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Old 06-02-2012, 10:29 PM   #1
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Old 06-02-2012, 11:37 PM   #2
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Poor bastard...

I had a bad car wreck several years ago. 63 MPH to zero in about 20 yards. Had a teen couple run a stop sign on me on a low visibility intersection. I had just enough time to go oh shit and try to hit the brake. Air bag and seatbelts saved my butt. Broken shoulder blade and shattered kneecap. I shoulda left my right foot on the damn floor instead of trying to hit the brake.

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Old 06-03-2012, 12:09 PM   #3
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That's what he gets for trying to take the shortcut lol
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Old 06-04-2012, 11:46 AM   #4
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Yes they are a great idea, rolled the company trunk onto it's top last year on a dirt road with a sweeping right hander, LOTS of washboard, and in a Dodge 1500 with fricken street tires. Back end came around and it rolled when it hit the berm, crunch.
BTW we were doing 25-30 mph which is the posted speed limit.
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Old 06-04-2012, 01:13 PM   #5
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1st experience with seat belts

While in college in 67 I purchased a 64 Ford without seatbelts. Were a new novelty bhen. Bought some lap belts and installed. Went on an interview trip to Minneapolis. Wife was along.

Went throug a small town and a woman ran a red light and we T-boned her. The only injury was my wife had a bruise on her knee. If she hadn't had the belt on she would have certainly been through the windshield.
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Old 06-04-2012, 03:21 PM   #6
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Oh that had potential to be a very messy accident..but yes seat belts are wonderful additions to our vehicles.

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