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Took 2 Fords off the road Wednesday.

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by DieselSlug, Aug 16, 2012.

  1. DieselSlug

    DieselSlug PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,068

    Here is whats left of Lauras Ford Escape that we were driving Wednesday night to Skaneateles to go trap shooting. I was driving, laura was passenger front and her mom was passenger rear. A 17 year old kid was crossing route 20 just before Navarino Orchards. Either he did not see or or wasnt paying attention. We t-boned him at around 50 mph. Everyone from bot parties are ok, very sore and bruised. Caved in the kids f150 badly on the passenger side. It was a very good thing he didnt have a passenger. We almost were going to take the Wrangler, very glad we didnt.



  2. Holland

    Holland Senior Member
    Messages: 605

    Glad everyone is ok!
  3. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Ford tough!
  4. BMB Plowing

    BMB Plowing Senior Member
    Messages: 117

    WOW, I know that intersection. I'm glad no one was hurt!
  5. amitdhir

    amitdhir Junior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 7

    Built Ford tough. Glad everyone is fine.
  6. Triton2286

    Triton2286 Senior Member
    Messages: 653

    That's pretty minimal damage for an escape considering the speed, thought I'm sure the frame is bent enough that they will call it totaled unfortunately.

    Glad your all OK.
  7. GSS LLC

    GSS LLC Senior Member
    Messages: 640

    them escapes rate a 10 out of 10 in my book! i dont own one, but 3 weeks ago a girl rearended a stopped car while doing 60 mph. she was fine aside from airbag burns and seatbelt bruises. they designed those things to crash!
  8. maverjohn

    maverjohn Senior Member
    Messages: 902

    Glad to hear everyones OK !! So what are you going to replace it with ?
  9. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,794

    Seeing as how it's unibody I'm sure it's totaled. I wouldn't want it back from a wreck like that even if they could fix it.
  10. BPS#1

    BPS#1 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,421

    Glad every one is OK.

    My wife in her 05 escape got axx jammed by a kid in a 1/2 ton GMC pickup. CLAIMS he fell asleep.
    BS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'll bet money he was texting.

    Any way we drove the escape for several months until the Ford body shop had time to work it in. The GMC left on a hook and the cops OPINION was that it was totaled. I didn't see it but that was his opinion.
    The only humor in the situation was that the GMC fought a ford and the ford won.
  11. Triton2286

    Triton2286 Senior Member
    Messages: 653

    Good point lol, which is why I was even more disappointed with the new 2011+ Explorer! :D
  12. BPS#1

    BPS#1 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,421

    Most cars today with damage like that are not going to be rebuilt.
    The only way they would, would be if it was nearly new with low miles.
    Looking at the head lights its an early model of the escape body style. 03, 04 I'm thinking.
  13. Triton2286

    Triton2286 Senior Member
    Messages: 653

    Lights, Unpainted Bumper, Unpainted trim, ect. All major signs of being the 1st gen Escape.
  14. DieselSlug

    DieselSlug PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,068

    Thanks for the word guys. All are doing better, still sore but can go back to daily routine (minus having to truck my girlfriend and I to each of our jobs). They wont pay for her rental car untill the insurance gets the police report.

    The Escape was a 2001 with 177K miles on it. My mom bought it new, and gave it to me when the converters plugged up. We just put 1k into parts and many hours of my labor and we had the car on the road. She has been driving it for about 4 months. I will say that i have enjoyed this vehicle ever since my mom bought it. Ive had lots of happy meals in this sucker. I would reccomend an escape to anyone, they can be had for cheap! We got an average of 20 MPG's with it in the country.

    We stopped at the company where the car is yesturday. Looked over it better. The front end is pushed to the engine, battery in the airbox and choked the rubber elbow (car died during accident, must be why). Brake fluid resevoir was broke off the cylinder, lost brakes at the end. Subframe is bent in the drivers wheel well. Damage along the whole drivers side. Drivers door is way out of alignment and wont come near to shutting. Your right, if this car was to get fixed (highly doubt it) i would NOT want it back. There has to be more mechanical issues not seen after this collision.

    His insurance companys appraiser is going to check it out this am.
  15. NBI Lawn

    NBI Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,797

    It goes without saying it could have been much worse. Glad to hear everyone is ok.
  16. DieselSlug

    DieselSlug PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,068

    Laura really has always wanted a truck. I mean she doesnt need it, but whatever floats her boat. If she does get a truck we really need to get an extended cab. My truck is a regular cab, my jeep is a 2 seater most of the time, and i dont drive my Mustang much, so the Escape was perfect in that aspect. Id really like her to get a 95'-98 silverado (i know them front to back and have tons of spare parts), but id be happy with a F150, 97' or newer. But its all what she wants to get it her car.

    We cant afford payments right now with school loans, so its gonna be with whatever we get from the Escape.
  17. thelettuceman

    thelettuceman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,218

    Glad to hear everyone is okay
  18. DieselSlug

    DieselSlug PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,068

    Erie insurance came to look at it yesturday. Quoted over 8k worth of damages. Frame bent, firewall bowed. Total Loss
    And still without a rental..
  19. Honest Mike

    Honest Mike Member
    Messages: 75

    Glad everyone is ok!!!!!
  20. DieselSlug

    DieselSlug PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,068

    Well found some more wonderful news last night. Last tuesday when we got in the accident we were on our way to a trap shoot in Skaneateles. We had 3 trap guns in the back while the accident happened. Went to the club shootoff tonight opened the case to the Browning Citori i am using and its was damaged! The stock was cracked, and the lever to actuate the break barrel is all messed up! The other two guns dont seem to have any damage after inspection and were shot without fowl last night. I had to borrow a gun. I hope the company pays to fix/replace this gun as its almost a 1k dollar gun!.