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Author Topic: Got T-boned in my survivor 69 Charger while doing 55mph today  (Read 6463 times)
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« on: December 24, 2018, 10:19:52 PM »

Today was a rough day. I was driving south on a four lane blacktop at 55mph. At the intersection ahead, a truck was on my left and he was signaling to turn right and drive north (opposite direction). As he pulled out, a late model GMC Sierra behind him pulled out at the same time. The 17 year old kid who was driving, decided to gun it across all 4 lanes of traffic. Because of the truck that turned in front of him, he didn't see me and I didn't see him until he has 4-5 feet from my fender. I was doing 55mph and I never even had time to reach for the brake pedal. The Sierra slammed into my front left fender and spun me around. I slid sideways into the ditch. I hit the steering wheel and am bruised/beat up but I walked away, which I am grateful for. The car can be replaced. But I have a wonderful wife and 5 children that need me; so I feel pretty lucky to go home to them today. That being said, the old Charger did well. I was doing 55mph and I don't know how fast the other guy was going but he was hustling.





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« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2018, 10:27:12 PM »

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First and foremost, glad to hear your ok for the most part.  You're still here to enjoy Christmas with your family and friends.  Sorry to see such a great car destroyed.  Hope you're able to get enough to either have it rebuilt or replaced.
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« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2018, 10:40:09 PM »

I'm sick to my stomach just looking at the pictures, not a great Christmas Eve. Can't imagine how you feel, but at least you're home with the family. Hope Santa leaves you some car parts..
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« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2018, 11:11:55 PM »

Thank god your okay! Sooo sorry for this. (I totaled a Z/28 in similar circumstance due to young knuckle-head.)  brickwall
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« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2018, 11:27:07 PM »

Oh my.... I feel for you and glad to hear that you are Ok and can enjoy Christmas with you loved ones! Material items can be replaced, but life & death is forever!
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« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2018, 11:40:31 PM »


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Sorry man.  Glad you're alive!


That car did perform well, all things considered. 

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« Reply #6 on: December 25, 2018, 12:16:40 AM »

Seat belts save lives. Glad your still upright among us.
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« Reply #7 on: December 25, 2018, 12:29:50 AM »

Glad you're okay.  Sad to see a classic car like that.  eek
I think that if it would happen to me, I'd have a hard time not punching the other driver in the face.
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« Reply #8 on: December 25, 2018, 04:10:49 AM »

Sorry to hear that your survivor Charger was wrecked,but thankfully you are a survivor as well. With the parts that are currently available the Charger can be saved. The car will have to spend some time on a frame machine though. It will not be considered a survivor anymore,but you are!
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« Reply #9 on: December 25, 2018, 04:21:49 AM »

Sorry about your car but glad you’re ok!
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« Reply #10 on: December 25, 2018, 04:55:35 AM »

wow sorry to here that but at least your alive the charger saved your life time now its time for you  to save it
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« Reply #11 on: December 25, 2018, 05:13:36 AM »

Sorry to hear that, but glad you walked away!
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« Reply #12 on: December 25, 2018, 06:34:44 AM »

Good to see you are doing well.  2thumbs
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« Reply #13 on: December 25, 2018, 06:41:53 AM »

Glad you are ok. That ditch may have saved you. Charger can be replaced.
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« Reply #14 on: December 25, 2018, 07:49:54 AM »

  yikes , oh no ! sickening sight  Shocked   sorry to see this !  glad you  made it out !!  , cars can be replaced,  bummer yours was unrestored though, still anything can be repaired fixed restored etc
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« Reply #15 on: December 25, 2018, 08:08:12 AM »

Sorry to hear mate
Saw your post this morning on facebook. Devastating but glad you are alive.
If i may ask. Were u insured? Was the kid insured? Is any legal action being taken against the kid whom hit you?. Not sure how the laws work over there hence why asking if any legal action will be involved with the kid.. Reckless driving? I dunno.
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« Reply #16 on: December 25, 2018, 08:45:20 AM »

Holy crap that could've gone a whole lot different. I'm glad you're still among us man! I'm very sorry about the car, but if it helps I've fixed worse than that. Time to be with the family now, the car can wait.
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« Reply #17 on: December 25, 2018, 08:48:58 AM »

Wow, those photos are tough to see, but the fact that you came away with your life is the only essential thing here.
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« Reply #18 on: December 25, 2018, 08:49:43 AM »

Thank for the well wishes. It's disappointing for sure. But I've got 5 little girls and an amazing wife that need me so I'm still thanking God for safety.

Luckily there were several witnesses so I'm not too worried. I should be covered.
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« Reply #19 on: December 25, 2018, 08:52:13 AM »

I'm lucky the car didn't roll. Hit the left front corner then he banged down the whole left side. The Charger spun and I remember entering the ditch sideways before the front end caught in the dirt and the back end swung around. I'm still amazed it didn't roll.
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1968 Charger- 6.1L, A518, Dana 60
1968 Charger Bruiser-440, 4 speed, Dana 60
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1970 Barracuda-6.1L, 6 speed, 4.10 S60
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« Reply #20 on: December 25, 2018, 10:31:11 AM »

      
Good thing he didn't strike you few feet farther down the left side of the car.  He woulda gone right into in the driver's door.
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« Reply #21 on: December 25, 2018, 11:31:44 AM »

Wow glad you're Ok.  
Good luck & Merry Christmas regardless!
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« Reply #22 on: December 25, 2018, 11:56:58 AM »

Sorry to hear about your crash but you're ok even if the car is not ok.

Car looked to be in good shape - sorry to see it get damaged - looked to be pretty solid
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« Reply #23 on: December 25, 2018, 12:08:45 PM »

Sorry to see that, and you're ok. I'd try to save the car as well 2thumbs
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« Reply #24 on: December 25, 2018, 12:20:43 PM »

Wow, those photos are tough to see, but the fact that you came away with your life is the only essential thing here.

I agree 100%.  That was a bad wreck.
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