View Full Version : 1990 Celica Accident

05-31-2007, 09:38 PM
Here are some pics of my head-on accident with a Ford escort. The news article is also attached


Paper article (http://www.sunjournal.com/story/208381-3/LewistonAuburn/Wrongway_driver_causes_crash/)

I still can't believe we walked away from that accident. Combined speeds were 106 MPH. I was doing the speed limit of 35........This accident occured on 4-18-2007. I recieved $1531.68 back for the car and went out and got a 200 Celica GT. Celica's are addictive :D

05-31-2007, 10:32 PM
Bummer about the car, but I'm glad you are OK, and that the airbag deployed after 17 years!

BTW - your link to the article is missing the "h" in http...

I manually fixed it to read the article but you may want to fix it for others.

05-31-2007, 10:51 PM
well welcome aboard, that sucks, glad you are ok, i see you jumped on another celica, good to hear. celica's are addictive. i am a addicted myself.

06-01-2007, 12:59 AM
meh. a little touch up paint on the hood. I'm willing to be the fender will buff right out.

I hate seeing Celica's all smashed up though :(

06-01-2007, 01:22 AM
I fixed you link. Glad you are OK and still in the Celica family.

06-01-2007, 02:18 AM
thanks everyone, i will post my car pics up soon. a couple of cosmetic repairs and it will look good as new

06-01-2007, 02:28 AM
Glad you're alright, what was up with the guy that hit you?

Mr Celica
06-01-2007, 04:43 AM
meh. a little touch up paint on the hood. I'm willing to be the fender will buff right out.

I hate seeing Celica's all smashed up though :(

hahaha dont forget the duct tape and bungee cords!

good to see ya made it out ok! sorry to hear about the celica, though! out with the old in with the new i guess!

06-01-2007, 04:46 AM
Oh noes...not the light blues! I'm glad to hear your ok too!

06-01-2007, 05:06 AM
ouch, glad to see that the interior held up ok which is the big thing to savin your ass haha and it's good that you guys were able to walk from it. So I take it that escort was doing oh umm...71 MPH? Reminds me of how my ex got her back broke in an escort....

06-01-2007, 05:25 AM
The guy was DRUNK, i think his Blood Alcohol Level was high enough for him to be unconsious hahaha he was going the wrong way up the exit ramp, the moron.....

06-01-2007, 05:27 AM
oh wow thats ridiculous, I hope he got a hell of a sentance for that crap

06-01-2007, 07:02 AM
glad to hear you're okay. just out of curiosity, did you see him coming??

06-01-2007, 05:02 PM
Wow, for a head on collision at that speed, your celi held up really well. My brother had a head on with a truck couple years ago in a 240sx and his car was demolished. Glad to hear you were ok!

06-01-2007, 09:06 PM
Glad to see that you and your passenger faired well in the 5th gen Celica. Being addicted to Toyota's is not a bad thing. I have been with Toyota for almost 20 years. I was compact, when compact wasn't cool. :laugh:

Any pics of the new ride?

06-01-2007, 10:09 PM
damn dood. you walked away w/o a scratch?

06-04-2007, 03:49 AM
I DID see that idiot coming, and i tried to avoid him. He kept swerving towards me, burnout style. I heard Drunks follow lights but i didn't realize how much. Neither of us walked away without scratches. We both got ONE HELL OF A SEATBELT BURN! and my fiancee was hospitalized over night. She was ok, from what the doctors said, but has chronic pain and dizziness since the accident.

06-04-2007, 10:41 AM
Sorry to hear about the accident and what followed. Good call on the newer Celica. If I were you I'd be seeking some sort of settelment from the bastard. I it wouldn't have to be a small one. A buddy of mine was in an accident a couple of years ago and the other people offered 20 000. His lawyer ended up getting him 125 000 over it.

06-04-2007, 03:47 PM
Glad your ok, and that'l buff out.

06-04-2007, 04:36 PM
I hate drunk drivers.

Fucking morons.

I was depressed when an old guy hit my quarter panel on my 1990. Because of the cop, I didn't get the accident damage covered.

But now...I have my SC300. It's an awesome car.

06-04-2007, 04:36 PM
Glad you are okay though!

06-14-2007, 04:03 PM
still no pics yet, i am waiting to get my decal put onto the indent on my hood, then i will take pics :D:D