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I went to San Antonio for fiesta weekend and on my way coming through Austin I was in a 3 car accident. I was rear ended by an older silverado and he was rear ended by an astrovan. We had came up to sudden traffic I had to hit my brakes but i was able to stop in time before tapping the car in front of me that slammed on his brakes. I stopped in time then let off the brake and still hear tires screeching then BOOM!!!!!!!

It was just me and the gf and we both had our seat belts on and we are both ok. She complained of a little back pain but was feeling alright today. I got out of the truck but didn't even want to look at it and walked to the other vehicles to make sure they were ok. I called the cops and they blocked off the only two lanes and traffic was getting through on the shoulder. Then I looked at my truck and it wasn't as bad as i expected. For the silverado to look the way it did I feel like I got off ok.

Today I was contacted by an insurance company and go get an estimate tomorrow when I get off. I guess we will see how that goes.Its upsetting but Im glad me and the gf were fine and everyone else involved was also.

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I just got back from first estimate and it came out to $4300.
 

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atleast you and the mrs are ok
 

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Damn man! Sorry about your truck but I am glad everyone is ok.
 

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man that sucks, ive been wanting to get a roll pan and this makes me iffy now haha. But good luck getting everything straightned out and its good to see the ram protectiong you and your gf.
 

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Damn that Silverado looks like it took a WHOOPIN! Nice to see you're ok!
 

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Damn...that blows. Should be fixed up fine though. :tup: Important part is ya'll are ok.
 

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how does the frame look
 

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Glad you two are ok.. thats what matters... And I HATE to say.. But its nice to see what the ram will do in an actual accident. I was rear ended and my Trailer Hitch took all the impact.. $0 damage.. But mine was more of a fender bender.. You got Smoked and the Ram held up.. Im impressed
 

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It's a good thing you guys are ok. Sucks that it happened to you but it also has put me at ease a bit. I've had my roll pan for almost a year and have always wondered what's going to happen if I get hit. It looks like even with the roll pan the truck can still take a pretty nice hit without sacrificing safety.
 

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and that's without a hidden hitch? WOW, that chevy crumpled like a tin can. Glad everyone walked away.
 

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Glad you 2 are ok... But, I would get that frame checked.. the reason your truck didnt get that damaged (which it did) Is because your frame took the hit.. With your bed hitting your cab you have ALOT of damage done.. My guess is 5-6k dollars in fixing the bed sides, frame, roll pan, tail gate, tail lights, rear of cab.. let alone anything else thats wrong..

Hope you get it fixed up soon.. that sucks..
 

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Looks like it handled it pretty good, all things considered. It looks like you were right at the start of the upper/lower deck split headed on the lower deck. I hate that spot and try to always take the upper deck. Glad you and your gf are okay though. Hope the truck can get handled quickly.
 

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glad everybody is ok [email protected] the chevy is tottaled glad the ol' dodge took a lickin and kept on tickin
 

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I think a tear came to my eye when i saw the pics. But great to hear you two are doing good. I cant believe that chevy got tore up that bad. Bad news but glad your ok man
 

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Whered the damage from the side come from? wall? Looks like the chevys front end did what it was designed to do...crumble

Sucks man, but maybe you will get enough outta the claim to get another mod
 

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Silverado < Ram. It looks like a bomb went off on that chevy. Make sure you have the body shop put it on a rack and hangers. If the frame took the brunt of it, you might need a new one, and that gets really expensive with labor. I don't think a regular bumper would have saved you much more than the roll pan did with how that chevy's front end looks. The extra length of the bumper would have meant he would have hit you earlier. His brakes had that extra 6 inches to reduce the impact.

I can't stand driving in Austin. Of course Dallas isn't any better. San Antonio's just constantly under construction, and Houston....don't get me started.

Glad everyone in your truck made it through okay. My money's on the silverado being the "cause" of the accident, so hopefully no deductible for you. That following distance thing's a B.

Heck the license plate's not even that dented. Maybe that spare tire spread the force out. Good thing the roll pan wasn't molded in. It would have sent the shock around the sides of the bed.
 

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Wow, that sucks right after you get the roll pan on, but i'm glad everyone is okay.
 

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Damn, glad to see you guys are ok.
 
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