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wrecked the Focus

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  1. BodyDroppedNikes

    BodyDroppedNikes ...PENDEJO.... VIP

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    i wrecked my 2001 Ford Focus ZX3 hatchback this morning. i was heading down US-30 West from Fort Wayne, Indiana to Columbia City, Indiana on my way to work. at about 5:45am (had to be at work at 6am...was doing 60mph which was the speed limit) i hit the biggest racoon ive ever seen. i couldnt swerve around it as there were cars beside me and i didnt see it until the last minute...mind you it was dark outside still. anyways, i hit it head on since i couldnt go anywhere and the next thing i know i hear all this debris flying around underneath my car. i laugh and was like...hahaha racoon bones!! a minute later i look at my engine temperature and it had shot over into the red zone and the CEL was on so i pulled over and put the the hazards on. now im pissed cause im going to miss work for a few hours. i get out and look under my car and you could see coolant pouring out of a punture in a radiator hose...just great. so i go to the front of my car and seen that the front bumper is all messed up....SHIT!! so i get back in my car, call my insurance company and they ask all these questions and i answer what they needed to know. so they ask if i needed them to call a tow truck. i told them yeah so they called one. i talked to the towing company and they said theyd be there in an hour. i said no problem. an unmarked cop car pulls up behind me and notices the coolant leaking out and i told him what happened and he let me sit in his car until the wrecker came...it was like 20 degrees out. he asks me the name of the company and said that the place they called was an hour away and asked how long i had been waiting...was over an hour. so he calls the police dispatch and they get a wrecker that was alot closer. SCORE!! wrecker comes not 10 minutes later and tows my car to my house. $95 later and my car was at my house....money i dont wanna spend (im going to get re-inbursed for it anyways). i get home, call my work and tell em what happened and i will be in ASAP. i then call my insurance company and tell them my car got towed to my house and they said an adjuster is going to call me later today. adjuster calls and i tell him what happened as well and he said hes going to get the car towed for me to wherever i wanted the work to get done. i told him the local Ford dealership because they will fix it right...at least they better. so now im waiting on them to get here and they should be here soon. heres pics of the damage to car:

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    so far thats the only damage i can tell but who knows if there is more. im pretty pissed that i now have to spend money to fix up a car i really dont want to. im also lucky i still have my truck that way i can drive that around if i need to go anywhere. i guess im lucky in that sense....ahh well. i hope it gets fixed right.

    my room mate says i should take the money, fix the radiator hose and buy some aftermarket front bumper for it with the money left over. i wanna know what all is damaged before i decide anything...but i still have to come up with $500 to cover the deductible....BAH!!!

    what a way to start the new year :(
     
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    sure it wasn't an armadillo ?
     
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    im usre it wasnt an armadillo. there is still racoon hair in my bumper. this sucker was HUGE!
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    Shoulda asked the cop if you could use his 9mm to go around hunting coons.

    I hate those fuckers, I hit what I *THINK* was a coon about 6 months ago on my way home from Indy one afternoon with the truck in my signature.

    Not even a scratch though.
     
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    haha armadillo in Indiana. I've never seen one here, ever.

    well, except in the zoo.
     
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    BigJ I'm just about that action Boss. VIP

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    I hit one too with my tc two months after I bought it. It cracked the bottom and left tons of hair, and blood everywhere, but no coon was found.
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    Holy shit that's my first animal hit thread... haha I can't believe it's already been two years.
     
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    well this isnt the first animal ive hit. when i had my '97 Civic, i hit a deer 3 weeks after i bought it. sonofabitch did $1500 damage to my car. and oh yeah....he died
     
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    **update**

    i found a local kid that has a stock bumper he wants to sell me for $70 ima try and get with whatever insurance money i get. only bad thing is that its silver but nothing a little sanding down and re-painting to color match wont take care. i just gotta wait to see what the insurance company finds out what damage was done speciifcally...
     
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    " i heard him hit at least 3 times as he tumbled around under there (THUNK thunk THUNK!).... so he gets shot out the back then bill goes over him... somehow he didnt hit it at all"


    That's because Bill sold his soul to the devil to be the world's best driver. He prolly levitated the BMW over it using the force.
     
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    he had the 92 hatch at that time
     
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    The way the insurance is done is you'll get a check for anything above and beyond your $500 deductible. You don't have to come up with the $500 if you are swift and buy your own parts and find a reputable shop that will do the work for the amount that you were given from your insurance company.

    However, I don't think the damage you have will be much more than your $500 deductible, so you maybe better off just fixing it yourself if its just the bumper cover and radiator hose and forgoing the insurance as your rates WILL go up.
     
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    Insurance companies never lose.
     
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    TPP, thats what I do. Chances are you could even find a white one on one of the forums, there's so many corned out focuses out there.
     
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    Brian just called me about this. Since the car isn't totalled, the ins. company is sending the check directly to the Ford dealership, less his deductible. Said that coon did 1800 dollars in damage.
     
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    $1800 worth of damage is done to my car. the following is needing fixed on it:

    - bumper
    - grille
    - 1 fog lamp (drivers side)
    - radiator
    - radiator hoses
    - a/c
    - condensor
    - horn
    - radiator support

    i tried to get the dealership to let me use the money that insurance is giving me to buy the parts but the insurance company already wrote the check to the dealership. the car is supposed to be ready in a week but i wont have the $$ to get it then....will HOPEFULLY get it the following week.
     
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