We were headed to a local Friday night cruise, it was still early, but it was rush hour on the freeway. Maybe I should've taken side street there, but the GPS recommended the freeway. A couple of miles from home the traffic had been flowing freely, but then it jammed up. I actually had a hard time getting stopped in time, but just as we came to a full stop WHAM!!! A kid in a 2004 Escape hits us from behind. Crap. I felt it good, so I knew it was more than just a tap. I motioned with my hand to move over to the side and he nodded his head, and we both made our way over. (side note about the asshole drivers not letting us over, wtf? it's pretty clear the cars are banged up and we're trying to get out of traffic FOR THEM! Least they could do is just let us over! But I digress....). We exchanged information, the kid (21 y.o.) apologized profusely, he was really shaken up by it. He didn't know what to do. I calmed him down, explained that we just need to exchange information. I took a few photos of his car. He had damage to the bumper & grill, and was leaking ATF into a puddle underneath the radiator. the coupe suffered damage to the rear bumper, the trunk lid is pretty tweaked, the trunk handle was broken (bummer, it was original too), the panel under the bumper is tweaked pretty good. I don't know if there is any damage underneath. Overall it could've been a lot worse, it all looks repairable. I have full coverage on the car, and the kid has insurance (I'm pretty sure it's his folks car/insurance), so we'll let the insurance companies hash out the details. My back though, I could feel it getting sore last night after we got home. I iced it down last night and took some Alieve. Took some again this morning, but it's pretty stiff and sore. Hopefully it'll ease up in a couple of days. My wife's back doesn't hurt. Oh well, one of those things I guess. Could've been a lot worse.