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RepoMan73 02-24-2013 12:29 PM

A drunk turned my 4 door into a 2 door
 
So I was traveling on the highway and I got rear ended by a drunk driver going close to 100 mph. My jeep went off the road and flipped. I came out of it with fractures to my neck and back.

While it sucked and I'm in quite a bit of pain, that roll bar saved my life. Thanks to it I'm in a neck brace instead of a wheel chair.

I think the Jeep would have come out of it better except the car that hit me was an Expedition. I can't imagine what the result would have been if I was in my wife's sedan.

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Time to start all over again.

SoCaljeep08 02-24-2013 12:32 PM

Wow! It's safe to say you had someone watching over you that day! Glad your ok and thank got for the roll bar!

Maro35089 02-24-2013 12:32 PM

Wow good thing your ok. Well I think you can take off most of those upgraded parts

frieed 02-24-2013 12:33 PM

Your lucky he didn't aim for the drivers door...

otaku30 02-24-2013 12:33 PM

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Originally Posted by RepoMan73 (Post 3413518)
So I was traveling on the highway and I got rear ended by a drunk driver going close to 100 mph. My jeep went off the road and flipped. I came out of it with fractures to my neck and back.

While it sucked and I'm in quite a bit of pain, that roll bar saved my life. Thanks to it I'm in a neck brace instead of a wheel chair.

Damn - sorry to hear about the accident. Glad to hear you came out of it relatively intact though.

Hope you get better soon.

Binx 02-24-2013 12:34 PM

Holy hell, glad your OK.

Jeep4X4XFAR 02-24-2013 12:35 PM

Good news that you're OK. You were lucky you were in a 4-door unlimited and not a 2-door.

4Jeepn 02-24-2013 12:36 PM

glad to read you walked away.

StumpMT 02-24-2013 12:36 PM

Hoping for a very speedy recovery. Now I'm even more glad I bought a Jeep. I hope that drunk is in jail.

IrateDonnie 02-24-2013 12:45 PM

Ouch! I Hope everything turns out ok. Hopefully the guy had insurance & went to jail. It looks like it could have been even worse, at least nobody was sitting in the back seat.

Tom-JK6spds 02-24-2013 12:46 PM

Bloody hell, that sucks! Glad you lived to tell about it, and remember-narcotics are your best friend right now. Here's to hoping your injuries are just temporary...
best regards

Thorshammer7 02-24-2013 12:48 PM

WOW !! Glad you survived. Wishing you a speedy recovery.

ajones1992 02-24-2013 12:49 PM

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Those drunks come out of no where. I was hit by a drunk this past Black Friday. I flipped 2 or 3 times. Totaled my 2013 I had for maybe 3 months. She did a pit maneuver on me. She was in a dodge caliber I got multiple skull fractures,and blood clot in my brain. All is healed but permanent dent in my skull. So I definitely know first hand how amazing that roll bar is! I hope you have a quick recovery!

SilverSport 02-24-2013 12:50 PM

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Originally Posted by otaku30 (Post 3413541)
damn - sorry to hear about the accident. Glad to hear you came out of it relatively intact though.

Hope you get better soon.

x2.

JeffC 02-24-2013 01:30 PM

Let me guess ... the drunk was fine?

I was T-Boned in an intersection, no rollover, back in the day in a Nissan 200SX. Impacted just behind my door and ripped the back off. Drunk just had split lip :nonono:.

Raiderfan001 02-24-2013 01:34 PM

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Originally Posted by StumpMT (Post 3413548)
Hoping for a very speedy recovery. Now I'm even more glad I bought a Jeep. I hope that drunk is in jail.

Even better would be 6 feet under.

wrz0170 02-24-2013 01:42 PM

Wow. Glad you are ok!

hbgirl 02-24-2013 01:46 PM

oh my, so glad you are relatively "ok" ... hope your recovery goes quickly. Just one more reason to love our Jeeps.

The words I have regarding the drunk driver are not family-friendly, so I'll just zip the lip. :nonono:

Jeaper 02-24-2013 01:54 PM

That terrifies me. Thank God there were no kids were in the back seat. I hate recklessness like that, including texting while driving. A single act can cause so much consequence.

okstatemike 02-24-2013 01:55 PM

Here's to a speedy recovery for you and best wishes for a good settlement and future rig.

wfbill 02-24-2013 02:09 PM

I am glad to hear you are ok. It is refreshing to see the sturdiness of the Jeep. I just bought mine, it is my first. My thoughts and best wishes are with you. You needed an excuse to order a 10th Anniversary Rubi anyhow, right?? :thumb:

RevCo666 02-24-2013 02:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Jeaper (Post 3413866)
That terrifies me. Thank God there were no kids were in the back seat. I hate recklessness like that, including texting while driving. A single act can cause so much consequence.

X1000

I never drink and drive and even ditched having a cell so no txt'ing distracted driving either for me... I wish I could record all the idiot distracted drivers and show them exactly how bad they do drive! I'll stop now before I start cursing but glad to know that the OP is ok... :thumb:

Up Hill Bill 02-24-2013 02:27 PM

Ouch! I hope your recovery is swift and complete.

And, enjoy your new Jeep! Are you going to wait for 2014s? Don't forget to salvage your mods, like those KC lights.

Strange246 02-24-2013 02:34 PM

DAMN! Glad you're ok!

Ex Umbris Currus 02-24-2013 02:48 PM

I'm glad you made it out alive, just think how much fun you'll have wrenching on your new Jeep!

Sasquatchewan 02-24-2013 02:56 PM

Sure glad your gonna make it bro prayers going up for a quick recovery

jadmt 02-24-2013 03:10 PM

Any photos of the other vehicle? you were unlucky but fortunate to be alive I am glad you are able to type and tell the story.

RRTRI 02-24-2013 03:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Jeaper
That terrifies me. Thank God there were no kids were in the back seat. I hate recklessness like that, including texting while driving. A single act can cause so much consequence.

Absolutely!

Very glad to hear you did far better than just barely lived through it. Amazing pictures. Gas mileage be dammed....mass is a good thing when being struck by anything else.

One of the things I always want to know when considering a vehicle is how much does what I'm looking at weigh? Generally speaking the most weight I can buy for my money is a primary goal. When I see pictures like this is further reinforces that thought pattern. The Jeep was more of a lifestyle choice as there are certainly heavier options, but maybe the heaviest when it comes to a convertible option? For sure not going to catch me in a convertible minI I can tell you that much.

gr8fulKID 02-24-2013 03:22 PM

((((((((Good Vibes)))))))))

ESP 02-24-2013 03:23 PM

Glad your ok OP.

Do you know yet if everything is going to be considered at total loss or can you salvage any parts at all?


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