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smashedheadcat
03-10-2004, 11:40 PM
After leaving a friend's house, a few miles up the road, a jeep Cherokee pulled out in front of the mighty green 99. I "t-boned" it at about 35-40ish. The jeep rolled into a ditch, and Tarah and I were met with a few air bags. We are both okay, though Tarah (my girlfriend) has a pretty sore breast bone. We just got back from the hospital. In my "professional" opinion, the car is totaled. It's all tore to hell. The good thing is, is that we are all okay (even the occupants of the other vehicle), but there's now 1 less 99 cobra gracing the roads. Pics to come tomarrow.........

Josh

flynfink
03-10-2004, 11:42 PM
Shoot Josh, glad you guys are okay.

smashedheadcat
03-10-2004, 11:44 PM
Shoot Josh, glad you guys are okay.

Thank you. Yeah, we are okay. Just a little sore. The new green one is a thing of the past unfortunately though.

Josh

cobrabitn
03-10-2004, 11:47 PM
I'm sorry to hear that Josh but the most important thing is your safety and the safety of others. There are many more Cobras out there to buy so keep us informed on what is going on??

Tony

97CasperCobra
03-11-2004, 01:20 AM
Sorry to hear about your loss. But as these things can be replaced.....wait..did I just say that :) ...people can't. Glad you're well....I'm dreading to see the pics. :(

Firme
03-11-2004, 01:22 AM
Josh, glad you guys are okay. The Cobra can be replace with another Cobra :D

nckissfan
03-11-2004, 06:25 AM
well the important thing is nobody got hurt! Sorry for the loss of the snake!

Big Daddy
03-11-2004, 08:14 AM
That sucks Josh, I'm glad everyone is ok though. The car can be replaced, lives cannont!

smashedheadcat
03-11-2004, 09:08 AM
Thank you guys very much for the support. I'll be heading to the police station today to get the police report, then I'll be heading out to see the car. I know it's going to be totaled, but I'm going to try to buy it back. The car was still running somehow even after the accident. But, the crossover tube for the coolant was ruptured IIRC. As promised........ the pics will be posted in a few hours.............

Josh

venomous
03-11-2004, 09:33 AM
Sorry to hear about that Josh, Glad you are ok.

Hazman
03-11-2004, 09:38 AM
Glad you folks are OK. Sorry to hear about the Cobra. Time to get that '03

Mystic Cobra
03-11-2004, 09:57 AM
Josh:
So sorry to hear about your car, but very glad to hear you and your girlfriend are ok.
Didn't the Jeep see you coming??? Some people are asleep at the wheel. Hopefully THEIR insurance will buy you a new car.

smashedheadcat
03-11-2004, 12:01 PM
Thank you everyone. I don't know what the jeep was thinking. I guess he didn't see me or something. Who knows? But, as promised........ here are the pictures.

smashedheadcat
03-11-2004, 12:04 PM
"Attach feature not working"

Firme
03-11-2004, 12:21 PM
Josh, try it again, its fixed

tcrews
03-11-2004, 03:52 PM
Dude...that sucks. Do you ever have good luck?

97whitevert
03-11-2004, 05:19 PM
I sure am sorry to hear that Josh- but I am
VERY glad you guys are not hurt. Like the others said, cars can be replaced, but people cannot! :( :(

Lumpydogs
03-11-2004, 06:11 PM
Sure glad you two are OK. Real sorry to hear about the Cobra.
Any mods you need to lift off her before the insurance adjuster
gets his slimmy little hands on it?

smashedheadcat
03-11-2004, 08:11 PM
heres a few of them. More per request

97whitevert
03-11-2004, 08:21 PM
wow! looks rough... again so sorry.... :( :(

smashedheadcat
03-11-2004, 08:49 PM
Dude...that sucks. Do you ever have good luck?


I know it seems that way, but you have no idea how relieved I was when I looked over at my passanger, Tarah, and saw that she was okay. I wouldn't be able to live with myself if I hurt her. I'm very impressed with the way the car held up, yet it's disturbing to see it "out of it's prime". I'm not sure if it will be totaled out. There is some extreme front damage, which can be seen in the pics, but pretty much from the strut towers back (save for fenders and doors) the car is still in excellent shape. There is some frame damage up front though.

smashedheadcat
03-11-2004, 08:51 PM
I want to thank everyone once again for showing support, and sending condolences (spelling).

I got some news with the police report. The other vehicle recieved a citation for "failing to yeild the right of way" and "unsafe movement". Fault was placed on the other driver legally. So that's good news. But, the bad news is that he is "uninsured".

Josh

BadMoFo
03-11-2004, 10:17 PM
holy cow josh that was the last thing I thought i would read today. glad you and tarah are ok. man its weird thinking that I was just talking to you and looking at your car just last friday. but it looks like it will be able to be fixed maybe. if so you can get a sweet hood and front bumper and who knows what else. but again glad you are ok. I hate those people out there who dont have insurance, makes it harder on us people who are.

cowboyharry
03-11-2004, 10:42 PM
Bummer. :(

Firme
03-12-2004, 12:00 AM
:surprise: :woooah: :bugeyes: that's messed up.....

:mad: uninsured motorists piss me off... do you have uninsured motorist protection?

97CasperCobra
03-12-2004, 01:37 AM
That does suck that the other person doesn't have insurance.....so can you pay the deductable...or rather THEY pay....and get it all taken care of??

Let us know.....we're curious to find out what will happen.

smashedheadcat
03-12-2004, 10:04 AM
holy cow josh that was the last thing I thought i would read today. glad you and tarah are ok. man its weird thinking that I was just talking to you and looking at your car just last friday. but it looks like it will be able to be fixed maybe. if so you can get a sweet hood and front bumper and who knows what else. but again glad you are ok. I hate those people out there who dont have insurance, makes it harder on us people who are.

I know buddy. That sucks huh. I just left Jeff Mozingo's house, showing Tarah his car. We were talking about doing some trading, but I guess that won't be happening.

If it ends up not getting totaled out, I'll be putting an '03 cobra front bumper on and some kind of aftermarket hood. But I would be getting rid of it shortly thereafter.

smashedheadcat
03-12-2004, 10:06 AM
:surprise: :woooah: :bugeyes: that's messed up.....

:mad: uninsured motorists piss me off... do you have uninsured motorist protection?


Yes I have uninsured motorist protection. Actually, I still have 2 insurance companies. I have my old one, and I just picked up USAA not more than 2 weeks ago. I will be calling them today unfortunately.

Josh

smashedheadcat
03-12-2004, 10:07 AM
That does suck that the other person doesn't have insurance.....so can you pay the deductable...or rather THEY pay....and get it all taken care of??

Let us know.....we're curious to find out what will happen.

I'm sure the deductable will come from my pocket, but I will get the money out of that guy one way or another. He's in the military, so he wont' be going anywhere soon. I'm pretty sure my insurance company will sue that money out of him. He's payin Tarah's doctor bill too, whether he knows it or not.

Josh

Mystic Cobra
03-12-2004, 10:18 AM
Jeez Josh, I just looked at the photos, it's amazing that you two walked away. Make sure that if you feel any back or neck pain you get it checked out.

About ten years ago an uninsured motorist did the exact same thing to a car that I had just bought brand new one week to the day of the accident. My insurance covered it all and since I was found zero percent at fault it didn't change my rates. But about two or three days after the accident my back and neck froze up. I had compressed something (can't remember muscles or tendens or something) and I had to go to a chiropractor for about six months.

So dude if you or your gal are feeling any physical pain get it checked out. (By the way I'm not a doc or chiropractor or anything so this isn't any advertisement or anything.)

I can't believe that idiots still drive without insurance.
:blast:

smashedheadcat
03-12-2004, 12:23 PM
Jeez Josh, I just looked at the photos, it's amazing that you two walked away. Make sure that if you feel any back or neck pain you get it checked out.

About ten years ago an uninsured motorist did the exact same thing to a car that I had just bought brand new one week to the day of the accident. My insurance covered it all and since I was found zero percent at fault it didn't change my rates. But about two or three days after the accident my back and neck froze up. I had compressed something (can't remember muscles or tendens or something) and I had to go to a chiropractor for about six months.

So dude if you or your gal are feeling any physical pain get it checked out. (By the way I'm not a doc or chiropractor or anything so this isn't any advertisement or anything.)

I can't believe that idiots still drive without insurance.
:blast:

We'll be sure to get everything checked out. Tarah is almost done with her school (registered nursing) so she's the smart one when it comes to the medical stuff. I feel almost 100% besides being a little sore. I'll be fine. I have 100% free medical with the military, so it won't be a problem there. Tarah is more than welcome to use MY insurance anyway she can to feel better. She just got a perscription of motrin, and she'll probably end up going to to Chiropractor in the weeks to come.

josh

bitn03
03-12-2004, 10:25 PM
Glad you are ok. Cars can be replaced........ :)

Mystic Cobra
03-13-2004, 10:42 AM
Tarah is almost done with her school (registered nursing) so she's the smart one when it comes to the medical stuff.
josh

She's a keeper, I married an RN, you can't go wrong there.
:thumbsup:

smashedheadcat
03-13-2004, 07:27 PM
She's a keeper, I married an RN, you can't go wrong there.
:thumbsup:


Werd!! ha ha ha. Just what I like to hear! :thumbsup:

BadMoFo
03-23-2004, 08:29 PM
hey josh whats the status, totalled or repairable?

smashedheadcat
03-24-2004, 08:23 AM
Alrighty........ here's the update.

I purchased this car with 48,xxx miles on it in mint condition for $13,500 with taxes included. Insurance declared the car's damage @$14,XXX and said it was a "total loss". They valued the car at $19,9XX. I purchased the vehicle back for $4000, and have since sold it for another profit. I'm officially "without bills" for the first time since I was saving money to buy the black 97 cobra. :) Which, should be stretching her legs today. :D

Josh

Firme
03-24-2004, 12:20 PM
Alrighty........ here's the update.

I purchased this car with 48,xxx miles on it in mint condition for $13,500 with taxes included. Insurance declared the car's damage @$14,XXX and said it was a "total loss". They valued the car at $19,9XX. I purchased the vehicle back for $4000, and have since sold it for another profit. I'm officially "without bills" for the first time since I was saving money to buy the black 97 cobra. :) Which, should be stretching her legs today. :D

Josh

damn dude... thats :spimpin:

cowboyharry
03-24-2004, 08:32 PM
Silver lining in that cloud.

smashedheadcat
03-25-2004, 10:47 AM
Ha ha ha. Yeah, it worked out pretty good. :D

cowboyharry
03-25-2004, 08:18 PM
Dang, you dont just pinch a penny. You sqeeze a dime out of it. :D

scocher
03-25-2004, 08:53 PM
heres a few of them. More per request

:eek: :bawling: That's hard to look at. Man, you guys were lucky! Sorry about your snake, though.

scocher
03-25-2004, 08:56 PM
I want to thank everyone once again for showing support, and sending condolences (spelling).

I got some news with the police report. The other vehicle recieved a citation for "failing to yeild the right of way" and "unsafe movement". Fault was placed on the other driver legally. So that's good news. But, the bad news is that he is "uninsured".

Josh

People with no insurance ought to be flogged!! :chairshot They're the reason OUR rates are so high. :edmond:

scocher
03-25-2004, 09:02 PM
I'm sure the deductable will come from my pocket, but I will get the money out of that guy one way or another. He's in the military, so he wont' be going anywhere soon. I'm pretty sure my insurance company will sue that money out of him. He's payin Tarah's doctor bill too, whether he knows it or not.

Josh

As long as he's in the military, you've got him. They will make him pay, as he well should!! :tongue:

smashedheadcat
03-25-2004, 09:45 PM
As long as he's in the military, you've got him. They will make him pay, as he well should!! :tongue:

Yeah, we are both in the military, so (and I outrank him:D) I know he's gonna have to pony up the dough.

scocher
03-25-2004, 10:20 PM
Yeah, we are both in the military, so (and I outrank him:D) I know he's gonna have to pony up the dough.

What branch you in? What rank? Be careful you don't order him to pay while you're in uniform!!! The real bummer is just how long it takes to get things straightened out. I wish you the best - especially on finding your new snake :D

smashedheadcat
03-26-2004, 11:20 AM
I'm in the Marines. So is he. I don't know the guy personally, he works in a different squadron. I'm going to be consulting a lawyer to see what my options are for my girlfriends medical treatment. I'm not gonna try to clean him out, I just want him to pay for her medical bill. The military is gonna screw him pretty good i'm sure of it.

josh

winddysvt
03-26-2004, 02:30 PM
After leaving a friend's house, a few miles up the road, a jeep Cherokee pulled out in front of the mighty green 99. I "t-boned" it at about 35-40ish. The jeep rolled into a ditch, and Tarah and I were met with a few air bags. We are both okay, though Tarah (my girlfriend) has a pretty sore breast bone. We just got back from the hospital. In my "professional" opinion, the car is totaled. It's all tore to hell. The good thing is, is that we are all okay (even the occupants of the other vehicle), but there's now 1 less 99 cobra gracing the roads. Pics to come tomarrow.........

Josh

I'm glad you two are o.k. ---
and I never did like jeep Cherokee's and now I really don't...

they almost always take a roll when they crash --

and their drivers usually drive as if they are driving a performance vehicle.....


surprise --- it isn't!!!!

it isn't even a truck..... not underneath it isn't....

smashedheadcat
03-27-2004, 10:56 AM
I'm glad you two are o.k. ---
and I never did like jeep Cherokee's and now I really don't...

they almost always take a roll when they crash --

and their drivers usually drive as if they are driving a performance vehicle.....


surprise --- it isn't!!!!

it isn't even a truck..... not underneath it isn't....


I don't think they are that bad. I mean, safety wise, it seemed alright. Yeah, it rolled over, but it rolled into a draining ditch, so I bet just about every vehicle in that situation would have rolled over. I'm sure a vette or something wouldn't have, but it would'a been messed up for sure. I think the jeep held together nicely protecting it's occupants. But, people usually drive them as performance vehicles, but this guy wasn't, he just doesn't remember what he learned in kindergarden "look both ways, hold hands, and cross the street quickly, but don't run."

Josh

cobracrazy
04-12-2004, 06:35 PM
Thank God for airbags! Hope everything works out for you!!!! :thumbsup:

smashedheadcat
04-13-2004, 09:59 PM
i'm doing alright. thanks :thumbsup:

Mr. Ed
04-15-2004, 08:51 PM
Terrible situation, guy!:eek: Glad you're both none-the-less for wear.:thumbsup: You know what us Marines say: "If we can't fix it, we'll mess it up so bad that no one else can!" Take care and good luck!

Semper Fi :flag:

smashedheadcat
04-16-2004, 02:13 PM
Terrible situation, guy!:eek: Glad you're both none-the-less for wear.:thumbsup: You know what us Marines say: "If we can't fix it, we'll mess it up so bad that no one else can!" Take care and good luck!

Semper Fi :flag:

:fordflag: Ha ha ha. That's a good one!! I guess I can't argue with that. Thanks for the support Ed!
:fordflag:

BadMoFo
05-10-2004, 03:09 PM
hey Josh if you cruise by quality body shop you will see mine setting in there now. last monday I was driving in that monsoon and hit some standing water on 70W and it put me in the ditch and kicked me out the other side into oncoming traffic, thank goodness no one was coming. $1,400 worth of damge so far unless they have to paint other things. wish they would paint the whole car. it should be done by thur though.

smashedheadcat
05-13-2004, 11:06 PM
hey Josh if you cruise by quality body shop you will see mine setting in there now. last monday I was driving in that monsoon and hit some standing water on 70W and it put me in the ditch and kicked me out the other side into oncoming traffic, thank goodness no one was coming. $1,400 worth of damge so far unless they have to paint other things. wish they would paint the whole car. it should be done by thur though.


Man! Sorry I didn't see this sooner. That sucks. Glad you're okay, and I'm also glad that she's not messed up too bad. I love your car to death.

Josh

ausie
05-22-2004, 09:13 AM
Life is a gamble no matter what. Uninsured motorists also include people who loose there license from DUI's that still drive other cars belonging to other people. I knew of one but he is now in jail (again). At least one more driving hazard is off the road. This stroy reminds me of the incident I had a few years back while driving to my parents one fine day before Christmas. Some young driver decided that he could pull out to make a left turn after a car traveling in the opposite direction I was going in honked their horn to let him out. He peeled out under hard acceleration without looking where he was going finding himself being crushed by a Ford Explorer. I am greatful the other driver was unharmed since I litterally wound up driving over the top of the front of his car on impact. I was angry at most, but was thankful that nobody was killed. I wound up talking to his entire family since they were all at the church where the accident occured.

I am pleased to hear that both you and your girlfriend survived the accident without any long term issues other than having to rebuild the car. I think the problem with most drivers is that they get impatient but mostly lack of awareness and poor judgement is the main cause. There are some people out there driving today that should not have the priveledge to do so. Some of them should be banned from getting in a motorvehicle other than masstransit. There are even some drivers that fear the task of driving alltogether which can make them a bit unpredictable at times. Always buckle-up it could save your life especially if the air bags do not deploy. I have seen some scary accidents during my 700k miles of driving. The worst one I ever saw was of a family down in Orlando Florida where the father in the family was looking down at the two bodies covered under a blanket laying in a thick pool of fluid that did not come from the vehicle after it rolled over. That nearly put me into a state of shock where I had to pull off the side of the highway at a rest stop for a bit. My wife (now an ex) and I were in a bit of tears after seeing that. Sorry for that bit of reality which is best ignored. :(