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X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
E70 BMW X5 produced between 2007 and 2013. Discuss the E70 X5 with other BMW owners here.

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Old 10-05-2013, 03:33 PM
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When an X5 meets an X3...

I was only 5 blocks from home when a lady in an X3 runs a stop sign on my right. The impact was strong enough to toss MY 2008 X5 3.0 into the on coming lane where I had to avoid a bus coming head on. Air bags where ready to blow (I drive warning) but did not.

The initial damage is at $12,500, the shop says it will be more. At least 4 weeks in the shop.

No serious injuries to myself, my daughter, the lady and her boy.

This is the second bad accident in a BMW. A couple of years ago (2006 525Xi) we where rear ended by a Ford F150 going full speed when we were stopped at a red light. We totalled the Chevy minivan in front of us. I really believe the BMWs protected us.
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Old 10-05-2013, 06:15 PM
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Always good to walk away, always.
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Old 10-06-2013, 03:25 AM
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Hey nedchiu...it is great to hear there were no serious injuries. I wish you the best in resolving this, be methodical and document everything, taking a rational approach to all things (although the insurance companies will attempt to put you in an emotional, irrational situation). Hang in there, good luck...
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Old 10-06-2013, 06:32 AM
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Thank you very much for the kind and encouraging thoughts. A week later I feel more achy and cannot sleep well. My daughter has lower back, neck and shoulder aches as well. My wife suggest that I make a journal of all events.

You are right, it feels good to walk away. Your car can be replaced, other things in life are much more valuable.

Here is a picture of the other car.
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Old 10-07-2013, 07:33 AM
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Glad you (and the other driver) were not seriously hurt! Looking at the pix the X3 doesn't look too bad either, so it doesn't appear she was going all that fast, or was able to slow up enough to not activate the crumple zone and airbags. Lots of work for the body shops though. I suspect the estimate will be higher when they get into it and see what needs to be fixed/replaced.
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Old 10-07-2013, 08:59 AM
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Yes, not even close to the write off (70%) needed.

Another picture of her car. She drove 5 blocks to the insurance office with no ability to steer on one wheel.
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Old 10-07-2013, 11:13 AM
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Old 10-07-2013, 06:08 PM
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I am surprised the Mounties (or who ever does the traffic policing up there) let her drive away like that! Totally nuts!
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Old 10-26-2013, 01:11 AM
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Ouch.. sorry to see what happened to your X but glad that you and your daughter avoided serious injuries.
Hope the other driver admitted her fault or you made sure of getting witnesses. ICBC can be a pain in the butt when dealing with any collision claims, especially when it comes down to injury claims as they always try to make both parties somewhat responsible (obviously that's how they make so much profit every year). I've had to deal with ICBC for my injury claim in the past and it really wasn't a good experience. As you mentioned your wife suggested, make sure to keep a journal of every event and take as long time to get yourself and daughter treated (chiro, massage therapy, rehab (btw, ICBC should still arrange a personal trainers for you), etc.) as needed because you do not want to settle with them unless you're completely pain free. I still suffer from the neck injury I had suffered from the accident and regret that I shouldn't have settled because I just wanted to get over with it. Oh, and get a lawyer.
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