A couple of quick updates
First, the crash did more damage to the Forester than we thought. Initially, we thought only the bumper and it’s cover was damaged:
Subarus have an excellent reputation for crash protection, but I was skeptical that there was that little damage when the Honda involved had it’s whole front end mangled. We crawled underneath the back end and saw this:
What would be called the trunk pan on a regular car (not sure what it’s called on an SUV) is all crushed and pushed forward. Looks like the Subaru will be in the body shop for a while for some cut and weld work.
For the life if me, I cant figure how it happened and the bumper remained in it’s original position. One theory is that the Honda went under the bumper. There’s no black paint on the bottom of the bumper cover or the undercarriage though. That leaves us with the bumper is spring loaded (never heard of such a thing) or is somehow designed to pop back into place. As best I can tell looking underneath, the rear bumper appears to be in place and not crushed up against the rear of the undercarriage.
With the extra damage, and my other half’s x-rays showing some spinal issues, we’ve gotten a lawyer also. I hate lawyers, but sometimes they serve a purpose. I found out the Highway Patrol officer that arrived at the accident didn’t do any kind of an accident report or issue a citation to the twit on the cell phone either.
And I wonder why I want out of this state…
Moving… We’re aiming for next week for finally listing the house. It will be close either way. I’m going to be working my arse off to make it happen.