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Hasn't Been A Good Day In Central Pa

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#1 IHCubGuy OFFLINE  

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Posted October 29, 2012 - 06:53 PM

Got a call from my mom about 11:00 this morning saying my dad had been in an accident. He's ok which is most important but our KW is totaled. He was on his way with a load of corn to our grain buyer when the truck pulled to the right and ran off the road and into a ditch. He said he tried to countersteer the truck but it wouldn't respond and kept going off the road. It landed on its side and he ended up on the passengers door when it came to rest. His shoulder and back are sore and I think his pride is a little bit as well. This happened within 1000 FT of the buyer and they saw it happen and came out and helped pull dad outta the truck thru the drivers side window. Luckily he was on a back road and only going about 25 when it happened and not 4 miles before when he was on the interstate doing 65. They also brought out their grain vac and some trucks, wagons, and a front end loader and tractors to help him clean up the mess and right the truck and pull it into their yard. Stand up guys too as they did all of that out of the kindness of their hearts. We think that something broke on one of the air bags as it has a KW 8 bag airride. The steering is not at fault as they towed the truck to their yard with one of the tractors and it steered without issue. I know the pictures are a little dark and grainy, but they were the best I could get in the pouring rain.

From what I looked at quickly the cab is toast, it's not only smashed on the passenger side and along the top back but it's also tweaked and leaning toward the drivers side. The box might possibly be salvagable if we put on a new bulkhead but the sides are not. Dad said that the engine was still running when he got his bearings and reached up and turned off the key. Hopefully it will be ok as it was overhauled less than 3000 miles ago. It's a 400HP BigCam3 Cummins. When we get it home I'll have to get better pictures of it and we'll have to go over it more carefully.

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Posted October 29, 2012 - 07:04 PM

Glad to hear your dad is ok. So many times with a flipped rig the outcome is not so good. I can see the cab lean in the pic Looks like a lot of internal damage.
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Posted October 29, 2012 - 07:07 PM

Thankful he survived and sounds for the most part in one piece. small miracles
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Posted October 29, 2012 - 07:13 PM

Just claim it was the hurricane's fault. :thumbs:

Good to hear he wasn't injured badly.
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Posted October 29, 2012 - 07:14 PM

That's insane...I see so many accidents with trucks daily because of the extent of highway I travel everyday....always good to hear when someone made it out safely....I know theyr expensive but trucks can be replaced...
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Posted October 29, 2012 - 07:16 PM

Glad your Dad is all right. Bet that was a scary ride! I drove one very similar to that out in western KS.
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Posted October 29, 2012 - 07:19 PM

Glad your Dad is ok. Sorry about the truck, but it's a fixer in my opinion.
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Posted October 29, 2012 - 07:22 PM

Very sorry to hear of your Dad's accident Chad. Better the truck than him. Really glad that he's OK. As was said above, the truck can be replaced. I know that it's going to cause some hardship, but you'll pull through.
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Posted October 29, 2012 - 07:30 PM

Happy to hear your dad is ok.
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Posted October 29, 2012 - 07:37 PM

Glad to hear that your dad is okay.......good that your customer was willing to help as well!
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Posted October 29, 2012 - 07:59 PM

I am glad your dad is doing alright. Definitely tweaked the truck. I am surprised the cab is in as good of shape as it is. Very nice the customer was willing to help out and get things cleaned up.
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Posted October 29, 2012 - 08:00 PM

Glad your Dad is ok. Sorry about the truck, but it's a fixer in my opinion.


Possibly if we can find a new cab for it. We need to go over it very carefully and see what all is wrong. Don't know if the frame is bent yet or not.

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Posted October 29, 2012 - 08:03 PM

I am glad your dad is doing alright. Definitely tweaked the truck. I am surprised the cab is in as good of shape as it is. Very nice the customer was willing to help out and get things cleaned up.


Actually WE are their customer. They are basically a grain elevator that buys and resells. About 7 of them had a couple of hours into helping him and actually did most of the work. I asked him what the bill for the cleanup was and he said they told him there wasn't one. We need more people like that in our world today.
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Posted October 29, 2012 - 08:05 PM

Proves how fast our lives can change, sure glad your Dad is o.k. Its a shame to lose such a nice truck, but Dad is a whole lot more important.
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Posted October 29, 2012 - 08:07 PM

We need more people like that in our world today.


You got that right!
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