My Jeep Saved Me, my Wife, and my Dog
We have been staying in the North Georgia Mountains for the last week at my Wife's grandfathers cabin......as we just bought a new house.
We took a Saturday drive to take the scenic highway and came through a town called Hiawasse, Ga. a beautiful day with the windows down at 84 degrees.
On 4 lane hwy and we slow down behind a black dodge 2500 pickup and a car trying to turn left...we slow down just behind the truck at about 5 mph rolling and I look in my review and see a car coming and not stopping.....the speed limit on the road is 45 mph and the witness, a big rig trucker, was going 50 mph and the car passed him he said at least 20 mph faster than him.
I see the car coming and I stomp the gas trying to get out of the way and just not enough time..... car catches just under my right rear tire and we go for a ride..... according to the report, we flipped at a minimum 3 times.
When we came to a stop, amazingly we ended up on all fours, I looked at my wife and she was awake and I didn't see anything bad....I looked in the rear seat and my dog was missing.... I believe she was thrown from the vehicle as we immediately began looking for our dog and she was a good 50 yards away and running in a big circle. She came to me when she saw me....she was ok with minor bruises and a scrape.
My wife ended up having about 3-4 broken bones in her passenger foot.....somehow we believe her foot made it out of the window and scrapped the pavement while we were flipping as she had serious road rash with gravel, dirt, and glass in her foot...there was no other explanation.
I came away with just some minor cuts and bruises.
So much blood, sweat, and memories in that Jeep. I can replace it but not my wife and our beloved dog. I am currently looking for another WJ but it will never be the same. I always new I would have that Jeep forever and be able to hand it down to my kids.
I will let the pictures speak for themselves.
sorry for the long post but MY JEEP Saved OUR LIVES