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Thread: Wrong Kind of Fireworks

  1. #1
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    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM

    Wrong Kind of Fireworks

    Happy Independence Day, all. Here's a reminder...if you've been drinking, don't drive, OK?

    This is my wife's car. She was sitting in a left turn lane a few hours ago waiting to turn when a lady in a Smart car headed southbound missed the westbound right turn, jumped the median, and took out the traffic light. No injuries, but unfortunately, I think my wife's Acura will be totaled due to the bent roof. The lady driving the Smart car seemed fine and was very apologetic, but she didn't pass the field sobriety test and was taken away in handcuffs. She's gonna have a worse 4th of July than we are, and ours isn't going all that well. Fortunately, she has good insurance, and it's the same company we have, so there shouldn't be any bickering.

    Be careful out there!

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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Yorktown, Virginia
    Sorry to see this, but glad your wife escaped without injury. The Acura looks like it was in great shape before the accident. I hope you two don't take any kind of financial hit from this mess.

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    Dec 2008
    Santa Claus, In
    Not good and glad all came out well. Impressive the lack of damage the cars have with what happened. Vehicle safety has came a long way
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  4. #4
    That's sad. Firepepper Red was a 2002 only color. If it was low mileage, hope insurance doesn't yank you around on a 13 year old car...

  5. #5
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    Dec 2006
    RETIRED(!) in Austintown, Ohio
    Bummer about the car, but good that Kian wasn't hurt.

    Hopefully, the insurance will settle quickly, and not cause you further heartburn.
    Jim D.

  6. #6
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    Aug 2008
    Reno, Nv
    An Acura and a smart car pull up to a stop light....
    That could have been a lot worse. Happy 5th maybe?
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    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    somewhere east of Queen Creek, AZ - South East of Phoenix
    Ouch....that is never any fun the only good news is there were no injuries. Hopefully the insurance will make you well. I didn't think that a smart car could knock over one of those poles.
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  8. #8
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    Dec 2007
    Tellico Plains, Tennessee
    Looks like the Smart Car wasn't so smart after all..... Glad the missus wasn't hurt... know she was scared when that light pole started down onto her car.
    Tellico Plains, TN
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  9. #9
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    Apr 2007
    No, not all of SoCal is Los Angeles!
    That'll reset your heartrate. wow, I can only imagine her reaction when that thing crashed down on her. Hope all works out well and you have a better day today.
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  10. #10
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    Dec 2007
    Billings Missouri near Springfield Mo
    So glad no one got hurt but I'm with Don I cant believe a Smart Car could knock a pole down
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