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Old 11-13-2015, 08:25 AM   #1
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Totaled my Focus

on Friday 11/6/15 I was in an accident, I rear ended a semi trailer, I got the call back from the insurance, and it's totaled
I am not surprised that it's totaled, I am however surprised that the air bags didn't deploy, about a year ago I bumped into another vehicle same area, 1/3 the damage I sustained last week and again they didn't go off. I am glad they did as I was able to control my vehicle and pull off the side of the highway.
Yes, the fluid under the car is from what used to be my car.

How did it happen, traffic slowed down faster than I anticipated.


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Old 11-13-2015, 08:56 AM   #2
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Not surprised the airbags didn't go off.

Without a solid hit on that radiator support, they aren't supposed to go off. It wasn't crushed into the radiator or other pushing, so no *pop*!

My car looked like this, and mine didn't go off either. Pretty similar damage. As you can see mine was from some ignant beya rear-ending me and claiming she was hit which pushed her into me. Investigation later found that she was lying, or she has the strongest rear bumper ever built. She skidded into a near-stopped lane, and popped me just as traffic just started to move, so it launched me into a Kia in front of me. Yay.

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Old 11-13-2015, 09:54 AM   #3
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Wow, thats a bummer, hopefully your ok & just shaking up. Hopefully you find another car.
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Old 11-13-2015, 12:16 PM   #4
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Bummer, as you said just as well they didn't go off for that hit when not really needed.

Looks like it slid under the Truck bumper after hitting at the top of yours to do the "extra" damage, that actually reduced the shock of the hit.
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Old 11-13-2015, 01:23 PM   #5
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I rear ended a Semi trailer
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Old 11-13-2015, 01:36 PM   #6
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Yup, can see where that straight bar hit on the plate/bumper cover of your car.

"DOT bumper" required on those trailers is a good thing, close to avg. bumper height and it keeps you from going underneath.
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Old 11-13-2015, 03:16 PM   #7
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Glad your ok, sorry about the car. Crashes always suck.
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Old 11-20-2015, 06:57 PM   #8
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.... Crashed my ST a while back, piecing it together now


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Old 12-02-2015, 02:30 PM   #9
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How much from the old car can you salvage and use on the new?
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Old 12-03-2015, 01:38 AM   #10
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That sure is a good hit, glad you are fine.
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