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root_galaxy 12-19-2012 08:41 PM

Thank God for AWD... pics inside
 
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So I was heading to take my dad to get surgery on his knee today on the highway, had just passed a 6 car accident as well as a Truck on Truck head on collision because of the snowy blizzard like conditions and was explaining to him how this was the very reason I purchased a Legacy and the Awd advantages when in the middle lane this Dodge Ram starts sliding ass end out in to my lane and slams in to my rear passenger quarter panel. We are literally sliding sideways going 60mph and I think holy crap, please don't pin ball. I turn the steering wheel hard to the left and pump the gas a few good times and after swerving left and right a little it miraculously straightens out without going all over the place and no more casualties. The damage was done though and of course, her truck is just scratched but my car is messed up. Crappy part is I just bought my car not even 2 months ago and it was cherry. I'm glad we didn't get hurt, just shaken up pretty good. The irony of this whole story, I was watching a long compilation of car wreck videos last night on YouTube lol c'est la vie...

laff79 12-19-2012 09:57 PM

People are gonna tell you this was your tail light tints' fault. Just a heads up broheim

JermTheElf 12-19-2012 09:59 PM

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Originally Posted by laff79 (Post 4212704)
People are gonna tell you this was your tail light tints' fault. Just a heads up broheim

I was thinking that too but it's not tint. The top half of the light is gone if I'm not mistaken.

Sorry to hear about the accident but I'm glad it wasn't as bad as it could have been

LosAngelesLGT 12-19-2012 10:02 PM

This is your tail light tint's fault?
:hide:

root_galaxy 12-19-2012 10:29 PM

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Originally Posted by laff79 (Post 4212704)
People are gonna tell you this was your tail light tints' fault. Just a heads up broheim

Haha no tint my friend, basically blew out my taillight :rolleyes:

root_galaxy 12-19-2012 10:31 PM

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Originally Posted by JermTheElf (Post 4212706)
I was thinking that too but it's not tint. The top half of the light is gone if I'm not mistaken.

Sorry to hear about the accident but I'm glad it wasn't as bad as it could have been

Thanks man, me too, although I have to admit, I felt like a bad ass for having been able to straighten out the car after that:cool: (although it was probably all car and a little bit driver)

xt2005bonbon 12-20-2012 02:23 AM

Good job on your driving and symmetrical AWD FTW.

Max Capacity 12-20-2012 03:25 AM

Glad you made it out ok.

laff79 12-20-2012 04:36 AM

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Originally Posted by root_galaxy (Post 4212726)
Haha no tint my friend, basically blew out my taillight :rolleyes:

Saw this on my phone originally. My bad.

Glad you made it out alive

root_galaxy 12-20-2012 05:21 AM

Thanks guys, I appreciate it

laz 12-20-2012 05:54 AM

I am glad that you are ok by you do know it was your RE92's fault, right? :hide:

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paintpollz 12-20-2012 07:06 AM

blizzak ws70s ftw

iNVAR 12-20-2012 10:05 AM

It's your fault for leaving the fuel door open. Obviously the guy was just trying to close it... by hitting it with his car.

rob-2 12-20-2012 10:18 AM

I'm glad you're alright.

Your made a critical error in judgement that allowed for this accident to take place. In foul weather, AWD or not you never get beside a car. You keep your spacing both front and rear and side to side. Typically this is called staggered driving.

Had you not been so close he would have spun out, you slowed down and nothing would have happened.

Best of luck getting this resolved. Thankfully you weren't hurt!

root_galaxy 12-20-2012 11:21 AM

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Originally Posted by iNVAR (Post 4213208)
It's your fault for leaving the fuel door open. Obviously the guy was just trying to close it... by hitting it with his car.

:lol::lol::lol: I shoulda known better :rolleyes:

root_galaxy 12-20-2012 11:23 AM

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Originally Posted by rob-2 (Post 4213252)
I'm glad you're alright.

Your made a critical error in judgement that allowed for this accident to take place. In foul weather, AWD or not you never get beside a car. You keep your spacing both front and rear and side to side. Typically this is called staggered driving.

Had you not been so close he would have spun out, you slowed down and nothing would have happened.

Best of luck getting this resolved. Thankfully you weren't hurt!

I wasn't right next to her, she switched into the middle lane and lost control when she tried to switch lanes.

LegacyLove88 12-20-2012 11:40 AM

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Originally Posted by rob-2 (Post 4213252)
Your made a critical error in judgement that allowed for this accident to take place.

You made a critical error in being quick to judge. If you weren't there, maybe you shouldn't comment on how the OP drove.


Good driving, OP. Glad you're alright.

ericem 12-20-2012 11:56 AM

Probably also thank your VDC for saving the vehicle from spinning out realistically. Other wise if you were on the brakes the ABS uses the gyro to keep the direction of the vehicle.

I wish my 07 LGT had stability just for those certain emergency maneuvers. I see you are also on all seasons!

Glad to hear you were ok though!

root_galaxy 12-20-2012 12:01 PM

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Originally Posted by ericem (Post 4213440)
Probably also thank your VDC for saving the vehicle from spinning out realistically. Other wise if you were on the brakes the ABS uses the gyro to keep the direction of the vehicle.

I wish my 07 LGT had stability just for those certain emergency maneuvers. I see you are also on all seasons!

Glad to hear you were ok though!

Yes I am, probably a good thing they are pretty new too! It was a little bit of skill, a little bit of luck and I think the majority was the car :spin:

Max Capacity 12-20-2012 02:52 PM

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Originally Posted by rob-2 (Post 4213252)
I'm glad you're alright.

Your made a critical error in judgement that allowed for this accident to take place. In foul weather, AWD or not you never get beside a car. You keep your spacing both front and rear and side to side. Typically this is called staggered driving.

Had you not been so close he would have spun out, you slowed down and nothing would have happened.

Best of luck getting this resolved. Thankfully you weren't hurt!

I have to agree with "this was kind of quick to judge".

Have you ever been going down a slight incline in the center lane on the highway at 3AM in a light snow, coming home from work and see the car about a 1/8 a head loose it and you think to yourself, I hope you slide off the road and stay out of my way.

That happened to me back in 1981 while driving my 1970 Duster 340, with snow tires. I was going about 35-40mph when I was him start to spin. There wasn't much I could do. Luckily he slide to the side and out of my way, the last thing I wanted to do was try and stop...there was nobody else around me or him.

Gire 12-20-2012 03:05 PM

Dodge Ram? Snow? Women?



I usually just stay home in those types of conditions.

xt2005bonbon 12-20-2012 03:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Gire (Post 4213714)
Dodge Ram? Snow? Women?



I usually just stay home in those types of conditions.

lol so true though. No offense but on the road if I can, I stay away from the elderly and women drivers in general.

2manysubies 12-20-2012 08:39 PM

Sorry to hear about the accident, easy fix at a body shop. I would like to compliment you on your driving and knowing what and when to do it. It seems really UN-natural to accelerate during a condition (such as yours) and you knew that doing that should pull you out of big trouble(MOST of the time). You can only drive your car, no one else s. Good Job!

R/Mac

Max Capacity 12-21-2012 01:25 PM

Oh yea, BTW, after you get a new tail light, that'll buff right out...LOL

xt2005bonbon 12-21-2012 01:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Max Capacity (Post 4215001)
Oh yea, BTW, after you get a new tail light, that'll buff right out...LOL

suuure.

kred 12-21-2012 01:33 PM

Like the saying goes: Airbags save lives, AWD saves airbags.

xt2005bonbon 12-21-2012 01:39 PM

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Originally Posted by kred (Post 4215019)
Like the saying goes: Airbags save lives, symmetrical AWD saves airbags.

fixed :)

rob-2 12-21-2012 02:51 PM

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Originally Posted by LegacyLove88 (Post 4213412)
You made a critical error in being quick to judge. If you weren't there, maybe you shouldn't comment on how the OP drove.


Good driving, OP. Glad you're alright.

Funny he got hit on the rear quarter panel. This means by FACT she got close enough to hit him, his driving wasn't defensive enough and it was avoidable.

Again, by fact had he been driving staggered it would have never been a hit. Staggered doesn't mean a lane between you it means no one beside you, period and enough distance for and after to stop in the conditions.

He left with his life and a dented car. Don't be so arrogant to think there isn't a lesson to be learned. I've logged a life time of miles in the worst weather you can physical drive in. But hey, I know nothing and there is nothing to be learned here but subi's AWD system is amazing. God the world is getting dumb.

OP - my directness was not a slight on your ego. It was a free 'hey avoid it again and live better' comment.

iNVAR 12-21-2012 03:32 PM

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Originally Posted by rob-2 (Post 4215139)
Funny he got hit on the rear quarter panel. This means by FACT she got close enough to hit him, his driving wasn't defensive enough and it was avoidable.

Again, by fact had he been driving staggered it would have never been a hit. Staggered doesn't mean a lane between you it means no one beside you, period and enough distance for and after to stop in the conditions.

He left with his life and a dented car. Don't be so arrogant to think there isn't a lesson to be learned. I've logged a life time of miles in the worst weather you can physical drive in. But hey, I know nothing and there is nothing to be learned here but subi's AWD system is amazing. God the world is getting dumb.

OP - my directness was not a slight on your ego. It was a free 'hey avoid it again and live better' comment.

Driving with absolutely no one next to you for 2 lanes across? Yeah, right...

Some accidents aren't avoidable. Some are. Don't assume that every accident that happens is avoidable, at least not if you expect to be practical. There's a tradeoff between driving practically and driving completely defensively/safely. If I drove the way you suggested, I'd never get anywhere in NYC, and I guarantee you someone would still find a way to plow into my car.

root_galaxy 12-21-2012 06:56 PM

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Originally Posted by rob-2 (Post 4215139)
Funny he got hit on the rear quarter panel. This means by FACT she got close enough to hit him, his driving wasn't defensive enough and it was avoidable.

Again, by fact had he been driving staggered it would have never been a hit. Staggered doesn't mean a lane between you it means no one beside you, period and enough distance for and after to stop in the conditions.

He left with his life and a dented car. Don't be so arrogant to think there isn't a lesson to be learned. I've logged a life time of miles in the worst weather you can physical drive in. But hey, I know nothing and there is nothing to be learned here but subi's AWD system is amazing. God the world is getting dumb.

OP - my directness was not a slight on your ego. It was a free 'hey avoid it again and live better' comment.

Honestly, I wish I could agree with you, but I'm not a 16 year old punk kid with an awd car so unfortunately I can't agree with you. There's just way too many variables that resulted in this accident. I didn't just learn how to drive yesterday thus the reason I knew not to slam on my brakes as soon as I was sides. I guess everyone has a different style of driving and everyone I'm sure would have reacted differently.

Nolmers06LGT 12-21-2012 08:17 PM

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Originally Posted by rob-2 (Post 4215139)
Funny he got hit on the rear quarter panel. This means by FACT she got close enough to hit him, his driving wasn't defensive enough and it was avoidable.

Again, by fact had he been driving staggered it would have never been a hit. Staggered doesn't mean a lane between you it means no one beside you, period and enough distance for and after to stop in the conditions.

He left with his life and a dented car. Don't be so arrogant to think there isn't a lesson to be learned. I've logged a life time of miles in the worst weather you can physical drive in. But hey, I know nothing and there is nothing to be learned here but subi's AWD system is amazing. God the world is getting dumb.

OP - my directness was not a slight on your ego. It was a free 'hey avoid it again and live better' comment.

Staggered driving is a pretty idealistic concept. If you live in BFE, this is possible, most of the time. If you live in a city with a population over 25, you're going to encounter situations where you're in close proximity with other cars.

Do you mean to tell me that if you're on a two-lane road and you face an oncoming car, you're going to pull over because it's the safe thing to do? No; that's ridiculous.

I'm going on 10 years without an accident.. but I tend to go out of my way to avoid driving near people. I understand where you're coming from, it's just not realistic 100% of the time. Unfortunately that's usually when most accidents happen. People are commending his driving skills and Subaru's AWD because this greatly reduced the damage that occurred. If he hadn't punched it when this car started to spin he would have either taken a hit to the door or worse, the front end. I'm not sure if you noticed, but stopping distances are much worse in the snow...

Props to the OP for the recovery- All of those hours in the parking lot "practicing safe driving" paid off. I'm sure you didn't post this story to start a pissing contest on who's the safest driver. It's pretty easy to start a new thread for that, though.. then maybe there will be a better place for Rob to call you dumb.

root_galaxy 12-21-2012 09:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Nolmers06LGT (Post 4215516)
Staggered driving is a pretty idealistic concept. If you live in BFE, this is possible, most of the time. If you live in a city with a population over 25, you're going to encounter situations where you're in close proximity with other cars.

Do you mean to tell me that if you're on a two-lane road and you face an oncoming car, you're going to pull over because it's the safe thing to do? No; that's ridiculous.

I'm going on 10 years without an accident.. but I tend to go out of my way to avoid driving near people. I understand where you're coming from, it's just not realistic 100% of the time. Unfortunately that's usually when most accidents happen. People are commending his driving skills and Subaru's AWD because this greatly reduced the damage that occurred. If he hadn't punched it when this car started to spin he would have either taken a hit to the door or worse, the front end. I'm not sure if you noticed, but stopping distances are much worse in the snow...

Props to the OP for the recovery- All of those hours in the parking lot "practicing safe driving" paid off. I'm sure you didn't post this story to start a pissing contest on who's the safest driver. It's pretty easy to start a new thread for that, though.. then maybe there will be a better place for Rob to call you dumb.

Well put my friend, well put...

VermontGT 12-22-2012 12:17 PM

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Originally Posted by rob-2 (Post 4215139)
Funny he got hit on the rear quarter panel. This means by FACT she got close enough to hit him, his driving wasn't defensive enough and it was avoidable.

Again, by fact had he been driving staggered it would have never been a hit. Staggered doesn't mean a lane between you it means no one beside you, period and enough distance for and after to stop in the conditions.

He left with his life and a dented car. Don't be so arrogant to think there isn't a lesson to be learned. I've logged a life time of miles in the worst weather you can physical drive in. But hey, I know nothing and there is nothing to be learned here but subi's AWD system is amazing. God the world is getting dumb.

OP - my directness was not a slight on your ego. It was a free 'hey avoid it again and live better' comment.

You sound like a judgmental dumbass and I hope you park your car under a tree home to birds with explosive diarrhea.

Nolmers06LGT 12-22-2012 01:08 PM

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Originally Posted by VermontGT (Post 4215988)
You sound like a judgmental dumbass and I hope you park your car under a tree home to birds with explosive diarrhea.

Lets not try to be too hateful.. I regularly have to park under a tree where birds let loose on my legacy. I wish that upon no man.

Back to the original point of the thread.. Have you looked into getting the body work quoted yet?

root_galaxy 12-22-2012 01:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Nolmers06LGT (Post 4216013)
Lets not try to be too hateful.. I regularly have to park under a tree where birds let loose on my legacy. I wish that upon no man.

Back to the original point of the thread.. Have you looked into getting the body work quoted yet?

I dropped it of at the body shop yesterday but I didn't get a quote yet, time wise it's going to be about 3 weeks because of the holiday.:rolleyes: Sucks because I had a couple board trips set up to the mountains and when I went to pick up the rental they had no awd vehicles... Oh well. Do you guys think I should see if they would cover an alignment for my car, just thinking since it hit pretty close to the wheel and fish tailing the way it did I wonder if it would throw it out of alignment?

xt2005bonbon 12-23-2012 01:52 AM

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Originally Posted by root_galaxy (Post 4216041)
I dropped it of at the body shop yesterday but I didn't get a quote yet, time wise it's going to be about 3 weeks because of the holiday.:rolleyes: Sucks because I had a couple board trips set up to the mountains and when I went to pick up the rental they had no awd vehicles... Oh well. Do you guys think I should see if they would cover an alignment for my car, just thinking since it hit pretty close to the wheel and fish tailing the way it did I wonder if it would throw it out of alignment?

I would.

seabass07 12-23-2012 02:56 AM

Just ignore Rob-2. He's proven several times that he's a fucktard.

Just look to his own idiotic thread for proof. Clicky

Nolmers06LGT 12-23-2012 09:00 AM

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Originally Posted by seabass07 (Post 4216477)
Just ignore Rob-2. He's proven several times that he's a fucktard.

Just look to his own idiotic thread for proof. Clicky

Wow.. forgot that was the same guy.. :spin:

iNVAR 12-23-2012 09:47 AM

Oh, that was him. :lol:

LosAngelesLGT 12-23-2012 10:02 AM

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Originally Posted by rob-2 (Post 4215139)
I live in RENO. I claim to drive in adverse weather conditions more than others. Check out my thread expressing my gross display of automotive ignorance.

Fixed.

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Originally Posted by seabass07 (Post 4216477)
Just ignore Rob-2. He's proven several times that he's a fucktard.

Just look to his own idiotic thread for proof. Clicky

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