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Have You Ever Been In A Car Crash?

Thu May 11, 2006 6:45 pm

only once 10 years ago
 
AR385
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Thu May 11, 2006 6:48 pm

Yes, 1 year and a half ago. Almost died. Hospital for a week. Got sideswiped, car starts to go 'round in circles until it hits two lamposts. and brings them down. One lampost penetrated the driver compartment (me) 3 inches forward of my left forehead. Fortunately only broke my arm (that lampost)

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Thu May 11, 2006 6:52 pm

Yep, last August. Traffic was slowing on the motorway for some reason, so obviously we slowed too. The lorry behind us didn't slow down at all... It hurt.

Tom
 
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Thu May 11, 2006 6:54 pm

14 years ago I was passenger in a military vehicle that crashed. Could have died.
Whatever
 
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Thu May 11, 2006 6:58 pm

Never in my personal vehicle. . . .  pray 

Once in a squad car . . . .  irked 

A couple times in a tank . . . . but you can never reeeeeallllly crash a tank. . . .  wink 
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Thu May 11, 2006 7:00 pm

Why why!


WHYYY!!!!!!


ummmm *thinks* no  Wink
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RE: Have You Ever Been In A Car Crash?

Thu May 11, 2006 7:01 pm

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 4):
Once in a squad car . . . .

Running over your favourite cap does not constitute a road traffic accident!
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Thu May 11, 2006 7:02 pm

Quoting Gordonsmall (Reply 6):
Running over your favourite cap does not constitute a road traffic accident




 wink 
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Thu May 11, 2006 7:05 pm

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 7):

Obviously your driving hasn't gotten any better .......  Silly
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Thu May 11, 2006 7:12 pm

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 7):

In a hurry to get to the donut shop were we ANC ?  Wink Big grin
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Thu May 11, 2006 7:20 pm

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 4):
A couple times in a tank . . . . but you can never reeeeeallllly crash a tank. . . .

Those bloody learner drivers!  irked 

Quoting Cornish (Reply 9):
In a hurry to get to the donut shop were we ANC ?

 laughing 



Yummmmm.........

Lew  duck   rotf 
 
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Thu May 11, 2006 7:26 pm

Last year in France. I was driving along one of those winding roads above Monaco when some italian swerved onto the wrong side of the road (in my direction), I had to swerve and hit a road-side barrier. It wrote off the car, luckily I wasn't injured.

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Thu May 11, 2006 7:30 pm

Quoting EWS (Reply 10):
Those bloody learner drivers!

Yeeeesss - Kirkie, Kazzie, etc  duck 

Quoting EWS (Reply 10):
Yummmmm.........

 rotfl  Looks like ANC is auditioning for Chief Wiggum in the film version of the Simpsons Big grin
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Thu May 11, 2006 7:32 pm

Quoting EWS (Reply 10):

Lew 10, ANC 0  cry 

Funny as hell Lew . . .

I'm still gonna get ya though . . .  wink 

Quoting Cornish (Reply 12):
Yeeeesss - Kirkie, Kazzie, etc

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Thu May 11, 2006 7:34 pm

Lemme see....5 times have I been in a Car Accident big enough to call the cops.

Once in Seattle, with a friend driving. There's an onramp that merges onto a sidestreet, and the sidestreet can merge onto the onramp to turn left and vice versa. Someone turning left hit us as we needed to turn right---their fault. Quite a bit of damage.

Once in Salt Lake when my dad was driving, rear-ended as he decided to make a turn he wasn't planning, about $2500 in damage to his car.

Again in Salt Lake, years ago, when my mom was driving got hit in the side by someone coming out of an OfficeMax parking lot.

Once in Halifax, no-fault at a rotary, about $2000 in damage

The second worst one, I was turning left and a car came out of a 7-11 parking lot turning left onto oncoming traffic over a median at a high rate of speed---I was a new driver and didn't see him. It was my fault but my ticket was reduced to $30 under the circumstances and taken off my record. It was my mom's brand new car and got about $6000 in damage, his old truck was hit enough to charge my insurance $500.

Not to mention a couple other little hits and dings.
 
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RE: Have You Ever Been In A Car Crash?

Thu May 11, 2006 7:34 pm

Quoting Cornish (Reply 12):
Yeeeesss - Kirkie, Kazzie, etc

 Wow! Im a good driver! only 1 bump so far  Wink
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Thu May 11, 2006 7:34 pm

Ahh shite, he's awake!

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 13):
Lew 10, ANC 0

Let me see if i can find a picture of the worlds smallest violin.. Big grin

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 13):
I'm still gonna get ya though . . .

I love it when you talk dirty to me!  rotf 

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RE: Have You Ever Been In A Car Crash?

Thu May 11, 2006 7:39 pm

Quoting EWS (Reply 16):
I love it when you talk dirty to me!

I take it that's as much excitement as you can get at the moment while you are incapacitated  Wink

As for the worst accident I've ever been in, it would have to be with a German ex-girlfriend as she drove me through East Berlin at breakneck speed in a bright orange Mk1 VW Polo. Fortunately I was able to adopt the brace position seconds before we cannoned off a Mercedes.

I saw that part of the accident coming - the tram that removed the back of the car I didn't see however  scared   fight 
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RE: Have You Ever Been In A Car Crash?

Thu May 11, 2006 7:40 pm

Quoting Cornish (Reply 17):
As for the worst accident I've ever been in

You dated Amy?  rotf 

Lew
 
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Thu May 11, 2006 7:41 pm

Quoting EWS (Reply 18):
You dated Amy?

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RE: Have You Ever Been In A Car Crash?

Thu May 11, 2006 7:42 pm

Cornish has caused plenty of accidents.
Why?
Wouldn't you be distracted if you seen a Whale walking along the street?
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RE: Have You Ever Been In A Car Crash?

Thu May 11, 2006 7:46 pm

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 20):
Cornish has caused plenty of accidents.
Why?
Wouldn't you be distracted if you seen a Whale walking along the street?

Why when I'm young and thin, slim and...... hang on, god I'm even sounding like JGP now Sad

Still good of you to paint your car suitably so we can tell its you behind the wheel Kirkie Big grin

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RE: Have You Ever Been In A Car Crash?

Thu May 11, 2006 8:03 pm

Twice, both times I was in the back seat of a car driven by my father and someone else didn't know it was his turn to wait. The first time, I was a toddler and the second time I was in 4th or 5th grade. No injuries, cars were repaired both times.
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RE: Have You Ever Been In A Car Crash?

Thu May 11, 2006 8:45 pm

Once. You know how we always say, "Airplanes won't kill you.... but getting to and from the airport is dangerous"? Got slammed big time leaving an airport by the car rental kid..... the little f***** . He had decided to cut around me while I was making a turn. If I hadn't sensed him just before and deflected my wheel just a tad it could have been a career ending event. It really knocked my son and me silly.... but walked away from it... to be pissed off another day.
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RE: Have You Ever Been In A Car Crash?

Thu May 11, 2006 8:49 pm

Quoting AR385 (Reply 1):
Yes, 1 year and a half ago. Almost died. Hospital for a week. Got sideswiped, car starts to go 'round in circles until it hits two lamposts. and brings them down. One lampost penetrated the driver compartment (me) 3 inches forward of my left forehead. Fortunately only broke my arm (that lampost)

Were you drunk and did the cop let you go on your merry way?
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Thu May 11, 2006 8:49 pm

Quoting Cornish (Reply 21):
Still good of you to paint your car suitably so we can tell its you behind the wheel Kirkie Big grin

Is that the best you can come up with Pe@rs....err Cornish?  Wink
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RE: Have You Ever Been In A Car Crash?

Thu May 11, 2006 9:07 pm

This one was my fault. Decided to go xmas shopping 2 days before christmas and lost control on the parking ramp




This time, a doocheballon in a jeep decided not to look back when throwing it into reverse

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RE: Have You Ever Been In A Car Crash?

Thu May 11, 2006 9:34 pm

Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 26):
lost control on the parking ramp

How fast do you usually drive in a parking ramp?
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RE: Have You Ever Been In A Car Crash?

Thu May 11, 2006 9:35 pm

Nope. I have grazed a wall while rushing for a flight, and put a tiny mark in the back of a Corsa who started moving at a junction and then decided that the gap wasn't actually big enough. No visual damage to my car, just a little tiny paint chip to the other.
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RE: Have You Ever Been In A Car Crash?

Thu May 11, 2006 9:43 pm

Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 27):
How fast do you usually drive in a parking ramp?

I was doing 22, according to the computer and I skidded down the exit ramp. I was about a week after a light snow so there was sand on the ramp and I forgot to take that into account.
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RE: Have You Ever Been In A Car Crash?

Thu May 11, 2006 9:56 pm

First accident was when I about 10. Mum was driving; drivers side got dented but the car could be driven home.

About 20 years ago; when mum was driving hit a cow that walked onto the road. Car was wrecked and the insurance company went broke about a month after the accident, insurance company had been trading while insolvent so got nothing from the insurance company.

Quoting Msllsmith (Reply 23):
Once. You know how we always say, "Airplanes won't kill you.... but getting to and from the airport is dangerous"?

about 5 years ago on the way to the airport, car ran into the side of the car.
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RE: Have You Ever Been In A Car Crash?

Thu May 11, 2006 9:59 pm

Kazzie has been in a car crash...... on her 4th driving lesson...  duck 
 
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RE: Have You Ever Been In A Car Crash?

Thu May 11, 2006 10:00 pm

Quoting Nighthawk (Reply 31):
Kazzie has been in a car crash...... on her 4th driving lesson...

More info rquired *G*
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RE: Have You Ever Been In A Car Crash?

Thu May 11, 2006 10:06 pm

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 4):
Once in a squad car . . . . irked

A brand new one to boot; the other driver got happy feet and ran away

Now my wife thats a whole different story, not enough space here to discuss her driving habits.
 
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RE: Have You Ever Been In A Car Crash?

Thu May 11, 2006 10:16 pm

Quoting AirCop (Reply 33):
A brand new one to boot; the other driver got happy feet and ran away

 

I didn't hit another vehicle, nor did one hit me.

Rather I slid, almost sideways (thus braking ineffective) into a post - a bollard - 4 feet above the ground and 8 feet below. I was just running through my "saved photos" file for a copy of the picture . . . can't find one.

Weather conditions at the time . . . it was November 2002 . . . Glare Ice, -20F, I just re-read the report.  

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Thu May 11, 2006 10:18 pm

Quoting Nighthawk (Reply 31):
Kazzie has been in a car crash...... on her 4th driving lesson...

Oh Yeh. I remember that. She was getting all wound up on the bus about it.  Smile Smile Smile

I was involved in a car accident in November 2005. A lorry driver fell asleep @ the wheel on the M8 motorway and he hit black ice and swerved right into me and a few friends (yes there was an adult there). The lorry nearly tipped over and we ended up in a ditch. No major injuries except for me. I broke my nose a jaw.

I was also in another crash in which a crash barrier came down on top of our car and completly smashed the sun - roof. I broke my nose in that crash aswell. October 2003 @ GLA

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Thu May 11, 2006 10:20 pm

Quoting Pawsleykat (Reply 35):
She was getting all wound up on the bus about it.

no that was the car boot HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH
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RE: Have You Ever Been In A Car Crash?

Fri May 12, 2006 12:00 am

I had an accident in 1978. After a good night out at a young lady friends 21st party I drove home(Bad Boy!!)  scratchchin 

Nearly home and I jumped a red light. Rounding a bend I see a police car parked on my side of the road. being careful I eased on the handbrake so he didnt see me braking. Error!!!!!!!!

Mid-February, icy roads=Ooops!

I skidded sideways into the filth, knocking his car forward about 30' Mine spun a couple of times and ended up facing the wrong way.

I got out and helped him set up cones and I used my warning triangle. I had already said good bye to my driving licence and was ready to be severely bollocked. However, half an hour after the accident one of the attending officers decided I really ought to have a breathaliser. This was duly taken and I was ready to give in. What I wasn't expecting was the comment "Oh, no need to worry about that - clean as a whistle!" I nearly fell over! I had been drinking solidly from about 7pm and this was 2am.  wideeyed 

After that my nerve went and the policeman had to write my stement out for me as I was incapable.

A lucky escape from which I should have learnt. 'Nuff said! Big grin

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RE: Have You Ever Been In A Car Crash?

Fri May 12, 2006 12:09 am

Not wishing to tempt providence, but I've been driving since I was eighteen, and I am now forty-four, and ..erm..  shhh 

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RE: Have You Ever Been In A Car Crash?

Fri May 12, 2006 2:08 am

Quoting RobertNL070 (Reply 38):
I've been driving since I was eighteen, and I am now forty-four, and ..erm..

And what?!?!?!
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Fri May 12, 2006 2:20 am

Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 24):
Were you drunk and did the cop let you go on your merry way?

No. I do not drink. I never saw any cops. The car was totalled and I woke up in the hospital 28 hrs later, smartass. You just won't let go.

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Fri May 12, 2006 2:26 am

Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 26):
Cadet57

I'll say this about the Grand Am.I was able to walk away
unhurt twice,while the cars were total.First one,car ran a red light
and smacked into my driver side.Second.Bobtail truck couldn't
stop in time on fwy,crushed my rear,pushing me into a simi.I was
knocked out and sore for about week, but I,to say the least, was
very fortunate in that one.
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RE: Have You Ever Been In A Car Crash?

Fri May 12, 2006 2:29 am

Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 37):
I jumped a red light

They have stoplights out there on your island?  duck 
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Fri May 12, 2006 2:36 am

Quoting Mhodgson (Reply 32):
More info rquired *G*

She stalled it at a roundabout and the car behind her crashed into the back of her...

Women drivers!  duck 
 
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Fri May 12, 2006 3:19 am

Quoting Christeljs (Reply 39):
And what?!?!?!

Exactly, nothing (I've never been in an accident  shhh  )

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RE: Have You Ever Been In A Car Crash?

Fri May 12, 2006 4:03 am

I've in a total of five, three where I was the driver, two where I was a passenger.

The first one was when I was 7. My mom was backing out of a parking place at the store, and someone pulling into the store wasn't paying attention and hit us in the right rear quarterpanel leaving a minor dent (Was a 1970-something VW Beatle, so the car was able to take a low speed accident fairly well.)

My first accident as a driver was in March of 1994. I hadn't even had my license a year. I was coming home one afternoon, and I rearended a woman stopped in the middle of the street wanting to make a left hand turn. She didn't have her turn signal on, and I tried to brake, but it had just started to rain, so the street was a little slick. I got the ticket, but my insurance company decided that based on the eyewitness accounts, that she was at fault for not properly signalling. When I went to trial on the case, one of the witnesses told us after the case that the woman I hit had been harassing them to change their story. It evidently worked on the other witness, as his testimony in court was the opposite of what he told the insurance company. We probably could have appealed the decision and potentially had this kid (he was like 17) charged with perjury, but decided it really wasn't worth it.

My second accident as a driver came less than two months after the first one. We had gotten my car back on the road (My stepdad was a mechanic, so him and I fixed the car over the course of about 4 weekends [One of the best things about older cars is that you can easily replace most of the bodywork]) a few weeks earlier, and I was on the way to class one morning, and was waiting to make a right hand turn (I was waiting for traffic at a yield sign). The guy behind me wasn't paying attention and rearended me. The only damage to my car was a bent in back bumper and some associated pieces. His car took a worse hit than mine.

The only other accident I was a passenger in was on the AirTran employee bus one night back in 2000. The bus (a big white bus) was stopped at a stoplight to leave the airport when it got rearended. Unless you are drunk, how can you not see a big white bus at night? The car that hit us was pretty screwed up. It took forever to even get the police and fire there because they had to figure out whose jursidiction it was. Eventually, units from the City of Atlanta (since it was technically on the airport property, Clayton County, and the City of College Park all ended up there. It pissed me off, as even though most of us on the bus were alright, we ended up sitting there for around 90 minutes until the cops let us all go. Of course, a few of the employees milked the accident for as much as they could. One guy, who was seated in the row behind me on the opposite claimed injury, and we were in the front of the bus. This guy milked his injury big time; he was a ramp lead at the time, and using his "injury" in the accident, was transfered into Operations, and eventually into recruiting.

My last accident happened in March of 2004. I was leaving work one night after having been on a business trip the entire day (drove up to Nashville with one of the supervisors and managers to order product from an account that was about to reopen) when I got hit in the left front quarterpanel. The wreck happened about 7 in the evening and was raining, and the guy that hit me didn't even have his lights on. Thankfully, there was a cop parked in the parking lot of our building (One of our drivers accidently set off the alarm right before we got back from Nashville) so my boss went and got him. The guy that hit me claimed he had his lights on, and keeping telling the cop (and myself) as such. I told him, "If you had your lights on, I would have seen you and we wouldn't be standing here right now." He finally admitted to not having his lights on after the passenger in his car told the cop. He got the ticket, butI was the one that ended up getting screwed. His insurance company claimed that the wreck was my fault because I was making a left hand turn, and the fact that their client got the ticket meant nothing (The cop told me the reason why I didn't get the ticket was because of the light issue.). My insurance company at the time felt that the wreck was the other guys fault, as he was the one who got the ticket and he was the negligent party. The insurance companies went to arbitration, and since his insurance company was one of the major companies, and mine was a small company, they had the better lawyers and won. The worst thing about it was the guy at State Farm that was handling the claim was a complete asshole to me everytime I talked to him. The woman at my insurance company told he that he acted that way towards her.
 
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Fri May 12, 2006 11:58 am

I have once where i was the passenger. It was November 2001 or 2002. I was in the car with my dad after we drove north to see my grandma in the hospital. As we were turning a corner my dad suddenly dozed off. The car swirved into the ditch. It went in between 2 telephone polls-talk about luck. The car eventually slowed down on a small hill then just flipped over. I had no injuries.
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Fri May 12, 2006 12:18 pm

1. As a passenger in the back seat of a borrowed '51 Chevy spinning brodies in a sheep pasture - we rolled it. No injuries.

2. Riding shotgun in a '53 Merc on a gravel road, came over a blind brow and met a friend in his toilet-seat Valiant. Said: "Hey there's Don .. crunch!" Hurt my big toe trying to apply the passenger side brakes. Don't do that! Just sit there and watch the show!

3. Hung my BSA motorcycle in an oak tree. I don't want to talk about it.

4. Drove a perfectly good '65 Corvair blower Monza into an innocent ponderosa pine near Fallen Leaf Lake. There was a girl involved. No injuries, maximum embarassment.

5. Got swept up into a seven-car rear-ender on the freeway through Balboa Park in San Diego in the rain. I was number two, the car behind me slid sideways and struck the rear end of my car with his own driver side door, then he got t-boned by the car behind him. I stuck my head up and saw I had clearance so I drove off the road while cars were still stacking up behind us. Totaled four cars including mine - no injuries. One lawsuit. The guy I hit sued me, claiming whiplash. My insurance company showed his attorney video of him playing tennis after the accident. Never heard from them again.
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RE: Have You Ever Been In A Car Crash?

Fri May 12, 2006 2:22 pm

ya 4 times. the airbags have all gone off but everyone was okay
 
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RE: Have You Ever Been In A Car Crash?

Fri May 12, 2006 3:44 pm

Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 42):
They have stoplights out there on your island?

Indeed they do. However, my "accident" occured near my grandfathers place in Horley, Surrey. Not far from LGW. There they have a lot of traffic lights.

And they have traffic lights over here - they just don't know how to work them very well. The priority always goes to the side road, leaving traffic on main roads queuing for no reason. Perhaps the locals feel they want to be like UK with a few tailbacks Big grin

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