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Interesting day for the tacoma!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by rdd11, Mar 5, 2012.

  1. Mar 5, 2012 at 1:05 PM
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    rdd11

    rdd11 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Well we're I live in Alberta a good foot of snow has fallen and other foot to be expected by tomorrow. Owning a tacoma with the best snow and mud tires I could get I wasn't worried about driving. On the way back from the vets I seem a girl im a cobalt slide into the ditch. So I pulled over to help her. She was rather cute and almost my age. So after pulling her out she made me get her number. So Tacoma helped me meet a cute girl.

    Then about 10 minutes later I'm driving home and a train is coming the guy in front of me slide into the tracks and took the train into the driver side of the vehicle. I hit my hazards jumped out. Called 911 and rushed to his truck a good 100 feet from where he got hit. I was first on seen the man was older in his 80's. He wasn't conscience no breathing no pulse couldn't get him out to perfor
    CPR. No one else in the vehicle except his dog which w as also killed. RCMP and medics and fire rescue was dispatched they were all on scene with in 7 minutes.
    Now here is were the tacoma came in. No tow trucks all were busy. Cop asked me to pull his vehicle off the tracks after they did all the reports. Truck did good pulled it off

    After leaving the scene and getting back on my way home a ford expedition slides through an intersection and takes out a light pole. So once again 911 everybody was okay cops showed up did a report notified the power company and got a crew out to replace it. And again I had to pull this guys vehicle out of the ditch.

    Anyways interesting day still trying to process what all Happened rip to the older gentleman and his dog could have been me. Wasn't the first crash scene I've been to with a fatality so not too shocking but still Hurt too see that happen!
     
  2. Mar 5, 2012 at 1:07 PM
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    surfsupl

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  3. Mar 5, 2012 at 1:11 PM
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    RV7Garage

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    ^^ This.
     
  4. Mar 5, 2012 at 1:13 PM
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    ToyComa92

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    Awe poor dog :( Thats really sad just a dog and his owner :( I guess if i had to go it would be easier with my dog by my side :( My dog would be so lost without me Thats really sad. Good job though man, Most people would just stare and take pictures.
     
  5. Mar 5, 2012 at 1:13 PM
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    MxRacer190

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    RIP old guy! Busy day for sure. . .
     
  6. Mar 5, 2012 at 1:17 PM
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    CalgaryRider

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    WOW, sounds like Red Deer got pounded. Calgary isn't too bad.

    Sorry to hear you were put through so much today and +1 for you to be the guy that was there to help out.
     
  7. Mar 5, 2012 at 1:23 PM
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    cbr04

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    Wow... definitely sounds like an interesting day for sure. Great job on all you did!
     
  8. Mar 5, 2012 at 1:26 PM
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    DEEVON911

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    +1 for you OP for stopping and helping people out. Alot of people just drive on by. Sucks about the guy and his dog,:pray: sent for his family.
     
  9. Mar 5, 2012 at 1:26 PM
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    Thanks red deer is getting pounded right now keeps coming 3rd time shoveling my drive way already
     
  10. Mar 5, 2012 at 1:28 PM
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    jrdbrn

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    OP is why I am glad I live in the south. The hurricanes might be fierce, but at least we don't get it but once every few years. Snow sucks.
     
  11. Mar 5, 2012 at 1:37 PM
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    Haha ye. Snow can be dangerous. I'm the kind of person that thrives in it though. Not much I can think of that's more fun the. Playing in the snow. We get tornadoes usually one bad one every 10 years other then that no other disasters except forest fires

    Last year slave lake a town of 10,000 in northern Alberta almost burnt to the ground. I'm a volunteer with aema so I got called and drove my truck 400 km from my work site to help respond cool experience but heart wrenching to watch an entire town burn to the ground
     
  12. Mar 5, 2012 at 1:43 PM
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    Great on you for helping out so much!

    That sequence of events could make a Tacoma TV Commercial. Preferably, the old guy and dog would've survived though. That had to be tough to be the first responder on that.
     
  13. Mar 5, 2012 at 1:47 PM
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    Great job op! Living in CO I've seen my fair share of lousy drivers or those who panic when it snows.
     
  14. Mar 5, 2012 at 1:49 PM
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    TurboGT

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    Rep for doing what's right (helping others out)
     
  15. Mar 5, 2012 at 1:55 PM
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    RIP for the older man, and good on you for all your good deeds....you will be repaid one day.
     
  16. Mar 5, 2012 at 1:56 PM
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    Ye it really would have now that I think about that.

    Ha she told me to text her whenever I wanted but I'm go
    A give it a day haha

    I hate auto correct on iPhones
     
  17. Mar 5, 2012 at 1:58 PM
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    Wow, that is an interesting day. Just one of the incidents was enough to make an interesting day, but all 3 of them has got to be very rare unless you're in the business and taking calls for it.

    I'd always imagined when I had my first 4x4 of rescuing a damsel in distress. :eek: Never happened. But I'm married now so it better not happen now. :rolleyes:



    :thumbsup:
     
  18. Mar 5, 2012 at 2:03 PM
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    Pics of said Cobalt girl? ;)

    Good for you for helping where its needed. :thumbsup:
     
  19. Mar 5, 2012 at 2:07 PM
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    rdd11

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    Ye I'm scared to drive now all this stuff keeps happening around me. I've pulled lots of people out but not three consecutively like that. Guy with the expedition gave me 60 bucks to pull him out I was willing to do it free but he insisted haha

    No pics of the girl however the local paper was out taking pics of everything hopefully they got a pic of my truck peeling it off the tracks I wanes to get pictures but with the situation at hand I wasn't able to
     
  20. Mar 5, 2012 at 2:10 PM
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    Great job man on helping out other's in need(even though one had to be tough :() and not too shabby for getting a phone number. As you know now this girl will be forever known on TW as "Cobalt Girl"
     
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