Yes, she's fine. It only takes minor damage to total a car that cost her $2K. In fact, this is how it's worked out. She buys the car at the start of the summer for $2K. A guy backs into her in a parking lot, she gets a check for 1.5K from the insurance company and decides not to fix it. Then she gets rear ended, and the car is totaled. But the tow truck guy makes it drivable by pulling out the fender. She buys it back for $300 and gets a $1.4K check from the insurance.
LOL -- I paid for a semester of college that way! But I didn't risk life or limb to do it -- just loaned my poor little car to my sister, first, and then to my boyfriend!
But seriously -- great pictures -- thanks for sharing. Made me jealous!