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    Actually what it means is that he was going faster than you. The slower car gets the brunt of the damage. But he is a full frame vehicle and your uni-body puddle jumper is no match for that. Good illustration of why they want to force truck and SUV manufacterers to make sure the bumpers on the beasts line up with car bumpers. Look how far up the truck went into the car. The bumpers did not meet and if you were going faster, you would've been wearing his Ford emblem on your forehead. Your bumper didn't do anything but get squashed under his vehicle. The truck hit you right in the soft spot where the radiator is. There is nothing to stop him from slamming right into the passenger compartment save for your engine block which is probably what did stop him.


    And that's not a fender bender - that's trashed/totaled/kaputt.
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    yea my first accident was a fender bender i was able to repair. I'm looking at a ford ranger today.

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    Glad you're OK.
    (at least it could have been much worse)
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    have a meeting with a lawyer tomm also, thinks i have a strong case on the state.
    USA...
    This is probably one of the issues where Sweden differs most from the USA. Cases like that would never work here. I don't know why, but no one would even think of it. Different culture/mentality probably.
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    Yeah we can sue our own government....you gotta love it.

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    lmfao well we have been asking them to fix that pothole for YEARRRRS...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba
    Good illustration of why they want to force truck and SUV manufacterers to make sure the bumpers on the beasts line up with car bumpers. Look how far up the truck went into the car. The bumpers did not meet and if you were going faster, you would've been wearing his Ford emblem on your forehead. Your bumper didn't do anything but get squashed under his vehicle. The truck hit you right in the soft spot where the radiator is. There is nothing to stop him from slamming right into the passenger compartment save for your engine block which is probably what did stop him.
    And I guess they're going to stop people from using lift-kits too, huh?

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    I'd still blame your bad driving skills, I mean how hard is it to avoid a pothole that you know is there?

    Glad you were able to gimp away

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    you cant without going into the other lane. I was third in the PA mazda rev it up drive challenge punk :P

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    thats pretty cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian
    thats pretty cool.
    thnx bro, how u been?

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    >>i was making a right turn and the un-repaired road blew my tire causing me to be uncontrollably pulled into oncoming traffic. I'll put more tomm im rlly drugged, have a meeting with a lawyer tomm also, thinks i have a strong case on the state.<<

    i'd be interested on how this plays out.

    wouldnt be surprised if the states offers expert testimony on how a properly inflated and cared for tire would have managed to clear the road hazard - therefore the balme is place upon you and your bad driving skillz and bad tires.

    good luck, you'll probably need it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoD
    ford vs ford....

    built ford tough diodnt come with my car i guess
    Never seend built ford tough on a car commercial.

    But I always see it on their truck commericals. Perhaps you shouldnt be driving such a wimpy womans vehicle? Time to upgrade to a mans vehicle ???
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    And a man's manufacturer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba
    Actually what it means is that he was going faster than you. The slower car gets the brunt of the damage.
    The car with less momentum experiences the highest forces. I'm willing to bet that RoD was the fasted vehicle, and that the truck was hardly moving, if at all. I say that as if the truck had been moving, both vehicles would have made it farther into the intersection. By position of the truck, I'm pretty sure the truck driver was not at fault in any way.
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    the truck was doing 30, i was doing 10

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