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The unthinkable has happened...(Check out the 5th page!)

...My Trep is totalled. It happened on the 19th at around 4:30pm, I was on the LIE (A highway...very BUSY highway) and I was turning into the center lane from the far right lane, and while the center lane was clear, a white car from the far left turned into the center as soon as I did, his right front clipped me, and sent me into a fishtail at 60+ mph, I couldn't recover and I smashed into the rightside guardrail, with the end result as this:


Yesterday, I salvaged what I could from my deceased car, and left it in the hands of the body shop owner. The car's stuctural integrity held up very well though, none of the windows cracked, smashed or anything, all the doors opened up fine despite such a violent hit, hell, the beast still started up after that hit! (The 3.3L is a ****ing beast). I took these pics at the yard where my car now rests:





The big white scrape is from the other car, in which the bastard took off after hitting me!


Here's the initial hit that sent me out of control.
 

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Well the good part is that your ok, the Intrepid does a very good job of totaling its life to save yours. RIP.
 

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Sorry for the loss. I would hope the police were there. Looks like to me the car was towed. I dont really know what else to say. It sucks losing your car.

I know the car is in the yard but does it have any good parts on it that you would grab and sell to us?
 

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Sorry for your loss. Were the Police called and did they say who was at fault?
NY is a no fault state. Apicture is worth a thousand words. I can see where that was the other guys fault. Man, you had no chance to recover from that. Glad you are safe.
 

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What a shame...at least nobody is hurt. Sounds like a no fault event to me. Two objects cannot occupy the same space, at the same time. Still, sorry for the poor trep.
 

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Sucks ass to hear. It's pathetic how people don't look to make sure a lane is clear. Just because they don't see anything the mirrors doesn't mean that nothing is truly there. Also, just because they have the little radar for the sides, that only goes so far.
These bastards should learn the hard way why they should look over their shoulders.
As mentioned, these cars hold up very well and are amazingly sturdy.
 

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if it was a fault state, it would have been his fault since you were ahead of him (right of way to 2 people coming into the same lane, person in front has right of way)
 

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damn dude, it hurts me to see that. glad your ok. good luck with every thing.

you should get a 300m, IMHO
 

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Dammit, Just as we were building number with 3.3 owners.

It good to see that your well enough to type it out and post pictures. But shame that it even happened. I say Find out if there was any traffic cams and there has ot be witnesses.

Do keeps us updated.

(Also, not to be an ass, but a fitting end to a car like that if possible, is parting out the good stuff on here. Atleast thats the only way I see me getting rid of my car for good.)
 

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That's terrible, but be thankful that you are okay. I'd reccomend getting checked out as it will probabily hurt a few days later.

It's hard to look at those pictures, belive me I know. I went through the same thing back in April with my 1994 Dodge Spirit which got t-boned.


Dispite the loss of a vehicle that you pour a lot of time and money in to, be thankful that it gave it's life for you. I was very upset about loosing my Spirit, but after hearing that I could have been easily killed in the wreck I was thankful.

Best of luck.
 

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Thanks for the support guys, I am lloking for another Trep. While my heart longs for another 1st gen, I've been busy looking at 2nd gens for sale. I just wish I could find one that DOESN'T have the 2.7L motor. Anyways, as for the accident, the officer filed it as a hit and run, since he saw the damage from the other white car. They told me that they'll be on the lookout for him, but unless they check every bodyshop in Suffolk and Nassau, I don't think they'll get him. But if they do, first I'll sue him for every goddamn penny he's got, then woop his ass.
 
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