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Forum topic by Roger posted 02-23-2013 01:55 PM 1012 views 0 times favorited 46 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-23-2013 01:55 PM

Not lookin for any sympathy, but, just wanted to update my status. 1st let me say, I/we are safely back home here in KY after a month, and a very good time with the new Grnd baby’s birth, and visit with my kids and Grndkiddos. While in Kansas, I got rear-ended while sitting at a stop light. Glad to be alive.!. With me driving, and my Daughter and her 6-day old baby boy was in the back seat of my ‘03 Ford Escape. (we were all buckled in). As I came to a stop at a red light, and the same mili-second my eyes met my rear view mirror, this guy plowed into us, we hit the car in front of us, which deployed both air-bags…....In the blink of an eye, our lives could have stopped, and my truck is totaled. I am so thankful that my Daughter and new baby both seem to be fine, thanks to a good baby seat, seat belts, airbags, and a highly safety rated Ford Escape. Had we been in the Focus that I traded for this Escape, I believe we all would have been in much worse condition, or, maybe even dead. I am happy to be home. I’ll be more happy to get out and play in the shop. (after the stiff-neck wears off). Thnks for lettin me vent.

Whatever the driver was doin, he was NOT paying attention to what he was doing. Be safe out there, because you unfortunately have to always watch out for the “other-guy”

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 02-23-2013 01:58 PM

I guess what he was doing. Hope he has insurance. Very glad you and your family are doing well.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#2 posted 02-23-2013 02:00 PM

Holy crap Roger! What a horrible thing! What did the guy that ran into have to say for himself??

So happy you all are OK. I am sure that was so traumatic for all of you. And with the new baby! My goodness!

Thanks for checking in with us. Sorry for the bad ending to your nice visit, but there is a lot to be thankful for. (((HUGS))) Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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Nate Meadows

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#3 posted 02-23-2013 02:09 PM

O man, I am so glad you are ok! Hits like that can really mess you up. Keep an eye on yourself and your daughter and grandbaby. Get help if anything feels off!

Your Friend,


-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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#4 posted 02-23-2013 02:11 PM

Glad your ok!

-- Roger

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#5 posted 02-23-2013 02:14 PM

Just glad you, your daughter and new grandson are all okay.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#6 posted 02-23-2013 02:16 PM

Not good. Glad everyone is OK.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#7 posted 02-23-2013 02:25 PM

Glad that it turned out ok. I heard it can be proven through the cell phone company if the individual was texting etc at the time of impact. Not sure but I believe they keep records. Just a suggestion should there be any problems with claims. Glad no one got seriously hurt.

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#8 posted 02-23-2013 02:34 PM

Glad all is well, and everyone is OK!!!

I have an ‘03 Mazda Tribute, a cute UTE, built on the same Ford Escape platform. When vehicle shopping in’06, I wanted to upgrade to feartures like, 4WD & towing package, but highest on my list were airbags!!! I just hope it is a feature that I NEVER need!

Does/did your Escape have side impact airbags??? That is the next upgrade for me!!!

Congrats on the new grandchild! I’m glad you all are around to experience life!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#9 posted 02-23-2013 02:34 PM

Sorry it happened ZZ. Glad everyone was OK.
The roads have become very dangerous places as drivers nowadays don’t take being in charge of a potential dangerous machine is their prime responsibility. The driver was probably eating, drinking, on the cell, checking their GPS, watching TV or adjusting personal vanity settings. I once passed a guy playing a violin, I was stunned.

Again so glad that none of you were hurt.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#10 posted 02-23-2013 02:38 PM

Glad everybody is ok Roger…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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#11 posted 02-23-2013 03:01 PM

Glad it was only the car that got damaged, Roger, and everyone is safe.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#12 posted 02-23-2013 03:10 PM

Wow…you and your family are lucky. Follow up in the next days and weeks to come. Whiplash doesn’t always show its symtoms right away. Get yourself or family member in for treatment if any symtoms occur. I’ve heard and read that any car seat should be replaced when involved in a collision. If true, replace the car seat. Keep us posted

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#13 posted 02-23-2013 03:16 PM

YIKES ! As said above, I’m also glad you guys are all ok.
And congrats on the new g-baby

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#14 posted 02-23-2013 03:35 PM

Good to hear it was not worse. As said already, pay attention to that stiff neck and have it looked at if it’s not gettin’ better.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#15 posted 02-23-2013 03:40 PM

WOW! What a terrifying incident that must of been. I’m so glad you and your family came through this ok. My wife won’t let me forget to put my belt on. Glad you and your family had all that safety equipment in place!
keep an eye one eveyrone over the next few weeks. Problems show up later sometimes.

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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