Rolled the Focus - Focus Fanatics
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Focus Fanatics > Ford Focus Discussions > Ford Focus & General Car Chat

Ford Focus & General Car Chat Discussion Forum relating to nonspecific Ford Focus models, car purchasing, auto industry news and any car talk.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
Ford Focus Tire & Wheels FocusFanatics Merchandise

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-12-2012, 09:33 AM   #1
chefster
Focus Enthusiast
 
chefster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Fan#: 60762
Location: Stockbridge, MI
What I Drive: ZX3,06stangGT,62 Chevy Pickup

Posts: 330
FF Reputation: 3 chefster Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Rolled the Focus

A deadwood tree went down across the entire road just over a steep hill outside of Gregory. Driving over the hill {at the speed limit} I had to slam the brakes and veer to hit the smaller branches. They twisted my car sideways and sent me over the side of the hill. I rolled one and a half times, and was left upside down suspended in my seatbellts. The Focus roof took a pretty good hit but held. As I was rolling I did a sit-up crunch to pull myself into a ball, I was able to bend my neck enough to not take too big of a hit to the head.I didn't smell any gas, but was reluctant to use any power widows. I was able to free myself and push open the passenger door above me.

Shook the glass out of my hair and I worked my way to the top of the hill to flag down anybody else approaching the trap. I do believe I may have saved the life of some Bikers on crotch rockets who were came up just a minute later. They would have been thrown all over the place.

I had just waxed and detailed my car


__________________
SHOES ARE ALWAYS TIED, READY TO RUN
WWW.MUSTANGCHEF.COM
chefster is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 11-12-2012, 09:57 AM   #2
SkyPilot
Jetsetter
 
SkyPilot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Fan#: 22350
Location: Rochester, NY
What I Drive: 2004 SE, 2012 Yellow Blaze SE HB

Posts: 6,060
FF Reputation: 45 SkyPilot Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (17)
woah man, that sucks and sounds like a crappy situation all around. Glad to hear your ok!
__________________
ZETEC Crew #26 SR #20 YELLOW BLAZE OWNERS GROUP#4
Moderator Pilot, 2 foci Owner! 04 SE Sedan [P RNDL], 12 SE HB ╠╬╝
Ford Focus Discussions, Ford Focus Marketplace, Ford Focus Tech Discussions, Movies & Music Fanatics, Regional Forums
SkyPilot is online now  
    Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2012, 10:05 AM   #3
scoutout
Focus Enthusiast
 
scoutout's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Fan#: 88324
Location: cleveland, TX
What I Drive: 2002 black ford focus svt

Posts: 314
FF Reputation: 1 scoutout Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (5)
glad to hear your okay man! good call on flagging other people.
__________________
2002 Black SVT # 2,844 148k miles and counting!
OIF VET 2007-2008
scoutout is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2012, 10:08 AM   #4
sailor
"Elder"
 
sailor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Fan#: 57268
Location: Williamsville, NY
What I Drive: 2004 Pitch Black ZTS 2.3 5spd.

Posts: 13,295
FF Reputation: 67 sailor Excellent Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Lets see, the side's dented up, the glass is broken, but the side mirror is fine???? WTF!

(grin)

Glad you're OK, and great move getting to the top to warn others! many would just stand there in "shell shock" looking at the mess instead of thinking of what to do next...

Kudo's!
sailor is online now  
    Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2012, 10:43 AM   #5
drunkyoda
Hmmmmm
 
drunkyoda's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Fan#: 65151
Location: Milton, WA
What I Drive: 2003 Pitch Black LX

Posts: 3,702
FF Reputation: 9 drunkyoda Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (3)
wow... well at least the car will be paid for.
__________________
2003 Focus Sedan - Sold but not forgotten
2014 Mustang V6 - Current
drunkyoda is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2012, 11:08 AM   #6
Buddy4679
Browser
 
Buddy4679's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Fan#: 94214
Location: Jessup, MD
What I Drive: 2007 SilverFrost Chevy TrailBlazer

Posts: 2,430
FF Reputation: 2 Buddy4679 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
Glad you were able to walk away from that!!
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Malibooya View Post
I'm pretty much the biggest tool that could ever be in my car.
!!SVT is GONE!!
2007 SilverFrost Chevy TrailBlazer LT 4x4
#124 Hatch Nation
Buddy4679 is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2012, 11:58 AM   #7
elsolo
Focus Fanatic
 
elsolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Fan#: 96835
Location: Long Beach, CA
What I Drive: 2003 dark shadow grey metallic ZX3

Posts: 2,172
FF Reputation: 17 elsolo Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
Cars can be replaced a whole lot easier than arms and legs.
Glad you didn't have the windows open with your arms flailing out.
Very good of you to go up to the road to warn the upcoming vehicles.
elsolo is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2012, 04:34 PM   #8
markwb
Focus Enthusiast
 
markwb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Fan#: 105077
Location: Groton, CT
What I Drive: Ford Focus ZXW 2006

Posts: 99
FF Reputation: 1 markwb Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Glad you're okay, and that you had the presence of mind to get out of the wreck and warn others. You are a hero in my eyes. You are also blessed!
__________________
Mark
2003 Pontiac Bonneville SSEi
IBEW Local 261
"My Other Vehicle is a Nuclear Submarine"
markwb is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2012, 04:38 PM   #9
zx3_bmxrider
Meh.
 
zx3_bmxrider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Fan#: 84231
Location: Louisville, KY
What I Drive: 2001 Pitch Black ZX3

Posts: 5,170
FF Reputation: 9 zx3_bmxrider Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (12)
Thats crazy man. Im glad you were able to walk away from that.
__________________
Hatch Nation #92 || FocusXtreme || Zetec Crew #377 || Southeast Fanatics || Focus Factor || Rally Revolution #4
zx3_bmxrider is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2012, 05:24 PM   #10
jinstall
Deutsche Arsche
 
jinstall's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Fan#: 9730
Location: El Paso TX/Friedrichsdorf DE, TX
What I Drive: 01 ZX3RACECAR/04 ST170/13 FST2

Posts: 2,385
FF Reputation: 4 jinstall Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
Glad your safe and you kept your wits to help others.
__________________
2001 Focus ZX3 Race Car in Germany-Ours
2010 Renault Clio 1.2 16V in Germany-Hers
2004 SVTF EAP/ST170-Mine
2013 Focus ST2 TS NAV SUNROOF-Hers
jinstall is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks
-->
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:38 PM.


Copyright 2002-2014 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Terms of Use : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Acura TLX or Fiesta ST. You can find all Ford Focus and Focus ST related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area.