Accident Prime Advanced - Collision (released from hospital)

Discussion in 'Prime Main Forum (2017-Current)' started by Sid786, Jun 3, 2018.

  1. priuscatprimeguy

    priuscatprimeguy Senior Member

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2016
    2,723
    2,611
    0
    Location:
    Farmington Hills, Michigan
    Vehicle:
    2017 Prius Prime
    Model:
    Prime Advanced
    :eek::eek::eek:
     
  2. El Dobro

    El Dobro A Member

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2011
    6,216
    2,663
    1
    Location:
    NJ
    Vehicle:
    2014 Chevy Volt
    gmomosquito.png
     
  3. bwilson4web

    bwilson4web i3 and Prime

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2005
    22,595
    12,474
    0
    Location:
    Huntsville AL with 2014 BMW i3-REx
    Vehicle:
    2017 Prius Prime
    Model:
    Prime Plus
    Worst mosquitos I've ever experience where at Fort McCoy in Wisconsin. They were seriously out for blood.

    In southern climates, the mosquitos are matched by the insects, birds, and bat who eat them.

    Bob Wilson
     
    jerrymildred likes this.
  4. Sid786

    Sid786 Active Member

    Joined:
    May 2, 2017
    177
    129
    0
    Location:
    Cherry Hill, NJ
    Vehicle:
    2017 Prius Prime
    Model:
    Prime Advanced
    Several years back I had the same experience of hitting a deer. I had to pay $3000 for repair, as I only had liability insurance.

    What I have learned after the accident is that 90% to 95% of all deer accidents only happen within 30 minutes before and 30 minutes after of Sunrise and Sunset. If you are extra careful of surrounding then you can easily avoid it. In particular during the time when grass is turning grey and the median has some grass.
     
    priuscatprimeguy likes this.
  5. jerrymildred

    jerrymildred Senior Member

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2016
    5,751
    7,270
    0
    Location:
    Tampa, FL
    Vehicle:
    2017 Prius Prime
    Model:
    Prime Premium
    Most of them do occur at dusk or dawn, but not all. We had a near miss with three of them a few years ago as they went flying across I-80 in Indiana.
     
  6. huskers

    huskers Senior Member

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2005
    2,415
    2,279
    0
    Location:
    Nebraska
    Vehicle:
    2017 Prius Prime
    Model:
    Prime Advanced
    If they were flying they must have had names like Rudolf.
     
    jerrymildred, benagi and Since2002 like this.
  7. jerrymildred

    jerrymildred Senior Member

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2016
    5,751
    7,270
    0
    Location:
    Tampa, FL
    Vehicle:
    2017 Prius Prime
    Model:
    Prime Premium
    LOL!!! Actually, the fuller story is that they were single file. There was almost no traffic and the deer were running across a harvested cornfield. My wife was driving while I rode shotgun. She saw the trajectory and started braking hard. The front-runner was no problem. The second one crossed in front of of us about 10 feet away as we stopped. The third one slid to a stop with her nose against my window.
     
  8. Mark57

    Mark57 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2009
    2,566
    2,083
    0
    Location:
    Oklahoma City, OK
    Vehicle:
    2017 Prius Prime
    Model:
    Prime Advanced
    If it's in the fall and you see does run across, slow down because a buck is usually not far behind.
     
    jerrymildred likes this.
  9. wb9tyj

    wb9tyj 2017 Prius Prime Advanced

    Joined:
    May 20, 2004
    383
    87
    0
    Location:
    Indiana and Nevada
    Vehicle:
    2017 Prius Prime
    Model:
    Plug-in Advanced
    i encounter deer, coons, possums, ground hogs...big bugs...the other night we had 9 deer crossing the road that i drive on, going to work at 2300hrs,...i was able to get stopped in time...(just waiting on santas sleigh next...)...weve had 3 prii over the years...coons, usually gets the front bumper...first prii $3000 coon, 2nd prii $3500 coons...prime...a baby coon at $500... sort of tired of this routine... we were talking the other night about all this ...whereas years ago, this wasnt a problem...but with the intrusion of housing into the farmlands and into the country, the habitat is getting squeezed and the road is where they are...ps...Had a deer try to jump over my 4x4 truck...buck hit me, not the other way around...$7000... Going to hang in Nevada more instead of Indiana ...Just crazy humans there...
     
    Mark57 and huskers like this.
  10. huskers

    huskers Senior Member

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2005
    2,415
    2,279
    0
    Location:
    Nebraska
    Vehicle:
    2017 Prius Prime
    Model:
    Prime Advanced
    If at all possible, I just don't drive at night.
     
    Mendel Leisk likes this.
  11. Salamander_King

    Salamander_King Senior Member

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2015
    3,667
    2,744
    0
    Location:
    New England
    Vehicle:
    2017 Prius Prime
    Model:
    Prime Premium
    With deer, your car may be damaged, but most of times you can walk away fine. A crush with a moose, you lose.
    daily_picdump_347_78.jpg
     
    #191 Salamander_King, Jul 31, 2018
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2018
  12. Since2002

    Since2002 Senior Lurker

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2011
    936
    1,089
    0
    Location:
    Duluth, GA
    Vehicle:
    2006 Prius
    Model:
    N/A
    I can understand current collision and pedestrian avoidance systems not being able to see a running animal in time to react. But as technology advances I can foresee that such systems will eventually be able to avoid most of these type of accidents. Of course if the animal comes running out from behind something there may not physically be time to stop but at least the car will have begun slowing when it hits it.

    Although I remember someone saying that the current systems are programmed to recognize cars and people but not animals. Maybe that is something that can be tweaked even with the current systems.
     
  13. priuscatprimeguy

    priuscatprimeguy Senior Member

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2016
    2,723
    2,611
    0
    Location:
    Farmington Hills, Michigan
    Vehicle:
    2017 Prius Prime
    Model:
    Prime Advanced
  14. jerrymildred

    jerrymildred Senior Member

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2016
    5,751
    7,270
    0
    Location:
    Tampa, FL
    Vehicle:
    2017 Prius Prime
    Model:
    Prime Premium
    Mythbusters simulated that. Almost every time, the moose went through the windshield with devastating results to the occupants. :eek:
     
  15. Salamander_King

    Salamander_King Senior Member

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2015
    3,667
    2,744
    0
    Location:
    New England
    Vehicle:
    2017 Prius Prime
    Model:
    Prime Premium
    Didn't know anyone thought that was MYTH. What did they use for a moose substitute?
     
  16. jerrymildred

    jerrymildred Senior Member

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2016
    5,751
    7,270
    0
    Location:
    Tampa, FL
    Vehicle:
    2017 Prius Prime
    Model:
    Prime Premium
    The myth was that, if you go fast enough when you hit the moose, it'll go over the top of your car. I found the video here.
     
    Salamander_King likes this.
  17. Salamander_King

    Salamander_King Senior Member

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2015
    3,667
    2,744
    0
    Location:
    New England
    Vehicle:
    2017 Prius Prime
    Model:
    Prime Premium
    "These California kids have never seen a real moose!" :LOL:
     
    jerrymildred likes this.
  18. jerrymildred

    jerrymildred Senior Member

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2016
    5,751
    7,270
    0
    Location:
    Tampa, FL
    Vehicle:
    2017 Prius Prime
    Model:
    Prime Premium
    That was funny. This Florida kid has seen some. But that was in Wyoming. LOL!
     
  19. Salamander_King

    Salamander_King Senior Member

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2015
    3,667
    2,744
    0
    Location:
    New England
    Vehicle:
    2017 Prius Prime
    Model:
    Prime Premium
    Moose and bears are regular visitors to my backyard, but no gators here. LOL
     
    jerrymildred likes this.
  20. geguia

    geguia Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2016
    200
    103
    0
    Location:
    los angeles
    Vehicle:
    2017 Prius Prime
    Model:
    Prime Premium
    glad to hear - honestly if i had a do over i would look into the honda electric hybrid. There are good lease options available .
     
Loading...