My Legend+F150+17yo+cell phone+red light - The Acura Legend & Acura RL Forum
Acura Legend Forum Acura Legend Forum

» Auto Insurance

» Featured Product
» Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   The Acura Legend & Acura RL Forum > Acura Legend > Second Generation Legend (1991-1995)

Second Generation Legend (1991-1995) is the premier Acura Legend Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 04-05-09, 02:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
ArizonaLegend's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 829

Car 1: 93 Legend LS Coupe 6spd
Car 2: 95 Lexus LS400
Car 3: 03 Honda VTX 1300

iTrader Score: 0 reviews
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!


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...

1993 Legend LS Coupe 6spd-Sirius White Pearl-24K (12/04-?)
1993 Legend LS Sedan-Sirius White Pearl 80K- (8/00-4/09 R.I.P.)
1988 Legend L Coupe-Noble Silver Metallic (8/04-10/05)
1988 Legend L-Olympia White (2/04-12/04)
1987 Legend L-Ascot Grey Metallic (12/89-2/04)

Last edited by ArizonaLegend; 04-09-09 at 02:03 AM.
ArizonaLegend is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 04-05-09, 02:40 AM   #2 (permalink)
because i can.
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: SoCal
Posts: 10,163

Car 1: '87L, 5 speed Sedan
Car 2: '71 Datsun PL521
Car 3: '03 Infiniti I35

iTrader Score: 14 reviews
Send a message via AIM to sam o nela
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.
sam o nela is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-09, 02:59 AM   #3 (permalink)
Registered User
Why did the chicken cross the road? Champion, Six Feet Under Champion
nino418's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: CT
Posts: 1,601

Car 1: 1992 Acura Legend LS Coupe 5 speed MT 3.5 hybrid

iTrader Score: 5 reviews
Send a message via AIM to nino418
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.
nino418 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-09, 03:02 AM   #4 (permalink)
Air Attack 3 Champion
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 2,153

iTrader Score: 23 reviews
I'm glad to hear that the wife is doing well, the Legend held up well though.
maracura91 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-09, 06:25 AM   #5 (permalink)
Registered User
bandoni™'s Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: casa grande, az
Posts: 4,104

iTrader Score: 6 reviews
Send a message via MSN to bandoni™
that is terrible chuck, I am glad your wife is ok!

sig by doubleglow the sigwhisperer
ƃuıʇsod ǝɹoɟǝq ɥɔɹɐǝs plnoɥs sɹǝsn ʍǝu

join the acura legend flickr group

visit my flickr page
bandoni™ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-09, 07:17 AM   #6 (permalink)
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Posts: 4,154

Car 1: 91 Legend LS Coupe 6MT, Black on Black
Car 2: 2008 Acura TL-S 6MT

iTrader Score: 49 reviews
Send a message via Yahoo to Russian
Thats sucks.

Good thing it wasn't the coupe.
Russian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-09, 08:11 AM   #7 (permalink)
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: 10-A-KEY
Posts: 10,147

Car 1: 91 Alpha/Alpha Touring KA7
Car 2: 92 Alpha/ AlphaT KA8
Car 3: 91L,93LS,94LS KA7's

iTrader Score: 39 reviews
man please save that dont let that legend go away!

Yes im back! Alpha/AlphaTouring!
Originally Posted by Blackend
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.
L3GDKANG/JDMKANG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-09, 08:15 AM   #8 (permalink)
Registered User
The Crowing's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: :p
Posts: 3,373

Car 1: 1991 Legend Coupe LS

iTrader Score: 16 reviews
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.
The Crowing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-09, 08:23 AM   #9 (permalink)
I'van der Rohe
Towers of Hanoi Champion
B+O's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: VSC S 。Mod
Posts: 12,824

Car 1: why?

iTrader Score: 3 reviews
Send a message via AIM to B+O
glad everyone is okay...texting man...

That sucks about the car though, but as previously 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.
B+O is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-09, 09:19 AM   #10 (permalink)
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 2,403

iTrader Score: 12 reviews
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!
LegendLand is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-09, 11:15 AM   #11 (permalink)
Lroi's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Pittsburgh-ish Pa.
Posts: 218

Car 1: 02 forester
Car 2: 85 delta 88
Car 3: 92 legend,89 s13

iTrader Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via AIM to Lroi Send a message via Yahoo to Lroi
at least the wife is ok! can be replaced!
92 black on black coupe.
198k...gettn ready for the next 198k
Lroi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-09, 11:19 AM   #12 (permalink)
NALM '20 Seattle dreaming
daveCFPrez's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Seattle, Wa.
Posts: 2,246

Car 1: 1995 Acura Legend GS
Car 2: 1995 Acura Legend GS
Car 3: 1994 Legend GS 6MT

iTrader Score: 29 reviews
Originally Posted by sam o nela View Post
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.
daveCFPrez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-09, 11:41 AM   #13 (permalink)
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Springfield, MO
Posts: 3,692

Car 1: 95 Sherwood Sedan
Car 2: 94 Canterbury Sedan

iTrader Score: 36 reviews
Send a message via AIM to ymisoqt
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!
ymisoqt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-09, 12:08 PM   #14 (permalink)
Spiral descent
telafonic's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Posts: 5,004

Car 1: 1994 GS 6-speed
Car 2: 1996 A6

iTrader Score: 11 reviews
Send a message via MSN to telafonic Send a message via Yahoo to telafonic Send a message via Skype™ to telafonic
Glad your wife is okay Chuck! Hope the headrest was in the right position and did it's job.
Sorry about the car.
telafonic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-09, 12:31 PM   #15 (permalink)
Registered User
ptan1968's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 1,023

Car 1: '94 Blk/Blk Legend GS / Sold to Nightshift
Car 2: '07 Toyo Sienna Ltd
Car 3: '08 Lexus GS 460

iTrader Score: 12 reviews
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.
ptan1968 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links

  The Acura Legend & Acura RL Forum > Acura Legend > Second Generation Legend (1991-1995)

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:50 AM.

Powered by vBulletin®. Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
© AutoGuide