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Major Rear Ender Today

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Rocketball, Feb 18, 2010.

  1. Feb 18, 2010 at 5:46 PM
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    Rocketball

    Rocketball [OP] If The World Didn't Suck, We'd All Fall Off

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    Got rear ended today on my way to work by a high school student in a Tahoe. Just wasn't paying attention..... He pushed me into a minivan that was in front of me.

    Roads were clean and dry.

    Haven't been to the body shop for an estimate yet, but I know there's frame damage.

    Everybody was ok. Only bent sheet metal and plastic.

    I took these pics when I got to work.


    Here's the back end. Major carnage:
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    You can see how the bed is pushed down in the back. Notice the gap between the cab and the bed/cap. It gets much larger at the top.


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    Here's a short broom handle laying in the bed. There's about a 1 1/2" gap under one end of the stick. The bed is actually bowed:


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    My brand new bull bar flattened like a tin can:


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    The headlight lenses did not break, but the mounting tabs are all broken:


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    Can't see in the pics, but the mounting brackets of the grill are broken too.

    No telling how much more damage is hidden..... :(
     
  2. Feb 18, 2010 at 5:49 PM
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    GLL40

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    dude your in maryland?? where at im in howard co. i really need a front bumper. i tryed parking in snow and my front bumper pushed in like plastic?? would you wanna let go of the bumper?? sorry about your crash
     
  3. Feb 18, 2010 at 5:49 PM
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    tegdog

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    Damn that sucks, glad no one was hurt.
     
  4. Feb 18, 2010 at 5:50 PM
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    vball6pac

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    Sorry brother... Always hate to see carnage. Glad everyone was alright. Almost garauntee there was a cell phone involved in the tahoe..
     
  5. Feb 18, 2010 at 5:51 PM
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    moto932

    moto932 What's the matter, Colonel Sandurz? CHICKEN?

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    that sucks man. glad to hear no one was injured.
     
  6. Feb 18, 2010 at 5:52 PM
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    YoterHead

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    lol at the first reply being a scavenge for parts.

    Glad everyone was ok. Are you responsible for the car in front of you in this case?
     
  7. Feb 18, 2010 at 5:54 PM
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    GLL40

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    lol gota do what you gota do... but if hes getting new parts i figured id try... where did it happen in maryland??
     
  8. Feb 18, 2010 at 5:54 PM
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    01GREENTACO

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    for sure with the cell phone :eek:
     
  9. Feb 18, 2010 at 5:54 PM
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    81shark

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    dibs on the intermittent wiper controls
     
  10. Feb 18, 2010 at 5:55 PM
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    MrZoggs

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    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! Not the truck...


    Damn Dude, That's rough..


    Sucks even more for the kid though.. I bet damages will be up in the high thousands to fix your truck. Ball parked I'd say 8-11k.

    Good luck~ Hope insurance kicks in a bit.

    BTW- This might be a perfect opportunity to think about upgrading to full sheet metal bumpers...
     
  11. Feb 18, 2010 at 5:55 PM
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    choptop

    choptop Molōn labe!

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    :annoyed:Ouch, that sucks man, glad nobody was injured though. Your ride has frame damage in the rear for sure. The gap between your topper, bed and cab is V shaped. Not good...
     
  12. Feb 18, 2010 at 5:59 PM
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    No, already got that covered with the insurance company. They tolsd me the guy that caused the accident would pay for that.
     
  13. Feb 18, 2010 at 6:00 PM
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    Rocketball

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    I Howard County. Rt 32 and Rt 70. I was at a stop waiting to go up to the Rt 70 ramp.
     
  14. Feb 18, 2010 at 6:02 PM
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    I'm right off marriotsville. damn i hate that interesection... nice taco btw
     
  15. Feb 18, 2010 at 6:02 PM
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    For sure..... The gap goes from about 1/4" to 1 1/2" at the top. :eek:
     
  16. Feb 18, 2010 at 6:04 PM
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    I've gotta ask if how you feel about the bull bar? in most cases they do good damage to your ride if you hit something. it looks like yours absorbed a little energy, but it also looks like it twisted up and caused damage to your grill area. hard to say if the damage would have been better or worse without it, but i'm usually a proponent of no bull bar and letting the truck crash as it was designed to.
     
  18. Feb 18, 2010 at 6:12 PM
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    Glad to see your okay...! Did your seats give you any kind of protection against whip last or back injury?
     
  19. Feb 18, 2010 at 6:17 PM
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    Sorry to hear this news but am glad you are ok & wish you the best in getting your truck fixed or replaced. :(
     
  20. Feb 18, 2010 at 6:26 PM
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    That sucks man! If I were you I would swap out those tail lights before the insurance copmany checks it out. I've heard of people getting screwed from having tinted tails. Glad to hear your uk though.
     
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