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Old 11-24-2013, 01:05 AM   #26
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Welcome to the site, awesome story for a first post! Fixed the photo link for you too.
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Old 11-25-2013, 01:22 PM   #27
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When I worked for a security company driving around checking commercial premises, going out to building alarms, etc I'm the only employee (past and current) to date who has put a dent in all the fleet vehicles. Not bad.
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Old 11-25-2013, 01:40 PM   #28
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Welcome to the site, awesome story for a first post! Fixed the photo link for you too.
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Old 11-25-2013, 01:47 PM   #29
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Dude, Halloween night I was in my 2007 impreza, this jerk tried to beat the light and i slammed into him. My first accident, in my new 07 impreza which was still being paid for.... Totaled!! I had the car since march It was definitely a lot more emotional than physical pain
So sorry! I feel your pain! Totaled my 07 STi
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Old 11-25-2013, 01:51 PM   #30
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I just made this about my crash yesterday. Found it might add to the thread. The end is me chopping it up to get it onto a ghetto ass truck for scrap


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjEhqf8e2q8

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Old 11-27-2013, 10:48 AM   #31
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I crashed a 1994 Jeep GC into a Circle K. And I mean into the building. Brake failure. Put our Chevelle into a ditch. Also had the wheel fall off the Chevelle at speed.
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Old 11-27-2013, 10:54 PM   #32
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They teach you in driving school.to.slow down and make sure its safe to pass at intersections/lights. I ALWAYS tap the brakes at green lights to see what the other guy is doing because I don't want to get in a wreck. I've never been in one yet knock on wood.

Its pretty easy to tell if someone has no intention.of stopping.
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Old 11-28-2013, 07:51 AM   #33
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35 years ago, I drove my dad's station wagon off the road, by going faster on the snow than most people can drive on dry roads.

But it wasn't my fault.

News flash. Every time you get into an accident, you need to look at what you could have done to prevent it. Every time you almost have an accident, you need to look at what you could do next time to not be that close. Driver awareness, and driving style have a lot to do with if you have an accident or not. It doesn't mean that every accident is avoidable, but many, many are, it you man up, and are willing to learn from your experiences.

I have been very fortunate, but I have also avoided a lot of accidents, by making sure that my car wasn't where the accident should have happened.

Driver's ed, High performance driving school, Car control clinics and autocross/track days, all help you to become a better driver. If you have a fast car, you should take some time to learn how to drive it.
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Old 11-28-2013, 09:18 PM   #34
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In my old 98 volvo s70 T5, a mom with her children in the car in a jeep went a head and turned after she already yielded to me while I was going straight at the light. It was too late to brake to a stop so she rammed right into me and then drove off. Hit and run.

In my bugeye, A guy in his pick up truck cut me off and almost hit me. I honked my horn still right behind him so he slammed on his breaks out of road rage. I saw the back of his truck literally lift up and before i knew it, my car slammed into his trailer hitch. He tried to drive off but this time I followed with a messed up radiator with coolant leaking out and hood dented in. Luckily it was not totaled and she still runs like the day I got her. (thanks to insurance)
Be safe out there..
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Old 12-02-2013, 12:39 PM   #35
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Slid into a tree......
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Old 12-02-2013, 01:14 PM   #36
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Utterly and totally my fault. My first and only wreck but I made sure it was a doosey.
Traffic came to a stop and I couldnt clear my windshield in time which means I didnt notice said traffic stopping. The laws of physics were not impressed by my lack of vision. Changed how I drive immensely.

And yes... seat belts will in fact hold you in upside down.


Worst was a few minor cuts from crawling out not the crash and a sore low back from trying to put the brake pedal through the floor.

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Old 12-02-2013, 01:22 PM   #37
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^ *claps slowly*
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Old 12-02-2013, 05:03 PM   #38
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My first accident was a head on collision in a 97 Cavalier. Walked away with minimal injuries (maybe broken nose? didn't go to the hospital lol). I was make a left and was stuck in the intersection and when the light turned red I continued with the left. Some guy went AROUND another car in oncoming traffic and blew the red light to smash into me! Very lucky in that one. Also apparently MY FAULT according to the rules because I was making a left. Yeah....

My second one was last December in my 2010 WRX and I was minding my own business when a guy driving a 2007 cobalt (not SS, base sedan) smashed on his brakes and slid into me head on (he was driving on the opposite side of the road). He wasn't paying attention and when he looked up there were cars stopped at a light on his side, so he locked them up and decided I was a good place to stop apparently. Myself and my fiance walked away with 0 injuries. Car was totaled and I now have a 2013 WRX lol. Pictures below of the old WRX. Yes wheels are tiny, winter tires FTW! BTW, car actually was able to start somehow! I didn't try, the shop was messing with it lol.

Said cobalt. Guy was illegally driving with no license. Car wasn't his or the woman's in the passenger seat (who needed to be cut out by jaws of life FYI)


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Old 12-02-2013, 05:14 PM   #39
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March 2002 in Sussex, NJ. 93 mustang. Fell asleep at wheel. Hit the end of a guard rail head on and did a rail grind for 35 feet. The amp on sub flew off missing my head by inches landed in field 30 feet away. Luckily with no parts of my brain, skull or scalp sticking to it. Lucky me
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Old 12-02-2013, 05:42 PM   #40
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I was on a elevated flood road in Alabama our way to the lake as a passenger, when we drove into a sudden rain storm and immediately began to hydroplane. Doing 55 mph we began to slowly drift into the oncoming lane which was occupied by a logging truck traveling in the opposite direction. For what seemed like an eternity, we drifted further into the Semi's lane while the driver turned the steering wheel until it stopped and wouldn't turn any more. At that moment we both accepted our fate.

Right before we were hit head on by the truck, our speed had slowed enough for the tires to gain traction sending us out of the trucks path. Instantly my mind eased, for I was no longer looking at the front of a Peterbuilt, but a vast flood plane of the Tennessee River. It was a short moment of clarity, and then we sailed off the flood road into a telephone pole and stopped instantly. It didn't feel good, but we were alive... Walked away to spend two weeks laid up in bed, and a lifetime of back and neck pain.

Neither of us were wearing lap belts. In fact, we had just gotten through talking about how much we hated the automatic belts that were in his mid-90's Mitsubishi Galant.

So flockin Lucky...
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Old 12-02-2013, 10:22 PM   #41
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jesus christ. It's crazy to see what everyones been thru and to have walked away with minimal injuries.
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Old 01-29-2014, 11:23 PM   #42
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I have been in a lot of motorcycle accidents. some at the track pushing limits and others just being dumb. This is the only car accident i have been in and it happened 2 years after i purchased my STi. I hit a deer in Tierra Amarilla NM on my way to Wolf Creek ski basin on a snow boarding trip. this really put a damper on the trip lol. could have been worse.

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Old 01-30-2014, 02:47 AM   #43
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Wrecked my R1 last spring, first time I have gone down, it was my 4th season riding. I was riding on the backroads 35mph roads came up to a corner then shot up then took a slight left turn, I was riding on the very right side of the lane went over the small incline and was headed straight into rocks. My reaction was to lean hard to the left, it happened so fast my tires caught traction on the road and it high sided me. Threw me up a few feet, landed hard and I skid a few feet. Had small amounts of rash on my legs, and fractured my pelvic bone... Worst pain ever. I'm fortunate to have not actually broken it.
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Old 01-30-2014, 09:58 AM   #44
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They teach you in driving school.to.slow down and make sure its safe to pass at intersections/lights. I ALWAYS tap the brakes at green lights to see what the other guy is doing because I don't want to get in a wreck. I've never been in one yet knock on wood.

Its pretty easy to tell if someone has no intention.of stopping.
Bingo.

I assume everyone is retarded when driving. I also never assume someone is stopping. I live in Houston so that's pretty accurate 99% of the time.
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Old 01-30-2014, 11:14 AM   #45
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I cried after I wrecked my 240, t-boned some foreigner in a rental car. But it's what gave me the money for my WRX!

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Old 01-30-2014, 11:43 AM   #46
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Tell that to my wife, she's been in 7 accidents and had 4 cars totaled. All not her fault. She's just a target of people running stop signs or carelessly driving around with no awareness. We always tell people that if they want an insurance payout for their car, to let her drive it for a week
Defensive driving and planning escape routes. I learned this QUICKLY when commuting around the beltway on my motorcycle. At first you have to see the cars and mentally make a plan - "if he comes in my lane, i'm going to do x to avoid him", after a while it's 2nd nature, and applies to all cars, spots with deer, etc. There have been a ton of times going through a light or intersection where I see the car, 2nd nature kicks in with the evasive driving plan, and wouldn't you know it, they run the light. That little bit of planning/driving at a reasonable speed will keep you out of quite a few fender benders.

That said, early in my driving days I have been in 2 accidents, both times rear ended, and both times I was sitting stopped at a stop light, for well over a minute before they hit me. Both times they were on the cell phone and hadn't noticed the red.

So I agree, there are few situations where it is completely un-avoidable, but often keeping your head on a swivel and getting into the routine of planning evasive actions, will help you keep your ride (and you) dent free!
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Old 01-30-2014, 11:44 AM   #47
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Feel free to post. My co-worker shared a story on Car Ancestry about how he parked his car on a hill and didn't put it in gear...ebrake got loose and car rolled down!
I know those feels...

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Old 01-30-2014, 12:12 PM   #48
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Post a pic and we'll be the judge of that
Just kidding glad there was no lasting damage.
Heh, I have a feeling if I posted it I'd be hit with the banhammer, its very graphic.
Edit: Wait, saw the highlighted part, I just insulted myself..
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Old 01-30-2014, 12:59 PM   #49
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I know those feels...
wow you just rolled right up and over that huh?! You must have been parked pretty far off from it to pop it like that!
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Old 01-30-2014, 01:12 PM   #50
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wow you just rolled right up and over that huh?! You must have been parked pretty far off from it to pop it like that!
Yeah, if you look at the top of the picture, there is fence with another line of concrete parking blocks. It was parked in that row. It rolled a good 50 feet. 3 more feet and it would have been in the middle of the very busy street behind it. No damage other than a scrape on the pinch weld and underside of the side skirt and a ripped mud flap. I got very unlucky and very lucky all at the same time.

At first I was like , then I was like , then I was like
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