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Was involved in accident on satuday. My 124 was t-boned on the passenger side and spun about some so that i took out two street signs. The passenger in the car was 6' and about 240lbs.. Everyone walked away from the accident. The passenger is very sore but nothing cut or broken. I am sore and somehow got glass embedded in my scalp on my left side, but not serious at all. Let me just say that the cage to protect the occupants did it's job!! It will likely be totaled. The driver's door is the only panel that is not damaged. I will attach a pic of the passenger sides damage. There is a lot of other damage but this is the spot that took the brunt of it.
 

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Sorry to hear that but at least you and your passenger are here to tell the tail. It says a lot that it took a broadside with nobody hurt seriously. How fast was he going? Any scientific details? I'm 6'5" about 255lbs and have this as a big concern since I know I'm out-of-the-norm for what these are generally built to deal with. It is reassuring that it hit on his side and he's still ok.
 
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Yikes! You were both lucky. Happy to see, though, that the 124 absorbed the impact well; maybe its lighter weight actually helped you because it was easily hurled away from impact and spent energy striking street signs and things less intrusive to the interior. Otherwise the other car might have penetrated deeper. Or not!
 
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One word for you and your injured passenger - Lawyer. Glad it looks like you guys will be OK.
 
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Unknownsir, you are such an active member on the forum. What a shock for us all. Glad you and your passenger are not in the hospital. Since this just happened, beware of what might arise in the body over the next week. In such accidents, injuries are not always readily apparent.

I'd bet money that your car is totaled. On a brighter note, maybe there's some fun to be had in finding the perfect replacement.
 

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Very sorry to hear this! Hope the next few days of recovery don't reveal any long term personal injuries. I'm sure you will be sore about the car, though. It's good news that the car protected you well, it seems. None of us expect to test this out.
 
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Very sorry to hear, and very glad both you and passenger are ok, considering the circumstances. Good idea to get checked out anyway, whiplash trauma can manifest itself considerably after the actual event. Best wishes for a speedy recovery to both of you, and timely handling of the insurance claim.

Thx, S
 
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Sorry to see you lose such a nice Spider and I'm more than happy to hear that you came away without a major injury. As LongBeachJim says, injuries are now always immediately apparent, so be careful until you are sure that you're fine. BTW, I always dreamed of having a Fiat as a daily driver but never really considered it to be possible until the new Spider came out last year for this exact reason. If someone restores a classic Spider and it gets taken out in this type of accident, there will be injuries. Even if there's not, the car would be very difficult to replace. The beauty of the new Spiders is that they not only protect you, but once the insurance company comes through, you get to go pick out a new Spider. Good luck with the situation as it continues to unfold for you. Please post photos of the new Spider you end up with when all is said and done.
 
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I'm sorry to hear about your spider, but glad you are okay. Be sure and visit a doctor to check you out. I got rear-ended once and thought I was fine. Three months later I had a bi-lateral cervical fusion done.
 
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Sad about the car. Glad you guys are safe. At least you can take what you learned when you choose its replacement
 
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Shame but at least you are ok.

So, now you have the opportunity to move on to another car, either another 124 or some other car.

What is your plan, if you've thought about it at all yet. If you get another 124 with you change the spec? What will you chang?
 
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