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Unread 02-08-2010, 11:50 PM   #1
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Do not put your hand out the window when you tip

First off if you have a weak stomach I wouldn't scroll down- Consider yourself warned...

Me and a buddy went up off roading today and after we were done crawling all around this rock called little moab- he hit a rock coming down off the hill just perfectly wrong and bam.





I rushed him to the nearest hospital, which was about 55miles away.
He did the worst thing you can do and stuck his hand out the window.




It looked much worse than it turned out to be. At first I thought it was a compound fracture and that was his bone sticking out, but it ended up be muscle, he was put in surgery immediately, and he luckily didn't have any broken bones, just a lot of things were out of place. They say he'll need physical therapy to have mobility of his hand again.

I went back to his jeep with a friend and tried to flip it back over but after this happened to my jeep


We had to just steal a wheel hub off his jeep, because mine wouldn't come off, rendering my trail spare useless, (I'll carry shafts with hubs on them from now on). After we got my jeep all fixed it was dark and we had to just leave his where it sits. We're headed back up tomorrow with a few trucks and we're going to try and get it home for him.

I'll post more pics of tomorrow

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Unread 02-09-2010, 07:44 AM   #2
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That's a hard lesson learned!
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Unread 02-09-2010, 07:47 AM   #3
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Ouch! I can't say much though because that is my first reaction too.
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Unread 02-09-2010, 10:19 PM   #4
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Here it is up right.


and after 25 hrs of being upside down, we just pulled the plugs, checked all the fluids and drove it to the road.


Lots of oil did burn off the exhaust though
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Unread 02-09-2010, 10:20 PM   #5
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Ouch.
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Unread 02-10-2010, 12:08 AM   #6
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man that sucks
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Unread 02-10-2010, 08:58 AM   #7
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OUCH. Find another cheap XJ and pool some money together with your buds! You only need one good hand to drive!
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Unread 02-10-2010, 05:33 PM   #8
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Wow..to see a Jeep crushed in and upside down an entire day is painful. But, to see it get new plugs and drive away...PRICELESS

Wishing a full recovery on the hand, too!!
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Unread 02-10-2010, 06:14 PM   #9
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Wow thats incredible.

It wasn't his dominate hand was it? Hope not.
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Unread 02-10-2010, 07:40 PM   #10
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yep he's left handed
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Unread 02-10-2010, 10:27 PM   #11
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oh damn, give him my regards man. that's no fun
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Unread 02-10-2010, 10:33 PM   #12
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I misread the thread, thought it said HEAD!!! not hand, he is lucky in that sense then. Glad he didn't loose it completely.

Makes me want arm restraints when I have my tube doors on, and a cage too!

Hope he recovers fully.
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Unread 02-16-2010, 06:32 PM   #13
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oh man that sucks. I'm left handed too and never thought twice about putting my hand out the window while driving.
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Unread 02-18-2010, 03:45 AM   #14
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That looks like the same spot I almost put mine on its lid last time I was down there... Best wishes to your buddy
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Unread 02-20-2010, 10:56 PM   #15
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That hand doesn't look too bad. Lesson learned I hope.
The Jeep on the other hand (no pun intended)............
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