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Got that dreaded phone call

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by easleycrawler, Feb 12, 2020.

  1. Feb 12, 2020 at 2:32 PM
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    easleycrawler

    easleycrawler [OP] TOYOTA ADDICT

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    Well today, I got that dreaded phone from my teenage son, all parents hope they never get this call. My son called me today, he had a wreck on his way home from school, had his little brother with him. Both are fine, the other driver is fine, very thankful. The taco can be fixed.

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  2. Feb 12, 2020 at 2:48 PM
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    RitcheyRch

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    Glad they were not hurt. Vehicles can be repaired or replaced.
     
  3. Feb 12, 2020 at 2:48 PM
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    Fotnot

    Fotnot SSEM #14

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    Could have been worse! Thankful they're ok!
     
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  4. Feb 12, 2020 at 2:50 PM
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    GAknight

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    Glad everyone's okay brotha! That's what matters most.

    Truck can be fixed. In the grand scheme of things it doesn't look to bad. I've seen worse damage from hitting deer. :fingerscrossed:
     
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  5. Feb 12, 2020 at 2:53 PM
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    Black Wolf

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    They are OK and that's what matters:thumbsup: Taco took a hit but doesn't look too bad. Definitely fixable.
     
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  6. Feb 12, 2020 at 2:54 PM
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    AlbertaBeef

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    Always good to hear everyone's safe! Taco's a great little vehicle for that - mine protected my wife quite well in a crash at highway speeds a couple winters ago. The truck was a total loss, but she ended up OK, and that's all that mattered.

    Take care!
     
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  7. Feb 12, 2020 at 2:59 PM
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    easleycrawler

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    Yeah, it can be fixed. Haven't really looked under the hood at the core support and what not. But it looks like a fender, front bumper, park light and a alignment will take care of it. Thanks for the kind words, I'm very thankful they are ok.
     
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  8. Feb 12, 2020 at 3:01 PM
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    KnuckleHD

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    Glad your kids are okay! The truck did its job. As you said, the truck can be fixed..
     
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  9. Feb 12, 2020 at 3:19 PM
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    Grumpy Uncle

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    Good to see they are good to go.
     
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  10. Feb 12, 2020 at 3:58 PM
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    Ajkkane

    Ajkkane Old fart.

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  11. Feb 12, 2020 at 4:01 PM
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    easleycrawler

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    Lol. Hell to the no. Hopefully that doesn't happen for another 8-10 yrs.
     
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  12. Feb 12, 2020 at 4:01 PM
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    johnxmccoy

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    My son gets his temps on Friday.
    Not really looking forward to it for this reason.
     
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  13. Feb 12, 2020 at 4:13 PM
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    Ajkkane

    Ajkkane Old fart.

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    It ain't fun. I would PRE deploy the air bags
    I would PRE deploy the air bags if i could...o_O.
     
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  14. Feb 12, 2020 at 4:21 PM
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    NewImprovedRon

    NewImprovedRon Hey! Get off my grass!

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    Very happy your sons are ok, Travis! That's what matters..
     
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  15. Feb 12, 2020 at 4:41 PM
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    easleycrawler

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    Thanks Ron.
     
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  16. Feb 12, 2020 at 4:48 PM
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    Glad no one was hurt!!!!
    I remember getting that same call when mine had his first accident, not good.
     
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  17. Feb 12, 2020 at 4:49 PM
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    easleycrawler

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    It's heart dropping for sure.
     
  18. Feb 12, 2020 at 5:12 PM
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    Mnorris1206

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    Put a new head light in that sucker and let him roll it like that for 6 months just to make sure he is more careful that's if it was his fault lol. I'm dreading the day my 13 yr old daughter starts driving. Smh
     
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  19. Feb 12, 2020 at 5:14 PM
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    Glad to hear everyone is safe.
     
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  20. Feb 12, 2020 at 5:21 PM
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  21. Feb 12, 2020 at 5:36 PM
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    Glad everyone is ok, thats the main thing.
     
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  22. Feb 12, 2020 at 5:56 PM
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    Jim LE 1301

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    Sorry to hear about the accident, the main thing is that they are okay.
     
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  23. Feb 12, 2020 at 6:13 PM
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    TundraDude18

    TundraDude18 You are only coming through in waves ...

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    I see what you are saying [I think]--that the call scared you--until you knew everyone was okay.

    Your thread title scared me, until I found out it was just the truck. You are WINNING.:thumbsup:
     
  24. Feb 12, 2020 at 6:23 PM
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    Sorry to hear about your sons truck but glad no one was hurt.
     
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  25. Feb 12, 2020 at 6:23 PM
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    Glad both the boys are ok.
     
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  26. Feb 12, 2020 at 6:26 PM
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    AzureNightmare

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    Glad everybody is ok. Hope it's a good learning experience for him as a driver. If this minor fender bender can teach him something and help him avoid a serious accident in the future then it may just be a blessing in disguise.
     
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    Got that call myself years ago, so I know how you feel. Glad everyone is ok.
     
  28. Feb 12, 2020 at 6:29 PM
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    831Tun

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    Perfect!!! Everyone's OK and damage isn't bad. Time for some father son bonding/ repair time.
     
  29. Feb 12, 2020 at 6:53 PM
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  30. Feb 12, 2020 at 7:46 PM
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    Yeah, the damage is minimal, but I was scared to death until I got there and realized my boys were ok. The youngest boy, 12, was really scared and shook up. My oldest, the driver, is 16. He was shook up pretty good, but all he kept saying is, daddy I'm so sorry, I'm so sorry. I told him it's ok, I can fix the truck, I can't replace you. Now he's just heartbroken about his truck. It will all good in a couple weeks.

    I appreciate all the kind words.
     

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