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Unread 05-18-2011, 11:41 AM   #1
brunosplace
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ZJ hit by sleeping driver

My daughters ZJ got blasted by the driver of an XJ this morning at 4 am that fell asleep at the wheel. Miraculously there were no injuries. It was parked in front of my house and ended up in my neighbors front lawn, about 90 feet from where it was parked. The XJ rolled and landed on its wheels again, then drove home!!

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Unread 05-18-2011, 11:44 AM   #2
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Jeep on jeep crime is a serious problem .
But seriously, I feel bad for both jeeps, especially the poor zj.
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Unread 05-18-2011, 12:06 PM   #3
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someone would be bleeding like a stick pig.
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Unread 05-18-2011, 12:20 PM   #4
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Now that the cladding is off you can sell those clips to some guys on here! No seriously thank god nobody was hurt that looks like and IED went off.
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Unread 05-18-2011, 12:37 PM   #5
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i really hope no one drove either one of those jeeps home.
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Unread 05-18-2011, 12:58 PM   #6
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i really hope no one drove either one of those jeeps home.
The original post says that the xj was driven home
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Unread 05-18-2011, 01:19 PM   #7
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That's crazy... glad your daughter wasn't in the jeep when it happened. I hope the guy in the XJ has good insurance.
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Unread 05-18-2011, 01:29 PM   #8
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i really hope no one drove either one of those jeeps home.
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The original post says that the xj was driven home
Actually, both were driven home, the XJ when he fled the scene, (I don't know what the hell he was thinking, since he lives on the same street, less than a 1/4 mile away, and was parked next to the house. He was followed home by my neighbors who witnessed him picking up his parts and getting in and driving away.) The ZJ after the police came and I removed the ZJ's broken rear drive shaft and backed it out the way it went in, and into my drive
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Big tires, done right, are FREAKING EXPENSIVE. Deal with it, or don't go there.
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I live in the land where they salt cure roadkill.
97 Jeep TJ Sport, 4.0L, Auto, 3" BDS Lift (SOLD)
98 Jeep ZJ Laredo 4.0L, Auto, Stock Totaled, parted out and scrapped
96 Jeep XJ Sport, parted out and scrapped

Tummy Tuck without a body lift. Finished!!

Superior Axle & Gear TJ/XJ Dana 44 Discovery Shafts (DC45 kit) for sale
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Unread 05-18-2011, 01:34 PM   #9
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That's crazy... glad your daughter wasn't in the jeep when it happened. I hope the guy in the XJ has good insurance.
I am very grateful she was safely asleep in her bed when this happened. I have already been in contact with his insurance company and the appraiser is coming out tomorrow to write it up.
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Big tires, done right, are FREAKING EXPENSIVE. Deal with it, or don't go there.
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I live in the land where they salt cure roadkill.
97 Jeep TJ Sport, 4.0L, Auto, 3" BDS Lift (SOLD)
98 Jeep ZJ Laredo 4.0L, Auto, Stock Totaled, parted out and scrapped
96 Jeep XJ Sport, parted out and scrapped

Tummy Tuck without a body lift. Finished!!

Superior Axle & Gear TJ/XJ Dana 44 Discovery Shafts (DC45 kit) for sale
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Unread 05-18-2011, 01:58 PM   #10
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Man that sucks hope everyone is ok!!!
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Unread 05-18-2011, 04:58 PM   #11
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Throw the book at that jackhole! I doubt he was asleep at the wheel, more like DWI/DUI.

Sorry for your ZJ loss
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Unread 05-18-2011, 07:15 PM   #12
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Yes, yes, yes... totaled ZJ this, and rolled XJ that - that's all well and good...

But what about the neighbors lawn ornaments?!?



Just imagine what it must have been like to be that poor bee, stuck to that pole watching 5000 pounds of uncontrolled steel hurtling at him and only missing by mere centimeters. How he's still smiling we may never know.

And that child on a pedestal... it's no wonder why he looks like he's sh!tting his pants.

Wow! It must've been a scary night to be your neighbor's lawn ornaments. Thank God they're ok!


Of course, then again, we can't tell from the pictures if there are any more under under the Jeep or impaled on the front. For all we know there may have been one of those half fat ladies bent over showing bloomers or a couple of pink flamingos in the way. Or ducks with whirlygig wings that used to flutter in the breeze - only to flutter no more.

Or maybe even a gnome.

From the pictures we can see, we may never understand the true scope of the lawn ornament tragedy that unfolded that terrible night.


Seriously though, sucks about the Jeeps, especially yours. Glad nobody was hurt. Hope there's some good insurance involved.
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Unread 05-18-2011, 07:25 PM   #13
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Oh my god I couldn't see the pics during my original post - but damn! How fast was he going down your street?
And he really fled to his house down the street after the damage from the collision AND a roll? When the police went to his house, was it still out front?
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Unread 05-18-2011, 07:56 PM   #14
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Another ZJ bites the dust.
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Unread 05-18-2011, 08:48 PM   #15
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Sorry about the ZJ. If that happen to my Orvis right now i don't know if i would be happy or sad cause of my own problems but again i am sorry that happen and glad everyone was safe and shocked that both still ran.
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