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NotoriousFSU
Florida State Fan
Georgia
Member since Oct 2008
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First car accident - OT advice requested
So I got rear ended today by this old black lady (phrasing). I was coming up to a red light in the right turn only lane, and saw there was oncoming traffic so I came to a complete stop. Then, bam, my car gets struck from behind.
This was the first time I had been driving while in an accident. It was definitely her fault btw. I got out and checked for damage. I drive a 99 4Runner with a towing hitch on the back, which is what she hit first, and that didn’t appear to be damaged on my end, but it punctured her front lower bumper. Didn’t inspect much further because I assume that was the only noticeable damage, so we both agreed it wasn’t worth filing a police report or insurance (probably a mistake on my end) and we exchange general info (name, number, license plates). Then we go our separate ways.
A little while later I inspect the back of my vehicle in case I missed something and there’s actually a very small dent on the right side of my bumper, and the piece of trim above the bumper is now slightly leaning/slanted down out of position so there’s just like an inch of space now between that and the tail light on the right side. Nothing too noticeable, but obviously this was a result of her rear ending me.

What’s the OT’s thoughts on the matter? Should I give her a call and let her know I found more damage than initially, then sort out what it’s going to take to get it repaired, or just leave it be and get it taken care of on my own dime or leave it be?

*FWIW* she’s an elderly fat black lady. Was very nice and apologetic, but seemed broke af based on the car she drove so really don’t even know if she has insurance or the means to pay for what damage she caused. And if she gave me fake info then that’s just my own fault.


Honkus
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Member since Aug 2005
40767 posts

re: First car accident - OT advice requested
you fricked up


keyboard_warrior9
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re: First car accident - OT advice requested
This is a great place for solid advice...


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LSUvegasbombed
LSU Fan
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Member since Sep 2013
14496 posts

re: First car accident - OT advice requested
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you fricked up


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LSUBoo
Houston Astros Fan
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Member since Mar 2006
78923 posts

re: First car accident - OT advice requested
A 20 year old vehicle, I would just leave it be.


Obtuse1
Wofford Fan
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re: First car accident - OT advice requested
Just contact your insurance company and give them all the info.


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phutureisyic
New Orleans Saints Fan
New Orleans
Member since Aug 2016
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re: First car accident - OT advice requested
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So I got rear ended today


This should go well.


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Chad504boy
New Orleans Saints Fan
Member since Feb 2005
132644 posts

re: First car accident - OT advice requested
your rates gonna go up.


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theantiquetiger
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re: First car accident - OT advice requested
If you didn’t call the cops you’re screwed


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The Mick
LSU Fan
Member since Oct 2010
38564 posts

re: First car accident - OT advice requested
A 99 Forerunner should have a couple small nicks and dents. frick it.

Plus you fricked up anyway so don't sweat it.


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dbeck
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re: First car accident - OT advice requested
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we both agreed it wasn’t worth filing a police report or insurance (probably a mistake on my end)

Sounds like you answered your own question.


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Patfic15
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2018
368 posts

re: First car accident - OT advice requested
I graduated in 1999. I have a few scratches and bruises too. Suck it up.


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LSUBanker
LSU Fan
Gonzales, La
Member since Sep 2003
1821 posts

re: First car accident - OT advice requested
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*FWIW* she’s an elderly fat black lady.


Was this information necessary?


Porkchop Express
Southern Cal Fan
Penderbrook
Member since Aug 2014
3151 posts

re: First car accident - OT advice requested
You're going to jail for making that poor old lady hit you.


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Honkus
LSU Fan
Member since Aug 2005
40767 posts

re: First car accident - OT advice requested
just wait until the back/neck pain starts


yellowfin
Chicago Cubs Fan
Coastal Bar
Member since May 2006
92331 posts

re: First car accident - OT advice requested
You don’t really have a choice anymore. It’s either leave it alone or you pay to fix it.

I wouldn’t be worried about a 20 year old beater


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NotoriousFSU
Florida State Fan
Georgia
Member since Oct 2008
4085 posts

re: First car accident - OT advice requested
Yes. Context and details matter. But, what, you wanna assume I’m racist or something because I included a little too accurate of a description?


Parmen
USA Fan
New York City
Member since Apr 2016
11392 posts

re: First car accident - OT advice requested
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elderly fat black lady.


Why does this matter, are you a Democrat?


NotoriousFSU
Florida State Fan
Georgia
Member since Oct 2008
4085 posts

re: First car accident - OT advice requested
My thoughts on it too. Can’t really be too upset seeing as it was her fault and I could have pressed for insurance and a police report, but also not trying to have my insurance go up. Live and learn experience I suppose.


Porkchop Express
Southern Cal Fan
Penderbrook
Member since Aug 2014
3151 posts

re: First car accident - OT advice requested
Well you called her a lady.

Probably a ho back in her day.


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