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Family safe after serious collision

Discussion in 'Model S' started by alexhoff, Jul 16, 2017.

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  1. alexhoff

    alexhoff Member

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    This afternoon my family (myself, wife, 5year old daughter, 3 year old son and our 5 month old baby). I must say, I'm happy we were in our Tesla and that the car that ran a red light hit us where it did (and not the driver or passenger rear door). Our kids are shook up but ok (Thank you Diono!) My wife & I are ok minus a few scrapes, bruises and soreness. The driver of the other car is ok too... I think they just weren't paying attention which sucks for us, but everyone walked away despite air bags going off.

    The car is in rough shape and over the coming days/weeks I will figure it out what happens I guess. I had leased this, as two years ago I wasn't sure what it would be like to own a Tesla from a practicality point of view. What are my options? IIRC insurance typically pays off the car (assuming it is totalled). My wife is fully voting for a new one already.

    (trying to upload the photo ...)
     
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  3. Btrflyl8e

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    So glad everyone is ok...and that you and your wife are fortunate enough to put your family in a Tesla. Kiss those kids a few extra times tonight...
     
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    Yikes! Glad everyone was OK. Getting t-boned is a terrible accident. My coworker just had his 80 year old mother die after complications from being in a car that was t-boned (she was the passenger).


    I am guessing the car will be totaled. You should have gap insurance since it's leased, so you shouldn't be out anything, especially as the other party was at fault. You might have some issues if it turns out they were underinsured though, which can be common with state insurance minimums and Tesla prices. If that happens, you may have to fall back on your insurance to cover the difference.

    Tesla number 2 sounds like a great option for a replacement vehicle.
     
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  5. No ICE

    No ICE 2016 S75D pearl AP1, & 2014 silver S85 AP1

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    Glad you and your family are ok.
     
  6. Todd Burch

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    Sorry to hear about this accident, how scary.

    But very glad you were all in a Tesla.
     
  7. RichardD

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    Glad you are ok.. In a lease you typically have added insurance in case:
    A they dont have enough insurance, or none at all.
    B the insurance estimate is not adequate to pay the lease off. "gap" insurance.

    But the most important thing. you are ok. Do you feel the lower center of mass contributed to your safety?
     
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    I'll join the chorus that I'm glad everyone is ok. Tesla #2 sounds like a great plan. Sucks to deal with but at least you are healthy and together.
     
  9. KL670

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    Thank God everyone is ok. Now you need to keep spreading the Tesla gospel.
     
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    So glad you guys are ok. Very scary. Was there any beeping or indication of side impact warning or anything?
     
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    Thank god everybody is ok. What insurance did the guy at fault have and was the fromt quarter panal and front bumper the only area of damage?
     
  12. Science fan

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    Glad your precious cargo is safe. Looks like you experienced the most important reason for owning a Tesla first hand.
     
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    So happy you guys are all ok. It's just a car... your family is priceless.
     
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  14. bonnie

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    Echoing other posters - really glad you all walked away from this. Family is all that matters.
     
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    Glad you guys are safe.

    When you're ready, I'd like to hear more of what happened, or how it happened.
     
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    Everyone is ok and that is why I (we) drive Tesla.

    All the best for a speedy recovery!
     
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    Glad you're well.
    The cabin looks completely intact, makes me glad my fam is a Model S.
    Did the curtain airbags fire? And do you remember hitting any airbag?
     
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    Thanks for the kind wishes. My kids have bounced back to normal already. My wife has some nasty bruises from the curtain airbag. They fired on both sides. Milliseconds later and it would have been much worse. Counting my blessings there.

    In terms of damage to the car, the front passenger door had a hard time closing. The front right suspension is done. The car was resting on the wheel. Not sure what that means to the front Electric motor. Who know. Today I find a rental and go buy some more diono car seats.
     
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    Curtain and the in seat airbags. There are of them than I thought. I didn't have a high speed impact with the airbag as my body was pushed to the right... my wife hit the curtain airbags and her arm is now purple. Better than the alternatives of course. she does not remember anything between hearing me swear and honk and then frantically trying to check our baby. I remember more than I care to.
     
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    #20 alexhoff, Aug 4, 2017
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    Reviving an old thread. So been back and forth with my insurance company and they want to fix the car. Estimate is > 55k CDN + 2 month wait. They refuse to total it. I've tried to be rationale with them but the appraiser says "it can be done, so this is our recommendation"

    Thoughts??
     
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