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stupid deer wrecked my Taco

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by bowtroll, Feb 24, 2009.

  1. Feb 24, 2009 at 5:28 AM
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    bowtroll

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    I crashed into a deer on the way to work....
    I was going about 60 and she did not fare so good......

    neither did the deer.....ouchee

    the truck only had 7000 miles on it....

    I guess the only plus is that I had scratched my front bumper so I dont need to get it repainted.....expensive fix huh...thank God for insurance...

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  2. Feb 24, 2009 at 5:38 AM
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    BioMed80

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    Ouch! I'll tell you what, I think the truck came out pretty well for hitting a deer at highway speeds. Another vehilce, and things could have been very different. Glad you're okay. Good luck with the repairs.
     
  3. Feb 24, 2009 at 5:39 AM
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    FL Forester

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    Doesn't look to bad. It should buff right out. LOL

    Sorry to hear about that. Good luck with the repairs.
     
  4. Feb 24, 2009 at 5:45 AM
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    bowtroll

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    they said it would be around 11000 bucks to fix....
    part of that was the belts and bag....which performed awesomely i must add....first and hopefully last time eating an airbag
     
  5. Feb 24, 2009 at 5:50 AM
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    whitebread

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    Ouch man, that sucks! Luckily you were not hurt.

    FWIW, my wife hit a deer about five years ago and it did a lot more damage than that! ;)
     
  6. Feb 24, 2009 at 6:05 AM
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    tex

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    You should look into getting an aftermarket bumper. They look great and should hold up better to hitting a deer.
    Let us know how the reapairs go.
     
  7. Feb 24, 2009 at 6:13 AM
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    Don G

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    Ouch is right! ! Sorry about that:)
     
  8. Feb 24, 2009 at 6:30 AM
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    Veccster

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    Hitting a deer is covered by your comprehensive insurance...which means your rate does not go up. They call it an "act of nature" (like a hail storm). That is some serious damage though!!! Deployed airbags are VERY expensive.

    2 months ago, I hit a deer doing 60mph in my 2004 Taco. It had the chrome bumper and the deer did very little damage. I got out thinking the entire front would be smashed in but there was only a small dent in the bumper. Insurance paid me $500 and I never got it fixed - then traded the truck in and kept my money. I don't think the bumper on my 09 will fair so well and it doesn't appear yours did either!

    Good luck with the repairs!
     
  9. Feb 24, 2009 at 6:43 AM
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    littleschipper

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    May of 2006 I hit a deer going about 50mph, on my motorcycle! The deer jumped just before I hit him and he hit the upper forks and handlebars before hitting me and knocking me off the bike. I was lucky, very lucky. There wasn't any traffic in the oncoming lane where I landed about 50 feet down the road and I walked away with a sprained ankle only because I wear every ounce of protection I can. I wear a full-face helmet, armored gloves, armored riding pants, and an armored motorcycle jacket. All my gear was trashed and it cost $4k to cover all the damage to a bike that only cost $10k new. There's lots of deer where I live and hitting deer is pretty common around here. In fact, last year a woman hit a buck right in front of my house. I feel your pain, literally!
     
  10. Feb 24, 2009 at 7:28 AM
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    Killer Red Taco

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    Well As least you could have some stew for dinner. Looks to be enough in your bumper for some snacks.
     
  11. Feb 24, 2009 at 12:50 PM
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    Hey man sorry to hear about that. Glad you are OK, the deer.......oh well.
    Hope the ride gets back to "tip-top" form.
     
  12. Feb 24, 2009 at 12:51 PM
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    you should post some pics of the deer!:)
     
  13. Feb 24, 2009 at 1:10 PM
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    That sucks, I'm glad your ok!

    More reason for a steel bumper!

    and PLEASE tell me you saved the backstraps!!!! :hungry::pray:
     
  14. Feb 24, 2009 at 1:13 PM
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    CRAZY!!! WOW, glad u r ok

    Nothing a lil duct tape and dry ice wont fix.
     
  15. Feb 24, 2009 at 2:13 PM
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    Sorry to hear about your accident. Glad to hear insurance is covering the repairs.
     
  16. Feb 24, 2009 at 2:14 PM
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    Holy bejebus, that deer is probably worse then the truck though. Maybe you can talk the repair place into replacing the bumper with an aftermarket one.. I am sure they are about the same price lol
     
  18. Feb 24, 2009 at 2:16 PM
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    brianr

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    poor truck, poor deer.
     
  19. Feb 24, 2009 at 2:17 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

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    dont feel bad..ive hit 2 in my 96..insurance covered both.

    Nothing nearly as bad as yours, as both of mine didnt add up to 11K i think
     
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