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Old 05-22-2007, 04:24 PM
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Brian, sorry for your mishap. See you @ LCPR, Joe Murray
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Old 05-22-2007, 04:28 PM
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I haven't been on the site in a couple of days either. Missed all news.... Sorry to hear that you are down and out, temporarily. Glad things weren't any worse. Wish you a speedy recovery!
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Also been offline since Friday...sorry to hear about the accident...get well soon and now MS can have a new car.
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Thanks so much everyone!!

I was heading to The Landing to meet up with Rich, James, Shawn, and everyone in Mary Sue's Firebird. As I was cresting a slight hill with a curve, the only thing I remember was something forcing me to correct. I can't remember if someone was too close to me, or if the rear end got loose on gravel, or what. I corrected and ended up heading head-on into a pickup, and had to correct again. This one did me in, and I spun around backwards and hit the ditch at some type of angle, and the car went into the woods backwards and upside down. Some big post or pole creased the driver's door all the way into the seat. I ended up upside down suspended by the seat belt. When I released the seat belt since I could not breath, I fell into the glass which used to be the T-tops and rear window.

I was very lucky. Someone helped me open the passenger door, and I crawled out and WALKED across the street and leaned up against a fence waiting for the ambulance. They took me to a local hospital and I was later med-vaced to a full trauma center.

Aside from the spleen and a small gash on my face, I fared very lucky. They fixed my spleen w/o having to remove it. But a damaged spleen does horrible things to your body. I thought the diaphragm spasms were going to kill me the first night.

Again, MANY MANY thanks for all of the well wishes.
Glad you are okay Brian.

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The SEATBELT SAVED MY LIFE. It probably damaged my spleen too, but at the very least I am still alive.
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The SEATBELT SAVED MY LIFE. It probably damaged my spleen too, but at the very least I am still alive.
Looks like a Dukes of Hazard ramp in the trees...

If it wasn't a stepped Firebird, it sure is now...

Glad to hear you're ok Brian.
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Ouch! I guess that did leave a mark. And to think mine is a convertable. You are very lucky. You must of had an angel on your shoulder.
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Damm Brian you did a goob job there.
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I think I can buff that out for you!!!

Pretty scary stuff

Keep on getting better!!!

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Brian , Call me when you get out....I think we have parts in stock to fix it. Mary Sue will never know!! Glad your feeling better!!
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