Brought to you in part by:

.

Tools and Supplies at Eastwood

  Mustangsandmore Forums
  Gearhead Grrls
  The Accident

Post New Topic  Post A Reply
profile | register | preferences | faq | search

UBBFriend: Email This Page to Someone! next newest topic | next oldest topic
Author Topic:   The Accident
fordnmerc
Gearhead

Posts: 504
From: Watkins Glen, NY USA
Registered: Mar 2002

posted 06-21-2002 01:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for fordnmerc   Click Here to Email fordnmerc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This past Saturday, my Mom was hit head-on by a distracted driver (looking in his back seat at cats, IN CARRIERS!!!, and drifted over into the other lane), with a guard rail right beside her and nowhere to pull over and get out of the guy's way. She is fine, Thank God, but her 1998 Crown Victoria with 11,565 original miles was totalled. Combined impact forces of about 60mph, as they were both doing about 30 in a 30 zone. She is so fortunate that it wasn't worse!

After something like that, it takes time to get my humor back. I added another post to WHEW in The Men's Room, about an experience in college, but I didn't add any big grins. Not up to it yet.

Steve, you can pull the ad for my Grand Marquis. When the insurance pays off, my Mom is going to buy that from me.

------------------
David

"Lean on me. I am just another dumb fence post."

1979 Ranchero GT
1990 Grand Marquis GS

IP: Logged

Fastymz
Moderator

Posts: 6889
From: Reno Nv USA MEM#1240
Registered: Apr 2001

posted 06-21-2002 02:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
David sorry to hear about that.I'm glad your moms ok.

Ron

------------------
65 coupe,351w,C4,Big Boss 429 hood scoop,8"3.40 TracLoc,Crager SS,Black Suede.

https://mustangsandmore.com/ubb/Fastymz.html

IP: Logged

Dave Gibson
Moderator

Posts: 6291
From: Pensacola, Florida, USA M&M#166 MCA#47921
Registered: Aug 99

posted 06-21-2002 04:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Gibson   Click Here to Email Dave Gibson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
David,
Glad to hear that your mother is all right. It's amazing what people will do in a car while driving. Spotted a lady talking on a cell phone and eating an ice cream cone while driving. Made sure I got out of her way quick. The good news is that your mom is fine. She can't be replaced, but her car can be.

Dave & Terri

------------------
Poison Ivy (Dave's)
'65 Fastback Modified 289 4V, C-4, dual exhaust, styled steel wheels, rally pac, A/C
Blue Belle (Terri's)
'66 Coupe, Silver Blue Metallic, 351W 2-V, 4 speed, A/C, "For Sale"

IP: Logged

kwazykat
Moderator

Posts: 5944
From: ...a wonderful place to be.... orange county... NC!!!! M&M member #92 .... a blue-oval GRRL-deluxe.....
Registered: Jun 99

posted 06-21-2002 07:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for kwazykat   Click Here to Email kwazykat     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by fordnmerc:
....looking in his back seat....


the things people let distract them while they are driving never cease to amaze me....

a friend of mine from high school lost his wife in a car accident that happened when she turned from driving to put her arm across some laundry in the back seat (to keep it from falling over).... she ran off the road and hit an embankment .... gone in a flash.... over something really truly trivial....

i had a co-worker who would show up in the morning driving with a cigarette and cup of coffee in one hand and a freaking cell phone in the other.... i was always glad as hell to know i was at work before she got on the road in the morning.... i used to ask her what she would drop first if she needed a free hand.... she never could really answer that one.... she actually thought it was a humourous question ... but i was dead-dog-serious....

david... i am glad your mom is not hurt... its a danged shame her vic got totalled... but that is nothing in the big picture.....
guys like the one who hit your mom make me want to just stay at home.... out of the way of the no-driving-dumba$ses....
GRRRRRRR......

kk

IP: Logged

fordnmerc
Gearhead

Posts: 504
From: Watkins Glen, NY USA
Registered: Mar 2002

posted 06-21-2002 07:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for fordnmerc   Click Here to Email fordnmerc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks, everyone. Yes, kk, my Mom feels sick about what happened to her car, but it's like I told her: It is just an inanimate object and can be replaced. The same would be true if it were the most rare and desirable vehicle in the world.

No material item means anything at all, when compared with Life itself.

David

------------------
David

"Lean on me. I am just another dumb fence post."

1979 Ranchero GT
1990 Grand Marquis GS

IP: Logged

Ken&Shell
Gearhead

Posts: 486
From: Mocksville, NC
Registered: May 2000

posted 06-21-2002 10:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ken&Shell   Click Here to Email Ken&Shell     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by fordnmerc:
Thanks, everyone. Yes, kk, my Mom feels sick about what happened to her car, David


I totally understand her being mad about it though.. Some ignorant woman hit me in Feb and totalled my tbird.. You do everything right, take care of your car, pay it off, and some moron totals it for you. All you get is some money which the equivalent to isn't gonna get you a car you know you can trust.. I knew what had been done to my tbird, what had been replaced, etc. I had to choose a "used car i knew nothing about" or making car payments again.. GGRRR!! The woman that hit me had had brain surgery the month before and wasnt even suppose to be driving.. I think if those people had to actually "Pay" for the damage the caused vs their ins co paying for it, maybe some of them would think twice before doing stupid sh*t..

Shell

IP: Logged

Ked
Moderator

Posts: 7499
From: Hot Hills o' Sand, N.C.
Registered: Jul 99

posted 06-23-2002 01:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ked   Click Here to Email Ked     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
David,

Sorry to hear about the car, but thank goodness your Mom is o.k.!!!

People do stupid s#it while driving......I thnk the most amazing to me is seeing a woman putting her makeup on....GEEZ!!!!

Or combing her hair.........stupid, stupid, stupid!

IP: Logged

All times are ET (US)

next newest topic | next oldest topic

Administrative Options: Close Topic | Archive/Move | Delete Topic
Post New Topic  Post A Reply
Hop to:

Contact Us | Mustangsandmore Front Page

Copyright 2002, Steve LaRiviere


Ultimate Bulletin Board 5.47d

Amazon Honor System Click Here to Pay Learn More

[Where are the M&M Members From?]

[Build a free Mustangsandmore.ws Home Page!]

[About M&M][Acronym Guide][Calendar of Events][Chat Room][Classified Ads] [Links]

[Members' Photos] [M&M Mug Shots] [Technical Articles][Ford Parts Number Deciphering

[ Mustangsandmore.com Bookstore] [Advertise on Mustangsandmore.com] [Mustangsandmore.com T-Shirts]