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Totalled my DD....

Postby Biker2 » Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:11 am

Was on my way home from teaching last Thursday and was sitting at a red light in my VW New Beetle, first and only car at the light. I glanced in my rear-view and saw the 4 Door Jeep Compass that had been tailgating me for a mile and had just backed off a-ways, hurtling at me at an alarming rate. I took my foot off the brake, hands off the wheel and relaxed for impact. Her eyes were big and her cell phone in hand when she hit me at about 40 MPH.

She punted me into the intersection about 8 feet and then came at me twice more. Three impacts with her foot to the floor. I stood on my brakes and stopped us but she smoked her tire untill it exploded. And had melted my rear bumper.

The cars were locked together so I smoked the tires to get us un-hitched.

When the officer arrived he made sure I was OK, took one look at the young girl in the Jeep and said "YOU AGAIN!!!".

2 hrs earlier he arrested her boyfriend while they were in the jeep. He is in the County Jail for drug dealing. She had to be released on a technicality and took the Jeep home and totalled my car.

Bent the frame (uni-body) on my car, bent the axle, bent the rear wheel. I drove the car 10 miles home. The Jeep was completely dead and totalled and had to be dragged onto a flatbed.

Thanks VW. The car worked as it was supposed to. Not a scratch on me, not even a sore back.

That morning I was warming up the Spyder and at the last minute decided not to drive it to class.....just had a strange feeling.
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Re: Totalled my DD....

Postby duck944t » Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:26 am

Wow....VWs are built really well for collisions these days. I have a GTI and I feel totally safe in that. I dread the thought of an accident in the Spyder. Glad you are uninjured!!!

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Re: Totalled my DD....

Postby RS-60 mark » Fri Mar 23, 2012 11:03 am

Biker2 wrote:That morning I was warming up the Spyder and at the last minute decided not to drive it to class.....just had a strange feeling.

A lucky decision.

Your "other" car may be totaled but you are alive.

Buy a lottery ticket, you are on a roll.
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Re: Totalled my DD....

Postby Greenberg » Fri Mar 23, 2012 5:31 pm

Biker.......I am really glad you are ok and here to be able to tell us your story!
Ya gotta drive it like ya stole it!
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Re: Totalled my DD....

Postby Biker2 » Sat Mar 24, 2012 12:48 am

Thanks everyone. The best part is I'm OK.

Started taking the car apart last night. Going to part it out, far too many perfect parts to junk it entirely.
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Totalled my DD....

Postby gixxerblade » Sat Mar 24, 2012 1:27 am

Sounds scary. Glad you are okay.
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Re: Totalled my DD....

Postby SpyderGirl » Mon Mar 26, 2012 3:52 pm

Biker~
So sorry to hear about this. I am glad you are ok!!!

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Re: Totalled my DD....

Postby drdriddle » Mon Mar 26, 2012 8:45 pm

REALLY GLAD YOU ARE OK! Gotta love those little feelings.
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Re: Totalled my DD....

Postby gotowo » Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:46 pm

Although cars today are designed to crumble and cost a heap to repair as they just replace whole panels now, it is worth it. If you were in the plastic toy, you might not be here today to start this thread - glad you are OK
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Re: Totalled my DD....

Postby Biker2 » Tue Mar 27, 2012 5:55 am

Thanks everyone. I am glad to be here too!

As a fitting end to this story I bought the car back from the insurance company for $800 last Friday. I am slowly dismantling it, taking apart 12 years of hop-up, upgrades, etc. Very cathartic. Therapy for my loss, helping my grieving process. And I get to sell all of my go-fast goodies :D Almost to triple what I paid for the "wreck" and have a long way to go!
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