I wrecked my truck today.

  1. I must have been mentally somewhere else. I pull into work and get out of the truck like everyday. 10 minutes later the Janitor comes over and says "Your trucked rolled down the hill and crashed into a tree".
    I thought he was BSing me but sure enough.
    (sigh)
    I had to wrap a chain around the bumper to the tree to pull the bumper away from the tire.
    I can drive it but the whole Rt front side is smashed.
    Insurance will pay for it (minus the $500.00 deductible) but I am just sad that my baby is hurt.
    I am a fanatic about putting on the emergency brake too...what was I thinking?
    The first estimate I got today.....$5687.00!

    -Russell
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  2. 63 Comments

  3. by   DebsZoo
    OUCH!!!!!!!
    Sorry to hear about your truck
    Sure can understand about hating to see it hurt. I have an older model Dakota but I love that thing and treat it like a part of the family. (Gotta be good to it, I need it to last til the end of school )
    Glad the insurance will cover the majority of it.
  4. by   renerian
    I am so sorry that happened. I guess you parked on a hill huh? Wow that is alot of damage. Can you get a rental under your insurance?????OUCH...........

    renerian
  5. by   aus nurse
    Oh my, you poor thing. It sucks huh
    Just glad you weren't hurt though.
  6. by   Rustyhammer
    No rental but I can probably borrow one of my moms trucks for the couple of weeks that mine will be in the shop. The good news?...I was wanting a new paint job anyway.
    -Russell
  7. by   JonRN
    Sorry to hear about this Russell. A man's truck is much more than a hunk of steel, it is like a family member.
  8. by   memphispanda
    That really stinks! Sorry that happened...it's all because of the nursing shortage you know!
  9. by   delirium
    Aww, I'm sorry to hear that Rusty.

    Glad you're ok, though.
  10. by   prmenrs
    Sorry, Rusty!!

    Just glad you weren't in it at the time!
  11. by   emily_mom
    Glad you weren't in it! You scared me with your title..... Just think, your baby will be better looking than before in a few weeks!!!

    Kristy
  12. by   vashka25
    Ohhh Rusty sorry to hear...... not what I would call a good start to the day..... hope the rest of your day was better.
  13. by   sanakruz
    I'm fond of my truck too.
    wimmin like trucks.
    mine is a 1985 chevy long bed- his name is Scottsdale and he has over 400k miles on him. I kid you not. The engine has been rebuilt x3
    I feel your pain.
    My mother-in-law hit a mare while driving this truck.
    Both mil and mare survived. Had a shade tree body repair.
    would not recommend this.
  14. by   Rustyhammer
    My trucks name is "Totanka Blanca"
    A combination spanish/Sioux name meaning "White Buffalo"
    I'm definitely fixing her up...better than new!
    '95 F-250 supercab with only 148k on the original engine.
    -Russell

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