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#1 Bmerf ONLINE  

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Posted January 09, 2013 - 09:16 PM

Left for work at 4:30-ish this morning as usual. Roads are wet, rained last night. This is January right? No problems, traffic clear as normal. Wife leaves to take kid to school two and a half hours later. Temperature drops; black ice. Puts Blazer in ditch and hits tree. Thank God, they are ok. Bruised and shook up. Police officer says this is the tenth slide off he has responded to on this road today. (7:30am)

 

Two people in the next county over will not be going home tonight. Please be safe, and remember at this time of year conditions can change very quickly.


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Posted January 09, 2013 - 09:20 PM

We had over 50 accidents reported in the county today.  I think this stuff took everybody by surprise.  The older I get, the more I dislike ice.


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Posted January 09, 2013 - 09:22 PM

I am so... glad they are ok!!! And you are right conditions can change quickly. It is sad that 2 people were not as lucky.


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Posted January 09, 2013 - 11:33 PM

Thank goodness your family walked away.  Bumps and bruises will heal.


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Posted January 09, 2013 - 11:39 PM

I'm glad they're OK and only had a few bumps and bruises.  Those little patches of ice are worse than if the whole road is iced as you run up on them and there's no warning, very tricky driving.


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Posted January 09, 2013 - 11:41 PM

I know what you mean. The drive to work was good (2pm) was on my way home (10pm) put the tracker in a ditch,someones driveway,and part of a field. No damage though and I wasnt even going past 35 and i could feel the rearend shimmy a few times. Scary stuff I must say! Hope everyone stays safe with the morning commute


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Posted January 10, 2013 - 04:30 AM

It's important that your family is o.K. All the rest can be paid with money.


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Posted January 10, 2013 - 05:23 AM

It's important that your family is o.K. All the rest can be paid with money.

Ditto! Glad they came through it only bruised. That's what's bad about this time of year, conditions change rather quickly!


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Posted January 10, 2013 - 06:58 AM

Thanks guys, could have been much worse. Very grateful that it wasn’t. First accident the wife ever had. She is very sore, boy is fine. The boy has been through three now, first two with me and we totaled the vehicles.  Don’t know the faith of the Blazer yet. Today, because of my weird work schedule is the beginning of my weekend. After taking kid to school, I get to hang out at the body shop, truck may be totaled; then off to the insurance man. Fortunately have full coverage on this vehicle, never had a claim before, hope this turns out ok.



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Posted January 10, 2013 - 07:09 AM

As long as the family is ok, that's what matters.



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Posted January 10, 2013 - 07:56 AM

http://www.youtube.c...7DX0l95A&Lid=12


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Posted January 10, 2013 - 08:08 AM

http://www.youtube.c...7DX0l95A&Lid=12


I was laughing and ooohing/awwwing the whole way thru. That poor newscaster. Brr.

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Posted January 10, 2013 - 09:11 AM

Glad the family is okay. We had a rash of accidents around here yesterday too. Unfortunately like on your side of the state a few people won't be going home.


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Posted January 10, 2013 - 11:10 AM

Glad the family is OK, the most important thing as everyone has stated.  Hope everything works out to your benefit with the insurance.  My FIL got rear ended  back the first of December and the things the insurance put him through, he is 80 and I guess they just thought they could walk all over him.

 

Thanks D.B.Owner, it's not funny when you are having to deal with the ice but in a clip it is.  I believe one of those scenes was from Atlanta back a few years when a snow/ice storm shut everything down for a week.  I remember seeing it on the local news.


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