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Mike65
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Posts: 1464
From: Columbia,NJ, USA. 65 Fastback, 69 Coupe MCA #-04549
Registered: Dec 2000

posted 04-10-2002 01:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike65   Click Here to Email Mike65     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This morning on the way home from work ( I work 10:00 pm to 7:00 am) about 1 mile from my house I had an accident. I fell asleep while driving & went off the road & hit a mid sized tree. Fortunatly I just have a bruise on my face (thanks to the air bag is was not worse) & some body soreness (so far). Unfortunatly my Ranger might be a total loss. The insurance company has to look at it to see if it repairable or if I will looking for another truck. I was supprised the insurance company said the accident will NOT raise my rates due to the fact no one else was involved, because it was a 1 car accident. I am soooo depressed, it could have been much worse. I am also very grateful to the several people who stopped to see if I was ok. That made me fell a little better to know some people still do care. Very sorry for the long post.

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Mike & Robin
65 Mustang Fastback
69 Mustang Coupe
87 LTD CV
96 Ranger Extd Cab PU
99 Explorer Sport
M&M #- 890
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MustangMaggie
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Posts: 12
From: Malta,Idaho,USA
Registered: Apr 2002

posted 04-10-2002 02:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MustangMaggie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mike really sorry to hear about your accident, but it is a good thing you are alright. At least the insurance co. will take care of the car. There is a saying I hear all the time. Don't Sweat the Small Stuff! Take Care of yourself.

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Fastymz
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Posts: 3819
From: Reno Nv MEM#1240
Registered: Apr 2001

posted 04-10-2002 02:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mike sorry to hear about that.I've always had a fear about falling asleep driving.Your lucky your not more hurt.Make sure you get yourself checked out.You never how hurt you are,until the next couple of days.


SCOOP

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Ponygirl67
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Posts: 454
From: Vancouver Island, Canada
Registered: Nov 2001

posted 04-10-2002 05:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ponygirl67   Click Here to Email Ponygirl67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Glad to hear you are ok Mike....sounds like it could have been alot worse. Take it easy for the next few days....

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GTRocks
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Posts: 1707
From: Lusby, MD, USA
Registered: Jun 99

posted 04-10-2002 07:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GTRocks   Click Here to Email GTRocks     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The important thing is that you're still here to post! It was a good day!!

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7DMACH1
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Posts: 845
From: PHILA. PA.
Registered: Feb 2001

posted 04-10-2002 07:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 7DMACH1   Click Here to Email 7DMACH1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The best part is you're ok. Sheet metal can be replaced, lives cannot. Look at it as a good day ,cause if you were gone it would have been a lot worse. Good luck and take life easy. RAY

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Stewart
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From: Monterey, CA Mustangsandmore Member #437
Registered: Apr 2000

posted 04-10-2002 08:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stewart   Click Here to Email Stewart     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ouch, Mike! Like the others said though, it can be viewed as a VERY, VERY, VERY good day because you suffered only minor injuries (so far as you can tell) and nobody else was involved or hurt. Hey, look at it this way, it was an exciting ride and you slept through most of it! (Sorry, bad humor)

Seriously though, you're alive, you walked away from it, and nobody else was hurt. I'm glad you're ok. It's unfortunate your poor Ranger got smooshed. Maybe you can upgrade to a F-150!

Stewart

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Mike65
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Posts: 1464
From: Columbia,NJ, USA. 65 Fastback, 69 Coupe MCA #-04549
Registered: Dec 2000

posted 04-10-2002 08:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike65   Click Here to Email Mike65     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks everyone for the kind words, it means a lot to me. . Hey Stewart your comment at the end might have been poor humor, but it brought a smile to me, & today I needed that.

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Mike & Robin
65 Mustang Fastback
69 Mustang Coupe
87 LTD CV
96 Ranger Extd Cab PU
99 Explorer Sport
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66HIPO&more
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From: SLC, UT
Registered: Jul 99

posted 04-10-2002 08:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 66HIPO&more   Click Here to Email 66HIPO&more     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm relieved you are physically mostly unhurt. Sorry about the Ranger, but maybe things will work out to your advantage - we can always hope.
As another night shift worker, I can relate.
Had to pull over more than once and give myself a slap to wake up!

We bought a 65 FB a few years back that a night shift nurse wrapped around a tree. She was hurt pretty badly - no airbag!

Take it easy on yourself Mike!

Stewart - you are the eternal optimist! We need you around here!

Joyce

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Dave Gibson
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From: Pensacola, Florida, USA M&M#166 MCA#47921
Registered: Aug 99

posted 04-10-2002 08:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Gibson   Click Here to Email Dave Gibson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mike,
As has already been stated, you had a good day. You had an accident and you were able to walk away from it. That is a lot more than some folks can say. The truck can be fixed or replaced. You CAN NOT be replaced. At least not yet, but the gene science is getting close to being able to clone you.
Rest up and get rid of the aches. Then find another truck to drive to work. Things will all work out for you, Mike.

Dave & Terri

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johnmustang
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From: Vancouver Island , British Columbia , Canada
Registered: Nov 2001

posted 04-10-2002 09:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for johnmustang   Click Here to Email johnmustang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sorry to hear about your sh!tty day , but , you walked away from it , and , that makes it a great day. I am happy for that. The ranger can be replaced , your life can not. Extra coffee and windows down from now on when it is time to go home , or , pull over and take a 15 minute nap. That is what I did when I worked night shift many years ago at another job, just remember to have an alarm clock with you for that 15 minute wake up call.

JOHN

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65 2+2 FASTBACK
68 COUPE
87 TAURUS WAGON
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FloJoe
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From: Port Orange, FL, USA
Registered: Dec 2000

posted 04-10-2002 11:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FloJoe   Click Here to Email FloJoe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Im very glad to hear that you are ok!

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Joe Fields
68 Fastback 289ci bored .030 over
C-4
"Destiny, chance, fate, fortune- they're all just ways of claiming your successes without claiming your failures."

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ccode67
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From: douglasville,ga,usa
Registered: Mar 2001

posted 04-11-2002 07:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ccode67   Click Here to Email ccode67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Working the overnight shift is tough, I know all about it, worked 11 to 7 for 17 years, fell asleep at the wheel several times, lucky I never crashed, I did get a speeding ticket while sleeping, the cop said I passed the Corvette he was going after, funny, I didn't recall even seeing a Vette????? Spooky ain't it?
Glad you're okay.

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Stuart MCA #48902
M&M #1091
67 stang 5 speed, 351W, Edelbrock Performer RPM package
91 f-150 xlt
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gttorinofan
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From: Charlevoix, mi, USA
Registered: Mar 2002

posted 04-11-2002 10:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for gttorinofan   Click Here to Email gttorinofan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
OUCH! Glad you were able to report your incident.

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Mike65
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From: Columbia,NJ, USA. 65 Fastback, 69 Coupe MCA #-04549
Registered: Dec 2000

posted 04-11-2002 12:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike65   Click Here to Email Mike65     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
THANKS everyone for your kind words & concern, it brought a tear to my eye how much you all care. Today I am feeling better.

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Mike & Robin
65 Mustang Fastback
69 Mustang Coupe
87 LTD CV
96 Ranger Extd Cab PU
99 Explorer Sport
M&M #- 890
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SteveLaRiviere
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From: Saco, Maine USA
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posted 04-11-2002 07:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Man, I'm really sorry, Mike. That really blows!

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ragtopjr
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From: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Registered: Oct 2000

posted 04-12-2002 12:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ragtopjr   Click Here to Email ragtopjr     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mike That is great news

Not that you had an accident but that we are still able to talk to you and all the damage was done to the truck and not to you.

I am very glad to hear that you are ok and I want you to relax, and dont worry about what could have happened, just be thankful that you are safe and in good shape

Your friend Ed

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Ked
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From: Hot Hills o' Sand, N.C.
Registered: Jul 99

posted 04-12-2002 11:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ked   Click Here to Email Ked     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Glad your o.k.!!!!

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Mike65
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From: Columbia,NJ, USA. 65 Fastback, 69 Coupe MCA #-04549
Registered: Dec 2000

posted 04-12-2002 04:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike65   Click Here to Email Mike65     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks everyone, your kindness & concern REALLY helps.

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Mike & Robin
65 Mustang Fastback
69 Mustang Coupe
87 LTD CV
96 Ranger Extd Cab PU
99 Explorer Sport
M&M #- 890
MCA #- 4549
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kwazykat
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From: i'm livin' in my own private idaho.....heh heh....well... ok... really its central NC !!. M&M member #92
Registered: Jun 99

posted 04-12-2002 06:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kwazykat   Click Here to Email kwazykat     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
mike..... DANG!!!

i am glad you arent seriously injured....
holy moly that must have been really scary....

take it easy
be good to yourself....
..... stuff can be replaced .....

i am happy you are still with us....

kaylin

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unklshu
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Posts: 562
From: San Bernardino, Ca
Registered: Jul 2001

posted 04-13-2002 09:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for unklshu   Click Here to Email unklshu     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Damn Mike you are one lucky SOB You could be a goner or on the side of the road for days and no one find you. Here in the southland we have areas that if you crash and hit a tree like that when the people come by to check on you they usually take your wallet, battery and the good tires if there are any


Just thought I'd try and cheer you up with some laughs. Glad you are OK

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joe
2001 SVT Cobra
68 GT Fastback
98 F-150
90 Escort GT (smokes the tires in all 5 gears, or just smokes through all gears)

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