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      10-18-2011, 09:48 AM   #23
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WHAT THE FUCK!? I hope you're alright man! They should change the law and allow the victim if able, a chance to at least beat the shit out of the offender for a good 5 minutes prior to calling the cops.
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      10-18-2011, 09:49 AM   #24
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Wow. Glad you're mostly ok.

Modern car design is amazing though. The center portion of the car looks completely normal, while the front and read ends are destroyed. I don't think you have to worry about whether the insurance company will consider the car totaled. It's pretty clear that's unfixable.

Not sure about the whole diving out of the car during the accident thing though. I'd rather have 3700 lbs of German steel/aluminum around me while everyone is playing bumper cars.
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      10-18-2011, 09:50 AM   #25
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The road is perfectly straight for a mile or 2. It was 8:30am and clear dry conditions. The 3 cars (Saturn, me and Accord) were the cars on the road in either direction. Me and the Saturn were at a complete stop while we waited for deer to cross the road. The driver of the white Accord (a middle aged female) apparently spilled coffee and was cleaning it up or something and never saw us (me and the Saturn) stopped and just slammed into the back of me. Pushing me into and then around the Saturn. The Accord was probably traveling 45-60mph at time of impact. No attempt to stop or slow down on her part from what I understand so far. Once I get the police report I will know more. I am pretty good about watching in my rear view when stopping for any reason on the road (stop sign, red light, wildlife etc) she was just coming way too fast by the time i saw I was about to be hit for me to try and move out of the way.
Thanks for the additional feedback ! Much appreciated.

It goes to show one what happens in a split second when one takes his / her eyes off the road. Both hands on the wheel are of prime importance and in the case of the young lady she should have pulled over to clean up her coffee spill mess. She was lucky not having been killed or sustained life threatening injuries.

Even with my hands free phone ... when it rings, I keep it very short or I pull over since one can never fully concentrate on both driving and holding a conversation.
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      10-18-2011, 09:52 AM   #26
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WHAT THE FUCK!? I hope you're alright man! They should change the law and allow the victim if able, a chance to at least beat the shit out of the offender for a good 5 minutes prior to calling the cops.
My friend I think you need anger management
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      10-18-2011, 09:52 AM   #27
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Hmm.. I don't think you'll pass tech at the track.

Jokes aside.. glad you're OK! Testament to safe engineering!
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      10-18-2011, 09:56 AM   #28
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glad your ok, its just a car, good to see that the car protected you on a impact like that
feel better man!
and order a new m3
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      10-18-2011, 09:59 AM   #29
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This is the kind of stuff that scares me. Obviously a lot of other people don't care at all about their cars/lives and they make the rest of us all nervous and anxious all the time, lol...

Glad you're ok though...
SO true. Firstly, thank God you were able to walk away. However, the pix of your car are tragic. I'm so sorry!
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      10-18-2011, 10:05 AM   #30
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Oh goodness.

I'm glad you are mostly unhurt, cheers to BMW engineers for making a great car that helped prevent more serious injuries.
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      10-18-2011, 10:08 AM   #31
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Wow glad you ok man, sucks.
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      10-18-2011, 10:17 AM   #32
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Dude that is crazy! Is the insurance company still going to cover it since you were at a track?
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      10-18-2011, 10:18 AM   #33
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and order a new m3
Yes, and be glad it wasn't an e90, since then you'd have to buy used (or wait for the F80, which is growing on me...).
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      10-18-2011, 10:20 AM   #34
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yeah from the renders, its looking good, if it looks anything like that... im going to need one
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      10-18-2011, 10:22 AM   #35
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Is the insurance company still going to cover it since you were at a track?
He was on the road to get to the track.
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      10-18-2011, 10:33 AM   #36
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He was on the road to get to the track.
This
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      10-18-2011, 10:42 AM   #37
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Glad you're ok. Looks like the car did it's job.
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      10-18-2011, 10:54 AM   #38
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dam man that sucks alot but its good your safe and no major injuries.
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      10-18-2011, 11:16 AM   #39
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I always hit the hazard lights as a first if I know I have to come to a full stop or have to slow down due to some emergency ahead..
I do this a lot when suddenly the cars in front of me are slowing down an unusual slow pace or stop on an area of road when they shouldn't be. People always ask me why, and this story is why.

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Glad that you're ok and safe buddy. Wish you a speedy recovery!
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      10-18-2011, 11:37 AM   #41
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Spilled coffee? If there are any German's reading this-this validates your reason to not have any coffee holders in your cars! See how American's can muck things up?

Its either texting/coffee these days
Been saying this forever......I think its RIDICULOUS when people come on here and complain about their cup-holders. If you complain about cup-holders, you don't belong owning an ///M, not to mention a BMW.

You don't run a marathon while eating dinner? Or have a cold beer during sex? People need to stop talking on phones, txting, drinking, eating, putting make-up on and every other thing they do EXCEPT drive when they are supposed to be driving. This is why the Europeans, Germans especially, laugh at us.

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      10-18-2011, 11:52 AM   #42
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Or have a cold beer during sex?
You're doing it wrong

OP, glad you're ok!
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Holy cow!!! You'd have been better off hitting a deer instead . Seriously, glad you're okay. Lesson learned: there's no need to stop for deer; you just slow down enough not to hit them. They can easily evade a vehicle at 15/20 mph. And they're not like cattle; they want to get the hell out of your way.

I know it's hard to always evade a distracted driver, but if the Accord was 2 miles behind, what the hell was the car in front waiting for??? A deer funeral procession? And couldn't you just pass the Saturn and continue on your merry way ? Am sure there's a lesson from your accident. Almost always there's something you could have done to avoid it, short of a meteorite falling from the sky. As long as you don't make the same mistake twice, it's called 'life experience' . Take care.
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