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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...

     
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  2. scaesare

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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

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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

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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.
     
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  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.
     
  13. Jaywlker

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    Oh, man, that sucks.
     
  14. Msjulie

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    Forum needs a sad face button
     
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  15. Jaywlker

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    O.M.G.
     
  16. SMAlset

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    @ProtonSF so this happened back in July. Assume your car has been made whole. What was done in the end and how much out of curiosity?
     
  17. ProtonSF

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    Still waiting for parts believe of it or not. Tesla has to get its *sugar* together!
     
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  18. Superspectral

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    Sh*t happens. Back in 2011, I bought a brand new A6, just a few months into the release of that version. 6 weeks into ownership a knucklehead at work drove into my passenger door. It only took the body shop 1 week to replace the door with brand new parts. Audi had the body shop parts all ready to go at release. Tesla needs to be like that.
     
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  19. ProtonSF

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    What has made me really angry is that Tesla and its suppliers are creating thousands of the parts each week that I need to make my car drivable again - but they would rather put those into new cars. Tesla already has my money.
     
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  20. asusc

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    Wow. Have they given you any indication on when you'll get them? I too, am waiting for Tesla parts.
     

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