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Drinking and driving will bite you every time. Two people....both survived. Both had crushed legs.

 

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I think a tail light is still good


when I was a teenager my next door neighbor ,who was a college student and part time car dealer,took me to a wrecking yard
that also owned a towing company. We went back to the yard and he asked me if I could ID what kind of car it was that was all wadded up.
I said it was a 67 Camaro SS. He asked how I knew,I replied because most of tail light lens was there and since it was all red with no backup lens it was an SS/RS and there was part of hood louver in the mess.
Story was the owner was despondent over a GF breakup and hit a giant oak tree at over 120. Engine and trans were in the trunk.
Wrecker driver was so torn up over the carnage that he was puking his guts out and had to have someone else pick up the car.
Back then there werent really EMTs so wrecker driver was supposed to help with on the scene clean up.
really weirded me out as I saw a tennis shoe covered in flies,so can only imagine... Ive seen many wrecked and a lot of carnage since then but none left as much of an impression.
 

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My grandfather-in-law I guess you can call him is full of stories like that. He used to be a tow truck driver in the 70s-80s and it takes ALOT to make his stomach turn today. One of his stories involved a 2 door cutlass I think it was that was sandwich and rolled over. Driver still alive. 2 trucks on either end of the car tried pulling the car apart in attempts to get the driver out and the car was so baddly mangle that they did get the car apart... but not just the car... poor guy didn't make it. It really is amazing how far technology has come with building cars to EMS. It's unfortunate that it had to be the route of "trial and error" basically. It's amazing that both survived in that truck, but it wasn't the truck that saved their lives..
Edit Thought I might add: that's a 94-97 S10 X-cab 2wd or it used to be.
 

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BTW...congrats on the retirement date...did it get moved up?
Got moved back so I will have dental, and vision til the end of September. Flying to Salt Lake City to pick up the wife's new ride, a 2017 Golf R. With nothing more than a tune, 0 to 60 in 3.8 seconds! I think stock is around 4.6. She will be able to kick Mustang, and Camaro Butt if she want to. :haha:
 

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got moved back so i will have dental, and vision til the end of september. Flying to salt lake city to pick up the wife's new ride, a 2017 golf r. With nothing more than a tune, 0 to 60 in 3.8 seconds! I think stock is around 4.6. She will be able to kick mustang, and camaro butt if she want to. :haha:

S.T.A.???....think USCG...
 

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I think a tail light is still good


when I was a teenager my next door neighbor ,who was a college student and part time car dealer,took me to a wrecking yard
that also owned a towing company. We went back to the yard and he asked me if I could ID what kind of car it was that was all wadded up.
I said it was a 67 Camaro SS. He asked how I knew,I replied because most of tail light lens was there and since it was all red with no backup lens it was an SS/RS and there was part of hood louver in the mess.
Story was the owner was despondent over a GF breakup and hit a giant oak tree at over 120. Engine and trans were in the trunk.
Wrecker driver was so torn up over the carnage that he was puking his guts out and had to have someone else pick up the car.
Back then there werent really EMTs so wrecker driver was supposed to help with on the scene clean up.
really weirded me out as I saw a tennis shoe covered in flies,so can only imagine... Ive seen many wrecked and a lot of carnage since then but none left as much of an impression.
I have one for you, back in the 70s, I was working for a trucking company, and drove by one of our trucks that hit a bridge column doing about 70. Found out the driver got into an argument with his girlfriend, that was in the passenger seat, and she broke up with him evidently, so he decided to end every thing. It through his load of lettuce almost 300 feet, the girl landed over 350 feet away, He planted the drivers side square with the column, they had trouble finding enough of him to identify. I talked to one of the mechanics that took what was left of the truck apart for the parts, and he said he found a finger inside the transmission. Has to be in the record books for goriest accident in Ohio, or on Interstate 80, I certainly will never forget. :eek:
 

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Aaaand upon reading that link further, I look like an idiot now. lol. I wouldn't doubt the false texting story to be plausable....
 
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