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Hello all, bit of bad news. Couple of weeks ago, a young man ran a red light as I was negotiating my turn! I don't believe he touched the brakes until the last moment (probably when he noticed me) (probably fucking with his phone or something) K.O.'D my baby! Went from this
Tire Wheel Car Automotive parking light Land vehicle

Tire Wheel Car Vehicle Land vehicle
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Tire Wheel Car Vehicle Land vehicle



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Tire Wheel Car Vehicle Plant

Automotive tire Tire Hood Motor vehicle Automotive lighting

Car Land vehicle Vehicle Grille Hood

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Automotive parking light Tire Car Wheel Vehicle
 

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That's messed up. One clean car in the before pictures, even shinny in the after pics. It's a wonder there aren't more wrecks with all the texting. Hope you're ok.
 

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Yes, I'm ok. Thank you. Crazy part is the car still starts & runs, no problem. Hell, I can still drive it during the day. (No Headlights) harness is severed and the other half is in the middle of some street. Lower RAL is damaged beyond repair, has to be replaced! Total car repairs dance to the tune of "$16,418!" The suckie part about all this is the list of parts I ordered! Good thing I'm getting another Impala!
 

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Yes, I'm ok. Thank you. Crazy part is the car still starts & runs, no problem. Hell, I can still drive it during the day. (No Headlights) harness is severed and the other half is in the middle of some street. Lower RAL is damaged beyond repair, has to be replaced! Total car repairs dance to the tune of "$16,418!" The suckie part about all this is the list of parts I ordered! Good thing I'm getting another Impala!
Shouldve gotten out and beaten his ass. Im tired of these morons on their phones
 
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Hello all, bit of bad news. ...
Sorry to hear that. Thanks for posting. I think you'll find this forum is a good place to find like-minded people.

Lastly, Glad someone didn't kill you, so you are here to tell us all about it.
 

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Yes, I'm ok. Thank you. Crazy part is the car still starts & runs, no problem. Hell, I can still drive it during the day. (No Headlights) harness is severed and the other half is in the middle of some street. Lower RAL is damaged beyond repair, has to be replaced! Total car repairs dance to the tune of "$16,418!" The suckie part about all this is the list of parts I ordered! Good thing I'm getting another Impala!
$16k for that repair is extremely excessive. I suggest getting another shop's opinion if you want the rebuild route.
I was in a similar wreck years ago in which the control arms, part of the subframe, and the CV axle split from the impact.
I was able to replace the subframe and rebuild the front suspension system along with a new rack and pinion, headlights plus cosmetic stuff like bumper cover, fender, ect for all about $2-2.5k.

This was the wreck:
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Tire Wheel Land vehicle Car Vehicle

Subframe replacement:
Tire Wheel Land vehicle Vehicle Car

Final product:
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Yeah, that's what I'm gonna do. Take to another repair facility and see what they say. That's a awesome repair by the way.
 
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