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 Post subject: OH DEER!!!
PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 12:06 pm 
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So this morning on my way to work, I hit a deer on the highway going 75 mph. One second the deer bounded across the road the next second my airbag is going off. My car is totaled. Someone stopped to check on me and called 911. Finally the highway patrol showed up and paramedics. They wanted me to go to the ER, but I told them I was fine. Just a swollen and scratched up jaw from the airbag going off. Wasn't thinking straight, though. Adrenaline was flowing. Felt like I got hit by Mike Tyson. Neck is sore.

Lori came and picked me up and took me to ER anyway just to be sure I didn't knock something loose. After X-rays and looking me over, doc said I'll be fine; I'll feel it later this evening and especially tomorrow morning. The reason I'm sharing this here is because I'd like to ask a favor of everyone. I'm now on the hunt for a decent beater. I need a small SUV or truck. In any event, please pm me if you know anyone who is wanting to sell a reliable vehicle and practically doesn't mind giving it away. I'm hoping for something like a small Chevy Blazer SUV or small Chevy S-10. Something like that, which can double as an economical construction vehicle and personal/family-mobile. Thanks in advance.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 12:13 pm 
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Oh, MARC! I'm gald Lori took you in and I'm so glad to hear you're okay! We will keep our eyes open for a vehicle that will fit your needs :?

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Gosh dangit!!! Just got rid of my Truck, and DID give it away.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 2:02 pm 
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Dang! Glad your OK.
I'll keep my ears open for a transport for you.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 2:26 pm 
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I can sell you my mini van, which has easily removable bench seats. Give me a call if you're interested.

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Marc, I'm glad you are O.K. Was that your truck you were in?

We will fight on the beaches, we will fight on the landing grounds, we will fight in the streets and in the fields. We will never surrender. Winston Churchill

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It was unfortunately our little Mazda. Since Marc drives 30+ miles each way to work, we can't afford the gas for the big truck. It would have been nicer if it was the truck. It, at least, is insured to the max. The Mazda, not so much. :cry:

I do realize how very lucky he was that he wasn't more seriously injured. When I picked him up and before we drove off, I asked him to say a prayer of thanks. Nothing like a near-death experience to show you what your true priorities are. Luckily, I get to have Marc around for a few more years.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 2:56 pm 
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Lucky for us all Lori. Nice to have the hand of the Lord helping at times like this.


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I am so glad he is okay too. Reminds me of my wreck in '07. I thought I was fine, only to end up in the ER a couple hours later. Britnee cried at the sceen because the car looked bad enough that I might not have survived.

So glad you're up and kickin' Marc!

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ouch Marc! I'm sorry to hear about your accident and am glad to hear you are ok!
Did this happen on I-15 by any chance? I was driving home from Idaho this morning and saw a deer smeared across the freeway and thought to myself, "hate to see the other guy.....". It was in between Perry and Ogden.

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Glad to hear you are ok Marc. I will keep an eye out for a transport for you

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Thanks, everyone...I was shaken this morning, but not stirred. Everything happened way too fast for me to have reacted poorly and perhaps ended up in a rollover from swerving or whatever. Still this pales in comparison to the time I plowed head on to an oncoming truck about 17 years ago in the winter snow. Drove my '66 Mustang right into retirement:


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Erin, That was very likely the deer I hit. It happened on I-15 just after 6 am this morning in Willard, several miles south of Perry. It was somewhere before the overpass in North Ogden. I probably freaked out the car and the semi truck drivers behind me. I still don't remember checking if I was clear to pull over to the shoulder. I'm sure they gave me a very wide berth. Man, it could have been bad.

I may have found a vehicle. I'll keep everyone posted. Thank you all.

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Glad you are alright. Brita and I hit a deer once driving to Idaho, but thankfully it was already dead and we were OK. That kept us awake the rest of the trip nicely.

We hope you can find a vehicle, we have nothing to offer in that regard, sorry.

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Marc, It really is a miracle that you were not seriously hurt going that fast! There have been many cases when the animal came through the windshield. You have a guardian angel for sure!!

"Sand people always travel single file to hide their numbers" It's not to hide our numbers, it's so we can follow the guy in front of us! If he trips, we have time to stop.


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That hurt to see your pretty mustang mangled.

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