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    Re: Our Van Was Destroyed at WalMart (Graphic Pictures)

    Our house burned, so this was hard to see. I am so sorry about your van. I hope all gets fixed very soon.

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    Re: Our Van Was Destroyed at WalMart (Graphic Pictures)

    HOLY COW!

    SO glad you're all ok. Physically, at least.
    Jennifer
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    Re: Our Van Was Destroyed at WalMart (Graphic Pictures)

    Holy hell!

    I can't believe the scorching on the cow marathon!
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    Re: Our Van Was Destroyed at WalMart (Graphic Pictures)

    OMG!! I don't even know what to say...wow. Im so glad you guys were inside, that is unbelievable!!
    Raelynn - CRST, bus driver, Zumba instructor and mama to
    Jordanna - 12yrs, 80lbs & 5'1" ~ seat belt
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    Re: Our Van Was Destroyed at WalMart (Graphic Pictures)

    holy crap! That is so scary. I'm glad you're all okay.

    At least none of your covers are retired. I'd be even more bummed if I lost one that couldn't be replaced. Was your Regent pre-advisory?

    Quote Originally Posted by Defrost View Post
    Your poor carseats, though! I guess that makes a good case for why you want fire-retardant covers - look how much they're burned as it is, can you imagine if they'd been after-market covers?

    Stupid question - did the FD uninstall the MA in the second row? I'm just wondering if they pulled out the carseats to make sure they were completely out.

    I don't know. That aftermarked head support in the rf MA doesn't look any worse off than the covers.

    I was wondering why it looked so over reclined. I see now that you're right about it not being buckled.

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    Re: Our Van Was Destroyed at WalMart (Graphic Pictures)

    Oh my gosh! I am so glad that you are ok. That must have been terrifying for you.

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    Re: Our Van Was Destroyed at WalMart (Graphic Pictures)

    How scary! I am so happy you are all okay!
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    Re: Our Van Was Destroyed at WalMart (Graphic Pictures)

    I am so glad I did not have any after market seat covers on at the time. I made them and I do use them, or I did. I came home and destroyed them I was so upset with what could have happened.

    I am not to worried about the insurance. the van and all our vehicles are over insured.

    The MA in the middle was unbuckled by the fire department but not the others. And the head rest is not for the car but the stroller. I left it in the van, I just tossed it on DS's car seat. It was so hot out side I did not want it around his head and he was awake so he did not need it.

    It has hit my DD this morning and she is very upset. I told her she can have any car seat she wants for our new car.
    Mom to DD 10/02/04, DS 8/12/07, Angel baby boy 3/15/11

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    Re: Our Van Was Destroyed at WalMart (Graphic Pictures)

    I'm so sorry, must have been very scary. I'm really sad for you and angry at that man for pulling in a parking spot, but I guess fear can make people do scary things. I'm glad all of you are physically alright and that all will be covered.

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    Re: Our Van Was Destroyed at WalMart (Graphic Pictures)

    I agree... this is clearly why all the covers and straps on carseats have to be flame retardent. As bad as it looks, I can only imagine if nothing were flame retardent...

    The Uptown is perfect for now... I would definitely be letting your dd pick out her next carseat.



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    Re: Our Van Was Destroyed at WalMart (Graphic Pictures)

    (((HUGS))) so glad it's all covered. I just wish people would exercise just a little more common sense sometimes (gee, my car is smoking, maybe I won't park next to someone else... )
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    Re: Our Van Was Destroyed at WalMart (Graphic Pictures)

    Oh my GOOD GOD! I am so glad you guys were not in the car!! Thank GOD you are all safe. What a terrifying experience.
    it shoudl all be covered under insurances, either yours or walmart. I am sure your insurance company will go after the guy. But it doesn't make it any easier. I would be so shaken up. I am so sorry to hear about this. Thank God everyone is ok.
    Misty
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    Re: Our Van Was Destroyed at WalMart (Graphic Pictures)

    Wow! What a frightening thing to experience. So glad you listened to your intuition about bringing DH! I'm sure I would still be shaking if it were me, hugs to you and the kids.

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    Re: Our Van Was Destroyed at WalMart (Graphic Pictures)

    Oh my word, I'm so sorry. Who would have thought that would happen?! I'm glad you're all safe.
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    Re: Our Van Was Destroyed at WalMart (Graphic Pictures)

    Holy cow! I'm glad everything is ok. That is awful.
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    Re: Our Van Was Destroyed at WalMart (Graphic Pictures)

    I just showed my dh, (who is anti Walmart) and he said "see, that's why you don't go to Walmart". He's mad that your insurance is having to pay for it. If anyone drives in this country, they should have the insurance to pay for any damage. I'm so sorry you had to deal with this. Thank God you're only shaken up.
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    Re: Our Van Was Destroyed at WalMart (Graphic Pictures)

    Quote Originally Posted by Lilsid View Post
    The MA in the middle was unbuckled by the fire department but not the others.
    I thought maybe that was the case - maybe because it was RF it was more in the way, yk?

    Fire is just so scary. My sister had a car fire once; fortunately it started after her and the girls were out of the vehicle, but it was still a nightmare.

    I hope your DD settles down and has fun picking out a new carseat!
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    Re: Our Van Was Destroyed at WalMart (Graphic Pictures)

    Wal-mart parking lots are scary places I think it would've been nice for walmart to pony up some new carseats for you guys to get home in with the fd.
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    Re: Our Van Was Destroyed at WalMart (Graphic Pictures)

    Those pics are so very scary. I'm so sorry that this happened. I agree with everyone who said what an idiot that guy was. Why on earth would he pull in next to someone!!!!

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    Re: Our Van Was Destroyed at WalMart (Graphic Pictures)

    Oh that is just awful! I'm so so sorry :-( But I am glad your DH was with you and you all are alright.

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