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OT - Almost lost Doc today

Meet the jerk that almost killed me today. Going at 70+ MPH on I-95 the twin of whatever it is you see hanging out of his truck bed flew out and smacked right on the front of my Sonata. I did an almost panic stop, and swerved into the shoulder but still couldn't miss it. If someone had been on my ass there would have been a wreck. Had I been a less experienced driver there would have been a wreck. Had I not left a reasonable interval there would have been a wreck, and had I been on a bike there would have been a wreck. He never touched his brakes or showed any indication he knew what happened. Looks sort of like the plastic cover for a front bumper. It was 6-8 feet long and maybe a foot wide.  I hope the sucker cost him several hundred dollars. Got the photo to call FHP if there had been any damage to my car or tires, but looks like there was none.

XLBGE X 2, LBGE (gave this one to my daughter), MBGE and lots of toys

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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 13,961
    Sorry to hear that doc. Glad you're okay.
  • Glad you are ok and the car came out not the worse for wear.  
    Large, small and mini now Egging in Rowlett Tx
  • hapsterhapster Posts: 7,445
    Glad you're okay... F the sheet metal.
  • I'm glad that jerk didn't hurt ya.  Maybe the Green Hornet is onto something? 

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  • I'm glad that jerk didn't hurt ya.  Maybe the Green Hornet is onto something? 

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    Had I been driving the Ram instead of the Sonata, the urge would have been hard to suppress.

    XLBGE X 2, LBGE (gave this one to my daughter), MBGE and lots of toys

  • I have to ask. How did you snap the pic?

    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
  • hapsterhapster Posts: 7,445

    I have to ask. How did you snap the pic?


    He took after he was done typing the text for this post... :))
  • Caught up with him and snapped it with the phone.  I wasn't letting him get away with damaging the car.  Snapping a photo with the phone is nothing like trying to text, I never had to take my eyes off the road, just hold the phone up and press a button.  Would have been much harder to try and write the tag down.

    XLBGE X 2, LBGE (gave this one to my daughter), MBGE and lots of toys

  • hapsterhapster Posts: 7,445

    Caught up with him and snapped it with the phone.  I wasn't letting him get away with damaging the car.  Snapping a photo with the phone is nothing like trying to text, I never had to take my eyes off the road, just hold the phone up and press a button.  Would have been much harder to try and write the tag down.

    Totally agree and I've done that as well... Only breaking stones a little :)
  • I realized that Hap
    :)

    XLBGE X 2, LBGE (gave this one to my daughter), MBGE and lots of toys

  • AviatorAviator Posts: 1,712
    Glad you are ok. It could have been a lot worse. So imbibe to your hearts content today, grill more chicken and enjoy with crystal over your rice. :))

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  • With the after the fact knowledge that it was apparently fairly soft I should have just run over it, but since I did not know what it was I was afraid I'd have a double tire failure when I hit it.  At my still probably 60 MPH speed that would have been exciting.  Had I been closer and it hit the windshield, I don't know what would have happened.

    XLBGE X 2, LBGE (gave this one to my daughter), MBGE and lots of toys

  • TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 3,528
    Glad you are ok Doc. Scary stuff.
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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 10,749
    Close call. Glad that you're OK.

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • shtgunal3shtgunal3 Posts: 3,998
    I had a similar experience a couple years ago with an igloo/Gatorade cooler. I hit the damn thing as it came flying off the truck in front of me.

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  • DMWDMW Posts: 12,160
    Glad your ok Doc.
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