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Old 07-23-2008, 06:35 PM
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I'm just glad no one was hurt or killed.. the way I have always looked at it, is that a truck can be replaced, but lives can't.
 
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Originally Posted by Holmsey View Post
That is a shame and real sad to see, glad the driver is Ok. Looks like the cab stayed intact enough and the chassis did the job of saving him.
That does worry me as I am about to do a big drive in my F100 towing my caravan, with wife and dog on board.... Stay safe guys.

Mossyoak that is a crass statement to make.
what i meant is that its bad that it happened but i just hate taking a nice old truck and chopping it up and lowering it and stuff like that i didnt mean i dont care about the guy i am glad he is ok
 
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Old 07-23-2008, 07:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Holmsey View Post
That is a shame and real sad to see, glad the driver is Ok. Looks like the cab stayed intact enough and the chassis did the job of saving him.
That does worry me as I am about to do a big drive in my F100 towing my caravan, with wife and dog on board.... Stay safe guys.
Not sure I agree about the truck; it appears the cab is completely divorced from the frame, likely the steering column is all that is holding it on, maybe the rear links? Look at the back of the cab, it is completely folded. It also appears to have an aftermarket column, which may have saved his life. A stock column could well have been pushed back into him (a la Corvair). I don't see that he has 3-point belts. He is truly one lucky guy!
 
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Old 07-23-2008, 11:04 PM
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Sad...

The worst part was probably yet to come when the insurance companies tried to screw him.
 
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Old 07-24-2008, 06:39 AM
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they can always sell it, was running when taken off the road. dick r
 
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Oh Poor Lil Truck :-( I wonder what happened?

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My Grandpa told me once that you have to learn by the mistakes of others because you will NOT live long enough to make them all yourself.
A car went out of control & hit him, sending into & over the center divider on the 55 Fwy into opposing traffic, to then be rear-ended by a Suburban w/ the frame being bent in three places.
 
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that is just truly SAD........................
 
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A car went out of control & hit him, sending into & over the center divider on the 55 Fwy into opposing traffic, to then be rear-ended by a Suburban w/ the frame being bent in three places.
I read the story too, but it looks more like a broadside on the second hit, if you look at the cab & bed on the drivers side

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Old 07-24-2008, 02:22 PM
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Well I look @ it in this fashion;
1) The initial hit has to be the Broadside by the out of control car, 1st frame bend.
2) Slamming into the Center Divider & impacting onto the road of the opposing side, 2nd frame bend.
3) Rear ended by Suburban in opposing traffic, 3rd frame bend.
 
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Originally Posted by Col Flashman View Post
Well I look @ it in this fashion;
1) The initial hit has to be the Broadside by the out of control car, 1st frame bend.
2) Slamming into the Center Divider & impacting onto the road of the opposing side, 2nd frame bend.
3) Rear ended by Suburban in opposing traffic, 3rd frame bend.
right, but if you look at the pics, I don't see 3.

the bed should be accordian onto the cab if suburban slammed into the rear..

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Looks like the only thing undamaged is the front hood emblem!. Hopefully his insurance and any other company involved will do the right thing. Sad pictures altogether.
 
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If you look in the bed it appears there's the front valence (part under the bumper) from one of the other cars in the wreck, probably not the suburban, and definitely not from his truck.
 
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Wow.. Had to read the story twice. Glad he made it out to tell the story.
 
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Originally Posted by sdetweil View Post
right, but if you look at the pics, I don't see 3.

the bed should be accordian onto the cab if suburban slammed into the rear..

Sam
True, but doesn't a Rear-Ending encompass 3/4 on hits as well?
 
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I'm shocked! At first, before reading his story, I thought someone vandalized his truck because it was beat up on the front sides and rear. I guess the impact is the fact that it was in the family for 30 years and the guy spent relentless hours for 3 years building this pride and joy (did a nice job too). Then all within minutes, your dream truck is a pile of scrap metal. That hurts. If I were him, I'd buy a another truck or aftermarket frame and try to use what was salvagable from the truck in building another truck. He's a CA boy, and those pics were difficult to look at. I sure feel for the owner.
 

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