Q: My car was wrecked on the 10th in the front end and it now runs hot today was the first day it smoked from the hood. What is it?

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My car was wrecked on the 10th of this month in the front end. It began running hot. It goes from hot to cold as I drive it even short distance. Today I drove it 7 miles and it smoked for the first time. What could be the issue?

My car has 136645 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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