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As a reminder given the holiday, the rash of wrecks of members, and the influx of new users:

April 12 was the 3 year mark of my Dad's meeting with a unlicensed, uninsured drunk driver. The remants are below.

Be careful out there!









[This message has been edited by Y2K SE (edited April 14, 2001).]
 

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And what's really sad is what I usually hear..."Its not like I committed a real crime..." Well if that isn't one then I don't know what is.

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Thanks, Y2K SE. Me personally-I don't ever-ever do it. Whish no one else did. Scares me to death.

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I'm assuming your dad did not live right?, damn man! I am sooo so sorry that had to happen, yeah I hate people driving drunk, I wish there was DUI checkpoints on every road everyday. But I guess sometimes the indefinite can't be helped, and it just sucks that the indefinite has to happen to you or someone you know. Well if this helps any, I'M SORRY,
Juan Cardenas

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Actually, both he and my stepmother lived.

Snipped from his website:

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On Easter Sunday April 12th 1998 my wife and I were hit head on by a drunk driver. These pictures were taken at the crash scene shortly after the crash. It was a beautiful sunny day and at around 6:00pm Lynne and I decided to take the vette out for its first ride of the year. We had spent the day at her sisters new house and got back early enough to take the car out. We drove down Rt.33 toward Athens and stopped to get gas in Logan. After getting gas I got back in the car and buckled my seat belt something I did not always do and hadn't done when I left the house. We decided to continue on Rt.33 to Nelsonville to get something to eat and then we would head back home. Well we never made it to Nelsonville. About a mile from the city limits we were hit head on by a drunk driver in a 77 Chevy pickup. My wife says that she saw that he was driving recklessly as he came toward us. It happened so quickly that I had no time to react. It took the rescue squad about an hour to get us out of the car. The second picture shows the rescue workers trying to stabilize me so I could be transported by Helicopter to Grant Medical center in Columbus,Oh. The pickup truck ended up on top of us because it was hit by the car that was following us. They had to tip the truck off of our car as it had no front suspension left. The impact was so hard that the engine/transmission assembly was ejected from the truck and was about 150 feet from the crash site.

My wife suffered extensive injuries that included, a broken collar bone, six broken ribs, a punctured lung and a broken pelvis and also had to be life-flighted by helicopter to Grant Medical Center. After 2 lung surgeries and 30 days in the hospital she was released. To this day she still has problems with all the broken bones that she had and probably will never completely recover. After more than 2 years she has still only been released to work part time. I had a serious concussion that caused me to not remember tha crash, the crash happened at about 8:00pm and the first thing I remember was waking up at the hospital at 11:15 not knowing what had happened or where I was. I didn't know if I was at fault because I couldn't remember. I was released from the hospital after 2 days but developed complications from the impact with the steering wheel. On the 23rd of May I was admitted to the hospital for emergency surgery to remove a large abcess from my stomach and to repair damage that was done to my intestines from the impact. I spent the next 3 1/2 weeks in the hospital and an additional 3 months at home recuperating from the surgery. Thankfully I have just about fully recovered. I still have some back problems that I believe are related to the crash.

As far as the car as you can see it was pretty much destroyed. Even though the passenger compartment stay intact most everything was destroyed. The impact pushed the engine(was a 66 396 Big Block) and transmission(turbo 400) into the firewall and destroyed the instrument cluster and even smashed the radio. The block was cracked and the transcase destroyed. The seats were broken, console was cracked in several places, driveshaft bent like a pretzel. Not a whole lot was salvagable. I did get the rear suspension and brakes, the front calipers, spindles and rotors.Gas tank,p.s door glass,2 rear wheels and tires + spare tire/wheel. I'm hoping to have the block welded as that starter mounting ear is all that broke and a guys says he can reweld it. I took off the few things that I could salvage from it and a friend of mine at work and I, cut it up into small pieces and threw it in the dumpster.
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Nice heads up man. I'm glad to hear that they survived and are alright now. What ever happened to the other guy?

Whenever I used to go out drinking, I would go out with an ugly chick. As soon as that ugly chick looks even halfway decent, I stop drinking and sober up. :)

PS. I only drink if I'm taking the train home or if there is a designated driver.
 

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Well, not really. My stepmother's spine is bent, it has a curvature to the side now. Very painful.

The other guy is serving 46 months in prision for 4 (7? - he had 3 passengers, his brother and their teenage sons) counts attempted vehicular homicide (there was another car involved), and various other felonies.

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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 dashboard


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.


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[This message has been edited by samo (edited April 15, 2001).]
 
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