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Old 10-17-2007, 06:26 PM   #31
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OMG Tracy!!! I pray he will recover quickly. Those are some awful pics. My office just had to deal with 2 teenager'* deaths (seperate accidents). They didn't have on seatbelts and both were ejected and killed.
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:...He definetly had a guardian angel with him that'* for sure...
Especially when you realize that the airbag(*) are pretty much useless after the first impact. Contrary to what we've seen on Dumb & Dumber, airbags do not stay inflated for long after they deploy so any subsequent pinball action is without the aid of airbags. In a crash this violent, the seatbelt and God protected him.
Interesting, I had never thought about the airbag thing.
I agree that definitely God was taking care of him
Medically, I'd have to guess that he was knocked unconsciousness and his body wnet limp. Otherwise he would have been so tense he would have been bound to sustain more injuries.
Like the same way a drunk driver can walk from a horrific accident un-harmed.
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Old 10-17-2007, 06:47 PM   #33
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I've been there in getting THAT phone call; that alone is a nightmare come true. I'm glad your son survived and I pray that he will fully recover. If theres anything that we can do for you just ask. Brenda and I have the rest of the week off if you'd like some company.
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on the plus side tell him not to wory about the speaker box due to it is alredy taken care of


but seriously glad to hear he is in better shape than the car by a long shot
and i guess he will drive his shoebaroos fop a wile
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That boy definitely needs to buy lottery tickets.

Those have to be some of the worst pics I've ever seen and for him to have "walked" away is a miracle
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Wow! I'm glad he'* "alright"! That'* horrific.
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Old 10-18-2007, 12:25 AM   #37
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Thank you, everyone, for your thoughts, prayers, and well-wishes! It means more than you know to have so many friends here ...even those who do not access to the Internet this week found out through our network of friendships and called me today.

Here he is just last week:

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I won't have to pummel him, he'* his own worst critic and will likely beat himself up for a long time. See...both he and Ditchboy have been working since they were 13. They saved up their money, have bought there own cars, gas, audio equipment, cell phones, and insurance. Ricerson is still a Senior in High School, works 30+ hours per week, and made the The Technical Honor Roll for Electronics (requirements were 90+ in Electronics, 85+ overall average, and perfect attendance. Only 10 people out of 600 made it.

He got the loan for this car without a co-signer, and was on his own insurance policy. Car payment + insurance = $500/mo. He was so proud of himself, and he loved that car more than anything because he got it all on his own. So now, he has destroyed everything that he worked for. Yes...this was a very, very difficult lesson, but one that I think he will benefit from. As he put it, "...now I'm right back to where I was in 7th grade. With nothing."

It'* starting to sink in...how lucky he really was. He want'* to know "how/why did I do this?" The bottom line is that everyone told him he drove too fast. He had to learn it on his own. Thank God, he survived the lesson.

Most of my day was spent fielding phone calls, text messages, and visits from a gaggle of girlfriends, both old, current, and likely future. I felt like his personal secretary. He will likely be there at least another day, maybe two - three. The pain has to subside enough so that Tylenol dulls it. Right now it'* narcotics. The hospital is an hour away...and I'm sorry, but I do not have Internet access at the hospital So behave everyone...one less Moderator this week.
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Wow, just seing this... Best of luck To Him (and you). I hope everything is just superficial, and that he makes a Full recovery
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See...both he and Ditchboy have been working since they were 13. They saved up their money, have bought there own cars, gas, audio equipment, cell phones, and insurance. Ricerson is still a Senior in High School, works 30+ hours per week, and made the The Technical Honor Roll for Electronics (requirements were 90+ in Electronics, 85+ overall average, and perfect attendance. Only 10 people out of 600 made it.

He got the loan for this car without a co-signer, and was on his own insurance policy. Car payment + insurance = $500/mo. He was so proud of himself, and he loved that car more than anything because he got it all on his own. So now, he has destroyed everything that he worked for. Yes...this was a very, very difficult lesson, but one that I think he will benefit from. As he put it, "...now I'm right back to where I was in 7th grade. With nothing."
School of hard knocks.
I feel bad for him because he actually worked for it and is doing well in school.
He has your eyes Tracy. They will see things in a little different light from now on when it comes to respecting the rules of the road and why those rules are there to protect him and others.
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Wow... that'* all there really is to say to it.

I'm same age, actually just left high school. I have a lot of friends that drive completely CRAZY, and they don't realize how light of a slip it takes to end up in a mess like that. Yes, I'm a teenager, and boys will be boys, but I worked for everything I have as well... so yes I mess around, but typically on some sort of closed course, and typically under 15-20 MPH :P. It just scares the crap out of me too much to be messing around on any open road, especially at typical highway/backroad speeds like my friends do (who are all 17/18/19). My girlfriend is a positive influence for me (she'* 21, and not really the daredevil I am lol)... so since I've been with her for two years, and she'* been in the car, I've drastically improved my driving safety even more than it was before. I think the closest I've come to totalling a vehicle (except for the explorer totalling my 96' GM for me) was when I was playing in the snowy walmart parking lot and the guard rail was approaching me much quicker than expected. But... thank god for RWD... I fixed it and the 15 MPH sideswipe didn't happen :P.

If he thinks anything like my 18 year old mind, which it sounds like he does as far as being his own critic, I think he'll learn from his mistakes and realize just how lucky he is. However... the speaker box sitting on the back of the trunk minus the speakers tells me that his audio system isn't in the exact condition he was hoping it would be... and I'm sorry to see that lol.

I hope for a quick, painless recovery, and hope everything turns out a-ok in the long run.
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