Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 83 Astral Silver 280 SL
Location: Planet Houston
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RE: Ever been in a bad auto accident?
I was in a spectacular accident where I was only injured slightly and the other party got out with out a scratch. One the most insane parts of the hiway system in the north Dallas area is State 114. West og Grapevine, it turns into a 70 mph 4 lane crossed by side streets with stop signs. I am tooting along in a company truck, a Chevy 1/2 ton pickup, at 70 mph, and this car drives right thru a stop sign right in front of me on the freeway, and I never even had a chance to hit my brakes. I hit right on the front quarter and tore the car completely in half, and then I rolled over a couple of times, and ended up hanging upsidedown by my God-blessed seat belt. I had the window open, so I had dirt, rocks, grass and shrubs floating like a cloud inside the cab and in my eyes. To this day I remember ever crunch, squel and grind as I found out what it be like to take a ride in a clothes dryer full of dirt. After I realized I was still alive and my Saving Private Ryan Beach Experience ended, I dropped myself on my head and crawled out of the truck. The seat belt and the pipe rack saved my life, as the pipe rack had acted as a roll bar and kept me from getting crushed like a grape. I staggered to the other car, convinced I was going to find a car load of dead people. It was separated right at the firewall (AMC Matador full size) and the rear portion of the car, minus the entire front clip, was sort of parked on the freeway, and the rest of it was scattered everywhere. I looked down inside the car, and thru my half blind eyes was the little tiny sixteen year old girl, litterly frozen in fear, her hands in a death grip on the steering wheel. She was covered with red blothches, which later I learned were hives. That was the worst that happened to her. As I got her out the car, the poor girl broke into tears. A crowd gathered, and I, bleeding from cuts and scratches and half blind, was totally ignored as everyone tripped over themselves to comfort the girl. The cops didn't even give here a ticket for running the stop sign, as they all fawned over her.