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    Did Something I Haven't Done in 31 Years

    I totalled my car. At least I think I did. That has kept me busy the last couple of days. No one was hurt badly, though there are a lot of sore muscules. Bother.
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    Have you heard about the new corduroy pillows? They're making head lines!

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    Consider yourself lucky to walk away.

    Merry Christmas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sevlex View Post
    Consider yourself lucky to walk away.

    Merry Christmas.

    I do. Thanks.
    "Nothing ever gets so bad that government "help" can't make it worse." Pat Garrett, March 22, 2014

    "HATE IS GOOD, WHEN ITS DIRECTED AT EVIL." PROBASCO, April 20, 2012

    I tried to push the envelope, but found that it was stationery.

    Have you heard about the new corduroy pillows? They're making head lines!

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    Glad to hear you're okay and no one else was hurt. Sore muscles mend.... It could have been worse.

    I've totalled two (actually, a deer totalled one of them, but the other one was my fault).

    Merry Christmas.

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    Hopefully you are smarter then me and went to the hospitol to get checked out. I flipped my wife's Vera Cruz in Oct and didn't go with the paramedics. Now I am still having pretty bad neck and back pain.

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    Glad you're ok.
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    Glad to hear your okay man, hope everything comes out ok.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Woogiebear View Post
    Hopefully you are smarter then me and went to the hospitol to get checked out. I flipped my wife's Vera Cruz in Oct and didn't go with the paramedics. Now I am still having pretty bad neck and back pain.
    We were close to Madigan Army Hospital so after the accident was cleaned up I took my wife and daughter there to have them checked out. Didn't need an ambulance but I was glad the hospital was close by.
    "Nothing ever gets so bad that government "help" can't make it worse." Pat Garrett, March 22, 2014

    "HATE IS GOOD, WHEN ITS DIRECTED AT EVIL." PROBASCO, April 20, 2012

    I tried to push the envelope, but found that it was stationery.

    Have you heard about the new corduroy pillows? They're making head lines!

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    Okay, give it up, what were you doing, playing air guitar, eating a chimichanga, texting, smooching with the wife. Fess up now. Is your next car going to be a red one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by old Grump View Post
    Okay, give it up, what were you doing, playing air guitar, eating a chimichanga, texting, smooching with the wife. Fess up now. Is your next car going to be a red one?
    Believe it our not, I was head-checking to see if I could change lanes and the car in front of me stopped. The car I wrecked was red!
    "Nothing ever gets so bad that government "help" can't make it worse." Pat Garrett, March 22, 2014

    "HATE IS GOOD, WHEN ITS DIRECTED AT EVIL." PROBASCO, April 20, 2012

    I tried to push the envelope, but found that it was stationery.

    Have you heard about the new corduroy pillows? They're making head lines!

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    A recent study conducted by researchers at the University of Auckland, New Zealand indicates that there may be a link between car color and serious injuries as a result of car accidents. Their findings were published in the The British Medical Journal in December 2003.


    The study involved accidents in New Zealand between 1998 and 1999. According to their findings, drivers of brown cars had the highest risk of sustaining serious injuries caused by auto accidents. Black and green cars also had elevated risks.


    Which are the safest cars? Drivers of silver-colored cars, according to the report, have a 50% less chance of being involved in an injury-causing accident than do drivers of white cars! While the results are surprising, more studies need to be performed before we all rush out and repaint or replace our vehicles.


    The scientists did not explain why there was such a disparity in accident rates. Perhaps lighter colored cars are more visible, or perhaps the people who choose such cars are a self-selecting group of safe drivers.

    How popular are the various car colors? According to DuPont Automotive's 2003 Color Popularity Report, the top three colors (silver, white and black) account for more than 50% of new cars manufactured for North America. Here is a chart highlighting the top ten most popular car colors:
    Color Percentage of New Cars
    Silver 20.2%
    White 18.4%
    Black 11.6%
    Med/Dark Gray 11.5%
    Light Brown 8.8%
    Med/Dark Blue 8.5%
    Medium Red 6.9%
    Med/Dark Green 5.3%
    Bright Red 3.8%
    Dark Red 0.9%
    Source: DuPont Automotive

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    I asked because I have been told several times by officers of the law that when they see a red car they look at them just a little bit harder because an awful of of their stops seem to be red cars. It's a family joke that whenever we are passed by a car it's either a red car or a car with a red interior. If there is no red involved we just tell ourselves that his other car is red. My ex wife never got a speeding ticket till she finally got her wish, a red car. 2 in one week and then another 6 months later. Sure glad we were divorced by then and I didn't have to pay her insurance.

    Anywhooo, glad you are okay and that is why they call them accidents. A gal stopped in front of me one time because she missed her turn and instead of going forward another half a block to the next exit she just stops in the middle of traffic. I stopped missing her bumper by inches, the Ford Van Econoline behind me did not stop and parked himself in my trunk. 68 New Yorker with a bent frame and totaled. The van driver got a ticket for not stopping and the gal that started it got a ticket for unsafe driving. What I got was my father in law mad at me because it was his car. Sometimes no matter how careful you are the alligator gonna get you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ltorlo64 View Post
    I totalled my car. At least I think I did. That has kept me busy the last couple of days. No one was hurt badly, though there are a lot of sore muscules. Bother.
    Car can be replaced. People cannot.

    Thank God nobody was hurt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by old Grump View Post
    I asked because I have been told several times by officers of the law that when they see a red car they look at them just a little bit harder because an awful of of their stops seem to be red cars.
    Great. The new Honda I just bought for my wife is a dark metallic cherry red........
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    Your not alone my friend .
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    Glad to hear you and your family are all ok, sorry to hear of the accident. Do you know why the joker in front of you stopped?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomac yokctep View Post
    Your not alone my friend .
    Ouch. What happened?
    "Nothing ever gets so bad that government "help" can't make it worse." Pat Garrett, March 22, 2014

    "HATE IS GOOD, WHEN ITS DIRECTED AT EVIL." PROBASCO, April 20, 2012

    I tried to push the envelope, but found that it was stationery.

    Have you heard about the new corduroy pillows? They're making head lines!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schuetzenman View Post
    Glad to hear you and your family are all ok, sorry to hear of the accident. Do you know why the joker in front of you stopped?
    He slowed because the cars in front of him slowed. If the road would not have been rain soaked I would have stopped in plent of time but I hit my breaks and immediately started to slide. Those extra few inches were all I needed. Bother.
    "Nothing ever gets so bad that government "help" can't make it worse." Pat Garrett, March 22, 2014

    "HATE IS GOOD, WHEN ITS DIRECTED AT EVIL." PROBASCO, April 20, 2012

    I tried to push the envelope, but found that it was stationery.

    Have you heard about the new corduroy pillows? They're making head lines!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomac yokctep View Post
    Your not alone my friend .
    What the hell did you do drive over a firelug?

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    Good to hear no one is in the hospital or hurt badly. Lets hope the person you hit is not looking for a pay day.

    I've never had the misfortune of a bad accident, just fender benders. My daughter, on the other hand, has sent 3 cars to the junkyard

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    18 Wheeler side swiped me.
    Quote Originally Posted by Schuetzenman View Post
    What the hell did you do drive over a firelug?

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