I got rear ended in my Smart on the freeway on Friday. Traffic was slowing down; I took my foot off the gas pedal, looked in the rear view mirror and saw the Toyota Sienna also slowed down behind me. All of a sudden the van behind me accelerated and hit me at 40 - 50 mph; driver behind me must have stepped on the wrong pedal. I am 38 weeks pregnant, and thanks to the safety features in the car, I was okay. I walked out of the car okay, just bruised lip, and minor neck pains. I love this wonderful little car. Taking the car to the dealer's collision center on Monday to get it inspected. I posted a picture of the car's damage, looks very minor.

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Comment by david owen on November 7, 2009 at 9:19am
I also got rearended in my smart right after I bought it, Knocked the bumper totally off a nisson truck and did $1035 in damage to my smart, had it been anyother car my damage would have been over $3000, I love my lil car
Comment by Elaine Mack on November 1, 2009 at 6:40pm
Thank God your both okay. I don't care what any one says--I feel safe in my SMART.
Comment by 1QSMART on November 1, 2009 at 5:37am
I did feel the car "bounce" forward :)
Comment by vicki on November 1, 2009 at 12:32am
oh my ... i hope your well ... hope the baby wasnt pre term.. good luck with getting it fixed.
a lot of people tell me its a death trap but to be honest... im not a math person... but wouldnt the lightness of a smart be better in an accident so the energy would be displaced as the car is pushed away and not held back by weight?
Comment by 1QSMART on October 29, 2009 at 10:16pm
Baby's born on Monday night, 3 days after the accident. Yes that picture above is the damage to my Smart.
Comment by Howdy1LC on October 28, 2009 at 10:56am
Glad to hear you are okay.
Comment by Kevin Causey on October 26, 2009 at 9:06pm
Had something similar happen to my wife 23 yrs ago (not in a smart car). Be sure you leave the insurance claim open until your child is born and checked out. Don't accept a quick settlement, but I'm not an attorney, you should consult one.
Comment by 1QSMART on October 26, 2009 at 4:07pm
Someone at work today actually told me to go buy a bigger car. Your right, a lot of people is sketical of the Smart's safety. I wouldn't have felt any safer in another car.
Comment by JoejoeSmartsalot on October 26, 2009 at 2:38pm
The Smart always looks better after a colision! Make sure you post this story on www.safeandsmart.com Skeptic buyers love hearing touching stories about smart saftey!!! I think the babies middle name should be ForTwo... but thats just me.
Comment by Dan Schwerin on October 26, 2009 at 2:08pm
I am glad you are ok. I saw the photo and can't believe there is not more damage. Good luck on your delivery.

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