September 19, 2009i was goin down a back road today and a truck started to turn infront of me and i started to stop and as soon as i came to a complete stop a young girl in a brand new chevy alumina rear ended me in my 96 z71.... the damage... my truck need a new exhaust and her car's front end got flattened and had to be towed off. Mine drove off. My ball hitch went thru her grill and everything all the way to the engine block... i just have to say that just have to love older truck... they're just built solid. i am ok and so is she, she was just shook up really bad.
September 19, 2009Be glad your not in PA. Your hitch being in with out a trailer attached would of cost you 300 bucks for that accident. And now they are trying to make ALL damage done to the car that rearended you YOUR fault if the hitch is in.
September 19, 2009Was she good looking? This might have been an opportunity
September 19, 2009its good no one was hurt....i bet the truck that pulled out in front of ya never stopped. it is his world we just live in it.
September 20, 2009Older tucks are solid got to love them !!! you should have told that girl to buy a truck and put a nice RanchHand grill guard on it LOL. The good thing you are all ok and that the damage was to the vehicle not the girl
October 11, 2009wow thatlaw in PA is insane! but yeah its good no one was hurt and your truck is fine.
October 11, 2009Glad everyone was OK.
That PA. Law would be Laughed out of TX DPS.
Everyone here has them installed all the time...JohnB
October 11, 2009Same with NC. I only take mine out when I hit my shin on it.
Glad everyone was all right.
October 12, 2009Yeah that is a pretty crazy law in PA. Ive never heard of that one. That is just stupid. Sry it took so long for me to get back on. I finally got my truck back and they were able to fix everything but my front end. They said that it was wear and tear on it.... yeah... ok. but that is neither here nor there. thanks everyone.
April 12, 2010Thats the reason why I leave my hitch on!!! I am surprised it went thru the engine block though!! thats awesome but only because she or you weren`t hurt so I can say that haha and is there a website or something to see if leaving my hitch on in WI is illegal as well??