hey guys, its week 3 (day 21) of my hospital stay at St. Barnabas after almost losing my life in a car accident with my beloved baby Gregg the jeep. I had just past the one year mark with it and had invested so much of my time and hard work in to it. I loved it so much
On April 29th i was stopped at a red light on a 2 lane highway when i was hit by a driver going 50 mph from behind. My jeep did a 360 through traffic hit a divider and immediately set fire with me inside it, Luckily i was pulled out by a good samaritan but sustained 2nd and 3rd degree burns on my face arms and back. I have had many skin grafts and can finally use my fingers and hands to type and access my phone, but i am far from healed and recovery is expected to take 18 months but i am looking to the future and still going to enjoy my life to the fullest.
My jeep was assessed for a great price at $19k and that is definitely a plus, but i could never put a price on that thing its a jeep thing and i loved every minute being in it
Here is a link to pictures, do not bother reading that trash article, they quoted me and i wasnt even conscious and they did not acknowledge the fact i was at a red light (that is me on the ground)
Wow Justin, glad you made it out.. Definitely take care of yourself and maybe one day you'll be back in the 'ol Wrangler. Good luck to you and stay in touch with the forum..... PS. never good bye, but see you later...
Nothing to it but to do it.
SIMPLE AS THAT.
'04 TJ RUBICON, 4.0l auto
2"BDS coils, Rubicon express shocks, 33/12.50/15 Dick Cepek Mud Country tires yellowed out, on Black steel D's.
yeah i forgot to mention, the jeep experiences was one of the happiest times of my life and if i get better, get back to work, and and get some real money i would love a 4 door JKUR maybe. im a jeep owner for life
thanks for the kind words everyone. Yes legal action will be happening very soon. I was very disturbed when i heard the man who hit me was released without a drug/alcohol test and was only charged with careless driving. I have my work cut out for me these next few months
WOW dude, I am glad you are okay. It said the guy couldn't remember what happened.... Drugs, alcohol, or fell asleep. I hope justice for you is served, good luck in the future and I hope it all works out for you.
You lucky, lucky man. You may not feel it right now with everything you're going through. But in a few years looking back, I'm sure you'll be thankful.
At the end of the day, the steel and wheels can be replaced, you can't.
Careless driving? that's the understatement of the century. Sue his ass!!
Glad to hear that you are well enough to communicate. Best wishes to you for a speedy recovery. As far as your future decision on a mode of transportation... I haven't driven the FJ but I think it is a very good looking rig and I have seen some hold their own off road. As for the Jk, I love them but man are they expensive!!!! Again, best wishes with your recovery.
I know a lot of things, most of them are only correct in my own head...
Better to be judged by twelve then carried by six. I'm sure this is going to get me in trouble down the line
2000 sport, 5speed, 1-1/4 body lift, 3" zone, metal cloak front fenders, metal cloak control arms, 4.88, 35" cooper stt.
With time you will heal. Get back on that horse as soon as you can. This time buy a full size horse with 1/2" rolled steel bumpers with 2 feet clearance. I would suggest a full size 1979 Dodge Ramcharger. It comes with a removable top. I picked up one for my teenage son. I was afraid someone would run into him so I picked up the toughest 4x4 I could find. Never regretted it. Stay safe my friend.