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Old 06-05-2009, 09:29 AM   #1
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**Need-To-Read-Thread!** Lots of pics (56k.........kill yourself)

Alright guys......... so here's the deal.

I know a bunch of you have PMed me recently because I haven't been my usual...... 25 posts a day self. I have tried to pm all of you back and Am still working on cleaning myself up......

So here's the reason I've been gone for a week or two...........

The story starts on a rainy day and a back road...
I was coming back home from a friends on a back road so I could get ready for work. I was running a bit behind schedule, so I was of course, going slightly over the speed limit. Only 5 miles or so over, and the road was 55......... so I was going around 60.

As I said, It was raining............ so here's where It gets interesting.......

I'm going around a corner......... and I start feeling some shaking in the steering wheel. I shift down to 3rd to get some grip, but my back end keeps sliding out. I hit a curb, flip twice, and land right next to the road.

Unfortunately, I didn't get any pics of the car at the scene as it was (because I was in an EMS vehical), but I did get some after pics...........
Engine bay...

drivers side......

Whole side.......

Passengers side....

Front......


I will say this....... I feel both extremely lucky, for the fact that I walked out of that wreck with just a concussion, and extremely grateful that I was driving a focus, for the fact that It saved my life. I've seen guys in hondas, toyotas, nissans, chevy's, everything... wreck a car like this and they weren't so lucky....

But, I'm alive, and that's what counts right now. I've already got the $ going through for the car......... so If you guys find ANYTHING focus wise around 6K, PM it to me.

Another thing too.......... the cops charged me with "wreckless driving".... but I'm not worried about it. My lawyer is already working on getting it dropped and I have 2 months before my court date.....


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Old 06-05-2009, 09:59 AM   #2
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Well it's good that you are ok. Wreckless driving?!? Do they have any concrete evidence? I mean, like you were really driving wrecklessly.

I have heard the Focus is really safe in accidents that involve a roll-over. I'm guessing insurance totalled the car?
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damn, dude, sorry to hear. Hope everything works out for ya!
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Old 06-05-2009, 10:05 AM   #4
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go buy an svt you damn luck y american lol, there for sale all over the place in the states....nothing in canada:(:(:(
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"Last night a Focus saved my life..."

Great to hear you're okay, sounds like an extremely scary incident.
Everybody check your cars (re-check, check again) -- you get no points if you die.
Sometimes though, something just breaks.
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And just why do we "need to read" this? You were driving too fast for the conditions....you wrecked your car. It was your own fault. The same thing will happen to your next car if you continue driving carelessly.

Lucky you didn't kill someone in another car....or a passenger.
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sorry dude. just curious, did you downshift in the middle of the curve?
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Wow man. Good to hear you're ok and good luck with finding a new car. Hopefully this might help you out...

http://charlotte.craigslist.org/sear...=6000&hasPic=1

My personal recommendation from the list...
http://charlotte.craigslist.org/cto/1198820239.html
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Old 06-05-2009, 12:14 PM   #9
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glad no one else was involved in your accident, could have been much worse.
here are some cars to look at
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2006 zx3 se 58k
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Thank God for the foci's awesome roof. Look at that, flips and the roof barely crushes into the cockpit. Amazing, glad your ok too. I think when I look into my next car, I'm going to surf the net for accident pics to see how it fairs in different situation. 6k for a focus, I'm sure you'll be able to find something awesome. Don't wanna buy something new tho huh? Like put a nice down payment on a car?
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