Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Melbourne, Australia
No, not my precious!
Just been in a minor prang today in my EL XR6. 2 other cars were involved - I braked firmly to stop in time when the line of traffic stopped quickly, the guy behind me braked harder, but still stopped in time, but the third guy didn't brake in time, hit the car behind me which was pushed into me. About the only damage I suffered it seems is a buckled and scratched/marked bumper and the little number plate light in the bumper doesn't work anymore.
The guy who triggered it off hit at a solid pace - his airbag went off
and suffered some damage to the engine as the guy he hit had a tow bar - which went through his grille, and probably damaged the radiator too. It was leaking oil as well. So some time in the next few weeks I'll probably only need a new bumper fitted. The guy in the AU Falcon wagon behind had both front and rear bumpers damaged, the grille and the tailgate won't shut. The guy at the back who was in a 98 Ford Laser had bonnet damage as well as the rest.
I wasn't upset at the driving of the other cars - you know the situation where the car in front brakes hard, and it just gets more severe as it goes down the line. I almost got out of it, but the 3rd car thumped the 2nd one into me.
Yes, I am an agent of Satan, but my duties are largely ceremonial.