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Old November 11th, 2002, 12:02 AM
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Did the tie rod break. I had that happen on my 81 chevy malbu. I was doing around 40 KM/H at the time. Scared the stuffings outta me.

I am glad your alright. Cars can be replaced. You cannot.
Yeah, most likely it's the tie rod. Me and my dad were looking at it today, the control rod broke, that's why the tires were like that. I could turn to left side tire but the right side I had to turn by hand. Also I bent up the A-frame. So I'll probably have to replace the whole front suspension. Oh well, as long as insurance covers it I'm ok. I had full coverage so it better.

That's what we're saying. I'm also glad no one was sitting at that corner when I came around because I would've hit them in the driver door if they were. So we're pretty lucky as far as everything goes.

Well IF you bent the frame the (Most) Ins. Co. will write it off as totaled! but glad to hear you A-OK
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Old November 11th, 2002, 04:39 AM
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Well IF you bent the frame the (Most) Ins. Co. will write it off as totaled! but glad to hear you A-OK
That's what we're worried about. We got to thinking about that one this morning. So I hope they don't write it off as being totaled.
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Old November 11th, 2002, 06:36 AM
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Ahh yes, that happened to my dads car, ironicly, on the way to the junk yard!!

just remember, it could have been worse... you could have hit a llama, then you would have had those animal rights people all over your @SS....

But I digress, glad to hear you are ok.
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Old November 11th, 2002, 06:49 AM
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Damned llama's taking over the country...
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Old November 11th, 2002, 04:51 PM
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Why do you think I went off the road?! I was trying to avoid hitting one of those stupid llama's. (Good excuse right? Wonder what insurance company would think of that one... )
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I once stole my parents car, took it out for a joyride, and smashed it into a light pole. That was one of the strangest nights of my life...whenever I think about it, I can still see that stupid pole slowly falling backward before it crashed to the ground. That was one of those moments where you seriously think about how you could possibly go back in time and have a "do over".
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Tell me about it man. Ever since it happened I've been running through my head different things I could have done to possible avoided the situation. Going a different way. When I realized my tires lost traction did I have time to pull out of the turn and just slide forward on the road and miss the turn and the signs. Theres alot of things that go through my head that I think I could have done differently just to avoid the whole mess. But it won't give me another chance so it's to no avail.
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where you seriously think about how you could possibly go back in time and have a "do over".
heheh, I know this feeling well. I seriously wonder whether people used to get this or if it's something that has only developped because now we are used to software with "undo" buttons and autosave features. The amount of times I've been drawing or writing with pen & paper and then reached for the "undo"...

But yeah. I've had my share of stupid & dangerous car experiences and it really does take several minutes to realise that
A) You were that close to being as dented as the car is now and
B) there is no undo button.
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I agree that the "what could I have done differently" thought will run through your head for days. Especially when the increased insurance premium comes in the mail.

Having had numerous accidents I have spent more than my fair share of time (in and out of the hospital) thinking about what I could have done to not get hit or not hit someone else.

Accidents suck, but it is just a car. You are alive and well and nobody got hurt -- that is all that matters.

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There is a pretty good book:
"How to drive into accidents, and how not to"
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Bob Pease (pronounced Pees)
I don't drive but I enjoyed the book. It came out about 6 years ago.
Here is the link:
http://www.elecdesign.com/Globals/Pl...tent/2932.html
No pop ups. The author is an electronics engineer (and was a good friend of my father).
Incredible man.

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