Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Southwestern PA
Cobalts Don't Handle Roadkill to Well!
Well, I didn't get the new Silver Star Headlamps fast enough...I hit a medium size dog head on last night! It was running down the middle of a busy 2 lane high way directly at me. My lights never caught it until it was too late. I was only doing 45mph but the dog completely broke the center of the front fascia off and bent the a/c condenser back about 3 inches as it went under the car! The car still runs fine and I can't see any damage to the radiator or fan, but it will be going to the dealer today for inspection and repairs. Definitely going to need a new SS fascia and condenser. I just hope nothing happened to the engine mounting or anything like that. The impact was not enough to set of the air bags, but it did hit hard!
I don't think the dog made it...I couldn't stop because it is on a curve and it would have been extremely dangerous. I would have liked to get a tag or something off the dog so the owner can pay for damages, there aren't even any houses in the area of the hit. I do feel bad for the dog, but I hope the Cobalt will be OK!
Yea, tho I cruise through the valley of the shadow of rice, I will fear no Turbo,
for Torque art with me. Thy rods and crankshaft, they comfort me.
Last edited by RocketFoot; 01-14-2010 at 05:13 AM.