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Old 04-05-09, 02:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My Legend+F150+17yo+cell phone+red light

Well, one of my worst nightmares came true Thursday afternoon when Ms. ArizonaLegend was rear ended sitting at a red light by a 2005 F150 driven by a not quite 17 yo female not paying much attention (can you say texting?). There the missus was just sitting at the light, minding her own business while in the center lane with no one around (both left and right lanes open) and then WHAM, she's launched into the intersection - struck dead on, the pos pick-up didn't brake or anything - luckily(?) there was no other cars involved.

She (my wife) is doing ok, very stiff and sore right now, and the x-rays of her back and neck (she was taken from the scene on a stretcher) show no breaks. Follow-up in a couple of days to make sure there are no hairline fractures. In the meantime, she's taking it easy and we say a little prayer of thanks.

The Legend, well she held her own against the domestic beast and the infinite stupidity of youth that was thrown at her at about 30-40 mph. But, alas, the rear end has been shoved about an inch forward. Once the rear doors were forced open by paramedics they would no longer close and there is slight outward buckling at the rear wheel well openings. Everything forward is ok, but as you can see from the pic, the rear doesn't looks so great. Trunk lid is sprung, bumper mashed, spoiler damages and of course all lights have been broken. You can see where the F150's bumper post hit nearly dead center on the Legend's bumper!

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All things considered the Legend did well all things considered. The F150 was last seen steaming, coolant spraying and sitting immobile (Found On Road Dead), while later to be towed away. I drove the Legend home from the accident scene (which was less than a mile from our home), with permissioin from the police after they inspected and found no fluid leaks or driveability problems. The police, fire and paramedics all made positive comments about the Legend as they were going about their business. However, at the time, my only concern was the welfare of my wife (she had called me from the scene right after it happened and I was there in 10 minutes, arriving while she was still in the car).

As for the Legend's disposition - I'm hoping for the best (frame/unibody repair) and planning for the worst - in search of a low mileage '93-'95 Legend LS/GS, if not, then most likely it's time to move on to an '02-'04 3.5RL as they have side airbags as well. Safety IS important.

I'll report back when the collision center and insurance adjusters have their say.

Update 4/8/09: New Pics (sadly) added...


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Old 04-05-09, 02:40 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Damn dude...sorry to hear about the Legend but glad to hear the wife's okay...

Can't really tell from the pic, but they totaled my wife's Infiniti for this much damage:



Dont know but maybe that can help you gauge where you might be headed with insurance...

Dont let em screw you either way though man...there's a lot of guys on here (myself included) with tons of experience in dealing with those assholes....if you are ever unsure or want some advice...please feel free to ask here or even shoot me a PM...good luck.
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im glad everyone is ok. i hope the best for your wife. total bummer that your legend got messed up, but it looks like it helds its own well.
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I'm glad to hear that the wife is doing well, the Legend held up well though.
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that is terrible chuck, I am glad your wife is ok!
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Old 04-05-09, 07:17 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Thats sucks.

Good thing it wasn't the coupe.
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man please save that dont let that legend go away!
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Good to meet you too Willie. I tell ya, when we were walking the Auto-X course and you guys started pulling in, I had no idea who it was until I saw the green machine and we're all like "ooohhhh, that's Willie and the Acuraholicks!"

Glad you guys made it out, and nice meeting all of you.
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On the bright side, you now kinda have an idea what R/C/R tails would look like...

Hope I gave you a smile.

Best of luck to you.
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glad everyone is okay...texting man...

That sucks about the car though, but as previously stated...at least it wasn't the coupe

good luck on finding that Low Mileage beacon of hope! They're out there, but it's gonna take a while to make it happen.
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Man that stinks. But at least everyone's okay. I hope you can fix the thing. From what you said, it doesn't look hopeful but a good colission shop can do wonders!
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at least the wife is ok!....cars can be replaced!
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Damn dude...sorry to hear about the Legend but glad to hear the wife's okay...
DITTO !!! Have your insc. co. check her cell phone records as if she WAS using the phone it could really help your case.
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At least the wife is ok! I was rear ended a few weeks ago and was amazed at how well our cars hold up, I was ready for a hot mess when I got out and it wasn't as bad as I thought. Good luck with the insurance company!
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Glad your wife is okay Chuck! Hope the headrest was in the right position and did it's job.
Sorry about the car.
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Good to hear that your wife is OK, Legend well built with the enforcer to hold up very good against such rear impact. Hopes that everything works out for you and your wife.
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