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I stopped by a friends house on my way home. After I left, it was only a minute later. I was doing the speed limit which was 50mph along a rural back road. As I approach an intersection, a white van stops at the stop sign on my right and then pulls out in front of me. I had no stop sign, and I had the right of way. I watched the driver the entire time as she never even looked in my direction. I slammed on the brakes and swerved left laying on the horn hoping she would look and stop but my front passenger corner connected with her front driver side corner at which point we went slightly off the road stopping when she hit a fence post. After making sure my 5 year old daughter was ok, I proceeded to tear the dumb b[email protected]$h a new one. Thankfully a trauma nurse happened to witness the whole thing was able to help until the paramedics and authorities arrived. My daughter has a bruise on her cheek from hitting the door and a small bump on her forehead from the dash. My left wrist is sprained to hell from jamming into the steering wheel and my right calf is sprained from standing on the brakes. Thankfully no major injuries, and none for the idiot driving the van. They were able to rip the front bumper off and drive away while our solstice didn't fair so well.








To make matters worse, the driver that hit me had an invalid license and no insurance. If the car is totaled I at least have gap coverage so I wont owe anything on the remainder of the loan. If it's fixable I have to pay the dang deductible. What also scares me is the horror stories I see on here about how these cars are never the same after being repaired following an accident. I plan on being present when the car is inspected by the insurance company, is there anything I should know or point out during the inspection?
 

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It will drive the same as long as the body shop does all the right things. Have a GM dealer body shop fix it if it's not totaled.
 

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So sorry that you were in an accident. Thank God you and your daughter were not seriously injured and that you were only doing 50 MPH.
 

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Cars are returned to full normal operation frequently. A competent body shop can fix it like new. Looks like the worst damage may be the left front suspension.

Good luck. Let us know.
 

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Glad to hear you and your daughter are OK, sore & bruised, but OK. I agree w/GM body shop doing repairs.

BTW, why were they allowed to drive away w/no valid license/insurance? In MI the police would've impounded the vehicle. Was she on a cell phone because that could be an additional offense.
 

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I'd throw up if this was my baby. What do you do when the other driver is not insured? I'm hearing more and more of this lately. This is terrible.

Good luck to you. Glad you two were not hurt badly!!!!

Bit** driver!!! grr
 

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Glad to hear you and your daughter are OK, sore & bruised, but OK. I agree w/GM body shop doing repairs.

BTW, why were they allowed to drive away w/no valid license/insurance? In MI the police would've impounded the vehicle. Was she on a cell phone because that could be an additional offense.
The op is in Idaho, now I don't know the ins and outs of law in ID. but out west here things just like what your used to, here in MT. We don't even have to show proff of insurance to get a Vhl licensed and motorcycles and atv's don't require insurance at all. If she had insurance and just didn't have proof with her she has a month to go to the court and show that she did have it at the time and the ticket will be dropped. Like I said that's how MT. Is not sure about ID. but I'd bet its similar.

OP sorry to hear about the accident glad you are all ok!
 

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Thank God you're both okay.

I could fix that. My father's a television repairman - he has the ultimate set of tools. I can FIX it!
 

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Sorry about your Sol. Good to hear you're alright!
Shouldn't your insurance cover you, and then go after her?
She is clearly at fault.
I would think you could file a civil suit to recover your losses, just a thought. But she probably has no money, probably why she has no insurance.
 

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I'd throw up if this was my baby. What do you do when the other driver is not insured? I'm hearing more and more of this lately. This is terrible.

Good luck to you. Glad you two were not hurt badly!!!!

Bit** driver!!! grr
When the other driver is uninsured, your insurance company takes care of it. (They then sue the other driver and attempt to recover the loss..)

As a practical matter, you don't ever deal directly with the other person's insurance, that is why you have insurance in the first place, to deal with the other person and their insurance company.

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I don't think the girl drove home, most likely a family member. What's really scandalous is that she tried lying to the police about who was driving. She had a passenger in the van, an Asian kid, the cops had his name and license on the report until I told them who was behind the wheel.

Thank goodness for uninsured motorist coverage, we should do ok. We get a rental car on Monday or Tuesday, whenever we decide to pick it up. I assume a gm body shop would be a dealership, correct?
 

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Sorry to hear And see your baby girl & car were injured! Glad you 2 only had minor injuries. The car can be fixed, no thanks to Crazyazzed oblivious drivers in today's world:brentil:

When you get your car fixed, you should join up with some of us other Kappa owners here in Idaho. Join the PNWR (Pacific NorthWest Roadsters) on some of our cruises and meets.:grouphug:
We're hoping to host the Nationals Meet in 2015 and do it around Hood River, OR.
If you're into some road trips, we doing a cruise to Harrison Idaho for the "Haul Ass to Harrison" in September for their Car Show! up here in northern Idaho.
PM me if you need further info.
Good Luck with your recovery and getting your baby back to full Fun Factor/Permagrin status once again!!:thumbs:
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Not all dealerships have body shops. I get fantastic warranty coverage from one of the local GM dealerships here in Idaho Falls, but unfortunately they do not have a body shop. Some will treat you better than others. I'm having my GTO painted by a custom shop in Garden City, and I will ask if they would recommend one dealership over another.
 

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Sorry to hear about this " Thank God" that you and your daughter were not seriously hurt.As far as your car goes it can be repaired. I would take it to a GM dealership for the repairs bottom line is you know they will use the right parts not junkyard stuff.I also had an issue with an uninsured motorist a couple of years ago in my Blazer .I had an adjuster look at it and the insurance company took care of it then went after the guy my agent advised me not to speak to him and refer all calls to her. As has been stated before let them handle everything that's why you pay for insurance .Good luck and once again glad that you and your daughter are alright!
 

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Syco make sure they check the innercooler to . June 19,1012 I hit guard rails on the (left side) Drivers side only .June of this year my innercooler poped and dealer wouldn't cover it . they said it Looked like impact damage. My insurance Co. didn't want to cover it cause it was almost a YEAR Later. they did after talking to dealer Almost 1,600.00 I paid so they sent me a check. Good luck on the Repair and Glad You and Daughter are OK
 

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Sorry to hear about your accident. Glad your daughter and you are OK.
 

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I have three Pontiac dealers nearby, hopefully one of them has a body shop. I will call around tomorrow and see.
 
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