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Old 02-07-2009
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R.I.P. my friend

bad news guys....

truck got hit....head on.

i was coming home with my GF from dinner, went to pass a lady doing 45 in a 60 on a long curve.
when another car came around the corner.
i nailed the brakes to slow down but the car i was trying to pass did too, so they stayed next to me and i couldn't come back over to the right lane.

i swerved over to the shoulder to try and stop in some farmers driveway when i see these 2 headlights coming right at me.....

apparently the other car swerved onto the shoulder too

all we could do was brace for impact....

WE BOTH HAD OUR SEATBELTS ON!

The other car (chevy cobalt)...everyone walked away fine....the driver had some airbag burns and one passenger had a bloody nose


my GF broke the passenger window with her forehead and i broke my bottom gauge cluster off with my shin and smacked the dash with my hand pretty good, my hand is all swollen.


the truck is totaled...not a straight piece on it except for the tailgate
(my buddy is going to hang it up in his bar for me)

My gf was taken to the hospital for head trauma...(shes okay)
i was fine, just a little seatbelt bruising and a few cuts

once i found out she was okay, the emt's were just being cautious, she just had a minor cut on her head, no trauma

all i could do was cry over my truck....its beyond repair of any kind
i spent today salvaging what i could....

last weekend
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Man, I am so sorry to hear about that. Your truck was one of my favorites.

I am EXTREMELY glad you and your girlfriend are ok. You can replace the truck. You can't replace a life.
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Wow, I am frickin sorry dude. I am glad you are all ok though. What are your plans now for a vehicle?
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****, that was a nice clean truck. Shame really
Any plans for a STIG Duce?
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damn... glad ur ok dude.. wow
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Wow, I am frickin sorry dude. I am glad you are all ok though. What are your plans now for a vehicle?

no idea yet

i got the ticket after the crash since i was passing.

so i have court fees coming up and maybe some fines

after all that is out of the way....i am positively getting a new ranger
hopefully another first gen

until then.....i've got a nice little mountain bike
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****, that was a nice clean truck. Shame really
Any plans for a STIG Duce?
thats a definite yes

i kept my dash and a few other miscellaneous parts....
there will be another
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oh wow. i'm happy everybody made it out okay.



i gotta ask....solid yellow or dashed yellow?
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i gotta ask....solid yellow or dashed yellow?

it was dashed.....i'm not that stupid
i just wasn't fast enough to overcome the other vehicle in time
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wow, that really sucks. at least everyone is OK.
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That sucks man. Glad the two everybody involved made it out ok.
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Wow. As long as you guys are ok that's all that matters. Just a little life lesson I guess. Can't wait to see what you get next!
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I am glad everyone is fine. That was a sweet 1st gen ranger.
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Damn that sucks man! Glad everyone is ok though!
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Jeez man, that could have been so much worse. Glad your alright.
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Wait! What became of the fake bullet holes? And glad to hear you two are ok
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Wait! What became of the fake bullet holes? And glad to hear you two are ok
the bullet holes stayed....

i'm tempted to take the hood off and put some real ones in it before i scrap it
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GLAD all are OK!

BUT IMO, looks like the truck held up GREAT after that kinda impact!
Took a pretty good shot for an ol' truck!

Again, GLAD ALL ARE OK!
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I'm glad everybody was ok. Accidents suck! Now you can get another first gen and drop a 5.0 in it so you won't have to stay very long in the passing lane, zip on by.....
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GLAD all are OK!

BUT IMO, looks like the truck held up GREAT after that kinda impact!
Took a pretty good shot for an ol' truck!

Again, GLAD ALL ARE OK!

we had more than one EMT and firefighter tell us that if it wasn't for the old metal truck and the seatbelts, we would probably have been killed or severely injured

no plastic bumpers for me
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Wow. I am really sorry to hear that. Glad everyone is okay though. I loved your truck.
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glad youre aight and for what happend truck dont look too bad
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glad ur ok man.
ur truck reallly took a beating.
glad u didntt take a beating tooo.
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Sorry to hear man.. glad you both are okay.. i was in an accident and i was ****ting my pants.. and i was crying cause it was my dad's suv and i thought that being in jail woulda been safer then what he was going to do to me
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Sorry to hear man.. glad you both are okay.. i was in an accident and i was ****ting my pants.. and i was crying cause it was my dad's suv and i thought that being in jail woulda been safer then what he was going to do to me

LMAO!
quit makin me laugh...it hurts to breathe
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