Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12

Thread: Close call

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Westphalia, Michigan
    Posts
    955

    Close call

    Got in an auto accident last night. Slowed down and turning left onto our road and a 18 yr. old neighbor decided to pass us in a no passing zone. Hit the front quarter of my s-10 pickup @ 55-60 mph. 1/2 second later and he would have t-boned me in the driver side door. As it was he just missed a big maple tree just past the intersection and crossed over and hit the ditch bank hard. Main thing is nobody got hurt. I am a bit sick about it because I fear the truck will be totaled and I really can't afford to replace it right now. It's my main commuting vehicle and gets the best fuel economy of the 3 we own.

    I am almost always very cautious at that intersection checking the rear view mirror and so forth. The wife and I were having a discussion and I was just a little distracted. Plus it was dark and raining. Though the kid was clearly at fault and got ticketed, I cringe at the thought that if he had hit us just a little harder it would have deflected his full size truck right into the maple tree probably killing him. Even @ 45 mph trees don't move and vehicles are usually reduced to absolute junk.

    My sister-in-law is recovering in the hospital right now from a real bad accident. I don't know the details yet other than she suffered multiple fractures, and a collapsed lung. I haven't been able to get my brother on the phone so I just pray for them.

    It's good to be alive.
    I'm a certifiable tree hugger. (it's a poor mans way of determining DBH before cutting the tree down)

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Delton, Michigan
    Posts
    17,472
    glad you didnt get hurt paul,, and next time just ignore her and pay attention to your driving more just kidding both are important
    If in Doubt, Build it Stout!
    One hand washes the other!
    Don't put off today till tomorrow!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Amherst, New Hampshire
    Posts
    10,604
    Glad you are OK Paul. Hope your sister gets well soon.
    Faith, Hope & Charity

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Tokyo Japan
    Posts
    15,807
    Dodged a bullet there.

    Sorry to hear about your SIL.

    Yep, good to be above ground every day!
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    GTA Ontario Canada
    Posts
    12,251
    Not a great situation but as you say no one got hurt. Glad to hear you came out ok.
    cheers

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Reno NV
    Posts
    13,360
    Yikes!

    Glad nobody go hurt. Good luck on the truck.

    Can't understand why some folks get in such a hurry sometimes....
    Programmer - An organism that turns coffee into software.
    If all your friends are exactly like you, What an un-interesting life it must be.
    "A door is what a dog is perpetually on the wrong side of" Ogden Nash


  7. #7
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Salt Spring Island, BC Canada
    Posts
    2,070
    Wow paul you are lucky that no one was hurt. I hope that you gave that wife of yours a big hug for distracting you as it very well did save your lives. Glad to hear the kid was ok too hopefully that was a wake up call for him to slow down. Hope your sis in law is better soon I am sure that your brother has other things on his mind at the moment and he will be in cointact with you soon.
    Daily Thought: SOME PEOPLE ARE LIKE SLINKIES..... NOT REALLY GOOD FOR ANYTHING BUT THEY BRING A SMILE TO YOUR FACE WHEN PUSHED DOWN THE STAIRS...............

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    ABQ NM
    Posts
    30,015
    Wow, that'll get your attention real fast, huh? I'll echo the "glad it wasn't worse" comments, and also be hoping the best for your sister-in-law.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

    workingwoods.com

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Indianapolis area
    Posts
    1,697
    Glad to hear that you are ok. Prayer offered for your SIL.
    ________

    Ron

    "Individual commitment to a group effort--that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work."
    Vince Lombardi

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    somewhere east of Queen Creek, AZ - South East of Phoenix
    Posts
    8,529
    Glad your all OK and I'll keep your SIL in my prayers.
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
    The Pessimist complains about the wind; The Optimist expects it to change;The Realist adjusts the sails.~ William Arthur Ward

Similar Threads

  1. Getting Close
    By Al Launier in forum General Woodworking Q&A
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 04-29-2013, 01:37 PM
  2. close enough
    By Stephen Bellinger in forum Lathe Project Showcase
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 08-07-2012, 11:36 PM
  3. Close Call
    By Vaughn McMillan in forum Off Topic Discussion
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 04-26-2012, 01:38 AM
  4. Close Call
    By Jim DeLaney in forum Off Topic Discussion
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: 04-15-2010, 03:29 PM
  5. Close call
    By Paul Downes in forum Off Topic Discussion
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 08-29-2008, 10:36 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •