I used to be a part-time wrecker operator. Well, I still am actually, I just don't take hardly any calls anymore. More like a back-up backup.
Anyway, here's some of the carnage I've hauled in-
Brand new Infinity. Salesman drove it home, looked down to light a cigarette, and plowed into the back of a dodge van. Front bumper right side was touching the passenger side head rest. If he'd had a passenger, they would have been killed-
LT1 Caddy Fleetwood went off the highway thru a gas main and hit a house on a curve. Luckily the main shut off automatically. Elderly woman at the wheel. She lived-
This was my first burn-up job. Woman from Wisconsin speeding on some back roads she didn't have any business speeding on. Dropped a wheel off the pavement and rode up on a cement culvert. Split the fuel tank and it erupted in flame. She was alive when she left. I had to come back and get the motor with a boom wrecker. The engine was attached to the rest of the Rodeo with only the throttle cable.
I used to have some pretty gory ones. Not sure where they are.
**1997 Jeep Cherokee SE**
Former Police Car assigned to 54-26, RIP.
i was in a rear-end accident, i don't have any photos though. i saw brake lights and traffic backing up. i assumed they were slowing down, but they were stopped. for some dumb reason i swerved to the left (there was a construction worker with the stop sign in our lane so traffic could have been easily coming the other way). i ended up busting up the back of a golf and just catching my right fender. (btw, i wasn't even going the speed limit)
-bent up right corner of bumper and lost a fog
-blew out tire and bent wheel
-bent leaf and disco
-bent fender and cracked flare
two positive points: first, i didn't stall and had enough sense to get my vehicle off the road. second, somehow my D30 came out unscathed. i was highly suprised
lesson learned: when approaching traffic, slow the f*uck down!
1993 YJ, too broke to swap the tranny and my 60s
Originally Posted by Rob99
It can't be a scam. There's pictures of Asian people in business suits pointing at charts and graphs.
ok. well.... i dont have any pictures and its not much of a wreck but i just thought i'd tell this little story cuz its funny. i really wish i had some pictures of it
My grandad is the guy to go to at our auto shop in town and everyone takes there stuff to him. when something awesome comes in (like big trucks that just got a lift for him to align or something along those lines) he will call me and i will ride down to check them out. i was not expectin this when he called me.
i get down to the shop and all i see is a BRAND NEW cop charger. apparently the cop had it for about 3 days. well... the cop was busy playin on his computer system thing in it and accidentally fired his shotgun... this blew a 1 foot diameter hole in the roof of the car and while he was lookin at it, he managed to run into a light pole..
the funny thing about it was he was in the walmart parking lot.... an EMPTY walmart parking lot
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That cop story is probably the funniest thing I have ever heard! I have a story also, I wasn't there personally, but I had to deal with the gf for months afterwards, but here's the story. My gf was driving home close to the holidays, singin' x-mas songs and generally feeling good when she fails to realize she's going 45, through a red light. There was a guy turning right into her path already when she t-boned him right in the driver-side door. Both were driving newish vehicles, and no one was terribly hurt, but it goes to show what paying attention to what you're doing will do. Also, both drivers were secured with seatbelts and the airbags deployed, so chock one up for safety regs!