ok guys i need some help here with what i should do...
today i was sitting at a stop light... the guy behiend me was not paying attention and slammed into the back of me going 40mph. i flew into the toyota truck in front of me and the truck flew into a state trooper (yes!). damage to my jeep (my baby) in the rear my hatch was bent in a good bit and my bumper was dinted and so was the gas tank... the real damage was in ther front. the truck in front of me had an extended trailor hitch that stuck out about 14 inches. on the front of my jeep i have a smittybuilt brush guard with 4 hella lights. i really hit this guy hard and the trailor ball took most of the impact of the force and applied it to the space between my brushguard and pushed back my bumper like a good foot or so. the entire front in was bent in like a u and when i woke up after the wreck all i heard was a whine front the engine so i shut it off... before i was taken away i looked at the front end of the jeep... ALL lights broken. brushguard bent all to hell i could see my radiatior bent in a nice U. i could no look inside the hood because between the bent brushguard and the disformed front section the hood portion was not able to open.
i talked to the police officer who wrote up the report.
he said IN NO WAY was i at fault. the guy behiend me was totally in the wrong. it makes me sad because i have put my life and tons of hard earned money into this jeep and when i thought about it being totaled and getting just 5900.00 back i was pissed! this guy did this to ME! I did nothing wrong.
no i have no car and really am not sure what to do. i have full insurance and so does he
what do i need to look for to see if the car was totaled the brushguards were bolted to the uniframe so could it be bent? what else should i look for?
to give you an idea as to how hard this fool hit me the speakers in the rear ceiling were thrown out of the sockets.
what do i do?
do i TRY to get it repaired?
to i go for the totaled option if so how much can i get? is it possible to get back something like i have put into it?
what about a rental? i am only 20 ( march 6th was birthday... day of wreck)
i have a 1997 SE Cherokke 80K
i do not know what to do... I feel like someone has beat up my kid
tyler g. eppes
(sorry for the spelling and such i am on a good bit of pain pills right now and am really pissed and thought i would vent)
damage to the other cars: i was hit my a jeep grand cherokee totally MESSED up his front end.
the toyota was driveable.. major dents on tailgate... front bumper was not harmed
state trooper car- hood all bent in... tail lights broken... COP PISSED
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