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Old 09-25-2010, 12:43 AM   #1
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Stupid Coyotes!

On my way to work (night shift). Swerved to miss a group of coyotes, hit the curb! Needles to say it bent my wheel; ripped a big chunck out of my tire; scratch the corner of the front fascia; through off my alignment and messed up my stabilitrack; and last but not least frosting on the cake a rock flipped up and cracked my windshield! Should have just hit the coyotes!

Guess I'm calling the insurance company in the morning!
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Old 09-25-2010, 12:45 AM   #2
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So sorry to hear that this happened to you...hopefully you get your car fixed soon
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Old 09-25-2010, 12:50 AM   #3
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Sorry to hear that..

When i read the title i thought you where going to talk about the Mustang 5.0 Coyote Motor.
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Old 09-25-2010, 12:50 AM   #4
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yeah, I hate it too when my camaro gets too excited and hurts itself eating up a 5.0










but seriously, sorry to hear about that, hope everything turns out ok
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Old 09-25-2010, 12:51 AM   #5
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Sorry to hear that..

When i read the title i thought you where going to talk about the Mustang 5.0 Coyote Motor.
beat me to it lol
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Old 09-25-2010, 12:55 AM   #6
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I know the feeling I hit a deer with right front of mine about a month ago. IT SUX, sorry to hear it. Best of Luck for a timely repair.
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Old 09-25-2010, 01:39 AM   #7
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I love animals as much as the next guy maybe more especially if they like acorns... but here's an important lesson for everyone don't f'up your car to avoid an animal. Even a full grown coyote wont do much if any damage to your car.
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Old 09-25-2010, 01:58 AM   #8
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That depends on the animal! Had that been even a deer I think I would take the damage I took over what that size of an animal would have done!
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Old 09-25-2010, 02:04 AM   #9
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I love animals as much as the next guy maybe more especially if they like acorns... but here's an important lesson for everyone don't f'up your car to avoid an animal. Even a full grown coyote wont do much if any damage to your car.
I wouldn't say that, sounds like he was going at pretty decent speed and it was a pack. Would have taken damage either way and this was the lesser of the two evils...
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Old 09-25-2010, 02:06 AM   #10
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I actually seen a picture of a Camaro that hit a coyote. It got lodged in the lower grille area and was hanging out. Cool picture, but bad for the car. LOL
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Old 09-25-2010, 02:21 AM   #11
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Sorry to hear about your car....

isclaimer: This is not a stab at anyone, nor a soap box statement... nor is it an OMG you could have __________- someone... statement....It is only my opinion of how to handle these situations from what I have seen and put into practice... :End of Disclaimer:

In 25 years as a practicing Paramedic Firefighter, I responded to many many wrecks caused by trying to avoid wildlife in the road...

There are several things to consider here...

1.) the majority of these accidents were substantially more damaging to the vehicle and in many cases, caused severe injury to the vehicle occupants, and some fatalities, from trying to avoid hitting a ______ . Dog, cat, deer, cow, horse, chicken, etc.................

2.) In most of these cases, (my experience) the animal they were trying to avoid was hit anyway...

3.) The fatality wrecks resulted in most cases from people seeing an animal dart onto the road from the right side and they swerved to the left, into opposing traffic causing a head on accident.

4.) Forgive me PETA people, but, the insurance company will not deny your claim if they find fur and blood on the vehicle, and it is not an at fault accident as it would be if there was no such evidence of an animal, and you drove off the road and hit a tree or something else...

5.) Animals with few exceptions cause much less damage and injury if they are hit straight on...

Do not swerve, you can get on the binders hard, but remember this causes the front of the vehicle to dive down, allowing for longer legged animals to join you in the interior after sliding up the hood.... not a pretty sight....Let off the gas, slow with consideration of the above statement, and hope and pray it's not the animals day to depart the earth...

I only post this out of concern for others...
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Old 09-25-2010, 03:59 AM   #12
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sorry to hear i work night shifts also and same thing happen to me but i got him good. the coyote ran right in front of me i was going 70 in my 3rd gen couldn't stop on time he missed up my part of my bumper i had some fur on the paint as well.
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Old 09-25-2010, 04:00 AM   #13
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Old 09-25-2010, 04:06 AM   #14
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You'll want to take the coyote. If you had a choice between swerving and a moose? Take the swerve. The knees on those suckers buckle and all the weight of the body goes straight over your hood at the cabin. Otherwise SSE 4 2SS is right... comp claims are generally not-at-fault and often have a lower deductible.
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Old 09-25-2010, 04:40 AM   #15
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Old 09-25-2010, 10:02 AM   #16
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Don't blame the coyotes, blame the people who built the road and homes that invade there land so they have to venture elsewhere
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Old 09-25-2010, 10:12 AM   #17
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We have lots of deer here in Georgia and I have not hit one yet(knock on wood) Why? because I drive cautiously through the area, I usually keep a good eye out and really slow down around blind areas, it might take me longer to get where I am going but I do it safely, the only things I have hit so far are a few raccoons and a bazillian suicidal squirrels
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Old 09-25-2010, 10:28 AM   #18
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Don't blame the coyotes, blame the people who built the road and homes that invade there land so they have to venture elsewhere
I still blame the coyotes. In Pa ,coyotes don't get much of a chance to hang around roads because we shoot everyone we see.

To some people that say you should never try to avoid an animal on the road, have you ever had an Amish draft horse or a cow come out in front of you while driving? Not good at all to hit either.
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Old 09-25-2010, 10:33 AM   #19
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I still blame the coyotes. In Pa ,coyotes don't get much of a chance to hang around roads because we shoot everyone we see.
Well I can see your doing your part to prevent them from coming on the roads in Pa
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Old 09-25-2010, 10:38 AM   #20
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Glad you are alright and not hurt.

It all comes down to simple math, a $30,000+ car goes over a $0.10 animal one time with nothing left over
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Old 09-25-2010, 10:45 AM   #21
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Old 09-25-2010, 10:52 AM   #22
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Well I can see your doing your part to prevent them from coming on the roads in Pa
Not just me, coyotes are a sore subject in Pa to a lot of people. Plus, they're legal to kill ,and we like to hunt.
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Old 09-25-2010, 10:58 AM   #23
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Old 09-25-2010, 11:25 AM   #25
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Well now that the sun is up, looks like im gunna need to have the front fascia and pasenger fender repainted and a few dings removed.... New wheel on front and back passenger side and a new tire on the front passenger side. Other than that just the alignment checked and the stabilitrack reset! Hopefully nothing on my suspention got messed up too bad.

As far as hitting the coyote or not... I'd prefer not to kill it, but I wouldnt have been devestated if I did. (building roads and encroaching on their land... come on! if that was really a legit arguement then maybe we should stop having kids in general. Save an animal, off a human!)
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