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When was the last time you were in a car accident?
« on: October 24, 2003, 12:40 AM »
For me it's about 5 1/2 hours ago.  

Less than a mile from home, I stop at the red light.  Waiting for my turn, it's essentially post rush hour and WHAM!!  Some guy in a truck plows into the back of me :o >:(

Guess what the first word out of my mouth was?  Inside the car that is.  I see no point, no matter the overwhelming temptation to beat the snot out of the guy, in getting mad.  License, registration and get out of there before hitting someone.  This is not to say I'm not unbelievably ticked but it serves no good purpose.  

Even worse, red light, maybe 10-15 cars around at various points of the intersection.  You think anyone pulled over to be a witness?  Nope, not a chance.   >:(  Thanks folks, maybe I'll help you out when your house is on fire ::)

Anyway, for our American friends, no civil suits of that sort up here.  A vehicle has to be insured to be licensed, so that side is covered as should be all the damage to my car, but what a pain in the butt (neck?).  Probably $1500-$2000 damage and I'll have to file a police report.  The good news is that our insurance adjustors and the guys who estimate damages are pretty clever in determining how the damage occurred.  Even if the guy turns into a complete knob and tries to claim I backed into him, the damage will tell a different story.  Here's hoping he doesn't try that.  

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Re: When was the last time you were in a car accident?
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2003, 12:59 AM »
Couple of months. Was in the truck with a buddy, he lost control on the interstate, we crashed head-on into one of those stone-lined gutter things. Anycrap, I wasn't wearing my seatbelt, so my head busted the windshield... cracked the glass, but I didn't even bruise... Yea... So, I was mad that I didn't die for as long as it took the headache to go away... didn't learn my lesson though, I went home, took a shower, and went back out the same night.  :-X

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Re: When was the last time you were in a car accident?
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2003, 01:01 AM »
The last time I was in an accident was May 9 2000.  I went with my sister to go see the movie Galdator and on our way home a guy run a red light hit us and another car.  After making sure we were both okay we got out to see the other people and I notcied my hand was hurting a little.  Cops came and investigated and we ended up going to the ER with my parents since my hand was killing me and I knew it was broken.  The ER doctor couldn't till if my hand was broken or not.  It took 6 months until I figured it out and need surgery to fix it.  I ended up getting a $$$ grand for my settlement and bought a car with it.

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Re: When was the last time you were in a car accident?
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2003, 02:33 AM »
About 6 hours ago...   >:(   Did you just sense another disturbance in the force or somethin', Brent?!   8)

Got rear-ended pretty bad on the freeway tonight on the way to my buddy's wedding rehearsal.  The freeway was pretty much gridlock as usual, but some yahoo apparently still found a way to be going WAY fast in the fast lane, when the rest of us were parked in it just up ahead of him.  I heard the screeching, looked in my rear view mirror and saw a huge cloud of smoke from this guy 'trying' to stop, prepared for the inevitable impact, and WHAM!!

I'm rather sore in the neck now, and my back bumper's not looking so hot.  Damned idiot...   :-X
« Last Edit: October 24, 2003, 10:16 AM by JediMAC »

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Re: When was the last time you were in a car accident?
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2003, 08:06 AM »
Boy, I hope this doesn't affect your trip, Brent.

I was rear ended two weeks ago, actually.  The girl that hit me had her airbag go off and her horn busted.  Luckily, we were by a repair shop and one of the workers came over and disconnected the horn so we could hear!!
She was so shook up, I couldn't possibly yell at her.  I even gave her a ride to college.  I had a few hundred bucks in paint damage (all repaired last week) but no injuries, just a little sore for 24 hours.

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Re: When was the last time you were in a car accident?
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2003, 08:42 AM »
July 3rd 2002 smashed my camaro into a power box- It was one of those deals I can't explain- I was sober and was getting ready to stop but the accelerator stuck and away I went. 2 broken ribs a concusion and a crunched car.      
 But on Tuesday night some A hole smashed my side window ina  reasturant parking lot.  I suspect they were after some stuff I had on teh seat but they must have gotten interupted because nothing was missing.
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Re: When was the last time you were in a car accident?
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2003, 09:51 AM »
Sept 26, 1994. That was my first & only car accident & it was not my fault. I was on the way to work around 4 am. I just picked up the newspaper & drove off then all of a sudden BANG, I remember hitting the brakes & spinning.

After my car stopped, I was looking straight out the front & the window was shattered. My glasses flew off & I could just see through the steam a big tree. Then a stranger that witnessed the accident came to my aid. It woke the whole neighborhood up!

Within minutes, I could hear sirens. An ambulance & firetruck came. It took them awhile to get me out as I was not able to move but I was not trapped. Then off to the hospital to the I go. 11 hrs in the trauma unit waiting for results from the many x-rays & tests that were taken.

I was banged up pretty bad. My lower back & my right knee still feel the pain. I had a seat belt tattoo running across my body. From my left shoulder to my right hip. The buckle cilp cut me hard. It was the worst bruising the 2 police officers ever saw.

Finally the tests are over for the time being & my room is ready. Just one more check of the lungs with the stethoscope & I'm on my way. The the doctor says, something is not right here! Half of my left lung collapsed.  Well off for more tests. After a few more hrs, everything is fine. I go to my room for 3 days.

After resting & more tests, I get the go ahead to go home & the doctor said I can return to work on Monday! Wrong!

I went to my doctor & he got my records from the hospital & I was off work for 6 months! More tests over that time. Physical therapy for my back & leg. I walked like a very old man. Good thing the therapists office was across the street.  I had to see a specialist for my knee as it was not healing & was to tight & some problems with my mid section.

This guy was great. He checked me over real good. He sent me for a scan of my knee & I explained to the lady that I also had pain in my lower right lung area. So she gave me a complete head to toe scan to make sure nothing else was wrong!

I was watching the monitor as the scan was made. They started at my feet & worked there way up. My knee was so tight  they thought I hit it against the bottom off the dash. I told them my first reaction was to hit the brakes! That explained my knee problem. Then the scan moved up to my mid section & you could see there was some damage to my ribs. It landed up that my 2 lower ribs were broken but they were internal fractures. 5 months they were broken & they healed on there on.

After the tests were done, the specialist & I had a talk. He told me I was very lucky to be talking to him.

He told me that I should not have survived that crash or I should have been in a wheelchair drooling! A very lucky man he called me.

During my time healing, the police came over to jog my memory of the accident. Completly a blank. The other driver of the vehicle got away! It was stolen! The officer told me my car spun 3 times in a very short distance. I was hit on the right front side & there was damage to the rear as my car hit the other as I was spinning. The other vehicle almost went through a house!

The police figured that a juvy stole the vehicle & took off like a bat out of hell. Right through a red light at very high speed & I never saw it coming as the headlights were off! To this day, they never found him!  >:(

My Honda Civic 4 door sedan was a right off! I miss that car!  :'(
If I can find the pictures of the car after the accident, I'll post them.

Just glad I'm here today!   :)

Added the pictures to this post.





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Re: When was the last time you were in a car accident?
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2003, 01:06 PM »
Yow, that's rough, Dale.

The only accidnet I've been in is back in June 1997. I just got my license about six days earlier, and I'm out enjoying my freedom in my 1982 VW Jetta. I come to an intersection and stop, ready to make a left turn. Some dude comes down the road and starts to make a right turn onto the road I'm on. I accelerate, and the dude pulls out of his turn, and I smash into his passenger side.

Luckily, the dude didn't get that pissed at me (I only hit a Pontiac 6000) and teh cops were surprisingly lenient on me. '

Haven't been in an accident since. *knocks on wood*
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Re: When was the last time you were in a car accident?
« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2003, 01:33 PM »
2 JDers in an accident in the same day hours aprt.  Hope Matt and Brent are feeling OK today... :-\

Its been probably 5 years for me.  I was on my way home from work and thought I swing by TRU.  There is a triple set of stop lights going under a freeway and I turned left...thought the next light was green and also was screwing with my radio.  It was then I looked up and saw traffic still going through the intersection and I just clipped the back of a guys' pickup.  We were both going around 15-20 mph and neither one of us were hurt and neither car had damage.  It was my fault and I was lucky.  Nothing since then and hopefully nothing for a while

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Re: When was the last time you were in a car accident?
« Reply #9 on: October 24, 2003, 08:55 PM »
June: Summer 2002. Toy's R Us parking lot going to look for you know what. As I am turning into the isle, two old ladies in their old solid metal car slam into the passenger side. No injuries as they were only going about 5 MPH, but still a pain in the neck. The funny thing is, they admitted their guilt at TRU, but then later denied it to their insurance agency. Quite a hassle, private property, so no cops.

I hope Matt and Brent are well, very strange that you were only hours apart. :o :-X
« Last Edit: October 24, 2003, 08:57 PM by Chris Berry »

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Re: When was the last time you were in a car accident?
« Reply #10 on: October 24, 2003, 09:49 PM »
That's downright spooky Matt :o  Especially after we hadn't talked for a couple of weeks, then we exchange a couple of PM's and both get rear ended.  One of us is trailing bad Karma (no offense Karen) and I hope it's not me.  

A day later and my neck is a little sore, but not bad at all.  I'm pretty tired and my wife thinks I might have had a mild concussion, but I'm still off to Cincy tomorrow.
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Re: When was the last time you were in a car accident?
« Reply #11 on: October 24, 2003, 11:35 PM »
1993 I was in a 4 car pile up on a bridge.  I was the second car in the wreck.

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Re: When was the last time you were in a car accident?
« Reply #12 on: November 1, 2003, 11:39 PM »
Great! The other half gets home, guess what! Over $1000. damage to the rear of the car!  >:(  No injuries but the other driver is not going to be a very happy camper!

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Re: When was the last time you were in a car accident?
« Reply #13 on: November 2, 2003, 04:55 AM »
It's been a couple years now.  It was a bus actually.  My second bus accident.  A Neon pulled out in front of us.  We won.

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Re: When was the last time you were in a car accident?
« Reply #14 on: November 2, 2003, 08:19 PM »
For me and Dustrho, it was last Tuesday 28th I believe.  I was driving and we were going to Best Buy - I eased up on this slow dude to pass him on the right side in a wide lane and he decided last minute he was going to turn right, no blinker, no looking and he side swiped me.  Dustrho was a bit p'd off - I was too!  It was private property so no police came and my car has about $1500 worth of damage and is already getting fixed.
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