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June 18th, 2015              

    I have to start off by saying that thankfully no one was hurt. On the morning of Thursday, June 18th, Tara was involved in an accident that wound up with our pickup being totaled. She came away with a very swollen and sore ankle, a sore collarbone, and some major bruising, but nothing that won't heal. Although we really liked the truck, the truth is that it can be replaced. Tara, however, can never be replaced, and our entire family is grateful that she is safe.

    The rear of the truck looks OK, but the front end sustained heavy damage. The drivers side front tire was flattened, both airbags deployed, the passenger mirror broke off, the windshield broke (amazingly no other glass broke), and on and on. All four doors would open, but strangly the rear seat was stuck up at a 45 degree angle. I tried to lay it flat or fold it up, and it wouldn't budge. The seatbelts were locked in place and wouldn't free up. With this amount of damage, I wouldn't have wanted the truck back anyway...

2012 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD

A look at the rear of the truck doesn't reveal much damage (maybe a slight lean to the drivers side thanks to a flat front tire).

Things are still looking sort-of OK from this angle.

A quick peek inside reveals two exploded airbags and lots of parts stored there.

Tara's cell phone ended up wrapped up inside of the passenger airbag somehow. That explains why nobody could find it at the scene of the accident.

The hood is quite crumpled, while the mirror and bumper are just hanging on.

A closer look at the hood and the engine compartment.

Another view of the crumpled front end.

Looking straight on gives a better view of the damage. The splatter all over the truck is either paint or drywall mud.

A look at the front fender down the drivers side.

The view of the drivers side.

The dash board shifted and separated during the accident.

The windshield cracked and was covered with splatters.

A look at the drivers side.


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