MikeGinnyMikeGinnyGOLD Member
HOP Mad Doctor
13,923 posts
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

So I didn't see the red light because of the sun on the windshield and ran it. And got T-boned by another car at about 30 MPH.

I'm fine. The car is totalled (well, it's not official, but the frame is slightly warped and the front pax wheel is off-true...you do the math). The car was brand-new, about 8 months old with 4,600 miles on it.

It was a Toyota Prius. The pax airbags went off, protecting my boyfriend who was in the car with me. The frame held, even if it deformed a bit. We're alive. I have a bruise on my left thigh. He slightly cut his hand. Our necks and backs are a bit tight.

And we're alive and whole.

When I get that check, you can bet I'm going right back and buying a new Prius. I called Toyota today to tell them that.

Drive safely, everyone.


Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

A buckuht n a hooze! -Valura

Mr MajestikMr MajestikSILVER Member
coming to a country near you
4,693 posts
Location: home of the tiney toothy bear, Australia

yay for still living Doc!

i have a toyota seca.

"but have you considered there is more to life than your eyelids?"

jointly owned by Fire_Spinning_Angel and Blu_Valley

jarlejarleGOLD Member
Lv15 Ranger
1,489 posts
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Yay still alive! Time to go have cake!

Good to hear you guys are safe and sound.


willworkforfoodjnrwillworkforfoodjnrSILVER Member
Hunting robot foxes
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Location: Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England (UK)


Great to hear you're both OK though, dunno what we'd do without ya.


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MynciMynciBRONZE Member
Macaque of all trades
8,738 posts
Location: wombling free..., United Kingdom

hug glad to see you're still with us doc

Cars are quite literally a pain.

A couple of balls short of a full cascade... or maybe a few cards short of a deck... we'll see how this all fans out.

15,416 posts
Location: South Wales

Toyota Prius you say?

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Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.. grin

(glad you are both ok though smile )

77 posts
Location: Anglesey, Wales, UK soon to be Lincoln, England (s...

Another good car in a crash Ford either a Focus or a Fiesta.
Have been hit by a van doing 40mph in my focus and both me and car survived. And I fell asleep behind the wheel of the fiesta (I know, but I was young stupid and had only had the car 12 days) I survived with a bruise on my head where the rear view mirror came off and bounced off of me lol, car didnt make it.

Glad you two are okay though

From Within Chaos Comes Order

pineapple petepineapple peteSILVER Member
water based
5,125 posts
Location: melbourne, Australia

my car totally cancels out the fuel youre saving mike tongue2

glad to hear you're both safe though, those side air bag things sure are something hey smile

hug hug

"you know there are no trophys for doing silly things in real life yeah pete?" said ant "you wont get a 'listened to ride of the valkyries all the way to vietnam' trophy"

*proud owner of the very cute fire_spinning_angel, birgit and neon shaolin*

-sandy--sandy-BRONZE Member
old hand
716 posts
Location: Bristol, United Kingdom

glad your ok, i totalled my car last december on the M4 and walked out with a bruised leg too. Its a damn scary experience but i recon its massivly improved my driving. I just hope your insurance renewal isnt as bad as mine though, 1800, ouch frown

"Don't do it naked!"

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Rampant whirler.
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SeyeSeyeSILVER Member
1,261 posts
Location: Manchester, UK

Glad to hear you're ok Doc.

And that thats one less Prius in the world ;-)

hamamelishamamelisBRONZE Member
756 posts
Location: Bouncing off the walls., England (UK)


Eesh.. I just bought a car a few weeks ago after writing my last one off nearly three years ago by spinning it round on a motorway (I think I hit a patch of oil, does freak me out a bit that I really still don't know what happened, I don't think I was doing anything odd) right in front of a 42-ton truck, with both my parents in the car, I was picking them up from the airport coming back from holiday- sort of cancelled out the relaxation..
Still amazed no-one got hurt in that one, a few minor cuts was it. Staring down a truck which has nowhere to go but smack into you is not a pleasant experience.

Glad you're OK anyway.. now don't do it again.


If that's okay with you?

PyrolificBRONZE Member
Returning to a unique state of Equilibrium
3,289 posts
Location: Adelaide, South Australia

Ah Doc, I'm so glad to hear you are ok!!



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Hope to hear from you that your in good condition and you've return as a whole.
Next time drive safely as possible as you can, but before that be sure you've check you car brakes, clutch, lights and horns.
Be sure that you'll not drive if you're drunk. :_

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