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Doc Lightning
Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Member Since: 28th May 2001
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

Mr Majestik
Mr Majestik

coming to a country near you
Location: home of the tiney toothy bear
Member Since: 9th Mar 2004
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


Lv15 Ranger
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Member Since: 13th Mar 2007
Total posts: 1489
Posted:Yay still alive! Time to go have cake!

Good to hear you guys are safe and sound.



Hunting robot foxes
Location: Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Member Since: 8th Aug 2007
Total posts: 1046

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


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


Macaque of all trades
Location: wombling free...
Member Since: 27th Apr 2005
Total posts: 8735
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.


Carpal \'Tunnel

Member Since: 17th Apr 2002
Total posts: 15414
Posted:Toyota Prius you say?

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Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.. grin

(glad you are both ok though smile )

Location: Anglesey, Wales, UK soon to be...
Member Since: 13th May 2009
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

pineapple pete
pineapple pete

water based
Location: melbourne
Member Since: 20th Sep 2004
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*


old hand
Location: Bristol
Member Since: 12th Jul 2004
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!"


Rampant whirler.
Location: Geelong, Victoria, Australia!
Member Since: 1st Aug 2007
Total posts: 2418



Location: Manchester, UK
Member Since: 27th Mar 2005
Total posts: 1261
Posted:Glad to hear you're ok Doc.

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


Location: Bouncing off the walls.
Member Since: 5th Jan 2006
Total posts: 756
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.


If that's okay with you?

Returning to a unique state of Equilibrium
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Member Since: 10th Jan 2001
Total posts: 3288
Posted:Ah Doc, I'm so glad to hear you are ok!!



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


Member Since: 4th Jun 2009
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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