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Old 02-02-2001, 10:27 PM
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Well it happened.
I got rear ended today stopped at a light. Sliding out of control i was hit by a Honda Prelude that had slid for 200ft or so into my rear corner. What a tank i have! Her entire side from the front headlight to just forward of her rear wheel was dented in. The only visible damage to my benz was the tail light was craked and the bumper rub strip was dimpled. My back i feel is tightening up, and will be seeing my doctor Monday. The estimate for my benz was $1050. And it dosent even need a new bumper! Glad no one was hurt however im not messing around with back pain. A lady in the Benz shop had a newer 280 and the same aera of her's was hit but totaly different damage. They really dont build then like they used to! Everyone please leave plenty of clearence between your car and others! Its not worth rushing around when the weather is bad!
My next car will no doubt be another 123!
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Old 02-02-2001, 10:30 PM
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Glad to hear you are ok. That's what matters most.
Don't mess around with back injuries! It can haunt you the rest of your life. I know from experience.
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Old 02-02-2001, 11:12 PM
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Traffic Safety Time, Kids!


Glad you're only mildly injured(?) Call an attorney on Monday, AND don't answer ANY questions until you have an attorney representing your case! Even to your own insurance company!

See an orthopedic doctor, and don't mess around! Back injuries can be quite serious! I also recommend a blood test! Have them do a blood panel, and ask them SPECIFICALLY to check for a genetic marker called HLA-B27. This marker determines if you have ANY chance of contracting an rheumatiod arthritic condition called "ankylosing spondylitis" If that blood test comes up positive, email me privately! I can help you more than you could imagine! If it comes up negative, you are very lucky, and I envy you.

All members!!!! Keep a cheap camera loaded with film, or even one of those "one use, disposable" cameras in your glovebox AT ALL TIMES! If you are EVER in an accident, take pictures of the damage to both cars, AND of all of the surrounding terrain, including intersections, stop lights & all traffic signs! Also keep an accident report form from your local DMV in the car, and fill it out completely! Then, when you get home, detail the accident in a word processing document! What time of day? Which direction were you going? What were the weather & road conditions like? What did you notice and/or do prior to the accident? What did you see the other driver do? What was your speed relative to the limit? Detail as much as you can, and then submit this information to your attorneys, and let THEM decide if and how it should be used!

Finally, prior to braking, always pay attention to where traffic is relative to your vehicle, and ALWAYS make a habit of looking in your rear view mirror whenever YOU APPLY YOUR BRAKES!!!! If you see someone about to hit you, you may be able to use an evasive maueuver to avoid being in a collision!

Accidents are way too dangerous not to take seriously!

As the "truckers" like to say, "Keep the shiny side up, and the dirty side down, 10-4?"
"We drive into the future using only our rearview mirror."
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