275k isn't a significant enough milestone. 300K will be next if I get there. Driving her daily right now tho and at least I'm loving it despite the circumstances. My daughter was caught in a pretty good chain reaction bumper thumper out in Anaheim Hills last Monday. She was car 3 in a four car accident so she got it front/rear just sitting at a light! Unfortunately her little 2005 Scion Xa with less than 100k on the odometer took enough of a front and rear end damage that, at least according to our own insurance, will be totaled. She's driving my Prius right now as she's not comfortable at all driving the beast. Accident really sucks as that little Scion has been a great car. With it only being worth about $4K based on my research, the damage from the pics she took easily look like more than that. Front/rear bumpers, front grill and hood, looks like a small crease in the rear DS quarter panel and rear hatch. Even if there's no frame damage, all that will easily add up to $6-7K in repairs. No 'official' word yet from insurance of the person at fault.
From previous experience the rearmost driver will be at fault only for the car they hit. The other drivers will be at fault for each vehicle they hit, even if they were stationary - following too closely or not leaving enough space between vehicles. Reality is that it depends on who the insurance companies are. If multiple vehicles have the same insurance then fault isn't the issue since they're paying anyway. Of course they all will go after the primary and you will end up dealing with your insurance while the insurance companies will all sue each other PITA.
She was a little sore. ER visit Tuesday AM - strained trapezius causing some stiffness/headaches but nothing broken.
At least insurance with all four cars is good - two AAA, one Allstate and Mercury is our carrier. My experience is that from front to back, yes, they go sequentially back thru each insurance carrier, ultimately landing on the car that caused the chain reaction. It's Mercury that has stated they think the car is totaled, but we can't go do anything about replacing the car until we get the absolute word, thus her driving my Prius and me the Landcruiser. It sucks because that Scion had plenty of life left and for her only working part time until she passes her Vet Tech exam next month, she just can't afford anything. Fortunately we're in a good position to help. Think we may go look at the Prius C. It's a little smaller than my Prius (about the same size as the Scion). Might even consider picking up a new 2017 as there's a mfg cash back of $3K on top of what a dealer might kick in. We'll just wait and see.
Think we may go look at the Prius C. It's a little smaller than my Prius (about the same size as the Scion). Might even consider picking up a new 2017 as there's a mfg cash back of $3K on top of what a dealer might kick in. We'll just wait and see.