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Old 12-04-2006, 02:06 PM
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Too fast for a gravel or a new crop in our field?

I got a call from my brother a little before ten Friday night. He was wondering what to do about somebody crashing through our fence and into our field.



My brother had been driving down the gravel road that borders the North edge of one of our farms when a car topped the hill going the opposite direction. The car went into a skid, just missed my brother's car, went into the ditch, dug out about thirty feet of dirt at the bottom of the ditch, knocked down a couple of trees (the trees were about six inches wide), went through our fence and rolled a couple of times before coming to a rest in our field. My brother walked over to
the wrecked car and the driver came crawling out of the back window. the car was still running so my brother reached in where the windshield used to be and shut it off. He asked the guy if he was hurt and if he needed to go to the hospital. The guy said he was alright and he wanted to be taken home just a bout three miles. My brother took him home and the guy bled all over the door and seat of my brother's car.

Then my brother went home and called me wondering what to do. He told me the guy smelled funny and he thought he was probably drunk. I told him to call the sheriff and report it (one good reason for having a cell phone, I would have called the sheriff before I even got out of my car).

After looking the accident scene over the next day I think the guy was really lucky to have walked away from that wreck. He had told my brother he was doing about 45 mph when he topped the hill, seen my brother's head lights and hit his brakes. The car skidded over 275 feet on the road, leaving black marks on the hard-packed gravel road and I measured off 230 feet the car traveled from the time it left the road. I just cannot believe the 45 mph story. He went for one heck of a ride.








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Old 12-04-2006, 02:12 PM
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Sure am glad your brother didn't get hit by the fool. I wonder if he remembered the next day.

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Old 12-04-2006, 02:37 PM
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I'm not seeing anything but little red x's in the place of pics. However, from the sounds of it, being on gravel and the distance traveledafter leaving the gravel, I'd guesstimate a speed of above 65 or 70. That's just my $.03 though....


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Old 12-04-2006, 03:11 PM
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That's why they call you Crashfarmer????

Posession is 9/10 of the law.........

Why didnt the Sherriff send a wrecker to come and get it?.....Here, even if you put a car in the ditch and you dont report it, its a crime.
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Old 12-04-2006, 03:35 PM
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Dutch, I was glad the idiot didn't hit my brother but it really shook him up.

Poncho, I assumed that my brother could get in some kind of trouble if he didn't report it.
The Sheriff didn't call a wrecker since the guy promised him to get the car out of our field.

I personally don't care if he comes and gets the car or not, I can take care of that if he doesn't get it. I would like to have the fence fixed, I hate to fix fence.

Schnitz, I figure he was doing at least 70, maybe more. The car really had to be decelerating fast when it was plowing about thirty feet of frozen ground at the bottom of the ditch. If he was doing 45 I doubt it would have even went in the ditch at all judging from how far it slid on the road.
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If he was drunk your brother may have aided a criminal to leave the scene of his crime.
Enter Columbo.
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Old 12-04-2006, 03:45 PM
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If he was drunk your brother may have aided a criminal to leave the scene of his crime.
Enter Columbo.
Yes, I think you are right. My wife was really mad at my brother for taking the guy home, she said it was just enabling him to do the same thing over again. She doubted the guy learned anything from his experience. He might just kill someone the next time.
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Old 12-04-2006, 03:48 PM
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At least he can take the law to his where he lives.
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He won't be doing it in that car.................But, your wife may be right. .........Mine always is.
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Thanks crash. Yup, I'd say above 70. He probably was doing 80+ and panicked with the view of another car coming.


BTW, a co-worker of mine had her husband crash his truck either last night or the night before, while drinking, of course. I don't have pics, or very many details except....


Newer style fully loaded HEMI Dodge Quad cab.
Wreck happened within a quarter mile of home.
Had just dropped someone else off before heading on home.
Truck hit a culvert, and a bunch of trees, as it went nose to tail and then barrel rolling.
He was ejected and the truck landed on him.
He is alive.
Co-worker (who is a First Responder) was the first to arrive, and she didn't recognize the truck (and possibly her husband--that's probably why he's still alive...)
He was Medi-vac lifted to the regions' best trauma-equipped hospital in Marshfield.

She (my co-worker) is now dealing with the insurance issues. The company is going to drop them. (Duh) She's being told that.....

Homeowners premiums will double or triple.
Her GMC Envoy will run $2000 or more to insure (per year or every 6 months, I don't know).
Coverage for the Snowmobiles, jetski's, and the boat will all triple.
And lastly, they will have to be paying high risk insurance for 10 or more years.


All that for a buzzed feeling. Simply isn't worth it.

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1. THINK BEFORE YOU DRINK. THE LIFE YOU SAVE MAY BE YOUR OWN!
2. DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE.

Be responsible



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Old 12-04-2006, 04:50 PM
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Good advice Chet.....some folks learn that too late though.
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Old 12-04-2006, 04:58 PM
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I'd call the police and they'll run the plate, find the guy and make him clean up his mess.

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Old 12-04-2006, 05:22 PM
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Read the posts Killer....they know where the guy lives...Crashs brother drove him home.
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Old 12-04-2006, 06:28 PM
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Read the posts Killer....they know where the guy lives...Crashs brother drove him home.
Yes, we know where he lives. When I was in high school I picked up hay on the farm that he lives on. He lives on a trailer on that farm and his in-laws live in the house. My daughter informed me that his daughter rides the bus with her. He has called me and left a message about fixing the fence, I suppose I should call him back.
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Just a small neighbor hood problem,, if the sheriff isn't concerned, and the guy takes care of the damage,, all's well I would say, , he is lucky in a couple of ways,, came out alive and avoided getting in trouble appairently,, that car sure is beyond help,, hows the diet going crash,, how much have you lost? Bill
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