Another one bites the dust. Could be totaled and that is a shame. Another owner sh*tting bricks with what's left after this. Lucky the truck stopped in time, could have been way worse, for the owner and the truck driver.
I think the owner was just bit confused at to the closing speed of the truck. Hit the gas pedal, boosted at the wrong time, skid some on wet surface, touched the painted lines, over corrected, and snapped the rear loose. Concrete is unforgiving in this case. Unless something snapped in the steering/suspension, wheel hub, or a kingpin/tie rod jerked the wheel from his hands, at speed caused this?
The car is done, the owner is alive, no air bags deployed, and the permagrin is gone for now. That's the good news, if you can call that... good news. The bad news... lucky the truck drive was paying attention to the 25 sec. rule, what's in front of your face, that you can react to safely. The owner could have taken a real hit, and been run over completely by the truck. Ruining your day, by trashing your Kappa is one thing. Have the pastor read over your headstone is another matter we all would like to put off, as long as possible.
Repairable? Totaled? Parts car available? Insurance and their premiums for another owner, that has seen his/her car meet concrete and survive the encounter. You can run into concrete only so many times, before concrete will win out. Another example of how tough this little car of ours is. Sad to see it happen, but your alive to drive another day.
Last edited by LAC Sky; 03-18-2017 at 11:09 AM.