Got rear ended by a DUI idiot yesterday evening (some 90s Chevy longbed PU).
Car performed admirably give the speed delta of probably 30mph.
I was last in line in backed up traffic (very common spot) towards a stop light in a 55mph zone.
The main difference was likely that I was going 5-10mph at the time, which knocked off the initial inertia in the crash and gave us a decent "boost".
Wife took a bite into her cellphone (almost literally, while using it).
My head is a buzzing a bit, left shoulder is a b**** today. Doc appointment coming up to be on the safe side.
Rear hatch has a smaller hole. Bumper cover is hanging on barely. Luckily, I cannot see any damage, or deformation to any neighboring body parts & panels.
Underneath, the bumper is spent. Support is bent, extended mounting post on one side deformed - great to live in times of computer simulations, no damage beyond.
Car tracks straight.
Will see what the insurance will say.
Pissed because it took me some effort and $$$ to find a matching color hatch last Spring to replace the one, cracked at the hinges.
Car is driveable. I can do the repairs. Have to decide if I spend the $$$, or go with zipties and spackle until I find the needed parts.
Sigh, I should probably put some of my removed seats back in to make it look like a car, not a delivery van to the adjuster.
Let me take my chances here. I'm game for:
Blue/green hatch & bumper cover. Bumper support & styrofoam insert.
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