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EcoDiesel got rear-ended this afternoon....

I got re-ended by a car going 45+ mph, and I was stationary - making a legal left turn, on a public road. The opposing driver got ticketed for inattentive driving, and will be searching for a new car. The fate of mine is undetermined(everything is closed today) but from my simple observations: the receiver hitch took a blunt hit, the roof is creased at all four doors, the drivers door doesn't close properly, the tailgate doesn't seal, the right side hood is 4" higher the the rest of fender, rear fascia is totaled, DEF tank skid-plate is dented and rubbed, both active head restraints deployed and I had to use my fire extinguisher to put out her engine fire. None of my air bags deployed - the opposing driver had both fronts deploy.
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Re: EcoDiesel got rear-ended this afternoon....

Wow I hope all are ok.

Doesn't sound good at all for your Jeep.
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Re: EcoDiesel got rear-ended this afternoon....

Sad you got whacked like that...but..your vehicle did it's job and protected you very well. I'm sure the force of that collision was substantial, so it's not surprising that the "crumple" flowed well forward from the point of impact.
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Re: EcoDiesel got rear-ended this afternoon....

your jeep sounds like it has structural damage but from a quick look it held together a lot better than that car which was demolished.

Hard hits like that can have delayed injuries sometimes, hopefully that's not the case for you but I wouldn't state to the insurance company you are fine for a few days anyway. I say this because a friend of mine went through this, thought she was fine after a bad rear-ender but 2 days later walking problems presented themselves. sorry to see that happen
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Sad you got whacked like that...but..your vehicle did it's job and protected you very well. I'm sure the force of that collision was substantial, so it's not surprising that the "crumple" flowed well forward from the point of impact.
Right now I feel fine - accident was about 2:45 central time today. The driver was going 45+(probably 55) as they were late for work. Admitted fault on the spot, and there was a witness.
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Re: EcoDiesel got rear-ended this afternoon....

I hope you (and anyone with you) are OK.


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Sad you got whacked like that...but..your vehicle did it's job and protected you very well. I'm sure the force of that collision was substantial, so it's not surprising that the "crumple" flowed well forward from the point of impact.
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I hope you (and anyone with you) are OK.


Indeed.
I was alone, going to do some work on a Polaris 6x6. Other driver walked away as well, and refused treatment.
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Re: EcoDiesel got rear-ended this afternoon....

Wow, hope you're doing OK man. Like the others said - don't say you're ok until a few days after. These sorts of sudden, jarring injuries often take time to manifest themselves.

As for your jeep - It's probably a total loss. These things are all unibody nowadays so once you use that crumple zone you're pretty much done. You'll likely be looking at a new one, so I guess you've got that going for you!
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Did the other driver even hit the brakes? Doesn't look like there are any skid marks.
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I got re-ended by a car going 45+ mph, and I was stationary - making a legal left turn, on a public road. The opposing driver got ticketed for inattentive driving, and will be searching for a new car. The fate of mine is undetermined(everything is closed today) but from my simple observations: the receiver hitch took a blunt hit, the roof is creased at all four doors, the drivers door doesn't close properly, the tailgate doesn't seal, the right side hood is 4" higher the the rest of fender, rear fascia is totaled, DEF tank skid-plate is dented and rubbed, both active head restraints deployed and I had to use my fire extinguisher to put out her engine fire. None of my air bags deployed - the opposing driver had both fronts deploy.
I agree with Jim_in_PA. The Jeep did it's job in protecting the driver and looks good compared to the car that caused the accident. The laws of physics can't be altered - size always wins in a crash and good thing you were in a solid vehicle like the Jeep as opposed to some econobox death trap.

Good to hear everyone is okay but I agree with other posters about slow onset injuries. Many many years ago, my wife was driving her Honda Prelude while I was riding shotgun and my friend was in the back seat. We were heading South on 880 (NorCal Bay Area) towards Santa Cruz when traffic came to a sudden halt. Some moron in a taxi rear ended us going about 50 and amazingly that little Honda held up and protected us. Her car ended up having significant frame damage, but it was fixed. The point here is that we all 3 went to the hospital the same day and were checked out okay, but several days later we all developed minor whiplash symptoms. Just our luck the cab company had some fly by night insurance company and it took months and months just to get them to pay for her repairs and pay for part of our medical bills but not all. Don't indicate you are without injuries too early that's for sure.
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