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Old 12-01-2004, 10:37 PM
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Let me tell you, this kid is the luckiest kid on the planet. He was driving a Grand Am (a nice one) and pulled out of Calvin College on the East Beltline... right into my lane, the left lane of a 4 lane divided bullouvard! I swerved to the left up onto the concrete median but he still hit me just behind the door on the passenger side. A split second slower and I would have t-boned him with me nearly 7000# Ram 4x4. As it is I basically drove over the front left corner of his car... fender, bumper cover, headlight assembly, hood, all toast. Here is a pic of the damage to my Ram. Merry f-in Christmas to me.

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Old 12-01-2004, 10:39 PM
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Thank god the sticker didnt get damaged!!!!
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Old 12-01-2004, 10:48 PM
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Glad all are OK

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Old 12-01-2004, 10:50 PM
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I thought you mounted a gunsight on the hood of that thing. You shoulda knocked that little gerbil into next week.
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Old 12-01-2004, 10:51 PM
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Count your blessings Mike---it could have been a whole lot worse! Sorry about your truck, but glad you're okay.
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Glad you're okay...Gottahaveits! Ram was hit the other night and has alot more damage than your truck. I am sure he wil post pics and the story
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Old 12-01-2004, 10:57 PM
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Dude, I can't be without my truck, and I seriously would have hurt or killed him had I not reacted so quickly.

Now here's the worst part. TODAY, yes, just today, I changed my insurance policy, lowered my deductables and paid for 6 months. This reaks of a fraud case against me. Change your policy, make a claim, all on the same day. Neighbor is a body guy, said he could fix most of it at his house, and then have a body shop paint it. Probably less hassel, and in the long run, cheaper for me to do it that way. I did all the changes and payments over the phone, so they never inspected the vehicle. I still have a $1000 deductable on collision (couple of tickets that will fall off soon still keep me at high risk, thus the high deductable)... neighbor and I are betting we can do it cheaper than my deductable. I've seen some of his work, and he does decent work.
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Yeah KAMA, it could have been a LOT worse, especially for that student. Truck still drives straight. There is a chip on the rear wheel rim, right at the bead... I'm going to have that checked tomorrow... balance, check the bead, etc...
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Dude this was his fault. You do not have a deductable, the rental is from his insurance and they have to pay to have your truck fixed by who ever your choose (at leaste in MA). Fill out the accident report ASAP and if you are sure you are not at fault then get a rental.

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Mike, if you DID t-bone him then YES he may have gotten hurt real bad, but then so would you! Think about it.
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