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Balt in a Fender-bender :( Pix

Hi all - been awhile. So yesterday I got in my first accident ever. i went to back up in a parking lot out of my space - looked in the rear mirrors, no one was moving, started to back up, and bam!

I just remember the jolt, the 'crack' sound, and me going "Oh my gosh!"....and then seeing the SUV that was now showing in my rear mirror. not what I was expecting.

we both re-parked and got out. the lady's suv was worse off than mine - i'm guessing because it was fiberglass? the one corner of her bumper was off its hinge and dented in. my bumper, as pix below show, got some good scratches and a few dings and dents. but def held up pretty darn well.

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so thankfully, as it was no one's fault really (she'd looked before backing out too and was just as stunned to hit something) she and i just agreed that we'd fix our cars out of pocket so as to keep the insurance companies (and rates going up) out of it. her husband luckily does body work and she said he's fixed worse.

hopefully this continues to pan out a-ok and her husband is able to fix it.

as for me, i've got some buffing and repainting ahead of me i guess.

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You are pretty lucky it wasn't your fault nor her fault, that kinda crap raises insurance rates a lot lol.

But I almost had a similar incident once, I was getting out of my school's parking lot and I stupidly only looked one way, so I'm backing out and out of nowhere I see this giant SUV idling right behind my car and I just slammed my breaks. I swear I accidenlty did hit it because I thought I heard a slight bump but no angry parent came out of the SUV lol.

Woulda been bad because it was a parent picking up their child and I didn't want to cause ruckus after school with everyone staring at me. I guess this is what I get for choosing a parking spot near the entrance of the parking lot :/

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shitty dude. luckily it doesn't look like it came out too bad
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You are pretty lucky it wasn't your fault nor her fault, that kinda crap raises insurance rates a lot lol.

But I almost had a similar incident once, I was getting out of my school's parking lot and I stupidly only looked one way, so I'm backing out and out of nowhere I see this giant SUV idling right behind my car and I just slammed my breaks. I swear I accidenlty did hit it because I thought I heard a slight bump but no angry parent came out of the SUV lol.

Woulda been bad because it was a parent picking up their child and I didn't want to cause ruckus after school with everyone staring at me. I guess this is what I get for choosing a parking spot near the entrance of the parking lot :/
heh glad to hear it didn't happen as a hit

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Wow it doesn't look to bad
nope not bad at all - i was pretty surprised to see how much worse the lady's car was after i saw the minor damage to mine
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OK so is this just me or anyone who drives an ss with back tinited windows and our tiny rearview.....find it impossible to see out the back window with the spoiler cuz that seems to me in the way for me sometimes lol

glad ur ok and ur car can be fixed...i had something like that happen...when a jerk off came flyin behinde me at a 4way stop and i went to move forward and my car rolled back a little bit so he gives his car gas and rearends me !

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I'm dreading getting into something like that with my baby. I would honestly probably cry haha. Glad you're ok though.
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OK so is this just me or anyone who drives an ss with back tinited windows and our tiny rearview.....find it impossible to see out the back window with the spoiler cuz that seems to me in the way for me sometimes lol

glad ur ok and ur car can be fixed...i had something like that happen...when a jerk off came flyin behinde me at a 4way stop and i went to move forward and my car rolled back a little bit so he gives his car gas and rearends me !

lucky i had the superman perk for Mw2 installed on my car or my baby might be hurtin right now lol
yea you should see my back window! the black vinyl covers the dot matrix like 6-8 inches down, then i have my tint, so i have an even smaller window to see out of! looks BA though.

As for the OP, glad to c everything panned out alright w/o any major issues!

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lol at night its like **** it why even bother looking out the back window

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