My Durango's wounded for the time being. Last night, some stupid lady in her Lexus turned left in front of me as I was turning right and came into my lane and hit me. I had the green light and was turning right while she was coming the opposite way on the road I was turning off of and turned left. I stayed in the right lane and she came flying around the corner way to fast for the turn (probably around 25-30mph) and drove right into me. The cop wrote her a ticket for an improper turn, for not having proof of insurance with her and placed her solely at fault. She then tried lying to the cop saying I came into the left lane, the cop walked her up to the intersection and showed her the tire marks, then got out matchbox cars and explained to her why she was a moron. Then she kept trying to say she didn't see me so I couldn't see her or something like that, even though as soon as I saw her, I got on the brakes and hit the horn. I managed the threshold braking pretty well until the last 1.5-2 feet before she hit me.
The front suspension was a bit tweaked so I had it towed to a local guy my parents know, he does real good work, and my damage is pretty much all body work other than where she hit the wheel and it pushed the upper control arm off the bushing. It also pushed the tie rod in which shoved the steering box over to the side and the front wheel now has a significant amount of toe out relative to the other one. There's no damage to the frame.
This moron was driving a Lexus RX and, the way she cut in front of me, the front corner of my car caught the back door and rear wheel. Her door is completely caved in and the rear quarter panel is pushed in and, since the Lexus is unibody, they'll have to replace the entire right side of her car. Her rear wheel wasn't sitting right either, so I'm guessing her rear suspension is shot.
Bumper got pushed down the whole way across.
Wheel that got hit (at least it was the one where the finish was peeling.)
The control arm forced off the bushing (the liquid is coolant from the burp tank getting cracked.)
The ball joint got messed up too.
These are the only pics I have of this *****'s Lexus.
My wheels didn't slide until they got to the painted lines
You can see where the line on the road is and she came completely into my lane and hit me.
Here's a little diagram of the accident (I'm the blue line obviously.) I'd just came out of McDonalds and was turning right onto Clemson Rd from the hardscrabble road and had the green light. The straight lanes on her side also had the green light, but the left turn lane didn't have a separate left turn arrow so you have to yield to opposing traffic. She was turned left from the hardscrabble road onto Dlemson Rd going about 25-30mph (which is way too fast for a turn that's sharper than 90°) and plowed right into me as I was turning right. She was going fast enough she'd probably have ended up on the sidewalk if she hadn't hit me!
Everything was all clean and freshly washed this morning as you can see in my signature pic.