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Rear ended

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by gusdust, Dec 14, 2008.

  1. gusdust

    gusdust Senior Member
    Messages: 143

    These pics are from two seasons ago. Stopped to help a couple guys who were crossed up on an icy exit ramp . Had I not been in the way , they would have been toast. Didn't make me feel better, though. Dark, icy, etc. had my four ways on and strobe on roof. Saw the car coming in my rear view and just layed down in the seat. Girl that hit me was shook up but airbag saved her. Wrecker charged me $180 to pry us apart. Rear plow was over the cars engine. I drove it home. That's the second time i had to put a new box on that truck from rear ends. Then last winter a doe bounced off my vee plow and caved in the side on the newest box again.

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  2. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,734

    Dang, looks like your rear plow has seen better days. I'm assuming her insurance took care of the damage to your stuff? Was there any damage to your frame or driveline after that?

    Not to be a pita, but I probably wouldn't have seen the little strobe on your roof if the visibility was poor until it was to late either.
     
  3. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Good thing your truck is a Ford! How does it drive now and did her insurance pay for it?
     
  4. gusdust

    gusdust Senior Member
    Messages: 143

    That puny little strobe got replaced right away. Here in Michigan we have no fault insurance. So we pay our own way. Or rather our insurance company does if we have full coverage. The cop asked me why I stopped. I said to help, besides I couldn't get by them anyway.
     
  5. gusdust

    gusdust Senior Member
    Messages: 143

    The frame got twisted. They got most of it out, but not all. Two years before this I had my 12' enclosed trailer shoved up my box. That one demolished trailer, tools, and 5 grand to the truck too.
     
  6. fordboy

    fordboy Senior Member
    Messages: 300

    where in mid michigan are ya?
     
  7. groundbreakers

    groundbreakers Senior Member
    Messages: 824

    dont ya just love michigan insurance laws .. pay top premiums just to get screwed over in an auto accident ...
     
  8. Milwaukee

    Milwaukee 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,180

    wow frame bent

    well you could put flatbed on it


    it seem that Ford held 2 car accidental.


    How old that girl is?

    is this near I75?


    Wow that cost lot for new bed, snowplow on rear hitch, and fix frame or new frame.
     
  9. gusdust

    gusdust Senior Member
    Messages: 143

    I'm just south of Lansing. Truck is a 2000 Powerstroke. Only 135,000 on it. It should go a while yet if I keep out of the way. Drives fine.
     
  10. Signature lawns

    Signature lawns Junior Member
    Messages: 25

  11. Krieger91

    Krieger91 Senior Member
    Messages: 353

    Nice to see a guy from my area of the States on here.

    That sucks, man. Thing is, how much damage did it do to her car? At least you have full coverage (or so it sounds). And, as some have said, I doubt I'd have seen that little strobe. Especially not in the kind of weather we sometimes get.
     
  12. gusdust

    gusdust Senior Member
    Messages: 143

    Her car was totaled. I felt bad for her she didn't have full coverage. Ya, shouldn't have even mentioned the strobe. Realized then that I needed something bigger/brighter. Amazes me some guys run nothing at all. Point was, I did all I could think of safety wise at the time. no flares on board. I had gotten out to check on the two guys, got bumped then, so got back in the truck for some safety, plus it was raining ice. She said she never even saw me. But was going way too fast for conditions.
     
  13. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,734

    The strobe was still better the nothing. I was just going to run two strobes like that on each side of my backrack but I decided that a rotator mini bar was about the same price of quality strobes and probably get people attention much better.