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[VIDEO] My Model 3 Rear-Ended by Semi Truck

Discussion in 'Model 3: Interior & Exterior' started by ProtonSF, Jul 7, 2018.

  1. ProtonSF

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    This is what I get for caring for and loving my TM3. Less than two months old, and had a full ceramic coat on it...

     
  2. scaesare

    scaesare Well-Known Member

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    Sorry man...
     
  3. little1er

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    Ouch! Glad to see that it held up decently.
     
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  4. skitown

    skitown Supporting Member

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    Sorry about this. Glad you’ve kept your sense of humor and are okay.
     
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  5. legend502

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    sorry that happened.... be prepared to wait an eternity for new bumper.....
     
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  6. Point 3

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    Wow, how did you happen to have video of it?
     
  7. Dana1

    Dana1 Supporting Member

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    Make certain you claim the ceramic coating on his insurance as well. So sorry. I’d be crushed and the camera would record me whacking his truck with my tire iron...oh, wait, no tire iron...
     
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  8. rainforest

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    How do you know he was texting?
     
  9. ProtonSF

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    The full rear dash cam footage makes it clear that he should have seen me because he was approaching from a distance (about 80 feet behind me). There is no way he could have missed me unless he was looking down or away.

    Also 2 minutes after we exchange info and he left the accident scene, I was pulled over and he texted me - and we texted back and forth for a bit before I realized wait a ****ing minute, he is DRIVING right now.
     
  10. ProtonSF

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    I put the dash cam on the first day I got it. And boy, I'm glad I did!

    Blackvue DR900 2CH if you're wondering. 4K in the front although I only uploaded in 1080p for youtube.
     
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  11. cpj777

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    I wish Tesla would let you download clips from your car’s camera. I’m seriously thinking about installing a blackvue
     
  12. ProtonSF

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    Even if they did, the quality would be low and only black and white. It wouldn't necessarily record in parking mode like most high quality aftermarket dash cams.
     

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