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Offline ZG

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Ugh... the call no parent wants to get late at night
« on: December 02, 2012, 12:01:43 pm »
Nothing like being woke up in the middle of the night to your daughter crying and saying she just crashed her car...  :o
 
Luckily she is ok, but she sure did a number on her Volvo, we got dressed in about 30 seconds and drove out to the scene, poor thing, I think it really scared the hell out of her. Got it towed last night to our Volvo shop, she didn't make a corner in the hard rain and drilled a curb, I hope the frame aint bent, it broke the wheel and pushed it all the way back and into the door, looks pretty tweaked, liability coverage only so all costs are straight from my pocket...  :'(
 

 

 

 

 

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Re: Ugh... the call no parent wants to get late at night
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2012, 12:25:28 pm »
My wife and I received the same type of call from a Columbus,Ohio police dispatcher one winter about our 17 year old daughter. Icy roads and a teenage driver not a good combination. We were also lucky that only the car was damaged. It was a scary several seconds until they assured us that there was no injury.
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Re: Ugh... the call no parent wants to get late at night
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2012, 12:29:15 pm »
My wife and I received the same type of call from a Columbus,Ohio police dispatcher one winter about our 17 year old daughter. Icy roads and a teenage driver not a good combination. We were also lucky that only the car was damaged. It was a scary several seconds until they assured us that there was no injury.

Yep, agreed TJ, she as well is 17 years old, mama and I were only worried about her, the car is just a car. Situations like this make ya appreciate things more than normal.

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Re: Ugh... the call no parent wants to get late at night
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2012, 12:34:07 pm »
Thank goodness all is ok, ZG.  Over the years I've got totally paranoid when the phone rings these days.
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Re: Ugh... the call no parent wants to get late at night
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2012, 01:52:25 pm »
Looks like it took the hit pretty good. Hope You can get it fixed up. Looks like a good safe car.
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Re: Ugh... the call no parent wants to get late at night
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2012, 03:20:16 pm »
The good thing about this, ZG, is that now the young lady has the direct experience of limits - hers and the car's - and that experience will translate to wisdom. (It usually takes more than one experience for boys, regretfully, but girls are usually smart and learn the first time!.)

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Re: Ugh... the call no parent wants to get late at night
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2012, 03:23:51 pm »
Thanks guys.  :grouphug:
 
 
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Re: Ugh... the call no parent wants to get late at night
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2012, 03:40:37 pm »
liability coverage only so all costs are straight from my pocket...  :'(

Ouch, that is gonna hurt. Glad she is ok.

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Re: Ugh... the call no parent wants to get late at night
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2012, 03:45:29 pm »
ZG, sorry to hear about the late-night call, been there, done that twice....just from looking at the pics there, it looks like it's gonna run you a few grand to get everything straightened out again, and it still may not be as good as it originally was...that's what happened with both of my daughter's cars...I sold them for parts and turned around and put the $1k from each with the cash out of pocket I would have put into the repair and got them a better or at least a decent replacement...just my 2 cents, I'm also really glad she's ok...

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Re: Ugh... the call no parent wants to get late at night
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2012, 04:14:02 pm »
Thank goodness all is ok, ZG.  Over the years I've got totally paranoid when the phone rings these days.
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Jay, great news the girl is not hurt.  Bummer about the Volvo, as the front suspension does look seriously tweaked.  You might want to get the repair diagnosis before worrying too much about the wheel.

When it comes to finding a wheel, there should be one in a local wrecking yard.  If their parts locator doesn't come up with one, let me know, I have a buddy that owns a yard up in Longview.  Also, the U-Pull It yards might have one.
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Re: Ugh... the call no parent wants to get late at night
« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2012, 05:12:37 pm »
Really, what's your number Sparky?

Jay, great news the girl is not hurt.  Bummer about the Volvo, as the front suspension does look seriously tweaked.  You might want to get the repair diagnosis before worrying too much about the wheel.

When it comes to finding a wheel, there should be one in a local wrecking yard.  If their parts locator doesn't come up with one, let me know, I have a buddy that owns a yard up in Longview.  Also, the U-Pull It yards might have one.

Yep, agreed Rob. I won't buy a wheel until I get the estimate to fix the front end from the shop, I was only doing some search's for the wheel because knowing it's a 10+ year old discontinued aftermarket Italian wheel I new it wouldn't be an easy find...  :(

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Re: Ugh... the call no parent wants to get late at night
« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2012, 05:13:40 pm »
Ouch! Glad she's ok J.

You should have got her the slower black Volvo.   ;)
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Re: Ugh... the call no parent wants to get late at night
« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2012, 05:14:50 pm »
Ouch! Glad she's ok J.

You should have got her the slower black Volvo.   ;)

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Re: Ugh... the call no parent wants to get late at night
« Reply #13 on: December 02, 2012, 05:28:54 pm »
That's rough. We're at the point where we have young "adult" aged drivers and elderly parents. We hate to hear the phone ring anytime except 6-8 pm. If my wife says, "it's for you" I'm expecting mechanical problems of some kind. Good luck.
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Re: Ugh... the call no parent wants to get late at night
« Reply #14 on: December 02, 2012, 05:56:31 pm »
Just seeing this, glad she's OK!!!
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