Sunday, October 08, 2006

Accidents happen

This is no shit. So there I was driving west on Silverlake Rd. just past US23 heading west towards Linden when all of a sudden WHAM!!! I run into/over a freaking lawnmower that fell off a trailer heading the other direction. Poor little Hyundai wasn't up to the task of driving over a zero-turn walkbehind. I'm fine but the cat needs a new hood, left front quarter pannel, bumper, headlight bucket, lower control arm, and wheel & tire. But that's only what I can see, there may be more damage than that. That's what the insurance adjuster is for.


Blogger Garble said...

fuck, i'm glad you're okay.

8/10/06 12:07  
Blogger NDammitt said...

Me too, could have been ugly if the mower bounced onto the hood of my car.

8/10/06 17:24  
Blogger NDammitt said...

I just got the estimate from the repair shop, and they want $5400 to fix it. Turns out that the subframe is damaged too, and at $1089 for the part it's no wonder that it costs so much. On the down side, the 5400 is at about 75% of the KBB value which meant that it might be totaled out by the insurance company.

9/10/06 17:07  
Blogger Simon Hawk said...

At least you're okay. Look on the bright side, it's only a Hyundai.

10/10/06 08:17  

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