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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Banchi94, Jul 24, 2008.

  1. Jul 24, 2008 at 9:15 AM
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    Banchi94

    Banchi94 [OP] Well-Known Member

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  2. Jul 24, 2008 at 10:00 AM
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    ED R

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    I got t-boned at 60 mph in my 2000 Tacoma. The other driver ran a red light at highway speed and I never saw it coming. I woke up with the truck rammed into a light pole on the other side of the intersection- so I had not only high-speed side impact but also front head-on impact into an unmovable object.

    I recieved a concussion, some damage to my right leg when the hand brake handle dug into it, and a torn right rotator cuff. They had to cut me out of the truck. I don't remember a thing about it. By all rights I should have been mangled horribly.
     
  3. Jul 24, 2008 at 10:10 AM
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    eordonez

    eordonez Living vicariously through mjp2

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    WOW man, glad you are OK
     
  4. Jul 24, 2008 at 10:15 AM
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    ED R

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    Well- as ok as surgery and 6 months of physical therapy on the shoulder, plus possilbe surgery on the leg, can make me;) This happened in DEcember, I'm still undergoing treatment.
    But it beats the alternative!
     
  5. Jul 24, 2008 at 10:21 AM
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    klown

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    Yo dude that's a hardcore wreck, I'm glad you're gonna be alright. I'm gonna give you some rep for telling us the details of the wreck, hopefully that will make you feel better.
     
  6. Jul 24, 2008 at 10:25 AM
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    ED R

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    I thought it was pertinent to the thread, even though mine was a 2000 and they're testing 2008's. They still build them tough;)
    That was another reason I bought another Tacoma. If I could just get them to fix the tire-cupping poroblem I'd be thrilled.
    Thanks for the rep- but I'm unclear on the rep game. Do I have to give rep to anyone who gives it to me?
     
  7. Jul 24, 2008 at 10:31 AM
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    eordonez

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    Have to.... No
    you can give rep to anyones posts if you like/dislike it...
     
  8. Jul 24, 2008 at 10:32 AM
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    klown

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    Nope, you don't have to give rep to anybody unless you want to. I gave you some because I liked the nature of your post, and felt you deserved it.
     
  9. Jul 24, 2008 at 12:57 PM
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    99TRD

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    I had a similar wreck last year too. I was entering the turnpike and hit some ice and flew over the curb and hit a UPS tractor trailer coming the other way. I thought I clipped 2 other cars, but I didn't. As I was walking down the on ramp to talk to the UPS driver, he asked if the driver of the truck needed and ambulance. I told him it was me and he told me he thought I was dead. $7k damage to my truck and then it gets bought back by Toyota for rust. I bought an 06 with the residual.

    These trucks are built tough and that is why I bought another. Probably not as life threatening as ED R, but it definitely kept me out of the ambulance. I had a bump on the grape, thats it. The wife says I am nicer now so it may be worth it in the long run.
     
  10. Jul 24, 2008 at 1:02 PM
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    klown

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    I like hearing about people surviving wrecks like this. I gave you some rep too man.
     
  11. Jul 24, 2008 at 1:22 PM
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    Banchi94

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    Hey Klown,

    When I was 8 years old, I built a bicycle ramp at the top of a steep hill. I got some major air, but I didn't land very well. I flew over the handlebars, landed on my back, and my bike ran over me. I came away with some bumps and bruises...no broken bones or open wounds...maybe a busted ego 'cause I was trying to impress some chicks. I had a busted handlebar and a bent wheel.

    Can I get some rep. :D

    Seriously, though, I'm with Klown...those are some pretty amazing stories of survival. Thanks for sharing!
     
  12. Jul 24, 2008 at 1:28 PM
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    klown

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    Just a word of advise before somebody with some stroke chimes in, we're not allowed to ask for rep anymore.

    I did however hook you up because of the bike crash story.
     
  13. Jul 24, 2008 at 1:38 PM
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  14. Jul 24, 2008 at 3:08 PM
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    WilsonTheDog

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    Everybody got rep because I damn well feel like it, even though Banchi seems to have a problem with dogs and food.
     
  15. Jul 24, 2008 at 4:03 PM
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    klown

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    Did you forget me?
     
  16. Jul 24, 2008 at 4:05 PM
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    concrete jedi

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    When did this happen ?
     
  17. Jul 24, 2008 at 5:04 PM
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    I already did before and it won't let me.
     
  18. Jul 24, 2008 at 5:13 PM
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    Banchi94

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    Heh-heh! You know it! Ya, I was dogsitting a greyhound once and it ate my burger off the table. Not that I trusted it to begin with, but my dog won't eat your food until you let him. Thanks for the rep...back at ya!
     
  19. Jul 24, 2008 at 6:14 PM
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    TheMaster

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    Yes, I know!

    Almost similar to; "You cant trust your best friend to watch your better half"
     
  20. Jul 24, 2008 at 10:23 PM
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    I got T-boned back in Sept. 1996 while taking dinner to my wife at work. An illegal immigrant and 2 buddies that were drunk ran a red light and totaled my Mazda p/u. The driver got away on leg bail but I managed to stop and hold his 2 amigos.

    Spent the night in the hospital because of a concussion and messed up wrist. The 2 amigos were released after being cited and then never showed for court. Nor Cal AAA was cool, gave me a fair price for my 10 yr old truck, paid the hospiatl bills and gave me some cash for pain and suffering. W/O jacking up my rates.

    Ed R glad to hear you are mending, I repped you too for surviving that and sharing it with us.
     
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