Total loss for my Willys...but i'm fine.

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God dammit.

A semi's brakes failed behind me while I was at a red light. He got me good. But after a night at the hospital, i'm fine.

You'll understand that I was a bit too busy being strapped on the stretcher to take pictures. But police say he probably ran into me at 75km/h, or something like that (that's about 47 for you, Americans).

Insurance just called: total loss for my brand new Willys. Told me that semi crushed the entire back on the Jeep to about half of its length before I got KO'ed (woke up about 3 minutes later, standing on what witnesses said to the cops).

So bad news: i'll have to order a new Jeep. With that production hell, I don't know when i'll get it. 5 to 7 months seems to be very possible.

Good news: i'm fine and i'm a Canadian, so that hospital bill is covered.





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God dammit.

A semi's brakes failed behind me while I was at a red light. He got me good. But after a night at the hospital, i'm fine.

You'll understand that I was a bit too busy being strapped on the stretcher to take pictures. But police say he probably ran into me at 75km/h, or something like that (that's about 47 for you, Americans).

Insurance just called: total loss for my brand new Willys.

So bad news: i'll have to order a new Jeep. With that production hell, I don't know what i'll get it.

Good news: i'm fine.
Sorry to hear about your Jeep. Glad you are ok. Best of luck on the new Jeep selection process.
 

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Goddam! Glad to hear you are fine. But that Jeep did not last long.
 
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Happy you are fine and hope there are no effects that creep up in the near future.

Best of luck locating and purchasing your new Jeep.
Thanks. I'll go to the dealership when i'll get better. My dealer is actually looking for one like a mad man. I might end up with something else than a Willys, like a Sport S or something. I guess i'll take any 6MT he'll have for me.
 

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Thanks. I'll go to the dealership when i'll get better. My dealer is actually looking for one like a mad man. I might end up with something else than a Willys, like a Sport S or something. I guess i'll take any 6MT he'll have for me.
If used vehicle values there are like they are here, your insurance may surprise you with a big check.

Good luck!
 

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glad you are ok bro, could have been worse.

my two buddies watched a similar wreck when they were at a stop light in 2016.

garbage truck driver was texting ran into the back of cars stopped at a light doing 55mph. the passenger in the first car did not make it.

total of 6 cars were damaged. 1 dead, 1 flown to shock trauma and survived, 4 others were injured and taken to regular hospital ER

my two friends were traumatized just watching it

the driver was eventually charged
 
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glad you are ok bro, could have been worse.

my two buddies watched a similar wreck when they were at a stop light in 2016.

garbage truck driver was texting ran into the back of cars stopped at a light doing 55mph. the passenger in the first car did not make it.

total of 6 cars were damaged. 1 dead, 1 flown to shock trauma and survived, 4 others were injured and taken to regular hospital ER

my two friends were traumatized just watching it

the driver was eventually charged
Good thing is: I didn't see it coming at all as I was literally watching an old lady walking across the street. Then lost it. Cops told me my Jeep (with me inside) was catapulted far from her, so that's good.

But yeah, next time someone tells you Jeep aren't safe: I just have neck pains and a cut to my right hand from the broken glass (probably). That's it. Not even a concussion.
 

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Thankful you're ok that is the main thing....
 

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Good news: i'm fine and i'm a Canadian, so that hospital bill is covered.
You've been paying that hospital bill your whole life. You are just cashing in now.

Are there not any Willys in stock anywhere? I haven't checked inventory levels for a long time.
 

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yeah the accident i mentioned was a honda accord. my friends told me that all the body was removed (fenders, hood, doors, trunk lid) were just totally gone, only the shell of the car remained.
 
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You've been paying that hospital bill your whole life. You are just cashing in now.

Are there not any Willys in stock anywhere? I haven't checked inventory levels for a long time.
Thanks for the healthcare system cue, Mr Obvious. Will you also tell me Christmas will be on December 25th this year? I ain't sure. ;)

As for your question: answer's no. There's nothing in Canada right now. And i'm not talking about just Jeeps. There's absolutely nothing in the dealerships, any dealership. Production hell because of the economy bouncing back in USA and China means we have to wait.
 

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Glad to hear you’re OK.
 

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Good news: i'm fine and i'm a Canadian, so that hospital bill is covered.
I echo the sentiment from the fellow Jeepers here and I'm glad you're doing well and I hope you have a speedy recovery.

In Florida your hospital bill would be covered plus a 6-7 figure settlement from the truck driver's insurance and a new Jeep.

Did you ever think of getting a new Jeep off the lot? I've never ordered a vehicle, always worked with the dealer's new inventory. I bought my wife's van with 1 mile on it. My Jeep had 25, not much can go horribly wrong in 25 miles.
 

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