Wrecked Jeep

Well, sheeeit. This afternoon Traci and I were lying on our bed and watching Breaking Bad when a loud crash came from outside. I was pretty certain it was from another vehicle hitting the Jeep where it was parked in front of the house, and I bolted upstairs and out the door to make sure the driver didn’t try leaving the scene. I ran out the back door and down the driveway to find my Jeep in the neighbor’s front yard and a red Dodge pulled over on the shoulder nearby.

Crunched left-rear
Crunched left-rear

The Jeep came to rest in the neighbor’s yard
The Jeep came to rest in the neighbor's yard

The woman driving the Dodge was okay. The Jeep is almost certainly a total loss. The driver said she had reached down to grab her phone and looked back up to see a face full of Jeep. A sheriff deputy and a city police officer responded. After their brief investigation, I got the go-ahead to remove everything I could off and out of the Jeep. A tow driver dragged it up onto his truck and hauled it off. I spent about 30 minutes cleaning broken glass and plastic from the street and gutter.

2008 Dodge 2500 that hit the Jeep
2008 Dodge 2500 that hit the Jeep

Coil spring and inner fender
Coil spring and inner fender

Jeep 4×4
Jeep 4x4

I found this on the neighbor’s lawn
I found this on the neighbor's lawn

Skidmark where the Jeep hopped the driveway
Skidmark where the Jeep hopped the driveway

Jeep being loaded onto the tow truck
Jeep being loaded onto the tow truck

Now begins the process of trying to replace the WJ. I’m apprehensive about the process of dicking around with the woman’s insurance company about the value of the Jeep.


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