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Iseul 04-09-2013 10:42 PM

Car Accidents
 
Why me? Like..why on earth are there so many horrible car accidents in my life right now?

Some of you know that I recently flippee and totalled my car..Well, my boyfriend just totalled his dad's expensive sports car and has his brother in (I think) ICU at the big hospital in the city.

I have no idea what he was doing or why he was even on the road he was on..Nor do I have any idea how he hit so high on some of the trees, let alone the fact that he hit 5 a good 30 yards apart from each other.

Oh, and he doesn't want to see me.


My old BO lives on the road so I called to ask what she knew and got a car hit a tree and a female was life flighted...Not sure if there was a female too or if whoever she heard from got it wrong or what.

I'm not sure how I'm suppose to work tomorrow..his cousin that's with him said he doesn't even have a scratch on him but his brother is in pretty bad shape..

He feels horrible that he almost killed his own brother..and I can't help but think all of this wouldve been avoided if he wouldve called me to come over like he said he would. :/

Alright..rant over for now I guess..Try an get some sleep so I can atleast stay awake at work, even if I'm not focused.
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Cacowgirl 04-10-2013 10:15 AM

Sorry you have another life problem to go through. The siren song of a fast car is hard to compete with. I hope no other female was involved. Early "facts" are often wrong. Maybe you should inquire from Cherie about her job opening.

Iseul 04-10-2013 02:26 PM

I will be if I don't get the job I really want here. I'd like to stay around closer for my family (Nana's gettin there in age and mum keeps having health problems), but if there's nothing here for me, then away from the nest I'll fly, lol.

There wasn't a female, my boyfriend, his brother, and their friend Cameron were on their way to the tavern and went the wrong way.

He's actually usually really good with the car and not speeding where he knows he can't speed like such. I know from that hill he shouldn't have been going anymore than 35-40mph from how fast my truck gets rolling down it and he said he coasted, which he's done about a million times with me in the car with him.

His brother is getting picked up now to come on home. No broken bones, just sore muscles, cuts, and some stitches on his head for him.

Boyfriend is close to having a breakdown because of it. The blame will be placed on him, but I know how a car can hit the **** ashes they put down for snow and there's not a thing you can do to control where the car's going because it happened to me.

What really gets me is that he was just talking to his brother last week about how he's never wrecked a car (drinking or not, his brother's on house arrest for DUIs)..He knocked on wood, but that obviously didn't do much for him.

Here's a picture of the car he sent me this morning when they went and cleaned it out.
http://i959.photobucket.com/albums/a...0410131022.jpg

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churumbeque 04-10-2013 03:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Iseul (Post 2181985)
Why me? Like..why on earth are there so many horrible car accidents in my life right now?

Some of you know that I recently flippee and totalled my car..Well, my boyfriend just totalled his dad's expensive sports car and has his brother in (I think) ICU at the big hospital in the city.

I have no idea what he was doing or why he was even on the road he was on..Nor do I have any idea how he hit so high on some of the trees, let alone the fact that he hit 5 a good 30 yards apart from each other.

Oh, and he doesn't want to see me.


My old BO lives on the road so I called to ask what she knew and got a car hit a tree and a female was life flighted...Not sure if there was a female too or if whoever she heard from got it wrong or what.

I'm not sure how I'm suppose to work tomorrow..his cousin that's with him said he doesn't even have a scratch on him but his brother is in pretty bad shape..

He feels horrible that he almost killed his own brother..and I can't help but think all of this wouldve been avoided if he wouldve called me to come over like he said he would. :/

Alright..rant over for now I guess..Try an get some sleep so I can atleast stay awake at work, even if I'm not focused.
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Irresponsible driving sounds like the answer to your question. He is responsible for what happened and If I were a parent I would not let 3 young men go joy riding in my sports car. That is asking for trouble. It has nothing to do with him not calling like he said he was supposed to do. People need to think about the consequenses of their actions and then stuff like this may be prevented.

alexischristina 04-10-2013 06:25 PM

It doesn't sound to me as if there was any 'joy riding' or 'irresponsible driving' happening from what OP has said- now OP may not know the whole truth, but we can only go off of what she has given us... The only thing I agree with in your post is that it is not your fault OP, so don't blame his not calling you.
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Iseul 04-10-2013 07:03 PM

Yeah, I know he wasn't joy riding. I mean, I think of it as a sports car, but maybe a Pontiac G6 isn't a technical one?

He's actually much more responsible driving than any other 22yr old guy is that I've seen.

I went back to look at the crash site again in the daylight (before it started pouring rain and I had to pull over coz I couldn't even see). He actually only hit one tree..In the dark with just my headlights I didn't realize I was lookint at CAT tire tread and where someone hit the other trees with the bucket (they're taking out hillsides and trees right now). I can see exactly how he lost control around the bend he was talking about, the first time I drove the road I didn't even see the turn and had to do some maneuvering going 30mph, so I believe it was a complete accident where no one was really at fault. On top of it being a horrible turn only wide enough for my truck to barely fit through, the road is littered with the ashes, mud, and lots of gravel from what they're doing off the road.

I know it's not because he didn't call me, but it did cross my mind, lol. I'm not really bothered by the fact now, I was just upset he didn't call when he said he was going to again.

Here's the tree now. They did a horrible clean up job..
http://i959.photobucket.com/albums/a...410_180757.jpg
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Foxhunter 04-11-2013 01:53 AM

I am glad that all are going to be OK.

Three things cause skidding - over braking, over acceleration and over steering. Regardless of what surface is on the road, if the above are avoided then a car will stay in control.

Young drivers seem to think that it is because of something other than their driving that causes accidents, experience will tell them differently.

Iseul 04-11-2013 07:51 AM

Yes, understandable. But, do piles of small gravel, mud, etc not significantly decrease the margin for which over braking/steering/acceleration? Who was to know that there's STILL piles of ashes laying around the road? It causes more risk than there should be, especially when it should've been cleared from the roads after it's purpose was lost (no snow or ice in the past three weeks, no need for it).

So yes, while it was technically our faults, who's to blame for bad road conditions when they should be good?
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Foxhunter 04-11-2013 02:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Iseul (Post 2193617)
Yes, understandable. But, do piles of small gravel, mud, etc not significantly decrease the margin for which over braking/steering/acceleration? Who was to know that there's STILL piles of ashes laying around the road? It causes more risk than there should be, especially when it should've been cleared from the roads after it's purpose was lost (no snow or ice in the past three weeks, no need for it).

So yes, while it was technically our faults, who's to blame for bad road conditions when they should be good?
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So, whoever is in charge of the roads in the USA is meant to go out and clear the roads the moment the snow melts? Did you not see piles of ashes before you hit one and went off the road? If you did not then you were not paying attention to road conditions. If you did then you thought you were infallible and were not driving to the conditions.

You are meant to drive at a speed within your ability.

Many years ago there was a burst water mains outside the place I was living. I called the water board to inform them. The water was running down across the road and as it was cold this was rapidly freezing making the road like an ice rink outside my home which was on a corner.
The water was then going down the side of the road like a fast flowing stream before going down a drain.
Everything was white with a frost.
A motorist then skidded and hit the fence taking out about 100 yards of it including two gate posts and the gate.
He had to have seen the water and, instead of thinking "Wonder where that water is coming from, sub zero temperatures might be ice." He continued driving at a speed that was dangerous for the conditions.

Getting behind the steering wheel of a car is like handling a loaded gun and needs full concentration.
Very few people actually do this (me included) but, as you get older and more experienced driving, so you also become safer. That is, until you get up there in years when you can be a danger to everyone!

Iseul 04-11-2013 05:16 PM

When the ashes are the same exact colour as the road I can barely see them walking unless I'm hawk-eyeing right in front of where my foot will hit next, I doubt it's fault of the motorist for not having perfect vision and seeing a pile of them.

The point with the roads needing cleared is that all main roads get sweeped once a week, what about all the roads we drive on getting to our houses or elsewhere? They should be swept the same as the main streets and highways.
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