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Wife got side swiped...non-visible damage to look for?

Discussion in 'General 4Runner Talk' started by Graves037, Oct 4, 2017.

  1. Oct 4, 2017 at 8:10 AM
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    Graves037

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    I’ve never posted here, mainly because I linger on the Tundra page because that’s my truck, but my wife has a 17 4runner so I joined here also to keep up with her rig too. Anywho, she got side swiped this morning by a guy who fell asleep at the wheel and I was wondering about what extra damage not immediately visible I might look for? Particularly with the mirror harness being pulled out so far!!!

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  2. Oct 4, 2017 at 8:41 AM
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    Was she ok? Did you guys report the driver?

    I'll let someone with more knowledge answer your question about hidden damage....
     
  3. Oct 4, 2017 at 8:43 AM
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    That guy hit everything :eek:

    you planning on running this through insurance? Curious to see if that running board bent or if it did damage where it mounts to the cab.
     
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  4. Oct 4, 2017 at 8:50 AM
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    She is fine....driver drove down the road, turned on another highway briefly, turned into a parking lot and came back. Cops showed up and all info exchanged so should all go smooth. He had just gotten off a 14hr shift and fell asleep. It was on a 5 lane right in the middle of town so it could have been much worse than swiping her vehicle
     
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  5. Oct 4, 2017 at 8:51 AM
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    Yes it’ll be covered. Good question....I’ll have to dive under it and look closer
     
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  6. Oct 4, 2017 at 8:53 AM
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    when hunting for a shop we asked our insurance agent where he sends his personal vehicles as he has some pretty nice ones, turned out to be a fantastic shop. Good luck on the repairs hope it all goes quickly and glad to hear your wife was all good.
     
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  7. Oct 4, 2017 at 9:18 AM
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    :canada:Sorry to hear about your accident, but pleased that your wife was not injured. It could have been a lot worse! Betty does most of our town and city driving and I'd be some p.o.'d if she was sideswiped by a sleepy driver. Good luck with the repair work and don't settle for less than perfect. - Cheers, Ted
     
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  8. Oct 4, 2017 at 2:10 PM
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    topdec

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    I'm glad your wife is ok.

    Unfortunately, it's difficult to know what all is not perfectly straight anymore until the work is already done, if they only replaced the mirror and fixed the door.

    Hopefully, they'll replace the whole driver-side door for you.
     
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  9. Oct 5, 2017 at 12:37 PM
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    I think the underside of the cab where the running boards mount would be a concern and if the rear wheel was hit with anything hard enough to damage frame, suspension, or axle would be my biggest concern.
     
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