MrsZ's shiny new CR-V is going to be getting an even shinier-new front end.
Squared off with a doe at 55mph last night.
The deer didn't walk away, the CR-V didn't drive away... I don't know who wins that round.
Pictures forthcoming once I get down to the wrecker yard and remove a few more things from the car.
Edit to add pictures:
By my count: hood, grill, bumper cover, d/s fender, d/s wheel well, two headlight assemblies, radiator, fan, battery, battery mount, and a couple reservoirs all have to be replaced. There is some scuffing down the driver's side where the deer tumbled, and the driver's door grates on the fender when opening. Paint work (or at least clearcoat) all the way down the side, probably.
This ain't gonna be pretty, but State Farm gets to cover the VAST majority of it.
Also, for those of you who have Traveler's insurance, consider changing. While I was at the shop some guy in a Traveler's jacket was there to do an estimate on another car; he asked who the insurer was on the CR-V. I told him, and asked why. "Because I don't want to look at the damn thing."
After he left the office the guy working there said, "That's the first time I've ever met that guy, and I want to wrap a chair around his neck. What a dick!"
3 months ago