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Question: can you tell the difference based on the buckling of the hood as to whether a vehicle was hit head on or whether it rear ended a vehicle?

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Jennifer  Justice- Haley, Body Shop Owner/Operator at Co-Owner of Elite Collision Service, Inc Hi Autumn, It*s difficult to make a determination without seeing the vehicle. Typically a head on causes significantly more damage due to the colliding of two objects where one or both objects are in motion at the time of collision. Rear enders may leave damage higher on the hood/front end due to the vehicle "diving" forward during the reaction phase of the accident. Make sure the hood (if buckled)is securely latched so it doesn*t fly open on you at highway speed! Have it checked by someone you trust. Drive safe! Jennifer

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