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Yesterday my son was hit head on by a Chevy Suburban that lost control doing about 50mph on wet road. My sons 2013 Wrangler Sport was totaled as was the Suburban. My son has a broken wrist that will require surgery. However after looking at both SUVs, it's a miracle that is his only injury besides some bruising. I am so happy that the Wrangler held up so well in this accident.
 

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Glad to hear he's safe and only with "minor" injuries (yes a broken wrist is minor). Make sure he sees a doctor regarding any head injuries, concussions, neck, etc. Insurance should cover the doctor fees. Poor jeep tho :( although a suburban is much beefier than a poor wrangler.
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Wow! As a Fellow Dad (4 teenagers) God Bless You, Your Son and your Family.
Thank God and the Jeep for looking out for Him.
 

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Jeeps are tough

Glad to hear that you are ok and your son not too badly hurt.A suburban is a beast, but just goes to show how tough body on frame are . I got hit by a sequoia t and the jeep had a bout 11k in damage but he sequoia well over 15k and both occupants claimed injury
 

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Good thing he was driving a Jeep and not a Honda Civic or Toyota Corolla.
 

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Glad your son is ok, besides the broken wrist of course. I second the suggestion to make sure there is no other neck, back or head injuries. You never know what can pop up in the next few months and without a medical record insurance companies can be difficult to get money out of.

If you have any pictures I am curious how bad the Jeep looks while still protecting your son from major injuries.
 

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This is an ignorant statement.
Hardly. Small cars have come a long way in crash safety but a 6000 pound vehicle vs a 3000 lb one will always favor the bigger one.



OP, glad your son didn't get hurt too bad!
 

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Good to hear the injuries were minor compared to what could have happened! Unfortunately, we hear stories like this frequently, but yet Consumer Reports love to bash on the Wrangler for how "unsafe" it is. Oh well, stupid is as stupid does...+1 for the Wrangler! Glad to hear everyone was OK. Please give your son a big Wrangler Forum greeting! :thumb:
 

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Hardly. Small cars have come a long way in crash safety but a 6000 pound vehicle vs a 3000 lb one will always favor the bigger one.

OP, glad your son didn't get hurt too bad!
X2 - my nearly 8000lb Excursion would have taken its toll on that Suburban, lol

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- as for a Corolla or Civic - RIP. My wife's JKU is just over 4000 lbs that coupled with body on frame makes it a safer ride in my eyes...
 

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X2 - my nearly 8000lb Excursion would have taken its toll on that Suburban, lol - as for a Corolla or Civic - RIP. My wife's JKU is just over 4000 lbs that coupled with body on frame makes it a safer ride in my eyes...
Growing up, whenever I looked at a new vehicle my dad would ask me "does it have a frame under it?" Being that I was young and knew everything (sarcasm) I always rolled my eyes at that question...until my wife in her 2004 body on frame 4Runner doing 40mph hit a Ford Escort who ran a stop sign. The Escort was totaled while our 4Runner needed a new front bumper. Needless to say every one of my vehicles since that day has "had a frame under it" --- and I thank my dad every dad for asking me that question :)
 

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Growing up, whenever I looked at a new vehicle my dad would ask me "does it have a frame under it?" Being that I was young and knew everything (sarcasm) I always rolled my eyes at that question...until my wife in her 2004 body on frame 4Runner doing 40mph hit a Ford Escort who ran a stop sign. The Escort was totaled while our 4Runner needed a new front bumper. Needless to say every one of my vehicles since that day has "had a frame under it" --- and I thank my dad every dad for asking me that question :)
Hmm what does that mean? A frame under it?
 

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OP, glad your son fared so well. I've seen many many wrecks due to my profession, and the injuries from said wrecks. Definitely look out for neck injuries, if he has any complaints of head/neck/back pain. Get him looked at immediately.

Again, I'm very happy to hear he is able to walk away from that wreck. about 2 mo ago my step son was airlifted to a hospital 100 miles away...after a rollover in BFE. He too was extremely lucky, no serious injuries. Times like that make you realize just how fragile we all are.


usklx, "a frame under it" is referring to "body on frame construction" of trucks and older cars. New cars are "unibody" where the cars body has the structural rigidity to act as a frame (less weight, which means the EPA is happy b/c improved fuel economy). These cars have"subframes" front and rear that house the suspension and drivetrain bits and bolt to the body. This is both a weakness and a strength, depending on your goals.
 

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Condition of a vehicle after a wreck is irrelevant, it's the condition of the passengers that is important. IMO I'd rather be hit in my small unibody hatchback than in my TJ.
 
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