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Not a good thing.....lots o' pics.

I shoulda hit the damn dog.





















Swerved to miss a dog, over corrected and hit a concrete barrier, and the rest is kind of a blur. Didn't get home till 5:00am, and I'm still in shock over the whole thing. I hope they don't total it. I think I'm gonna go throw up now.
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Dag... that must have been one badass dog....! lol. Just messin man. Sorry to see. Hope you are all okay.
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Yes, you should have hit it...You always hit the dog! Sorry that this happened man, it sucks...you ok?
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Damn man. That really sucks. Glad to hear that you are ok. And yes next time hit the stupid dog.
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Ouch!!! That damn dog!!
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glad that youre okay, that looks like one hell of a crash

im sure youll hear this a lot but first rule is to never swerve from a deer or other animal....


bad news is that will be totaled... a lot of body pannel damage as well as the front suspension is gone, doesnt look good...
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damn i hope your ok.. sorry about the truck
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Yeah, I'm ok. I usually do hit the dog in a case like this, but he walked out into the light of the HIDs, and I reacted.
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this almost made me cry, your truck was really nice.
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seems like dogs are causing more accidents than ever. my buddy just wrecked his truck in a simliar case like this one. sorry about the truck man. good luck, an glad your Ok.
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damn i had this thing wallpapered before it looked so good. sorry to see it go out like that
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oh that is messed up, I would want to throw up too, I know the feeling.
glad your okay though. I would try to avoid hitting a dog, but when it comes to my truck
and or the safety of me and my passengers..sorry dog. but sometimes things happen so
fast its hard to make that decision, and you just react, like you said.
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that is some massive damage wow.

lmk if you wanan part with those side mirrors. ha
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im sure youll hear this a lot but first rule is to never swerve from a deer or other animal....
What if there is an elephant or hippo in the road?

You should say any animal smaller than your vehicle.

Sucks about the truck... hopefully you can get it fixed up.
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damn john why didnt you just hit the dog then you could have just done a new front not a new truck!
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Find said dog.... exact revenge, slow, painful, sweet revenge.
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Holy cow. That's a load of damage. Glad to see your ok... but sad to see the truck in that shape.
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One of the nicest 2wd Rangers on here... I bet they total it.
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Find said dog.... exact revenge, slow, painful, sweet revenge.
I like the way you think.


Been looking at it more. Pretty sure its gonna be totaled. Cab appears to be twisted slightly, and the whole bottom side is shredded. It doesn't look like the DJM arms are bent, even though the ball joints separated and the spindle broke. I'll have to see how much they let me take off it, see what is salvageable.
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That is impressive. But it makes me want to cry (but i'm a man so i don't cry). How fast were you going?
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Concrete walls are bad ****. I ripped the back wheel off mine, and almost ripped the front wheel off when I fell asleep and hit the wall. Insurance didn't total it because they didn't find all the damage that the body shop and alignment shop found later.

Glad to hear you are okay tho.
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That is impressive. But it makes me want to cry (but i'm a man so i don't cry). How fast were you going?


About 50. And yeah, I've been fighting back those oh-so-girly occular leakages all day.
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That sucks man! I always swerve to miss animals as well out of instinct, although I know you're normally better off not doing that. I got my F150 sideways a few weeks ago coming around a tight corner on a rainy day when two dogs ran out in front of me. Got it straightened up just as a car came by in the other lane.

Hopefully they fix it up for you. Although if it is NOT totaled, the truck isn't going to be worth as much with an accident history. I was actually glad when they totaled our Jetta because I figured it wouldn't be worth much after the wreck.
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Just a thought John... What we were just talking about on the phone... I know this is premature, buttttttttttttttttttt............


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not to sound rude but if it was my dog i would be greatful you missed my dog... as long as u were alright
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