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Morning everyone!

Long story short, I was stopped at a light until it became green. About 2-4secs after it turned green I began to drive through the intersection. However, here comes a Toyota Cam that just ran a ILLEGAL LEFT TURN on a RED LIGHT and hits me on the driver side wheel.

For those who have been in this situation before..what can I expect the damages to be? I am taking it to a MB Certified Collision Center

P.S I have BLACK OPAL Paint, some say its "rare" I hope they can match it when they re-paint the bumper and hood! Lights are busted, bumper is broken, and a lot of fluids started to leak as soon as I got hit (Windshield fluid and radiator fluid I believe) Pics on the link

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Sorry to hear about your accident, I hope the other driver has good insurance. The damage does not look too bad if the frame is not bent but even if it is they will advise you of the consequences. From what I've read a MB Certified Collision Center is as good as it gets. Good luck.

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I don't think it's that bad. I have seen worst and, looks like most of the impact was taken my the body shell hood, side fender, and front bumper as seen on your pictures.

Was there any fluid leaking after the "HIT" also, I am not seeing any damage to the wheel so drivetrain might be fine too.

In the end you might want to confirm the frame is okay and not bent.

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Yeah its far from totaled. The other driver has Nationwide which I never dealt with. Do you think they can match the paint again? I would hate for my car to look like a old faded shirt in some areas lol
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Yeah there was a gush of fluid after the hit. The fire dept had to come and pour sand over all the liquid to soak it up
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The fluid was probably from the radiator. I have never dealt with Nationwide either. If anyone can match the paint a certified shop should be able to. Metallic finishes are always a bit more difficult than non-metallic.

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Sorry to hear about your accident! It doesn't look too bad. That said:

You can have a straight Unibody but the softer suspension components could be out of line. You would want to take off all four wheels and have one wheel stud straight down. Hang a plumb bob from all four wheel studs and measure the wheel to wheel distances, paying special attention to the "X" measurements ie: front left to back right. It needs to be EXACTLY the same as right front to left rear. You can have equal distances from front to back on both sides, but have an out of line "X" measurement and that is a serious situation.

If they can get those four corners straight, you should be alright.
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