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Headed to my ol' man's house for new years and got involved in a rear-end collision an hour before midnight. ...


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Old 01-04-2017, 07:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Headed to my ol' man's house for new years and got involved in a rear-end collision an hour before midnight. Granted, the accident could have been worse and everyone walked away from it but still......I'm not too happy about it.

I won't go into details since I'm still having conversations with professionals who specialize in these matters but I will just say that everyone please be careful out there. Put the friggin phones down and pay attention to what the heck you are doing and for heaven's sake, if you throw back a few, get a damn Uber.

The pictures below tell most of the story but like I said, I can't share the specifics of the narrative just yet. As to the damage, the body shop says that it will cost around $5-6k to fix her up. The trailer hitch took most of the damage but the impact was so severe that the bed dented the cab and my driver's seat reclined a little bit. All my papers that I had in my sunvisor wound up in the back seat including everything that was in my center console. Scary!

I added the Air Ride airbags and the air lines were cut but surprisingly, the tailgate lightbar still works. My Dee Zee tailgate assist is probably toast as well as my tonneau cover. As finicky as our 8-speed trannys are, I'm wondering if I will have problems later on with it since I was at highway speeds when I got hit.

I won't make a GMC vs. Ram joke. Honestly, I'm just glad to be alive.

My truck on the side of the road right after it happened.


The guy who hit me.


Me dropping it off at the shop


Exhaust and suspension damage



Frame compromised


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Bent frame. That sucks. Id be hoping for a write off.


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Glad you're ok. Could have been much worse!


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Like you said good thing every one is fine
Good luck with everything keep us updated with details
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The drunks were out there for sure. I got one at a .090 and a .130 before 2100. People don't care these days at all. Glad everyone is alright though! IF he was impaired....I hope you got a cash collar!
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Sorry to see this
BUT glad everyone is ok
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Damn even his parking lamps still worked. Odd how some things still work after being smashed. Glad your ok.

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Sorry to hear your troubles.

These aren't fashionable, but I have had one on my truck since day 1. Might have helped in your situation to take some of the impact away, I have a tow ball on mine, that is how I tow my landscape trailer.

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