Tuesday, April 08, 2008

6 Car Pile-Up in Deas Tunnel

Saturday evening Crystal was in a 6 car pile up in the Deas Tunnel and was rear ended - hard enough to push the car right into the back end of a pick up truck and to cause her and MY car damage. She was in shock for a couple of days, has a sore back, muscle relaxants, a police report, doctors appointments, ICBC appointments, a story to tell - and me... I have a car which had very low mileage, garage kept, was in perfect condition, one owner and destined to become a 'collector'. Now, I have a piece of s**t car... no, what am I talking about - actually I don't even have a car - it's in the wrecker's yard.



Do I sound bitter? Maybe just a tad - this car was my 50th birthday present from Kent - 5 1/2 years ago and I was proud of the fact it was still in nearly perfect condition - other than one insignificant 'rub' which perhaps happened in a parking lot. Crystal and I had just talked about the fact I didn't want mileage put on my car and it was safer sitting in the garage, but she REALLY, REALLy wanted to borrow it for a special date. It was Trevor's birthday and she was driving him downtown and they were going out with a group of friends. I knew my car would be sitting in a secure garage overnight and she doesn't drink and drive - so I let her take it. My mistake.

Sure enough, traffic came to a sudden stop in the tunnel, with the truck and car ahead rear-ending someone who stopped because someone else stopped ahead of him. Crystal was able to stop before rear-ending the truck in front, but the car behind was following too close, going too fast and slammed into the rear end of my car, slamming it into the truck in front. Lucky, it wasn't an 18 wheeler or a larger car following her as my car accordianed with the impact and the damage to Crystal and Trevor would have significantly increased - never mind the car.

Anyway, Crystal took photos for the insurance company - and me as she knew I would blog it. Every fire fighter, ambulance attendant, and policeman in their BDU Pants were out in full force as any accident in the tunnel is always major, usually causing serious injuries, traffic snarls for hours and headaches (and lots of work) for the tow trucks.

116 comments:

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Wow, that sounds like a horrible accident. Those BDU pants look very comfortable and they are styleish as well!

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I was sandwiched between 2 cars in Jan, it was no fun! I hope you are ok and do not suffer too much from the accident.

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Around three years ago I had an accident and it suffers me a long time. I know the pain hope you are ok.

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Hope Crystal feels better soon. I was rearended by a dump truck when I was in college. Even though I was at a full stop when it happened, it still wrecked my back pretty good.

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I have a car which had very low mileage too.What should i do now?

Janna said...

Sorry to hear about the car.
Glad to hear Crystal was not seriously hurt. Things could have been much, much worse.

I hope things go well with the insurance company.

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Boy does that ever sound like a scary ordeal! Lucky though that she was in such a Big solid car. Take care, Crystal, I hope that you're feeling much better as each day goes by. Back pain can be so debilitating.
I am impressed that you had the strength and steady hand to actually take pictures!
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Sorry to hear about your car. Well, perhaps it's a good time to get a new one. At least the insurance payout will contribute to that. :)

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How scary for your daughter, I'm glad to hear she will be okay. Sorry to hear about your car though. Is that a Thunderbird? Even if it's fixable, they're just never quite the same after an accident.

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It is very good that the accident is not much serious. Thanks God.

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I hope your kids and car will come out of the accident OK. We had a nasty run in with a telephone pole 2 years ago. We had no one to blame but poorly maintained roads and a snow/rain storm. Hubby was busted up pretty bad, but the baby and I were OK. For me without a car I couldn't go back to work so the worst thing it affected was our financial stability.

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Anyway, thanks for god you are alive.

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I hope you weren't mad at her for the accident!

My husband and I were in a bad accident last year. His car was 3 weeks old when we got rear-ended by a pick-up truck and pushed into oncoming traffic, hitting another pick-up truck which pushed us into a telephone pole. The car was totaled so badly that the insurance adjuster couldn't tell what model it was! We got very lucky.

It's horrible about your car, but luckily it wasn't worse.

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I were in a bad accident last year. His car was 3 weeks old when we got rear-ended by a pick-up truck and pushed into oncoming traffic, hitting another pick-up truck which pushed us into a telephone pole.

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Most important thing - no one got seriously injured. The car will (well, should) be repaired from insurance, but money can't buy health. Consider yourself lucky!

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Gosh, this is a few months too late...I'm so sorry to hear that.

In the meantime, did ICBC pay up or where does it all stand now?

i've been away from blogging since April 12th as well, and just returning now.

Hugs to you,

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Saturday evening Crystal was in a 6 car pile up in the Deas Tunnel and was rear ended - hard enough to push the car right into the back end of a pick up...

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I can imagine Crystal would be in shock in such a nasty accident, glad her injuries were not too serious.

Sorry to hear about your car and hopefully you get paid out enough to get a similar new one.

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