they should be covering your deductible...
Simply put, you should have no out of pocket expenses as a result of their actions...
And if they don't have insurance, then your (her) insurance should be taking care of everything, and going after the other driver for the costs...
 

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