Well folks, yesterday I committed a cardinal sin. I wrecked my new AMG that I just told you about not long ago.
Those of you who follow me on Twitter got the news about an hour and a half after the wreck… just after the tow truck took my car back to the dealership from whence it came. And a very special thanks to all of you who called or responded back to my Tweet. I very much appreciate your concern for my safety (Lisa, Giovanni, Ted, Mike, Hallie, Paul H., Mike B., Paul M., I hope I didn’t miss anyone?).
This update is for the rest of you guys like my parents who read this every day and are going to call me after this and ask me why they had to learn about my accident through my blog! Well, the answer is… it’s just easier to tell everyone all at once, and no one was hurt – just my baby. So it wasn’t an emergency or anything. You’d have gotten a call if so.
Everyone wanted to know what happened, and the short story (as I understand it) is that we were on the highway and someone cut in front of a truck a couple of cars up from me. That truck slammed on the brakes and came to an immediate screeching halt. The lady in a BMW in front of me slammed on her brakes. I then slammed on mine.
This wasn’t a normal situation where people are already braking and then just brake harder. It was, highway speed to 100% brakes. In traffic. The entire event took about 2 seconds I guess.
So, here are the photos of my car. It was by far the worst damage of the three vehicles involved. The Mercedes Benz repair shop was unable to figure the odds on whether it was totaled or not. Which is not a good sign. Usually they can just say, “oh yea, we can fix that”. So we’ll see what the insurance says. Even if they are able to repair it, the guy told me it would take “at least 60 days”.
Anyway, I guess it’s back to driving the NSX for now. Glad I hadn’t sold it yet!