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E46 (1999 - 2006)
The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

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Old 07-13-2014, 07:38 PM
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Old 07-13-2014, 07:53 PM
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Hopefully everybody is alright! What happened?

Poor BMW... Goodnight sweet prince.

This looks a lot like an accident I had in my old Audi! German engineering saved my ass too!



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Old 07-13-2014, 08:06 PM
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Wow. Hopefully everyone is okay. What exactly happened?
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Old 07-13-2014, 08:57 PM
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That was certainly a nasty crunch....hope everyone`s OK. Thank God for well-engineered crumple zones. Many moons ago, I saw an E28 (5-Series) that had gone off the highway onto the grass, flipped over, and slid down a grassy slope on the roof....didn`t even break the windows....
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Old 07-14-2014, 05:23 AM
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A lady in a Suburban ran the red. It was actually my younger brother driving the car. My wife and I heard the accident from approx 125 yards away and she never even hit the brakes.

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Old 07-14-2014, 06:10 AM
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A lady in a Suburban ran the red. It was actually my younger brother driving the car. My wife and I heard the accident from approx 125 yards away and she never even hit the brakes.

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Old 07-14-2014, 07:28 AM
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Looks like the hub cap from the Suburban is still fused to your door. That was a strong impact.
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Old 07-14-2014, 08:02 AM
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Cvx, that's exactly what that is. My car came to rest approx 150' from point of collision, due north, the direction lady was traveling. With Bimmer parts and contents of wife's car strewn all about. Even found Hot Wheels e30 M3 of my sons in grass, though nearer the suburban.

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Old 07-14-2014, 09:25 AM
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Holly Scheisse!!! Glad the BMW did its job; it sounds like your brother walked out of this one.

I have 21 years in the auto claims and collision repair industry and I am always amazed at how inattentive some drivers are. Unfortunately, I regularly get to see the life altering results of distracted driving. It's one of the reasons I have nothing but BMW's in my garage. I know they can get temperamental and require more TLC than other brands, but in cases like this it's well worth it.

On a lighter note, I think it will need a cooling system refresh...
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A lady in a Suburban ran the red. It was actually my younger brother driving the car. My wife and I heard the accident from approx 125 yards away and she never even hit the brakes.
Glad your brother is OK, the rest can be replaced!

Not sure what model you had, but just make sure you don't agree to/sign anything that grossly under values your car... Their driver was at fault and your car totaled, they need to replace that car, regardless of KBB (or similar)
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Old 07-14-2014, 03:23 PM
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Fredo, yes the BMW certainly DID do it's job. My brother, however, did not walk away. He was unconscious when I arrived on scene, before emergency personnel. He is expected to make a full recovery and is in a rehab hospital now.

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Old 07-14-2014, 03:58 PM
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Scary stuff. Hope your brother makes a full and quick recovery.

I remember this story from a few years back, when an X5 drove off a third-floor parking garage landing on its roof, and the driver walked away with some "arm pain."

Or this one, where the e46 was hanging off the edge of an overpass after a big rig rear-ended the mom and her two daughters.
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Old 07-14-2014, 04:10 PM
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Dave,
Thank you for your well wishes!! And yes, all (cars) can be replaced, not siblings though. It was (is?) an '03 330xi 270k on original 5at (my wife's car) maintained by dealer via orig owner for it's first 200k and by me exclusively for it's last 70k. Sad to see it go, but EXTREMELY glad he was in that car vs any other. I think the outcome would've probably been different.
Either way, no, I will not allow myself to get screwed by anyone, let alone an insurance co. Have a good one Dave and thanks again.

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Old 07-14-2014, 04:42 PM
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Scary stuff. Hope your brother makes a full and quick recovery.

I remember this story from a few years back, when an X5 drove off a third-floor parking garage landing on its roof, and the driver walked away with some "arm pain."

Or this one, where the e46 was hanging off the edge of an overpass after a big rig rear-ended the mom and her two daughters.
Scott,
I do recall them both. The one with women and children more so. These stories (the second and mine) just serve to make a previous poster's point: distracted driving ruins lives. Not to mention being "all hopped-up on goofium".
Seriously though, thank you to all who have given words of encouragement. Please continue and keep Sam (my brother) in your prayers.


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Fredo, yes the BMW certainly DID do it's job. My brother, however, did not walk away. He was unconscious when I arrived on scene, before emergency personnel. He is expected to make a full recovery and is in a rehab hospital now.

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Sorry, I assumed he walked away. Best wishes for speedy recovery.
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Please continue and keep Sam (my brother) in your prayers.


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@OP OUCH ! I hope everyone is okay. I went through similar crash a few years ago. I'm not 100% yet, but I'm glad I was in a bimmer because it could have been a lot worse.
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