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Rod Wreck

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by ajmopar, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. Django
    Joined: Nov 15, 2002
    Posts: 10,197

    from Chicago

    If that was a steal car, there would be 100 posts already calling for a lynching.

    I hope he's ok. He's LUCKY.
  2. plodge55aqua
    Joined: Jan 4, 2009
    Posts: 1,710

    from Alberta

    Its a good reminder to make sure you and others are safe.. it could happen to any one.. pretend there airplanes.. Double check all parts..and structure..

    Hope the persons recovery is speedy..
  3. Irish Dan
    Joined: Jan 19, 2006
    Posts: 1,231

    Irish Dan

    I've learned to drive my hot rod as if it were a Harley. I NEVER trust the judgement of anyone around me on the open road. Keeping a distance of at least 6 car-lengths (whenever possible) is also a practice of mine. You can NEVER be too safe! I wish the best for this unfortunate driver!
  4. mj40's
    Joined: Dec 11, 2008
    Posts: 3,281


    One thing I never do is drive in the blind spot of anyone in the next lane going in the same direction. I always stay with them or slightly ahead so they know I am there.
  5. Any news?
  6. seatbelts or you get tossed, not to hard to understand.
  7. I hate seeing stuff like this happen.

    Glass cars don't usually stay together like this one..

    Hope he's alright...

  8. Even though a lot of people hate street beasts, if you have put one together you would be surprised how much steel tubeing is in the roof ,and behind the doors. I am not surprised it held up. Carlg
  9. wow, that is horrific..........hope the guy is ok......
  10. This just made up my mind.
    I was going to build a "fake" roll bar for the greaseslapper, probably out of exhaust tubing, just for the "early competition" flavor. Now I'm going to get my friend to bend up some .095 DOM and make a real bar instead. not only will it stiffen up the chassis, it will keep my noggin off the pavement.

  11. Ebert
    Joined: Feb 13, 2006
    Posts: 1,916


    Good point....I agree.
  12. 36couper
    Joined: Nov 20, 2002
    Posts: 2,016

    from ontario

    I talked to my friend who knows the driver. Apparently he is busted up pretty good; facial lacerations, punctured lung, broken hips, broken femur.
    He is scheduled for surgery next Tuesday. A full day of surgery........
    Wish him well.
  13. henryj429
    Joined: Jan 18, 2007
    Posts: 1,058


    Jesus, next Tuesday! WTF! Last time I got that smashed up, they screwed me back together the next day. This poor guy is suffering for a whole week. Fuuuuuuck!
  14. 36couper
    Joined: Nov 20, 2002
    Posts: 2,016

    from ontario

    Don't let anyone tell you the Canadian healthcare system is one to admire. Let's hope there is a good reason surgery is delayed.
  15. rusty28a
    Joined: Jun 10, 2008
    Posts: 452


    He is in our prayers, and we will give them for all the hambers with or without seat belts!
  16. streetfreakmustang
    Joined: Nov 30, 2006
    Posts: 307

    from Ohio

    This is common , to delay surgery, even in the States in these situations. The doctors may be getting his body stabilized before surgery-getting his vitals up. The doctors may had concerns he would not have survived the operation/anesthesia when first brought in.
  17. Del Clark
    Joined: Feb 21, 2007
    Posts: 632

    Del Clark
    from DeLand,FL

  18. Guys, anyone can lose control of any vehicle at any time.

    I've been in two major wrecks in my life. First, I drove a '71 Datsun 510 into the rear of a '79 Ford F250 4x4 at 55 mph. Had the seat belt on and stayed in the seat. If I had not, I'd have went through the windshield like a bullet and impacted the tailgate with my head.

    Second, I was a passenger in a '72 Cutlass S coupe when the driver overshot a gravel curve, and we went off the embankment at about 50 mph. The car flipped end-over-end six times! The engine and tranny came out of the car, as did the back seat and the spare tire. We both had the belts one. We we also the only things left of the car. Both events happened at age 18. And I have been wearing belts ever since.

    You can bet your ass that my '37, my '56, and any other car I may own that did not originally have seat belts originally, gets them. Screw traditional, in that sense. Common sense trumps traditional any day.
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2009
  19. When I put my '55 on the road my friends said that since the car didn't have seat belts from the factory that I didn't need them... I said well yes I do..
    safety shouldn't need to be government mandated.. use your head or loose it...
  20. 51delivery
    Joined: Dec 9, 2007
    Posts: 142


    Gotta hope for a full recovery. I always say that using my seat belt is my only good habit. My Mom started us wearing them over 30 years ago before I got my drivers license. Hated it back then but feel naked with out them now. I wish my old truck had a shoulder harness.
  21. Hot Turkey
    Joined: Feb 21, 2007
    Posts: 1,237

    Hot Turkey

    Thinkin hard about a roll bar now........
  22. 54 savoy
    Joined: Jan 10, 2009
    Posts: 424

    54 savoy

    my grandfather rear ended a car in his 67 dodge truck,totaled the truck,the car he hit was a 73 satallite,this was in the ninetys,you never know,good luck to the driver of the coupe,
  23. six pack to go
    Joined: Aug 2, 2008
    Posts: 1,938

    six pack to go
    from new jersey

    Crashing allways sucks!
  24. Scorch67
    Joined: Jun 6, 2009
    Posts: 85

    from Omaha, Ne

    I don't think he was doing anything reckless. If he was speeding it could have been worse. if it was another driver he should have had an out so I'm guessing instead of being too fast for conditions, he fell asleep, maybe just for a second.
    Right after work and from 2-4 am are the worst times a day for nodding off.
    You know those blinks you get when your zombied out from lack of sleep or from the somnambulant drone of that road come with a little jolt? you were asleep for a second or two. Most times nothing happens and we never notice unless this happens. That's how it happened to me.

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