Go Back   Corvette Forum > C6 Corvette, 2005 - 2013 > C6 Corvette General Discussion
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?
Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read FAQ Vendor Directory
Search
C6 Corvette General Discussion
General C6 Corvette Discussion not covered in Tech Sponsored by
PFYC

Welcome to Corvetteforum.com!
Welcome to Corvetteforum.com.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, at no cost, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, join Corvetteforum.com today!


Corvette Store
 
 
C7 Parts & Accessories
C6 Parts & Accessories
C5 Parts & Accessories
C4 Parts & Accessories
C3 Parts & Accessories
C2 Parts & Accessories
C1 Parts & Accessories
Wheels & Tires
Sponsored Ads
 
 
Vendor Directory
  
Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-22-2013, 06:32 PM   #1
Mhelvic
Junior Member
 
Member Since: Jul 2010
Default Today was not a Good Day

Last night was great! I washed and waxed the vette in anticipation of driving it and hanging out with the wife. However, today was not a good day. On the way home I was driving behind a beater pickup truck and was driving approximately 30 mph. Unbeknownst to me that truck had stopped to make a left turn, but it did not have any brake lights or a turn signal illuminated, and when I realized it had stopped I had to swerve to the right to avoid rear-ending it.

Unfortunately, a drainage ditch was the only route of evasion and I went into and out of that ditch. I could have swore I heard the Dukes of Hazard theme song playing because I got some serious air. Checking the damage the most apparent damage was a busted lower front bumper, a busted grill, a curled up corner on the top of one side of the bumper where it meets the hood and the bottom of the radiator was smashed and dragging the ground. It also took a gouge out of the sidewall of the right rear tire and a chunk out of the edge of the right rear rim. Looking under the car I did not see any fluids leaking other than the radiator fluid and didn't see any other parts hanging down that aren't supposed to.

Most importantly, the wife and I were not hurt, even though my pride was hurt when I had to watch the vette leave the scene on the back of a tow truck. But, the insurance company was great so far and I'm only out $500.00 for the deductible. I will meet the insurance rep at the repair shop on Monday to find out how extensive the damage will actually be, so I'll update then.

Finally, for those of you in Florida, don't think the person driving a Yukon is crazy when they give you the wave as your driving your vettes; its just me with separation anxiety.
Mhelvic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2013, 06:46 PM   #2
George's_Vette
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
 
George's_Vette's Avatar
 
Member Since: Sep 2004
Location: Twisp WA
Default

Don't suppose the beater truck driver pulled over, said "my bad, knew those darn brake and turn signal lights were out, and here's my insurance info"?

Sorry to hear of the damage to your baby. Waste of a good cleaning yesterday.

Hope your repairs are swift and perfect.

George
George's_Vette is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2013, 06:55 PM   #3
Mhelvic
Junior Member
 
Member Since: Jul 2010
Default

Nope, he kept driving to wherever it was that he was going. I'm just glad I missed hitting his truck that probably would not have been pretty. I'm kicking myself in the butt because I'm usually very careful and give other cars a wide berth when I'm driving the vette.
Mhelvic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2013, 06:58 PM   #4
FlyerVette
CF Senior Member
 
FlyerVette's Avatar
 
Member Since: Aug 2011
Location: Central Florida
Default

Sorry to hear of your trouble but of course glad you're not injured. Hope the repairs go alright for you and you have the corvette back soon and good as new.
FlyerVette is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2013, 06:58 PM   #5
truckplay
CF Senior Member
 
truckplay's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 2010
Location: Sugarhill Ga
Send a message via AIM to truckplay
Default

wow, that sucks dude. hope you get her back soon.
__________________


Tom
truckplay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2013, 07:00 PM   #6
George's_Vette
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
 
George's_Vette's Avatar
 
Member Since: Sep 2004
Location: Twisp WA
Default

Actually makes things much more simple to resolve to only involve one vehicle. Doesn't really matter if you live in a no-fault state where everyone pays their own damages with their insurance. Think that's how no-fault works. Never lived in a state with no-fault.

George
George's_Vette is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2013, 07:03 PM   #7
Steve_R
CF Senior Member
St. Jude Donor '12-'13-'14
 
Steve_R's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 2012
Location: Grand Junction Colorado
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by George's_Vette View Post
Don't suppose the beater truck driver pulled over, said "my bad, knew those darn brake and turn signal lights were out, and here's my insurance info"?
Why would he? If you run into the back of someone or swerve to miss running into the back of someone you're at fault. Period.

Sorry to hear about the wreck but at least you and your wife weren't hurt.
Steve_R is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2013, 07:08 PM   #8
AORoads
CF Senior Member
 
AORoads's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jun 2005
Location: Northern, VA
Default

good thing you're both ok. the number of lights out on all vehicles is really alarming. just my experience, but a lot of vehicles with an added trailer towing hitch seem to have light issues, too.
AORoads is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2013, 07:12 PM   #9
Boomer111
CF Senior Member
 
Boomer111's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 2005
Location: Bay Area Ca.
Default

Ouch!

Glad nobody was injured.
Boomer111 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2013, 08:00 PM   #10
pkmoose
CF Senior Member
Cruise-In III Veteran
 
pkmoose's Avatar
 
Member Since: Aug 2000
Location: Wall Township NJ
Send a message via AIM to pkmoose
Default

Glad to hear that you and the wife are ok. A car can be repaired or replaced, humans... not so much. Best of luck with the repair, hope it's a speedy one.
pkmoose is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2013, 08:05 PM   #11
pewter99
Auctioneer Administrator
Organizer St. Jude Fundraiser
Tampa Regional Coordinator
CI 4-5-6-7-8 Veteran
I believe in the Beer Fairy
Support Corvetteforum!
 
pewter99's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 1999
Location: Back from Cabo.......damnit

Default

glad you are OK....where ya at in Florida?
pewter99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2013, 08:07 PM   #12
Mhelvic
Junior Member
 
Member Since: Jul 2010
Default

Fort Walton Beach area, so almost in Alabama...
Mhelvic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2013, 08:07 PM   #13
dvilin
CF Senior Member
 
dvilin's Avatar
 
Member Since: Nov 2007
Location: Rochester New York
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by FlyerVette View Post
Sorry to hear of your trouble but of course glad you're not injured. Hope the repairs go alright for you and you have the corvette back soon and good as new.
dvilin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2013, 08:08 PM   #14
Tonylmiller
CF Senior Member
 
Tonylmiller's Avatar
 
Member Since: Apr 2006
Location: Huntsville AL
Default

Glad you are ok. The car can be repaired. Too bad the pickup didn't stop. I hope you can get back into your car soon!
Tonylmiller is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2013, 08:21 PM   #15
peter pan
Life Time NCM #2196
Support Corvetteforum!
 
peter pan's Avatar
 
Member Since: Sep 2004
Location: Converse TX
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by truckplay View Post
wow, that sucks dude. hope you get her back soon.
Glad you are ok and good luck with the repair
peter pan is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2013, 08:35 PM   #16
IrishSpuds
CF Senior Member
St. Jude Donor '13-'14
 
IrishSpuds's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 2012
Location: Jersey Shore New Jersey
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve_R View Post
Why would he? If you run into the back of someone or swerve to miss running into the back of someone you're at fault. Period.

Sorry to hear about the wreck but at least you and your wife weren't hurt.
WRONG - Period. There is an expectation that all automobiles will have all requisite illumination in good working order. The buffoon in front of the OP did not. Entirely that morons fault - period...
IrishSpuds is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2013, 08:48 PM   #17
Steve_R
CF Senior Member
St. Jude Donor '12-'13-'14
 
Steve_R's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 2012
Location: Grand Junction Colorado
Default

LOL, nope. Guy that plowed into the back of my wife and messed her up told the Judge that her brake lights and blinkers weren't on. Judge read him the riot act and said it didn't matter, she was stopped and he was at fault.

Try again.
Steve_R is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2013, 08:55 PM   #18
George's_Vette
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
 
George's_Vette's Avatar
 
Member Since: Sep 2004
Location: Twisp WA
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve_R View Post
LOL, nope. Guy that plowed into the back of my wife and messed her up told the Judge that her brake lights and blinkers weren't on. Judge read him the riot act and said it didn't matter, she was stopped and he was at fault.

Try again.
When he told the cops this did they check your wife's car for lights? If not I'd hire an attorney and go after the police for their lack of investigating the accident.

So you are driving at night and you plow into a car that has it's tail lights out. Who's fault?

George
George's_Vette is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2013, 08:58 PM   #19
Steve_R
CF Senior Member
St. Jude Donor '12-'13-'14
 
Steve_R's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 2012
Location: Grand Junction Colorado
Default

The OP's accident wasn't at night. Try again.

Wife's car was destroyed. Judge said lack of brake lights or turn signals didn't mean the kid that hit her wasn't still responsible to watch the car in front of him.

Last edited by Steve_R; 06-22-2013 at 09:01 PM.
Steve_R is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2013, 09:01 PM   #20
IrishSpuds
CF Senior Member
St. Jude Donor '13-'14
 
IrishSpuds's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 2012
Location: Jersey Shore New Jersey
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve_R View Post
The OP's accident wasn't at night. Try again.
Time is irrelevant - same requirements.
IrishSpuds is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2013, 09:01 PM
 
Go Back   Corvette Forum > C6 Corvette, 2005 - 2013 > C6 Corvette General Discussion
Reload this Page Today was not a Good Day
 
 
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Click for Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
My number came up jrp1588 C5 General 73 06-17-2014 09:06 AM
Just had my first car accident. red86silver78 Off Topic 34 05-01-2014 11:43 PM
Transmission Problems? Zengod C6 Tech/Performance 3 02-05-2014 12:00 AM
Totaled a car and got a new Jeep vittal Other Cars 0 11-23-2013 10:29 AM
Fire department busted my door down... highpsi98 Off Topic 119 12-24-2012 05:50 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:17 PM.


Emails & Password Backup