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i wrecked my taco

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by bgdeer1, Dec 20, 2010.

  1. Dec 20, 2010 at 9:21 AM
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    bgdeer1

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    So yesterday was my 19th birthday, I went to my moms house for a birthday dinner. I left my moms house on my way back to my dads when i was coming up to a 4 way stop light. The light turned yellow as i was going west so i hammered down to make the light. As a car was coming from the south stopped at the redlight for 2 seconds and continued to blow the red light and hit the front left side of my truck. I noticed after the hit i could not steer, The front left wheel was straight but the front right wheel was cocked all the way to the right.

    I will be uploading pics shortly when i go see the truck.
     
  2. Dec 20, 2010 at 9:23 AM
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    That sucks brotha! I'm sorry. :(
     
  3. Dec 20, 2010 at 9:24 AM
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    The tire rod prob got ripped off. But atleast the Tacoma did it's job and kept you alive.
     
  4. Dec 20, 2010 at 10:00 AM
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    Well we werent going that fast to begin with. The tire took the most impact and parts of the door. If u look at it from a distance it doesnt look bad.. Im thinking the frame could have possibly been torqued or bent. What do you think they would do? truck has 128k good condition, U think they would fix it or buy back?

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  5. Dec 20, 2010 at 10:02 AM
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    Mark C.

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    Sorry to hear about your truck. Never a good thing.

    "Hammered it to get through a yellow light?" Wow! Maybe revisiting the state driver's manual and the rules of the road is in order? Might have saved your truck....even if the other guy was wrong.
     
  6. Dec 20, 2010 at 10:05 AM
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    Man that sucks im sorry. Hope you and the Truck are ok.
     
  7. Dec 20, 2010 at 10:07 AM
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    No actually i got up the the white line and the light turned yellow.. I figured well i need to get across so i gave her some gas. I guess mayb i should have stopped in the middle of the intersection?
     
  8. Dec 20, 2010 at 10:09 AM
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    Ahhh that sucks! Especially getting in a car wreck on your bday that sucks even more!
     
  9. Dec 20, 2010 at 10:09 AM
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    the truck can be replaced. life...not so much :eek:
    yeah... we have all passed through a yellow light here and there. I am willing to bet the OP will be a more cautious driver now. :cool:
    took an accident at a young age to make me re evaluate my driving habits
     
  10. Dec 20, 2010 at 10:10 AM
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    Yeah bday just makes it worse.. Not only that, what if the damage costs are more than what the trucks worth.. Im gonna have to down grade trucks or not be able to get a truck.
     
  11. Dec 20, 2010 at 10:11 AM
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    At first from your discription I was gonna say you snapped a ball joint, but looking at the pic from what I can make out it may be something else, sux man sorry to hear what happened to you but its good no one got hurt...:(:(

    Let us know what you find out....:cool:
     
  12. Dec 20, 2010 at 10:12 AM
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    Well if it was the other dude's fault you shouldn't really have to worry about it...
     
  13. Dec 20, 2010 at 10:12 AM
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    That makes sense, then. If you are unable to safely stop when the light turns yellow, then proceed through it. I understand now. I took your post to say that you'd gunned it to get through before it went red.

    I really am sorry about your truck. Never had it happen to me, but I've come close a few times. Did the police place any blame?
     
  14. Dec 20, 2010 at 10:12 AM
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    Yeah i can say i am a safe driver though, 19, 1 wreck now but wasnt my fault. I dont know, the other persons stupidity caused my truck the pain.. I am thankful for my life as well as my girlfriend who was with me
     
  15. Dec 20, 2010 at 10:17 AM
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    Hows it going Derek ?

    Well maybe ya coulda held up on the yellow & maybe not, thats not the point, if its as you say (& have no reason to think otherwise) the other guy violated your right of way, even if you were a little over the speed limit (within reason).....;)
     
  16. Dec 20, 2010 at 10:20 AM
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    Yeah im 19 now with 1 wreck, not caused by me.. I would say im a pretty cautious driver at times.. But who knows what he was thinking.. I just hope they can fix the damages and i can have my truck back.. I dont want them to buy back, its not worth enough to get another one like it, moneys tight also
     
  17. Dec 20, 2010 at 10:30 AM
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    I hit a tree once. Offroading and was in some ruts that launched me into a tree. My front right tire took the whole hit. It looked like your truck looks now. Unless your truck is worth less than 3k, there's no way they wont fix it. It being a tacoma with 128k, it's worth at least 8k. Don't worry to much man, It's probably a bent or snapped tie rod. If you get quoted for more than 3k (depending on the problems of course) find somewhere else! Remember you have the right to choose the shop that fixes your truck. Also, let us know what the mech says needs fixin and we could probably let you kno if you're over paying.

    I'm glad to see you and your girlfriend are ok. After all is said and done, your lives are the most important of all.

    Good luck with it bud. Happy Birthday
     
  18. Dec 20, 2010 at 10:38 AM
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    Thanks for the reply I appreciate the time and everyones responses. Im just hoping its the tie rods, and not the frame. If its the frame i can kiss it goodbye
     
  19. Dec 20, 2010 at 10:39 AM
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    I will also find out what is wrong with it from my mechanic and let u guys know, it might be awhile, i got an insurance guy coming tomorrow or next day to check damages n see if its worth fixing like we just discussed. I will be updating as we go!
     
  20. Dec 20, 2010 at 10:48 AM
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    When lights turn yellow as you approach the crosswalk on any road with speed limit above school zone speed of 20 mph.........

    1) I'm not slammin on the brakes and having someone behind me hit me.

    2) Not gonna try to stop and end up stopped in the intersection so you can for sure get T-boned.

    3) Will let the cop and lawyer argue in court if not speeding and cop thinks I had time to stop in the middle of the intersection just so he could hand out a different ticket.


    I also refuse to flip and wreck my truck trying to avoid any animal wandering into the roadway when not safe to go around...for people, I'd have to give it a shot.
     
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