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Folks Of Interest Frank Pittenger in a bad wreck

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Andy, Aug 29, 2014.

  1. Andy
    Joined: Nov 17, 2002
    Posts: 4,516


    I just heard Frank was injured and his wife Karen killed while driving the roadster. They were hit in Greer Az yesterday. I would like any info on Franks condition and in what hospital he is in.
  2. jerry
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 3,474


    Crap. Any updates on this?

  3. VoodooTwin
    Joined: Jul 13, 2011
    Posts: 3,455

    from Noo Yawk

  4. need louvers ?
    Joined: Nov 20, 2008
    Posts: 12,911

    need louvers ?

    Just heard it from Frank Streff down at So-Cal Az about an hour ago, and then again from Don Marks. Nobody seems to have any info at the moment, but I'll give Frank a call tomorrow and find out what he knows further.
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  5. need louvers ?
    Joined: Nov 20, 2008
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    need louvers ?

    Unfortunately, I do know that they were in the roadster...
  6. barryvanhook
    Joined: Jun 17, 2011
    Posts: 621

    from Mesa, AZ

    Be sure to keep us posted. I've known Frank for 35 years.
  7. This is just so sad..........
  8. God........ I hate hearing stuff like this. Time to log off of here and hope for the best. Life alters us all...but this is an end good for noone. I pray this is not the case.
  9. Don't know who they are, but it sucks!
  10. T McG
    Joined: Feb 12, 2005
    Posts: 1,255

    T McG
    from Phoenix

    He is in St. Lukes north, not sure where that is.
  11. need louvers ?
    Joined: Nov 20, 2008
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    need louvers ?

  12. tommyd
    Joined: Dec 10, 2010
    Posts: 11,351

    from South Indy

    Prayers for your friend.
  13. Nick Flores
    Joined: Aug 13, 2009
    Posts: 1,355

    Nick Flores

    This is terrible news.
  14. drtybiker
    Joined: Mar 11, 2014
    Posts: 303

    from florida

    A sad day my thoughts and prayers go out to Frank and all of thier family, life takes us down some pretty bad roads , please help our brother in anyway possible if you can ,

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  15. Jim Elgan
    Joined: Oct 19, 2009
    Posts: 7

    Jim Elgan
    from Miami AZ

    Good morning gentlemen.... Frank came out of re-constructive knee surgery well yesterday, following Thursday noon accident. Still has a femur issue to be dealt with. He is in room 282 @ John C. Lincoln Hospital, 250 E Dunlap ave, Phoenix AZ 85020 [room has no phone]. Will try to keep you updated. Jim Elgan, Miami AZ Update; Knee re-repaired [just replaced 18 months ago]. Femur, hip & rib issues to go.... Son said he may be in rehabilitation therapy for six months... ..
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2014
  16. Don's Hot Rods
    Joined: Oct 7, 2005
    Posts: 8,319

    Don's Hot Rods
    from florida

    Very sad to hear, hope your friend is ok and very sorry if he lost his wife in such a tragic way. :(

    Is he a HAMB member ?

  17. Heartbreaking. HRP
  18. need louvers ?
    Joined: Nov 20, 2008
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    need louvers ?

    No, as far as I know Frank isn't. He is one of Phoenix's patriarchs in the hot rod gig however, having owned his hemi powered '32 highboy since the mid fifties. From the bit I hear his injuries are not life threatening, limited to some broken bones and ribs.

    In light of the situation, I have thought it best at this point not to worry or even ask about the car, but even that in itself would be a horrible loss to our local history.
  19. banginona40
    Joined: Mar 5, 2007
    Posts: 752


    Very sad to hear.
  20. Hamber or not Frank is part of our culture (family) let's all pray for Frank. He will have some hard days ahead. Tim
    willbe and slack like this.
  21. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
    Posts: 9,866

    Atwater Mike

    My worst nightmare...the thought alone makes me wince.
    Say a silent prayer, guys. My wife is more precious to me than anything.
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  22. harpo1313
    Joined: Jan 4, 2008
    Posts: 1,787

    from wareham,ma

    Thoughts go out to Frank and his family.
  23. falcongeorge
    Joined: Aug 26, 2010
    Posts: 18,341

    from BC

    X2, Cripes. I dont know the guy, But I'd way rather be dead than have to deal with the loss of my wife or daughter. God forbid.
  24. joeycarpunk
    Joined: Jun 21, 2004
    Posts: 4,440

    from MN,USA

    Sad deal. The car is non issue as to not only have to recover from injuries, but to have to deal with the loss of a mate. Cars can be replaced. My thoughts are with him.
  25. A lot of thoughts and prayers for Frank, but I am not seeing any words about the loss of life, to his wife.
    How about thoughts and prayers for her ? ? ?
    Doesn't matter who Frank was to the car world, the loss of life is traumatic.
  26. threewindaguy
    Joined: Jun 9, 2007
    Posts: 259


    Frank is well respected around here. My prayers go out not only for his terrible loss, but for his total recovery.
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  27. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
    Posts: 8,161


    Prayers to Frank and his wife.
  28. Hearing this has saddened me all the in New Zealand. It gets me thinking as I have a roadster and of my by my side wife. Thoughts and prayers for Frank,Karen and family. JW
  29. willymakeit
    Joined: Apr 13, 2009
    Posts: 1,326


    Thoughts and prayers
  30. woodbutcher
    Joined: Apr 25, 2012
    Posts: 3,182


    Thoughts and prayers to him and his family.
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