Car accident last night: Can I still drive this car?
July 8, 2013 8:30 AM Subscribe
I was in a rather scary car accident last night. I was on a two lane interstate highway with a lot of volume. I was in the right lane next to an 18 wheeler in the left lane. The front of my car was just ahead of the front of the truck. He evidently tried to change lanes into me. I saw nothing. The truck hit my back drivers side door causing my car to spin out of control. I did a few 360's on the interstate before smashing into the guard rail on the left side of the fast lane. Luckily, there was a gap in the guard rail that my car found and I spiraled into the brush in the median strip, opened the door, and walked away. The trooper said I was a very lucky man. Nobody else hit me during my spins! And when I asked if I could drive home, he emphatically said no way. So I had it towed....100 miles.....$525. Anyway, the car now sits in my garage. All the damage was in the rear, and brake lights and directionals still work...amazingly. Do you think it is OK to drive this car for a few days before the adjuster looks at it and I get it to a shop? That piece of car that juts out behind the back wheel has me worried. I know you are not my mechanic! Here are some pics: car#1, car#2