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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:So I didn't see the red light because of the sun on the windshield and ran it. And got T-boned by another car at about 30 MPH.

I'm fine. The car is totalled (well, it's not official, but the frame is slightly warped and the front pax wheel is off-true...you do the math). The car was brand-new, about 8 months old with 4,600 miles on it.

It was a Toyota Prius. The pax airbags went off, protecting my boyfriend who was in the car with me. The frame held, even if it deformed a bit. We're alive. I have a bruise on my left thigh. He slightly cut his hand. Our necks and backs are a bit tight.

And we're alive and whole.

When I get that check, you can bet I'm going right back and buying a new Prius. I called Toyota today to tell them that.

Drive safely, everyone.


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Mr Majestik
SILVER Member since Mar 2004

Mr Majestik

coming to a country near you
Location: home of the tiney toothy bear

Total posts: 4693
Posted:yay for still living Doc!

i have a toyota seca.


"but have you considered there is more to life than your eyelids?"

jointly owned by Fire_Spinning_Angel and Blu_Valley

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jarle
GOLD Member since Mar 2007

jarle

Lv15 Ranger
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 1489
Posted:Yay still alive! Time to go have cake!

Good to hear you guys are safe and sound.


Kupo!

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willworkforfoodjnr
SILVER Member since Aug 2007

willworkforfoodjnr

Hunting robot foxes
Location: Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

Total posts: 1046
Posted:Woah...

Great to hear you're both OK though, dunno what we'd do without ya.

hug


Working hard to be a wandering hippie layabout. Ten years down, five to go!

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Mynci
BRONZE Member since Apr 2005

Mynci

Macaque of all trades
Location: wombling free...

Total posts: 8737
Posted:hug glad to see you're still with us doc

Cars are quite literally a pain.


A couple of balls short of a full cascade... or maybe a few cards short of a deck... we'll see how this all fans out.

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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel


Total posts: 15414
Posted:Toyota Prius you say?


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*farts*
Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.. grin


(glad you are both ok though smile )


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zyonchaos


journeyman
Location: Anglesey, Wales, UK soon to be...

Total posts: 77
Posted:Another good car in a crash Ford either a Focus or a Fiesta.
Have been hit by a van doing 40mph in my focus and both me and car survived. And I fell asleep behind the wheel of the fiesta (I know, but I was young stupid and had only had the car 12 days) I survived with a bruise on my head where the rear view mirror came off and bounced off of me lol, car didnt make it.

Glad you two are okay though


From Within Chaos Comes Order

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pineapple pete
SILVER Member since Sep 2004

pineapple pete

water based
Location: melbourne

Total posts: 5125
Posted:my car totally cancels out the fuel youre saving mike tongue2

glad to hear you're both safe though, those side air bag things sure are something hey smile

hug hug


"you know there are no trophys for doing silly things in real life yeah pete?" said ant "you wont get a 'listened to ride of the valkyries all the way to vietnam' trophy"

*proud owner of the very cute fire_spinning_angel, birgit and neon shaolin*

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-sandy-
BRONZE Member since Jul 2004

-sandy-

old hand
Location: Bristol

Total posts: 716
Posted:glad your ok, i totalled my car last december on the M4 and walked out with a bruised leg too. Its a damn scary experience but i recon its massivly improved my driving. I just hope your insurance renewal isnt as bad as mine though, 1800, ouch frown

"Don't do it naked!"

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Mother_Natures_Son
SILVER Member since Aug 2007

Mother_Natures_Son

Rampant whirler.
Location: Geelong, Victoria, Australia!

Total posts: 2418
Posted:hug

hug

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Seye
SILVER Member since Mar 2005

Seye

Geek
Location: Manchester, UK

Total posts: 1261
Posted:Glad to hear you're ok Doc.

And that thats one less Prius in the world ;-)


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hamamelis
BRONZE Member since Jan 2006

hamamelis

nut.
Location: Bouncing off the walls.

Total posts: 756
Posted:
Eesh.. I just bought a car a few weeks ago after writing my last one off nearly three years ago by spinning it round on a motorway (I think I hit a patch of oil, does freak me out a bit that I really still don't know what happened, I don't think I was doing anything odd) right in front of a 42-ton truck, with both my parents in the car, I was picking them up from the airport coming back from holiday- sort of cancelled out the relaxation..
Still amazed no-one got hurt in that one, a few minor cuts was it. Staring down a truck which has nowhere to go but smack into you is not a pleasant experience.

Glad you're OK anyway.. now don't do it again.


THE MEEK WILL INHERIT THE EARTH!


If that's okay with you?

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Pyrolific
BRONZE Member since Jan 2001

Returning to a unique state of Equilibrium
Location: Adelaide, South Australia

Total posts: 3288
Posted:Ah Doc, I'm so glad to hear you are ok!!

:hugz:

J


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Help! My personality got stuck in this signature machine and I cant get it out!

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ashgray2


stranger


Total posts: 3
Posted:Hope to hear from you that your in good condition and you've return as a whole.
Next time drive safely as possible as you can, but before that be sure you've check you car brakes, clutch, lights and horns.
Be sure that you'll not drive if you're drunk. :_

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Sports Discounts, For Your Health


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