i've been in a car accident....

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yep, posting from bedside. got roughed up pretty bad, sprained both knees, tore my forearm apart...cut my head open....blah blah. spent last night at the hospital. according to the police i am lucky to be alive considering the condition of my wifes car. just thought i'd let everyone know im not sure why...maybe so i could get some extra love.

the good news is, i'll be out of work for a while.

Big Baby Bingo (Chris V), Sunday, 9 January 2005 16:47 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

damn, take it easy!


Hari A$hur$t (Toaster), Sunday, 9 January 2005 16:53 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Dude! Sympathies! Best wishes for speedy recovery! Wife is taking good care of you, yes?

nabiscothingy (nory), Sunday, 9 January 2005 16:58 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

shit man! hope you recover quick!

s1ocki (slutsky), Sunday, 9 January 2005 17:04 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Dude! Extra love! Take care and speedy recovery!

I Am Curious (George) (Rock Hardy), Sunday, 9 January 2005 17:06 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

yikes! get well soon, dude.

cathy berberian (Jody Beth Rosen), Sunday, 9 January 2005 17:08 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

take care, man

miccio (miccio), Sunday, 9 January 2005 17:14 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

so sorry to hear it, chris. glad you're well enough to be online, anyway...i hope you can give us updates as you recuperate. hope you feel much better, soon...

JuliaA (j_bdules), Sunday, 9 January 2005 17:14 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

enjoy the painkillers. what happened?

Miss Misery (thatgirl), Sunday, 9 January 2005 17:17 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Horrible news -- but good to hear you are indeed alive and not worse off! Rest up, do nothing, and be well soon. And no babymaking until your condition improves!

Ned Raggett (Ned), Sunday, 9 January 2005 17:18 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

oh chris! get well soon!

teeny (teeny), Sunday, 9 January 2005 17:21 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

get one recovery, and soon chris

Stevem On X (blueski), Sunday, 9 January 2005 17:27 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

will you have any permanent scars? :-(((

stevie nixed (stevie nixed), Sunday, 9 January 2005 17:28 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Get Well Soon, Chris....glad to hear you're still with us. Get yourself mended.......and then GO GET EVEN! (presuming there was another car involved).

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Sunday, 9 January 2005 17:29 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Wow, please get better soon.

jaymc (jaymc), Sunday, 9 January 2005 17:30 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Chris, my thoughts and love.
Plus, my envy for work-slack,
Big Bingo Bastard

Haibun (Begs2Differ), Sunday, 9 January 2005 17:31 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

and then GO GET EVEN! (presuming there was another car involved).

The ILX Strike Squad exists to put things right.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Sunday, 9 January 2005 17:32 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

well, i was on my way to pick up my sister from work because the weather was horrible in Massachusetts and i didn't want her to drive. i took the 4-wheel drive vehicle. so i see this white suv really bombing it down the other side of the street he slides, hits the car in front of me careens off him and plows into me. airbags and all. i remember climbing out of the window to get out, looking around and then saying "wheres my ipod"? im sore as fuck and probably damamged my knees permanently...but at least im alive. thanks for the love guys. i will post pics of the car!

Big Baby Bingo (Chris V), Sunday, 9 January 2005 17:52 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Medical Expenses, Loss of Income, Pain and Suffering... white suv PWNED. Still, I wish it hadn't happened.

I Am Curious (George) (Rock Hardy), Sunday, 9 January 2005 17:56 (thirteen years ago) Permalink


get well man, i hope you can sue the bastard or something.

xpost hehe

John (jdahlem), Sunday, 9 January 2005 17:56 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

feel better. was it a fucling SUV? it seems the state has run out of road salt.

xpost; fucking suv drivers

kephm, Sunday, 9 January 2005 17:57 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

yup i got hit by an suv. oh i can sue...im sure. my ipod still works!

Big Baby Bingo (Chris V), Sunday, 9 January 2005 18:03 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

boo, hope you're feeling better today, and you end up feeling well enough to enjoy some time off work!

colette (a2lette), Sunday, 9 January 2005 18:03 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

ah fuck, that's awful Chris. Get well soon, and make the most of the time off.

Martin Skidmore (Martin Skidmore), Sunday, 9 January 2005 18:10 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

From one Masshole to another - get well soon! yesterday was really just a circus of bad driving in MA. I'm glad you survived - and the ipod is a good piece of news as well.
Get as much as you can from insurance and...get some heat for that other car!
I didn't even venture onto the roads until today, and even today was almost taken out by several SUV's and minivans. Because they can't even see my boyfriends honda civic, which i am driving while waiting for my tiny volkswagon golf to be fixed.
People are crazy with the driving - I hope the knee damage is less permanent than you think, and my heart is with you. Vicodin and insurance forms for you, my friend! xo Alison

aimurchie, Sunday, 9 January 2005 18:17 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Get well, Chris!

.adam (nordicskilla), Sunday, 9 January 2005 18:20 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Glad to hear you're (relatively) OK. It sounds like you're in good hands. Good to hear about the iPod too!

MindInRewind (Barry Bruner), Sunday, 9 January 2005 18:24 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

What they all said. My big brother got hit by a train once on a level crossing, so I totally understand the "thank fuck I got out of it" feeling you must have.

Take care xx

ailsa (ailsa), Sunday, 9 January 2005 18:27 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I hope you heal up soon, buddy. And it might be a good idea to get your sister to move before a fucking METEORITE lands on your condo! ;-)

Bryan (Bryan), Sunday, 9 January 2005 18:33 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Yay for the iPod! Do keep us informed as to the fate of White SUV character and how said person will have to cry a lot now.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Sunday, 9 January 2005 18:36 (thirteen years ago) Permalink


teeny (teeny), Sunday, 9 January 2005 18:59 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I was in a car crash
Or was it the war
But I've never been
Quite the same.

Hope you recover quickly and I hope the knees aren't too seriously banged up. You seem to be in good spirits, which is the important thing.

Thermo Thinwall (Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 9 January 2005 19:31 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Chris, I join the rest of the chorus of voices herein in saying that we wish you the best of luck in having a speedy recovery and in making sure the other driver has his comeuppance. And every person out there who is even considering driving an SUV should be forced to learn how to drive one for about a year and a half before being allowed to own one.


An SUV driver who's much more careful than that

(Also, I'm grateful that you're still alive, hon.)

Samantha Baker (Dee the Lurker), Sunday, 9 January 2005 19:40 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

God that must have been a shock. hang in there Chris, hope you're doing ok.

Ronan (Ronan), Sunday, 9 January 2005 19:46 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

best wishes

isadora (isadora), Sunday, 9 January 2005 19:54 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I saw a pair of SUVs knock each other into oblivion at an intersection a few days back, because both were going pretty fast and it was raining, and apparently they didn't like traffic going the speed limit on slick roads. Those things aren't hatchbacks, people!

Glad you're okay!

Riot Gear! (Gear!), Sunday, 9 January 2005 20:16 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

my absolute best to you, Chris.

donut christ (donut), Sunday, 9 January 2005 20:19 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Sonofabitch, Bingo!!! Take it easy and get well and stuff. I'm amazed you don't seem more shaken up.

Je4nne ƒury (Jeanne Fury), Sunday, 9 January 2005 20:50 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Likewise glad to hear you're relatively okay. Her'es to a speedy recovery (I will not root against the Pats for one game in your honor).

The Ghost of Dan Perry (Dan Perry), Sunday, 9 January 2005 21:16 (thirteen years ago) Permalink



David R. (popshots75`), Sunday, 9 January 2005 21:20 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

fuck, man, that's horrible. hope you get better soon.

kingfish (Kingfish), Sunday, 9 January 2005 21:25 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Recover quickly dude - I'm so pleased it wasn't any nastier. Markx

Markelby (Mark C), Sunday, 9 January 2005 21:57 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

geez you guys are great....its the ativan thats keeping me not so shaken up. that and a lot of sleeping...anyways take care guys. i'll be on periodically...when im feeling up to it.

Big Baby Bingo (Chris V), Monday, 10 January 2005 01:58 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Hope you get well soon!!

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Monday, 10 January 2005 02:00 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

oh wow, missed this the first time around. best wishes chris, hope lots of bedside bingo is in your future.

mark p (Mark P), Monday, 10 January 2005 02:01 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

get well soon, duder. glad to hear it wasn't worse, and you're relatively okay.

hstencil (hstencil), Monday, 10 January 2005 02:30 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Hey, Chris! Hope you get well soon. (If you have to do physical therapy for your knees, it will be a pain, but according to my sister's husband it's best to go through with it.)

youn, Monday, 10 January 2005 02:34 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

how awful, Chris. hope everything heals soon.

gabbneb (gabbneb), Monday, 10 January 2005 05:16 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

SUVs should only be allowed in accidents with each other.

I had a similar scary-as-fuck experience a few weeks ago, though not with an SUV. I wasn't hurt, but I was run off the road, doing about 75, and into a concrete barrier on the highway, I spun around, went up on two wheels, and smashed into the barrier again. Fucking intense. Glad we're both ok.

Hurting (Hurting), Monday, 10 January 2005 05:21 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

dude, l hear new jack slow jams help speed along the recovery process! get better soon!

Matos W.K. (M Matos), Monday, 10 January 2005 08:54 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

thanks everybody. i'm feeling better and as far as car accidents go a minor concussion ain't too bad. it could've been worse. i am just so bummed about the administrative hassle of having to deal with this. big purchases suck.

marcos, Tuesday, 23 January 2018 21:24 (nine months ago) Permalink

Fuck, best wishes

Never changed username before (cardamon), Tuesday, 23 January 2018 21:33 (nine months ago) Permalink

marcos, if you want me to hook you up w/someone who works in new car sales let me know. I have a friend who can help you out - he's sold cars to several of my friends and will give you a good deal. He works at a dealership down in Hudson.

Millennial Whoop, wanna fight about it? (Phil D.), Tuesday, 23 January 2018 21:51 (nine months ago) Permalink

good to know, thanks phil! i'll likely be buying a used car - when i said "new" i guess i meant to new to me :) if i change my mind tho i'll let u know thru ilx mail!

marcos, Tuesday, 23 January 2018 21:55 (nine months ago) Permalink

man sorry about that marcos. I'm still dealing with the admin issues of mine (mostly the medical bills)....Really really fuckin sucks too when you just sunk a fortune into repairing it :(....

fuck you, your hat is horrible (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 23 January 2018 22:14 (nine months ago) Permalink

yea that is the worst part i think? i had put off repairs for like a year and then finally did them, all a bunch of small things, new tires, etc. hopefully i can recoup some of that but idk

marcos, Tuesday, 23 January 2018 22:20 (nine months ago) Permalink

one very small silver lining is that i will finally get a car with an aux port or usb or whatever. i still buy cds because my car doesn't have a tape deck or an aux port

marcos, Tuesday, 23 January 2018 22:21 (nine months ago) Permalink


(though i will probably still buy them)

marcos, Tuesday, 23 January 2018 22:21 (nine months ago) Permalink

When did the USB/AUX port become standard? I drive a 2001 civic so I have no clue what is standard with newer cars.

Rod Steel (musicfanatic), Tuesday, 23 January 2018 22:36 (nine months ago) Permalink

Anyway, it sucks you have to deal with that over a short-term. I get anxious having to rush through big-purchase decisions that you know are going to affect you for years to come.

Rod Steel (musicfanatic), Tuesday, 23 January 2018 22:37 (nine months ago) Permalink

usb/aux been standard for like 5-6 years at least.

many new cars don't have cd players which really fucks me up.

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 23 January 2018 22:38 (nine months ago) Permalink

lol marcos I was kinda happy to get a new one with Bluetooth as I'd pretty much been USBing all my music in the old car as I tend to lose CDs very easily.

the money you spent on repairs should increase of ACV of the car that they give you, not necessarily by that amount, but it'll help. do you know if you'll be getting more than you owed on the car? that's always nice when you can use it for a down payment.

fuck you, your hat is horrible (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 23 January 2018 23:02 (nine months ago) Permalink

thankfully i paid it off already which helps a lot

marcos, Tuesday, 23 January 2018 23:04 (nine months ago) Permalink

Oh def

fuck you, your hat is horrible (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 23 January 2018 23:11 (nine months ago) Permalink

one month passes...


marcos, Monday, 5 March 2018 18:31 (seven months ago) Permalink

fuck my life

marcos, Monday, 5 March 2018 18:31 (seven months ago) Permalink

oh no

omar little, Monday, 5 March 2018 18:32 (seven months ago) Permalink

i bought a new car 3 weeks ago and got into another accident this morning


marcos, Monday, 5 March 2018 18:32 (seven months ago) Permalink

Holy shit, dude.

Andrew Farrell, Monday, 5 March 2018 18:33 (seven months ago) Permalink

glad you're ok. how is the car?

and in my opinionation, the sun is gonna surely shine♪♫ (Karl Malone), Monday, 5 March 2018 18:33 (seven months ago) Permalink

thank you. car has huge deep scratches on the whole passenger side and veers left when I drive it. alloy wheel has half-inch gashes in it

marcos, Monday, 5 March 2018 18:35 (seven months ago) Permalink

as deeply annoying as that accident is, it's nothing at all compared to your being physically intact. pilots say any landing you can walk away from is a good landing. they're right.

A is for (Aimless), Monday, 5 March 2018 18:48 (seven months ago) Permalink

aww geezus man. that was my biggest fear after my last wreck. the stress of two back to back in short time is hard to deal with.

glad you're ok, but sorry you have another PITA in your life

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Monday, 5 March 2018 20:31 (seven months ago) Permalink

<3 marcos that sucks so much, glad yr ok

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 5 March 2018 21:28 (seven months ago) Permalink

thank you guys <3

so stressful. i'm stressed out of my mind. because i am a serial procastinator i hadn't yet put my new car under the policy, i thought i was within a 30-day grace period but the period is only 14 days, so my insurance co doesn't want to pay for it. im trying to work something out with them but FUCK ARE YOU SERIOUS ugh

i feel like im gonna post in the lump thread. everything sucks right now, this is such a burden that i don't feel like i can handle becaues a whole bunch of other shit is happening that i can't deal with

marcos, Monday, 5 March 2018 21:32 (seven months ago) Permalink

life is stressful and expensive

marcos, Monday, 5 March 2018 21:32 (seven months ago) Permalink

agreed :(

Mordy, Monday, 5 March 2018 21:38 (seven months ago) Permalink

So what happened?

rb (soda), Monday, 5 March 2018 22:05 (seven months ago) Permalink

made a left hand turn and didn't see a car turning right from the curb lane. wasn't going fast but the collision was a slow deep grind

marcos, Monday, 5 March 2018 22:07 (seven months ago) Permalink

ugh, I'm sorry, marcos

for what it's worth I had nearly a decade of no car drama (outside of a poor raccoon that popped up on the interstate) and once I got a different car several years ago, I had *three* incidents within one year.

one was purely me and caused no damage to the other car, one was a dumb parking lot thing where I was 3/4 of the way out of the spot and stopped looking in the rearview just long enough for a lady to back out where I was moving, and for the coup de grace, I had my car parked on the street and someone sideswiped my front fender overnight and left no note

it's been smooth sailing since then, so maybe it's a jinxed period of time. it'll stop!

mh, Monday, 5 March 2018 22:49 (seven months ago) Permalink

ha definitely feels jinxed for sure

one good thing is that I read my insurance policy and the guy I talked to was most certainly wrong in telling me that the new car wasn't covered yet

marcos, Monday, 5 March 2018 23:48 (seven months ago) Permalink

I was right on the 30 days

marcos, Monday, 5 March 2018 23:49 (seven months ago) Permalink

get on that quicker in the future!

I think when I got this car I was paranoid enough about it that I’d logged into my insurance company’s website and added the new car to my policy by the time they’d finished pulling it around for pickup at the dealer

mh, Monday, 5 March 2018 23:52 (seven months ago) Permalink

lol i did that

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Monday, 5 March 2018 23:54 (seven months ago) Permalink

buddy it’s the US of A, you have one thing happen when you’re not covered on some sort of insurance and you’re fucked for life

well more so on health insurance but point stands

mh, Monday, 5 March 2018 23:58 (seven months ago) Permalink

good news! Perhaps you could have avoided this accident and the resulting spike in stress if you were a stressed out, ultra-cautious driver. However, the sum of that ultra-cautious driving stress may be greater than that for a responsible, but reasonably chill driver that has a small accident from time to time. In this way, you have optimized a small part of your life.

Dat Login was the dname u doofus (Sufjan Grafton), Monday, 5 March 2018 23:59 (seven months ago) Permalink

lol thank you sufjan

it all still sucks but thank fucking christ that the insurance company will pay for everything

marcos, Tuesday, 6 March 2018 15:49 (seven months ago) Permalink

great news on the insurance, glad you're OK also

sleeve, Tuesday, 6 March 2018 16:29 (seven months ago) Permalink

I backed our truck out the other day and unwittingly almost hit our other car because I had stupidly parked it in a different part of the driveway. that would have been great, two for the price of one. it was so close, 2-3 inches.

sleeve, Tuesday, 6 March 2018 16:30 (seven months ago) Permalink

Not me, but my cousin was t-boned today in downtown Cleveland by someone who ran a red light. According to her mom "{X} is good, headache, we are waiting to see if any scans of head are needed. Will probably need to bury the Toyota. {X} was hit and spun around so much her glasses flew off her face and thru the broken passenger window. Thank gosh she was on the passenger side and not the drivers."

Millennial Whoop, wanna fight about it? (Phil D.), Thursday, 8 March 2018 17:45 (seven months ago) Permalink

car accidents are so terrifying

marcos, Thursday, 8 March 2018 17:46 (seven months ago) Permalink

She's getting married this summer and I dread the thought of her dealing with lingering pain at her own wedding.

Millennial Whoop, wanna fight about it? (Phil D.), Thursday, 8 March 2018 17:48 (seven months ago) Permalink

my wife grew up in L.A. and didn't drive around too much, but i grew up in the country and everyone i knew was driving around all the time. i knew 4 people in high school who were killed in car accidents and it was always some ridiculous stupidity late at night. driving 90 MPH down a stretch of road and losing control and hitting a tree and that sort of thing. my best friend in HS died that way. my other best friend, his just-ex GF died that way.

i sort of hate cars but where I'm at it's inescapable, and i think i've turned into such a Sunday driver, especially when I'm with my kid (as one should expect!) sometimes i get a tailgater when my kid's in the back and i tell him to raise his hands up high and wave them around so the person behind me actually knows there's a kid with me. surprisingly it mostly works. less surprisingly, sometimes it doesn't.

the worst time to drive in L.A. is after 11 PM and it gets worst throughout the night. drunk drivers own the road after 2 AM around here, even w/Uber and Lyft.

omar little, Thursday, 8 March 2018 17:53 (seven months ago) Permalink

is it dumb for me to assume that a lot of uber/lyft drivers drive drunk

brimstead, Thursday, 8 March 2018 17:56 (seven months ago) Permalink

none of the people I know who have driven have, but who knows

mh, Thursday, 8 March 2018 18:22 (seven months ago) Permalink

stoned maybe

marcos, Thursday, 8 March 2018 18:24 (seven months ago) Permalink

high maintenance viewer

the poster's anxiety at the suggested ban (Sufjan Grafton), Thursday, 8 March 2018 18:25 (seven months ago) Permalink

ha yup

marcos, Thursday, 8 March 2018 18:28 (seven months ago) Permalink

also some irl experiences

marcos, Thursday, 8 March 2018 18:28 (seven months ago) Permalink

i literally almost had another one on the way home.

Big assed semi starts to creep across to the median as I'm approaching in the left lane.

i am thinking there is no way he's going to try and pop in front of me as I would basically have to hard brake the tailgater behind me which would be a disaster in the making. so i kept going

fucker actually inches into my lane as I am approaching the same area.... like he thought I was going to stop for him. then he stops. i stupidly reflexively started to move to the right lane before seeing there was someone in it.

swerved back and was fine. and dumb semi driver then reversedhis truck back into the gas station in

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Thursday, 8 March 2018 19:39 (seven months ago) Permalink

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