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Unread 08-08-2011, 03:23 PM   #1
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My WJ Jeep Saved me, my Wife, and my Dog's life...RIP WJ

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





























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Unread 08-08-2011, 03:27 PM   #2
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OMG!!! Thank god you, your wife, and dog are ok.
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Unread 08-08-2011, 03:28 PM   #3
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holy ****! glad you guys are okay. Like i tell everyone i know, cars are just metal and plastic, theyre replaceable. People arent.

This makes me miss my old grand cherokee
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Unread 08-08-2011, 03:29 PM   #4
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Wow. Glad you are alright.

It's good to know that the GC's will still survive a solid hit and roll.
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Unread 08-08-2011, 03:34 PM   #5
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Glad you all made it out ok. It's accidents like this that reaffirm my decision to have a larger SUV for all the family to travel in. Where there any issues with the airbags not deploying? I've always been leery of a rear end impact and the airbags not activating.
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Unread 08-08-2011, 03:56 PM   #6
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Glad you are all ok

Now relax and think "cars and plastics can be replaced or bought a new one, but your life, your wife, can't.."
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Unread 08-08-2011, 04:08 PM   #7
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Wow! Glad everyone is ok.
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Unread 08-08-2011, 04:35 PM   #8
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That looked like a crazy wreck. Glad everyone is alright. Are any aftermarket parts salvageable? Sliders??
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Unread 08-08-2011, 04:37 PM   #9
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Wow! I am happy it ended the way it did. Take care of your Self and family and good luck on your Next Jeep Purchase.
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Unread 08-08-2011, 04:46 PM   #10
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Sad to see it like that but it did just what it was supposed to do, it sacrificed itself to save you. Glad you are all okay. Now time to go find another friendly dub-jay.
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Unread 08-08-2011, 04:47 PM   #11
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It looks like your sliders held up,pretty well. Getting another Wj?
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Unread 08-08-2011, 04:53 PM   #12
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glad everyone was ok.

that should buff out. no problem.
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Unread 08-08-2011, 04:59 PM   #13
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I'm glad to hear you are all ok. I hope your wife's passenger foot gets better soon.
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Unread 08-08-2011, 05:18 PM   #14
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Wow...glad to hear you and your family are OK..... Jeep collapsed...just like it's supposed to.....
Hope your Wife's foot heal's straight and true.
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Unread 08-08-2011, 05:40 PM   #15
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Sorry to hear bro. I know we all have alot of blood, sweat, and money in our rigs but at the end of the day it's just vehicle. I was a passenger in a truck that flipped. Can be a very scary thing. Induces some deep thoughts on life. Glad it all turned out o-k.
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