Cruze Turbo Diesel

Discussion in 'Chevy Cruze Forum' started by tbplus10, Jun 14, 2013.

  1. tbplus10

    tbplus10 Epic Member Staff Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts Platinum Contributor

    Got a call last night no one ever wants to get, the wife and grandaughter were involved in an accident outside of Albuquerque NM. on their way back to Texas.
    A wrong way drunk driver hit them on hwy 40 not far from Tijeras, NM. their car went over a guard rail and rolled 3 times after being hit in the left front, the other driver left the scene.
    Both the wife and grandaughter excaped the accident with minor cuts, bumps, and bruises. Somebody was looking out for them.
    The other driver was arrested less than 10 miles from the scene of the accident at his parents home. While the police were tracking down his license plate left at the scene his parents were calling the police to report they believed he'd been in a hit and run accident after taking their car without permission.
    At this point I think the Cruise is totalled, but thanks to the safety features the wife and grandaughter are safe with only minor injuries.
  2. phoebeisis

    phoebeisis Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    Thank God
    and thank GM for all that engineering
    Jesus-that is one call you never want to get
    Glad they are all right!

    I-40 ?? We have taken that route many times.
  3. tbplus10

    tbplus10 Epic Member Staff Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts Platinum Contributor

    Yea Charlie it was I-40, they were on the curvy section east of Alb.
    Every air bag in the car went off, I havent seen pics yet but I was told there isnt a straight panel left.
  4. phoebeisis

    phoebeisis Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    Almost 700 miles from home? A long days drive.
    They in shape to rent a car to get home?
  5. tbplus10

    tbplus10 Epic Member Staff Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts Platinum Contributor

    They were getting ready to pull over for the night.
    They have airline tickets to fly they rest of the way home today.
    Theyre both a little to shaken up to continue driving.
  6. phoebeisis

    phoebeisis Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    Right-didn't think of that-after a 3 rollover wreck at hy speeds-a 700 mile highway trip-no way.
    -20 years ago-or even more recently before the side curtain airbags- rollover wreck like that would be fatal more often than not-
    our tiny Prius has side curtain airbags-maybe4 6 all total
    -that Cruise might have 10 airbags??? They literally cocooned them during the rolls-with the belts holding them in place and the fancy engineering having that metal crush just right to protect them-amazing really.
    98 suburban-2 airbags
    Highways filled with idiots-worse yet drunk drugged idiots on cell phones texting
  7. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan The Sheriff Staff Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    Wow, that's good news / bad news there. Glad they are ok, but any accident with a rollover will involve stiffness and soreness for some time after the wreck. Let us know if you need anything.
  8. ChromeSilver02

    ChromeSilver02 Epic Member 5+ Years 500 Posts

    Wow I can't believe that happened. Sorry to hear about that, but really glad to hear that everyone is okay. But I guess RIP Cruze

    Side note, one really bad decision and that kid already screwing up his life, he is lucky he didn't add manslaughter that night
  9. tbplus10

    tbplus10 Epic Member Staff Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts Platinum Contributor

    Thanks guys, yea it couldve been a lot worse and Im grateful it wasnt.
    Both of them are real sore today but glad to be home.
    I call the other driver a kid but he's 26, certainly old enough to know better.
    Talked to the other drivers parents today and their fed up with the stupidity of their son, they filed auto theft charges today, he's been involved in a couple incidents over the last few years but nothing this serious, they were very upset that he almost killed someone else
    The parents paid for thr girls fist class tickets home, paid their motel bill, bought them a couple changes of cloths and lugage, paid for their meals and generally took care of them, good people with a screwed up son.
    The insurance co. is starting off on the wrong foot already. They tried to settle us out by offering $17k for the car and we take care of our medical cost. I countered by letting a friend of mine thats a lawyer contact them, we'll see how they react to one of Dallas Tx best litigation attourneys calling them. And yes I hate lawyers, but this one is a car enthusiast that buys a lot of vehicles from me and he does sometimes have his uses.
  10. phoebeisis

    phoebeisis Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    Ultimate low ball offer-typical chiseling insurance company offer- yeah-the lawyer will easily get all but full retail on car+ TTL+ medical+ pain and inconvenience-
    $17000 for a car folks are paying $26000 plus TTl for-gee what a surprise!!

    $17,000 for a car that will cost $25000+ TTL to replace-say $28000...
    med costs-can be plenty-

    Very good that parents are decent-and affluent folks with insurance.
    People with drug alcohol problems(for younger folks rarely "just" booze)-tough to reach
    Real burden for parents-they are hoping the legal aspects-jail or enforced rehab-will eventually straighten him out-maybe....
    What sort of car was he driving?? Was it totaled

    Hmmm- getting ahead of myself-but the dealership kinda owes you one- the repairs that won't happen now-I would be tempted to see what sort of deal I could get-same car-why not since it proved its worth

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