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Bad accident.......PROPS TO TOYOTA SAFETY

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Nugganuche, May 19, 2008.

  1. May 19, 2008 at 1:02 PM
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    Nugganuche

    Nugganuche [OP] Member

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    Hello guys-gals.........

    Well Im new to this forum and wanted to say great site and glad I found it. The reason for my visit is simple. I was involved in a pretty bad accident the other day. Heres the small story.

    I was driving down a fairly busy street doing the speed limit. I was traveling and minding my own business in the far right lane when another driver from oncoming traffic decided to turn left right into me. There was nowhere to go. She wasnt paying attention and just flat out nailed me.

    My car was hit (BAM) directly t-boned on my drivers side door. I was sent into a spin and then nailed a very high curb. The car stopped dead when it hit the curb.

    Airbags went off, axle came off, driveshaft hangin', bed tweaked, rips in entire side, e'brake cable off, leaf spring pieces went flying, interior pieces flying, two rims bent and flat, etc..........

    The car was declared a total loss by the insurance company due to the amount of repair work to fix it.

    What I wanted to comment on was that I walked away from it completely unharmed. Not a scratch. Believe me it was way worse than what the pixs show. I was sooooo impressed with the safety of my tacoma. This was the third one ive owned and I will be buying another one.

    The safety features on these things work great. Im very lucky that myself and my passenger where both ok. I know this thread may be different but I just wanted to voice it.

    I didnt want this in my life right now (new custom built home, baby due in 3 weeks, busy at work, etc) but ya gotta deal. Life throws curve balls thats why I use the big bat.

    Ok, thanks guys for reading. Please be safe out there and once again thank you toyota. I bought the perfect truck, and will buy another!

    ATT1690494[1].jpg
     
  2. May 19, 2008 at 1:04 PM
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    tdm156

    tdm156 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the story and glad that you were alright....your Taco protected you and did yet another part of its job!
     
  3. May 19, 2008 at 1:04 PM
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    Nugganuche

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    sorry these pixs suck. they where from an i-phone

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  4. May 19, 2008 at 1:04 PM
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    05PreRunner

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    wow! that sucks... :(
    I can't even imagine what happened to the other car....
    Glad your ok though.
     
  5. May 19, 2008 at 1:07 PM
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    eordonez

    eordonez Living vicariously through mjp2

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    Wow.... first of all... glad you are ok, second.... Welcome to TW!

    that picture is pretty impressive.... i believe all the deformation is due to the materials absorbing all the impact, without allowing it to harm the occupants... my sales rep told me, she had two clients that both wrecked in tacomas on the highway.... all the occupants came intact, without a single scratch, both tacomas where totaled..... anyways, thanks for sharing....
     
  6. May 19, 2008 at 1:07 PM
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    RelentlessFab

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    Had tons on the old Taco's.... new Tundra is pretty stock
    wow. glad you're ok, sounds pretty nasty! got any more pics of the damage?
    also, the '09 tacoma should be even safer with side airbags and such that they're adding to it if you didnt know already.
     
  7. May 19, 2008 at 1:14 PM
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    mjp2

    mjp2 Living vicariously though myself Moderator

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    That's a great outcome! You're safe, insurance covers the event, AND you're getting another Tacoma.

    Welcome to the site!
     
  8. May 19, 2008 at 1:38 PM
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    luk8272

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    Glad your safe. Welcome and enjoy. Enjoy that new baby and house.
     
  9. May 19, 2008 at 2:21 PM
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    WilsonTheDog

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    Glad you're OK.

    Question: Can't tell from the pics but did you have the side airbags?
     
  10. May 19, 2008 at 2:25 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    sorry to hear about the tacoma....but definitely glad you are ok!!!

    thats about the way my ranger looked when a lady hit me the same way(except it broke my front wheel and spindle off completely)!!
     
  11. May 19, 2008 at 2:26 PM
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    Nugganuche

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    thanks for all the replies regarding my safey.

    no, i didnt have sidebags.

    and i will post more tuesday with some better pixs.
     
  12. May 19, 2008 at 3:29 PM
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    Damn, dude, that sucks.
     
  13. May 19, 2008 at 3:45 PM
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    Glad to hear your ok. Vehicles are replacable. :)
     
  14. May 19, 2008 at 3:50 PM
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    Just glad to hear no one was seriously injured. Toyota rocks!!
     
  15. May 19, 2008 at 3:53 PM
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    Glad you're OK..... but you should've started complaining of headaches & back pain when you got out of the truck ;) That'd give her a real scare....

    Just kidding....

    Luckily it was a car and the impact was lower. Those rocker panels & frame there - is strong.

    I hope you're able to get yourself into another tacoma without any excessive costs.

    You should still go to the doctor and get checked out....because in a few days from now, you might be hurtin in places you never knew about.
     
  16. May 19, 2008 at 5:13 PM
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    Glad to hear you walked away with no harm, and insurance will cover that so your in luck.
     
  17. May 19, 2008 at 5:19 PM
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    Nothing like a truck that gave its life for its owner. Here's to the hope that your next truck and you are safe!!:)
     
  18. May 19, 2008 at 6:37 PM
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    A quick Tacoma story as a Firefighter I responded last year to a Tacoma that rear-ended a Mercedes sport car pushing it into the back of another Tacoma(both 2nd gen). The Mercedes required the Jaws of Life to open the doors. The original tacoma was probably driveable but towed from the scene. The 2nd Tacoma drove away. Both Tacoma drivers walked away.
     
  19. May 19, 2008 at 7:48 PM
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    It's good that you are okay. More then Toyota's design, you probably came out unscathed largely due to the height difference between your vehicle and hers.
     
  20. May 19, 2008 at 7:51 PM
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    Trucks have frames, cars do not.
     
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