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My 1992 Accord is no more! :bawling: It was Tuesday last week I was driving home from work. I was driving minding my own business. This driver in a Ford Aerostar van is in the middle waiting to make a left turn...then the rear of my car is clipped by this person. This sends me out of control....my car's driver's side wheel hits a curb and it sends me flying in the air and I ended up flipping twice. I don't remember what happened after. Many witnesses saw it happened and saw the lady in the Aerostar drive off like nothing happened. People helped me out of my car and called for ambulance. I was in the hospital for a two nights with my girl by my side. I can't believe someone who hit my car would drive off like that....I really hope she is caught and persecuted! :mad:

Let me say that the seatbelt saved my life, I used to not wear my seatbelt that much when I drove, but that day of the hit and run I had it on, but now I know they do save lives! My neck, left arm, and left leg are sore....thats about it. So here I am talking about what happened...thanks for all those who were wondering about my absence and caring for my recovery.:)
 

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Ugh!
Of course the main thing is that you're OK (basically), which is a little miraculous considering what happened.
It's hard to picture exactly what did happen and how it happened -- probably for you too.
But obviously it wasn't pretty.

We all have to hope the driver will be found. Do you know if they have any leads to find her?

BTW I think you meant prosecuted. But all things considered, I can't argue with persecuted either!

Were you in any kind of dangerous shape those first couple of days?
 

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Glad you are ok and were wearing your seatbelt. They do save lives. I have the dubious honor of seeing both "restrained" and "unrestrained" accident victims frequently, and I would never drive without my seatbelt on. I know people who don't wear one because they'd rather "just go quickly" than survive and suffer, but many/most unrestrained drivers survive the accident anyway with a more complicated hospital course.

I have to say... and you probably don't agree... that car looks pretty good for having flipped twice!!! Hurray for Honda engineering! You were lucky - a 2 night stay after that accident is short.

Heal quickly and take care.


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Thank you very much for the update CJ, and great to hear that you are doing ok!!
As I said before, please let us know if there is anything we can do to help.
Get well soon :)
 

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Wow!! Great to hear you're doing good CJ!! I hope they find that b**** and prosecute her.. Hooray for seatbelts and Honda safety :nod:
Get well soon!!
 

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Sounds like it could have been much much worse but I'm glad you're ok. Kudos to your girlfriend for sticking with you in the hospital.

Keep us posted of any updates. I want to see that bitch who hit you serve time.
 

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I hate to hear about hit and runs.
 

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Damn sorry to hear about your accident and your Honda, like others have said the main thing is you are ok! I can't believe that woman just drove off, she must have known she hit you... you were insured at least wern't you?
At any rate I hope everything turns out ok for you.
 

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Damn! Glad you are OK!

It's sad what some people will do these days.
 

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Oh My GOD! I am glad your are OK agent Chen

Didn't you also witness 2 other accidents within the last two months with 1 being a really bad one involving a fatality? This is just FREAKY after the pictures you took of that really bad one involving a head on collision.


How did the Accord end up after the end of the accident? Was it upside down or did it end up back on its wheels (right side up) after flipping?

I love the 1990 -1993 Honda Accord. I think they have beautiful styling. They are my favorite Accords since they started making accords.

Again, Agent Chen, I am glad you are OK. I enjoy your posts and look forward to your future posts. Stay safe.

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Sorry to hear about what happened, but glad you're ok. :thumbsup:

I use to never wear my seatbelt until maybe the last few months. I just keep hearing about too many bad things happening. I guess it scared me into doing it.
 

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Sorry to hear about what happened, but glad you're ok. :thumbsup:

I use to never wear my seatbelt until maybe the last few months. I just keep hearing about too many bad things happening. I guess it scared me into doing it.
Wha?? Not worried about the Click-it Ticket program around here? They've been kinda brutal around me...which isn't a bad thing...
 

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I guess it's just something that I never did my entire life, even as a child. My parents never wore it either.

As far as the click-it or ticket law, I just never got caught. If I got pulled over for something or there was a safety check I just put it on real fast.
 

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GRAYTSX said:
I guess it's just something that I never did my entire life, even as a child. My parents never wore it either.

As far as the click-it or ticket law, I just never got caught. If I got pulled over for something or there was a safety check I just put it on real fast.
When I was a kid, cars didn't have seat belts yet. Don't remember exactly when they started coming in, probably early and mid '60's I'd guess.

When they did start coming in, it wasn't on all cars right away. I thought they were super-cool, because I associated it with planes -- and at the time, air travel was a bit more exclusive than it is now. It's not that it was extremely expensive, but it was more expensive (relatively) than it is now. It was definitely more of a big deal at that time when you went somewhere by plane. And everything about plane travel was at a higher level than it is now -- comfort, seating space, service, etc.; it really was more of a luxury, even in "coach." So anything associated with planes was cool.

And since I never aspired to quadriplegia, the draw was even greater. So I got into the seat belts right away.

Larchmont, who feel naked without his seat belt on.
Not that there's anything wrong with that. :D
 
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