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Old 07-04-2008
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I don't have any pics because this happened in the rain at night weds, and the only camera i had was my blackberry. But my brakes locked up and I hydroplaned into a toll booth at about 40 mph and smashed the front of the truck up and tore off the divers side wheel. The timing was great because I had class and work all yesterday so when my claims adjuster from my insurance tried calling me I couldnt answer, and when I called her back she wouldn't answer. I called her about 10 times and she tried calling me about 4 all day...

now it's the 4th and I have no vehicle and havent heard from insurance, and my truck is at a salvage yard that I am praying wont steal all my audio and other equipment out of. I'm sore and frustrated. I did not like my truck anymore, to the point that I almost hated it. I'd rather have it bac for another 5 years than go through all this **** right now
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That sucks. Hope everything works out.
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damn karpe.. that sucks.. good luck with it..
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Learn to counter-steer, it will get you out of some wonders :)
And never hit your brakes!

Just my 2cents.
Good luck with it.
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Glad your OK, but what about the person in the toll booth?
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Learn to counter-steer, it will get you out of some wonders :)
And never hit your brakes!

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Good luck with it.
yea but do you know how narrow toll booths are lol
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And when your breaks are locked.
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Glad you're ok man. I hydroplaned last weekend about the same speed going up I-75 for probably about 10-15 seconds. I was all over the road and it scared the hell out of me. I thought for sure I was going into the wall. Hope it all works out for ya!
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Sheetmetal can be replaced you can't. My dad told me that after my first accident. Glad your ok.
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That sucks Andy, hope it gets fixed up quick.
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long time no see man! sucks bout the truck hopefully everything will work out the way you want it to
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Old 07-12-2008
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Just as I thought, the insurance company "totaled" the truck as soon as they got first glance. I'm still without vehicle....*sigh*. I was told I would have a figure to shop with as of the 11th. Friday came and went without a word from them. oh well.

I have my eye on an `06 Liberty that is what I want for the right price.


oh and for the record, the lane of the toll booth I was going through was unmanned. I dont know what other states have but in FL we have what's called Sunpass/E-pass that takes money out of an account for frequent travelers. That's why I still had a decent amount of speed going into the toll.
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