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Old 03-11-2019, 11:09 PM
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Angry Rear Collision...

So my baby was unfortunately involved in a traffic accident this evening. Was on a local parkway on a dead stop in traffic and had some kids that were coming around the corner probably doing 100mph+. Realized traffic was a dead stop, tried to brake, hit a bump, flipped their vehicle and then it collided with the back-end of my car probably doing close to 50mph while it was sideways.

My initial thoughts were that the E63 absorbed the impact quite well. My second thoughts were thank god its a lease and I donít have to deal with the resale value, lol.

I will post some pics up tomorrow in better light of the actual damage, but does anyone have an idea of if they even have body parts for the 19 available? All of the rear carbon fiber and black gloss is ruined, the exhaust tips are also all scuffed up. What are the chances of them totaling a rear collision like this if the frame has been compromised in any way? My fear is now this is gonna go into the shop and sit there for months until they can source all the proper body parts to fix it.
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Old 03-11-2019, 11:33 PM
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Iím sorry to hear and so glad youíre ok. Metal can be replaced. People donít pay attention on the road unfortunately.

If there is frame damage thereís a good chance itíll be totaled. There was a post on corvette forum of a guy that had picked up his car, brand new and hit a bad pot hole that left a tiny crack in his frame. Insurance totaled that car. If thereís is no frame damage, the next thing is to make sure the drivetrain isnít affected and this is where the fact that our exhaust tips arenít ďrealĒ maybe beneficial since the actual exhaust tip is further in.

If all that that is intact, a good body shop should put her back together no problem and like you said at least youíre leasing.

Good of luck with it all.
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Old 03-11-2019, 11:34 PM
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Hereís the link to that Corvette story.

https://jalopnik.com/heres-how-a-cor...-of-1806727930
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Old 03-12-2019, 01:47 AM
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Glad to hear you are OK.

Last year while on travel for work I was sitting at a light in Washington, D.C. in the back seat of a Washington Flyer airport taxi about two blocks from the hotel in D.C. after just arriving in town. We were in a Prius and the car that struck us was a DC city taxi, also a Prius. The taxi that hit us never touched the brakes, just plowed into us doing about 35 mph. Our car was stopped just short of the crosswalk and the light was red long enough that pedestrians were crossing the road in front of us. Our car was shoved through the cross walk out into the intersection, clipping two pedestrians, one of which needed transport to the hospital for a leg injury, but who otherwise seemed OK.

I had been leaning a bit forward and as a result had some whiplash and needed some follow up therapy for a while. Thank goodness for head rests. Others in the car were OK.

Given that experience, I'd have hated to be hit at 50 mph. That you're OK says a lot for the Mercedes.
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Looks like it was a bad day for some E63s'. I was driving through an intersection with a solid green light but a lady going the other way decided to turn in front of me, ignoring her YIELD green light. I give a lot of credit to the E63s. I was able to crawl out of the passenger side with just bloody knuckles and a bloody nose.

I don't think even my car had time to expect the accident and auto-brake. I remember seeing the front grill of the Cadillac SUV, saying "sh*t", feeling rage, hearing a loud crash, and then spinning. All three of my airbags deployed.

Stopped by BMW two hours later, still with bloody knuckles, to test drive the M5.

Car ordered in April, received in November, died in March. Just pissed at having to spend time and figure out how to get the car I want, E63s or M5, without having to wait for months.


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This is just awful. Iím sorry for the poor car and glad you walked away from it. Just terrible.
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Looks like it was a bad day for some E63s'. I was driving through an intersection with a solid green light but a lady going the other way decided to turn in front of me, ignoring her YIELD green light. I give a lot of credit to the E63s. I was able to crawl out of the passenger side with just bloody knuckles and a bloody nose.

I don't think even my car had time to expect the accident and auto-brake. I remember seeing the front grill of the Cadillac SUV, saying "sh*t", feeling rage, hearing a loud crash, and then spinning. All three of my airbags deployed.

Stopped by BMW two hours later, still with bloody knuckles, to test drive the M5.

Car ordered in April, received in November, died in March. Just pissed at having to spend time and figure out how to get the car I want, E63s or M5, without having to wait for months.


Wow. Glad you are OK man, that wreck is a lot worse than my vehicle! I think thats the worst part about all of this is you spec something you want, wait ages for it, then it gets ruined not even 6 months later, but in the end they are only hunks of metal and glad everyone is OK. I definitely stand by MB after getting whacked last night. However they construct their body is great. Before I emerged from my car I expected the trunk to be in the back seat.
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Looks like it was a bad day for some E63s'. I was driving through an intersection with a solid green light but a lady going the other way decided to turn in front of me, ignoring her YIELD green light. I give a lot of credit to the E63s. I was able to crawl out of the passenger side with just bloody knuckles and a bloody nose.
Terrible! I'm glad you were able to walk away from the accident, because the physics behind being hit by an SUV don't weigh (literally) in our favor with the lower stance.

Just glad you and amgcb are OK. Good luck in the recovery and replacement.
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This thread should really remind us how fortunate we are to actually drive a brand that is seriously safe. As someone already mentioned with the collision with an SUV and a 4 door Sedan in the early 90's that would of been catastrophic. Not the case today. Drive safe everyone, and hope the fellow MB owners make out OK on the accidents.
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Thankfully everyone is ok and I know these cars are safe but why is the window 1/4 down? I thought they rolled up during an impact.
Stay safe!
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Old 03-12-2019, 03:29 PM
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Glad you walked away OK, more or less,

That'll buff right out . . .

J/K Sad to see a fellow Selenite Grey Magno car damaged. I see some deformation along the A-pillar and the roof line along with the obvious. No doubt the damage is more extensive than just the front end area. Still, might make an interesting salvage for a potential track day car :-).
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Old 03-12-2019, 05:39 PM
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Not sure why that window is down. I'm pretty positive I was driving with my windows up. Maybe I accidentally hit the down button during my daze trying to get out.

In the end, it's just a car and I'm glad to be only a little beaten up. Insurance adjuster saw it today and said as of now it's $50k worth of damage and not totaled - but I showed pictures to the owner of a local high-end body shop and he laughed at the figure and said it will be totaled.

Here's a picture of the other side.

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Totaled without the doubt. Walking away without injury proved the car was worth the money! Glad you are OK
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I am laughing at the adjuster’s comment as well. It will be totaled. In 2015 my 2014 S550 4matic was totaled by the insurance company. When they loaded my car onto the flat bed I asked the tow truck guy to send my car to a specific body shop. He laughed at me and said he has been towing cars for 30 years and he guaranteed me my car was totaled. He was correct. They stopped counting the damage on my car when it reached $50k. The insurance company paid me $96k at the time and I believe they sold my car at a salvage auction for about $45k.

I will fall off my chair if your car is not totaled. The first thing I told the adjuster when he looked at my car is that they better total it since I will get rid of it after I get it back and attempt to recover the loss in value due to the fact that it was in an accident. My accident happened on a Wednesday night, the insurance company looked at the car Thursday morning, I talked to the adjuster Thursday afternoon and on Friday they paid me $96k. I think that is quicker than most people settle I believe but this insurance company knew their numbers on the S Class and knew what they could get for it at a salvage auction.

By th way, in my accident my sunroof and windows were open and the sunroof closed partially and the window rolled up most of the way. So your window may have opened a crack to let the airbag dust ventilate.

Originally Posted by honeybadger15 View Post
Not sure why that window is down. I'm pretty positive I was driving with my windows up. Maybe I accidentally hit the down button during my daze trying to get out.

In the end, it's just a car and I'm glad to be only a little beaten up. Insurance adjuster saw it today and said as of now it's $50k worth of damage and not totaled - but I showed pictures to the owner of a local high-end body shop and he laughed at the figure and said it will be totaled.

Here's a picture of the other side.


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So your window may have opened a crack to let the airbag dust ventilate.
This is probably true but I wonder if they roll up for the actual wreck and then roll back down slightly to let the dust out. Just curious because I've always read that some cars roll up the windows and close the roof to help keep the occupants inside the car. Possibly another great safety feature. Again glad everyone is ok and it shows how well these cars are built!
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100% TOTALED adjuster should find another line of work. Any time you walk away from that not injured you should thank G_d the Mercedes engineers are some of the best in the world if not the best.
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This is from my accident of my Ď14 S550 4matic in 2015 just after smacking a tree at 60 mph with the sunroof open. The sunroof partially closed just before impact with a tree and lots of brush.

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This is probably true but I wonder if they roll up for the actual wreck and then roll back down slightly to let the dust out. Just curious because I've always read that some cars roll up the windows and close the roof to help keep the occupants inside the car. Possibly another great safety feature. Again glad everyone is ok and it shows how well these cars are built!
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100% TOTALED adjuster should find another line of work. Any time you walk away from that not injured you should thank G_d the Mercedes engineers are some of the best in the world if not the best.
The engine alone (clearly damaged) is over $50k. Again, glad you're OK. Terrible accident.
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Maybe time to try a wagon? Could probably get into one of those without too much of a wait . . . ;-)

I paid a bit extra for replacement cost on my insurance. Not sure how long that runs after purchase, but this scenario had me pretty worried. Waited for over a year for the car to be released, then a while longer for the order books to open, and finally to get the car on order and eventually delivered. To have it totaled and then to go through all that again really sucks.

There should be an extra compensation item on the damages from another party when they do something stupid that costs another driver months of lost time.
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Just stopped by the body shop. They agreed itís totaled. Even the trunk lid touched the body during impact. Police report confirmed the other driver was solely responsible for the accident.



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Yeah, someone needs to look for a new line of work if their first thought is that the car wouldn't be a complete write-off.
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Last year while on travel for work I was sitting at a light in Washington, D.C. in the back seat of a Washington Flyer airport taxi about two blocks from the hotel in D.C. after just arriving in town. We were in a Prius and the car that struck us was a DC city taxi, also a Prius. The taxi that hit us never touched the brakes, just plowed into us doing about 35 mph.
Welcome to DC. That sounds about right. We have the worst taxis and Uber drivers in the United States.
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Originally Posted by honeybadger15 View Post
Looks like it was a bad day for some E63s'. I was driving through an intersection with a solid green light but a lady going the other way decided to turn in front of me, ignoring her YIELD green light. I give a lot of credit to the E63s. I was able to crawl out of the passenger side with just bloody knuckles and a bloody nose.

jesus! glad you're OK, and perhaps you should allow your good health to convince you from turning to the dark side.

also RIP that lady's insurance rates...
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jesus! glad you're OK, and perhaps you should allow your good health to convince you from turning to the dark side.

also RIP that lady's insurance rates...
Hoping for her sake she has good enough insurance. She needs to pay frigginí attention. She could have killed him.
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It's amazing how easily these cars are totaled.

I had a minor collision in my E63S. A car swiped the front of my car at a T junction. Only external body parts needing replacement or repair were front bumper and right headlight. No structural damage. No airbags. It didn't even trigger the Mercedes Assist Call. The fenders, hood, left headlight were untouched. But the repair bill was over $20k because of all the electronics for DRIVEPILOT inside the front bumper. A similar accident in my Lexus 12 years ago cost $1200 to repair.

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