Originally Posted by Halibut214
... As far as the rest of your response, thanks but I think I'm fine and had really hoped to not go down that road...
So did the person that hit me (white rental car) while doing 50 MPH because they were too busy watching a DVD and talking on their cell phone to see traffic stopped for a red light. The vehicle that hit me was a Ford E250 service van and the driver didn't attempt applying the brakes before impact. I was hit with such force that it deployed the safety head restraints and broke the drivers seat where the back mounts to the bottom.
The ambulance (in the picture) was for a three year old toddler, three cars up, that was injured in the chain reaction incident.
I still suffer from periodic pain in the lower back and hip from the force of the seat breaking and slamming into my back.
Trying watching this unfold in the rearview mirror knowing there isn't a d###ed thing you can do except stand on your brake to reduce the impact of hitting the car in front. According to the Police investigation I was pushed ten feet before impacting the car in front.