[Coco] Re: The Lucky CoCoNut
Richard E. Crislip
rcrislip at neo.rr.com
Thu Feb 23 08:40:25 EST 2006
Yeah... I can recall a motorcycle accident that should have done me in 30
years ago just like it happened yesterday. The lesson for me was, "don't
smoke maryjane while riding 8-).
On 02/23/2006, Roger Taylor wrote:
> With all kidding aside, there is a very lucky CoCoNut among us today...
> This morning, I was on my way to work on Interstate 20 and I had a bad
> accident. It was raining so I was doing 60-65 instead of the usual 70
> through this area and also watching the bridges for ice. I later
> learned it was not cold enough for ice, but the slick roads were just
> as dangerous for vehicles with balding tires. My back tires have been
> overinflated so the center surface was pretty slick.
> When I came off of one of the bridges I noticed my truck fishtailing to
> the left just maybe a few inches. It was small but noticeable. I let
> off of the gas and kept the wheel straight to see if I was ok, but the
> truck fishtailed again in the other direction a tad. At this point I
> knew I was probably hydroplaning but I didn't know what move to make
> next to keep from overcorrecting. The truck kept sliding back and
> forth at the rear until it got out of control and I started sliding
> off of the road, still doing 65. I was not about to steer towards the
> treeline at my speed. When I knew I was bound for the trees across
> the ditch I braced for death. I extended my arms out tight and
> dropped my head and started yelling No. When I hit the steep ditch my
> truck started flipping end over end. The rear of the truck came up
> and over and I rolled this way until I slammed into the trees.
> When I was rolling, I remember thinking just for a second "I'm about to
> die, here it comes". There is no way to describe it but the picture is
> stuck in my head like it is still happening. I impacted very hard and
> the truck came to a rest back on 4 wheels. At this point I thought I
> was dead. But the first instinct besides asking yourself are you
> really alive or dead is to get out of the truck quick in case a fire
> starts and you get trapped. So I beat the door open and jumped out.
> I used my cel to dial 911.
> People, I walked away from this accident and I was not wearing a seat
> belt. I normally do, but for some reason I forgot to put it on. The
> truck was still running and my wipers were going, headlights on, etc.
> when the trooper and ambulance showed up. I was in the E.R. from
> 4:30am to 8:30am doing xrays and the usual. They sent me home with
> some prescriptions for pain but I haven't taken anything yet and I've
> been walking around trying to keep soreness from setting in. But
> tonight I have a feeling it's gonna get me while I'm sleeping, so I'm
> going to take my medicine and hope I can get up and walk in the
> morning. So, there won't be any CoCo work today or tomorrow most
> People, drive safe, wear your seat belts, and keep good tires on your
> Roger Taylor
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