Sorry about that, man. Drinking and driving really sucks. And, as if that weren't enough, here's a story from me:
This didn't happen to me (thank God), but I e-mailed the guy whose car this was to find out just exactly what was left, and here is his story about how this happened:
Late last summer, he and a couple of friends were driving up from California to visit some family. They had just made it across the California border, when one of them (the guy doesn't remember who) suggested that they get something to drink. So they stopped at a bar in a town along the freeway and had a few too many drinks. The got back in the car, and started back north on I-5 to Portland. After a while, a car pulled up along side them and wanted to race. The driver of the BMW hit the gas, and they raced up to about 135, when the BMW started pulling away, up to about 140MPH. After a little bit of cruising at 140, a cop pulled up behind the BMW and tried to pull them over. The driver of the BMW, rather than pull over, went off an offramp. They blew through an intersection and slammed into a minivan with 3 small children in it at 120MPH. The van flipped end-over-end twice before landing on its roof. The BMW spun around five or six times, slammed into another car, and slid into a telephone pole. The BMW then proceeded to burn to the ground from the impact. In the end, the driver of the minivan died, and two of his children died at the hospital from massive trauma to the head. The third child recieved extreme brain damage, and will probably die at about age 15. Two passengers in the second car died on impact, and the third will probably never walk again. In the BMW, one man died on the way to the hospital, another burned to death in the BMW, and the driver... he walked away from the crash with minor burns on his right side and a few scratches. Here's the pictures taken at the boneyard where the BMW now rests in charred peace:
The front seats
The tail of the car. The license plate is still good!
Here's the front of the poor car.
This one really takes the cake:
This once was a $35,000 piece of German-crafted art. Now it's just a hunk of twisted metal. Just a friendly reminder to not drink and drive.
1994 Sentra E
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! If it were any cooler, it would probably be illegal.
[This message has been edited by samo (edited April 15, 2001).]