View Full Version : Crunch goes Imelda
01-16-2014, 02:56 PM
Distracted and hurried exit from a 7-11 sometimes doesn't end well. :doh:
01-16-2014, 03:57 PM
oh, not good!
01-16-2014, 04:09 PM
I think you could pass it off as trail damage if you want to :)
01-16-2014, 04:28 PM
I did the same thing in the 60 a year or two ago.. really bummed me out. I hit the pole at the end of the pump island. I was sitting there talking on the phone after having been in the woods for a week and got distracted when somebody shooed me off.. I forgot about the pole.
Better than backing into somebody's car with Bruce's motorcycle on the back of the truck though.
01-16-2014, 04:50 PM
Did that in my old powerstroke too years ago. I thought it was a curb and kept going...thankfully it only ruined my tube step.
01-16-2014, 06:47 PM
you need some sliders! :)
01-16-2014, 08:25 PM
Ouch. Sorry Dave!
01-16-2014, 09:41 PM
01-17-2014, 03:29 PM
:o ouch, bummer Dave!
01-17-2014, 09:31 PM
Bummer man, that's a sinking feeling for sure.
01-17-2014, 09:31 PM
time to tube it out Dave ;)
01-18-2014, 06:56 AM
I should be clear, I got run into by a woman pulling out of the parking lot. It was a true accident, the exit doesn't have the best sight lines so what I assume happened was she looked right and didn't see anything, looked left to wait for traffic to clear and didn't look right again as I was coming up the road. Stealthy truck I guess.
It was a Controlled Turn Into Object. Her poor Kia didn't come out as well as Imelda, lots of plastic and sytrofoam on the street. Where she tagged me is a corner of the cab and there's a support rib behind the sheet metal, so it's mostly just scraped paint and a couple of creases. I'll see what the claims adjuster says Monday morning.
She was shaken. I had to get her calmed from the adrenaline rush but I saw it coming at the last second and wasn't as surprised. Overall it wasn't bad, no airbags or anything. She was apologetic and no one got mad or upset. We wrote down info (both of us with State Farm), no one called the cops. She was appreciative that I helped her tie her bumper back up so she could get home to her dogs that she hugged me after we cleared up the mess.
01-19-2014, 09:40 PM
Sorry to see this Dave!
You'll have to keep us updated on how State Farm takes care of this...my sister didn't have real good luck with sF when she had an accident with another SFer. They don't like it when they can't get someone else to pay ;)
Hope your experience is better!
01-20-2014, 09:54 AM
Claims gent put in the info (new bed, fix the cab, etc.) and it's on the threshold of exceeding the estimated value of the truck, so it's bumped up for an evaluation. I expected it'd be close so not surprised. Back into the holding pattern and collect replacement cost data in the mean time.
01-23-2014, 02:59 PM
It's a total loss to State Farm. They are offering me $3,851.83 as it sits (ARB front, Marlin rear, XD9000 and Aussie rear locker) and salvage of around $890, so settlement of $2,900 or so since I'm keeping it. I'm replying with some comps and prices for replacement of the accessories, I honest-to-God just want them to fix it and I have to think to patch the cab and throw on a bed would be less than 3,000 friggin dollars.
01-23-2014, 03:12 PM
buy it back, fix it, and keep loving it. it'll work great for years to come. do it right you can pocket some $$.
01-23-2014, 03:17 PM
No doubt I'm keeping it, just arguing numbers. Maybe I'm over estimating, I thought it would be worth about $4,500, which is around a $1,000 higher than they offered. Thoughts, right or wrong?
01-23-2014, 03:59 PM
The first offer is always low. Find some comps and they will at least meet you half way.
01-23-2014, 09:59 PM
Dave...you'll be like me...sport in' my S Title and login' my truck!
I would fight them on it. This goes back to my original message about State Farm. If you were involved in an accident with a person on different insurance, SF would be great about getting you what you deserve. But, since they have both sides, they are gonna be cheap. This is what happened to my sister with SF as well, and why I won't do business with them any more. I'll happily stick to USAA!
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