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

This really couldn't happen at a worse time considering not only am I flat broke, but I'm supposed to be moving this weekend.

The Reverend, Thursday, 29 May 2008 03:06 (nine years ago) Permalink

damn dude what put you in the karma hole

El Tomboto, Thursday, 29 May 2008 03:07 (nine years ago) Permalink

that really sucks, is what I meant to say

(I can't bring myself to post to RIP threads or even birthday threads but somebody totals an automobile I'm all over it. Nice going)

El Tomboto, Thursday, 29 May 2008 03:08 (nine years ago) Permalink

sorry to hear this rev

J0rdan S., Thursday, 29 May 2008 03:09 (nine years ago) Permalink

It's cool, Tombot. No offense taken.

The Reverend, Thursday, 29 May 2008 03:12 (nine years ago) Permalink

this is so sad!

Surmounter, Thursday, 29 May 2008 03:14 (nine years ago) Permalink

Metro Transit's website tells me the fastest bus trip to and from work is about an hour and forty minutes, which will be but down to an hour and ten minutes after I move.

The Reverend, Thursday, 29 May 2008 03:16 (nine years ago) Permalink

cut down

The Reverend, Thursday, 29 May 2008 03:16 (nine years ago) Permalink

well that's a little better

Surmounter, Thursday, 29 May 2008 03:24 (nine years ago) Permalink

must have been terrifying

Surmounter, Thursday, 29 May 2008 03:25 (nine years ago) Permalink

That totally sucks, sorry to hear it.

HI DERE, Thursday, 29 May 2008 03:35 (nine years ago) Permalink

Damn. Sorry Rev, that sounds awful.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 29 May 2008 04:06 (nine years ago) Permalink

Oh man, Rev. You have my condolences. When my car got totalled I felt like I'd killed one of my best friends.

Abbott, Thursday, 29 May 2008 04:30 (nine years ago) Permalink

My car-totaling was both a thrilling near-near-death experience and in a weird way a relief at not having to deal with all the crap that was wrong with my car.

Hurting 2, Thursday, 29 May 2008 04:32 (nine years ago) Permalink

aw sorry rev :( if it makes you feel any better (and i know it won't but i'm trying) i just spent 10 months doing hour and 15 to two hour trips to work (depending on transit situations)

tehresa, Thursday, 29 May 2008 04:37 (nine years ago) Permalink

Gave up driving for 5 years after car-total. Prob not an option for most.

libcrypt, Thursday, 29 May 2008 05:02 (nine years ago) Permalink

how rotten. sorry about that.

Maria, Thursday, 29 May 2008 10:40 (nine years ago) Permalink

Thanks for the condolences everyone.

I wish I could give up driving (and part of my reason for moving was that it would allow me to cut down on driving), but giving up driving altogether isn't really feasible for me at this time. I work in kind of a weird place where there really isn't any viable point A to point B connector via public transit, even though it isn't really that far away in the grand scheme of things.

rev, Thursday, 29 May 2008 21:55 (nine years ago) Permalink

Is carpooling an option, Rev? I've never tried it before myself with Metro, so I can't say...what about their Flexcar program?

Bimble, Thursday, 29 May 2008 22:02 (nine years ago) Permalink

My friend who I work for said he'll give me rides home (but not to) for the time being, but I'm way out of his way. The Flexcar thing is a good idea, I'll look into that. Thanks.

rev, Thursday, 29 May 2008 22:22 (nine years ago) Permalink

sorry rev, but glad you are okay.

estela, Thursday, 29 May 2008 22:25 (nine years ago) Permalink

Rev, I am sorry and suprised to hear this. And you are a good driver! (And I do not say that often!) Was this a driving into/under monster truck situation? That'll total any car.

the higgs, Friday, 30 May 2008 00:35 (nine years ago) Permalink

ay, under

rev, Friday, 30 May 2008 00:44 (nine years ago) Permalink

oh man Rev, so sorry to see this thread! I'm glad you're okay.

Flexcar got bought out by Zipcar - I use them occasionally.

Jaq, Friday, 30 May 2008 00:50 (nine years ago) Permalink

wait, rev = The Reverend? that's some sub-tomboto shit

mookieproof, Friday, 30 May 2008 01:09 (nine years ago) Permalink

yeahyeahyeah, "rev" = images-off account

rev, Friday, 30 May 2008 01:17 (nine years ago) Permalink

I just witnessed a church van try to beat a red light very late, clip a fairly clean hi-riser caddy, do a 180 and damn near roll over.

Kerm, Thursday, 5 June 2008 22:52 (nine years ago) Permalink

was it full of nuns?

moonship journey to baja, Thursday, 5 June 2008 22:56 (nine years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

Drove over a piece of metal (piece of a truck or container or something) that looked like cardboard but wasn't. Loud banging noises, two right tires shredded, front wheel blocked (brake, probabaly, damage on the underside of the car. I'm fine, but damn you, anonymous truck driver. I expect my insurance will go up because in principle you have to be able to avoid or stop for everything that's on the road and stuff. :-/

StanM, Wednesday, 18 August 2010 20:43 (seven years ago) Permalink

:( sympathies that's a horrible feeling

k¸ (darraghmac), Wednesday, 18 August 2010 21:59 (seven years ago) Permalink


StanM, Wednesday, 18 August 2010 22:00 (seven years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

so got into a minor accident last friday - car is perfectly fine except for dents + scrapes, and driver's side door won't open because of the weird way in which the front quarter panel is dented.

reported the accident to my insurance company, and the other driver did to theirs as well - now they are offering to pay out-of-pocket for my repair, to avoid premiums

any experience with this? I thought you were supposed to offer the out-of-moeny stuff before filing a claim w/ the insurance companies

smells like ok (soda) (dayo), Sunday, 5 August 2012 20:41 (five years ago) Permalink

three years pass...

so last week, I was in a parking garage trying to park so I could see Spectre. for some reason, there was a queue going up all the way to the second level so while there were tons of open spaces, I couldn't really park because I had no space to pull out enough to get into it.

in a dumb move, I tried to negotiate one of the spaces and on doing so, lightly rubbed the back bumper of a car. the person was in the car so I apologized, said it was my fault, and once I managed to be able to park legitimately, got out so I could give her my info. she called the police but as she told the police nobody was injured and the damage was under $500, as per FL law, they said they didn't need to come by. the damage was minimal to both cars - you can see a scratch on my bumper, her damage wasn't even visible in the poor lighting but I assume I left a paint trade given how mine looked. she was polite in the end and we went our separate ways.

the claim that I expected was filed, which was fine. However, then the adjuster asks me if she was in the car at the time. I stated I thought she had just gotten out, but couldn't remember clearly. He then tells me she says she was in the car and reported that she is "sore" now.

I try not to pull the "that's impossible" card because I know injuries can happen even during low speed collisions, but this wasn't a rear end collision at say 10 mph where the impacted car actually vibrated or moved forward after being hit. It was a slight rub of one bumper against another at 3 mph - the damage was so minimal you can't even see from a distance. No denting or crumpling. And she's trying to report an injury?

I also realize that injuries don't immediately show themselves, but she reported to the police at the scene that she wasn't hurt and again - the car did not move, it just rubbed. I'm typically one to give benefit of the doubt, because I know even a ten mph rear-end could hurt someone, but it seems suspect that this slight paint trade would cause her significant pain, especially after she reported no injury at the scene. also, she used exaggerated language at the scene (she actually said "You wrecked my car!" when she got out and suggested I'd been drinking at one point when I hadn't had one all night).

am I likely to get screwed on this one? I took a picture of my vehicle's bumper and sent it to my claims adjuster this morning to show how minor of an impact it was.

Hammer Smashed Bagels, Saturday, 14 November 2015 19:32 (two years ago) Permalink

yeah, it's not uncommon for people to get encouraged by friends/family/etc to claim unproveable crap like whiplash in an attempt to get more money from your insurance.

StanM, Sunday, 15 November 2015 09:01 (two years ago) Permalink

one year passes...


fuck you, your hat is horrible (Neanderthal), Saturday, 4 November 2017 22:37 (two months ago) Permalink

At least unlike the last time...I was sober and not at fault.

Happened 100 miles away from home. Totalled. Oi...after a 70 hour work week.

Xrays and ct scans mostly fine tho

fuck you, your hat is horrible (Neanderthal), Saturday, 4 November 2017 22:41 (two months ago) Permalink

yikes! glad you're ok. what happened?

Karl Malone, Saturday, 4 November 2017 22:43 (two months ago) Permalink

Hope you're ok man quick recovery

Gary Synaesthesia (darraghmac), Saturday, 4 November 2017 22:45 (two months ago) Permalink

I was in a partner clients building for the week and decided to go see Cannibal Corpse in Jacksonville after.

Strange, poorly lit area in the left lane and this older man had his truck sitting on the median, hanging into my lane. No lights on, didn't see him, plowed into his back end.

He was the nicest guy and apologized to me and everybody tended to me.

All things considered..coulda been worse. Windshield cracked, both bags deployed, but i'm ok. Just emotionally drained but relieved

fuck you, your hat is horrible (Neanderthal), Saturday, 4 November 2017 23:40 (two months ago) Permalink

Never made it to the show.

Was smelling airbag dust for hours. Awful scent

fuck you, your hat is horrible (Neanderthal), Saturday, 4 November 2017 23:41 (two months ago) Permalink

I'm extremely glad you are intact. That's awful. I hope you had no emotional attachment to the poor contraption.

Clearly this is because earlier today I thought, out of nowhere, "you know what band nobody has mentioned in my presence lately? Cannibal Corpse."

El Tomboto, Saturday, 4 November 2017 23:53 (two months ago) Permalink

get & be well, N

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 5 November 2017 00:00 (two months ago) Permalink

glad to hear yr ok, car accidents are scary

brimstead, Sunday, 5 November 2017 00:41 (two months ago) Permalink

thanks all. neck pain is better, actually was never that bad. found a degenerative disc condition in my neck but I'm willing to bet they would have found that pre-accident too.

psychologically, I was initially a mess, but had so many friends call me to check on me.

this work project is cursed. the following has happened to members of my team:

Original analyst (which is my job) got laid off
Domain mgr had to go on leave due to boyfriend w/ life-threatening condition
Customer service manager totaled *HIS* car falling asleep at the wheel last weekend
now I wrecked mine

there's only one dude left who has gotten away scot free.

fuck you, your hat is horrible (Neanderthal), Sunday, 5 November 2017 13:51 (two months ago) Permalink

Clearly that guy should just not leave whatever room he's in. Glad you're in one piece for sure.

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 5 November 2017 15:09 (two months ago) Permalink

Glad you're doing alright man

Week of Wonders (Ross), Sunday, 5 November 2017 17:57 (two months ago) Permalink

his insurance accepted liability. score.

my pain is gone. my neck is resilient.

fuck you, your hat is horrible (Neanderthal), Thursday, 9 November 2017 00:54 (two months ago) Permalink

Headbanging strengthens the neck muscles! \m/

StanM, Thursday, 9 November 2017 01:14 (two months ago) Permalink

haha i did joke to my friends that I expected the injuries I sustained on Friday night, but that I got them from a different activity than originally planned

fuck you, your hat is horrible (Neanderthal), Thursday, 9 November 2017 01:19 (two months ago) Permalink

got new wheels. fatigue has been a huge problem since the accident. neck doesn't hurt but definitely feels 'crick'-y at times.

still...good week considering.

fuck you, your hat is horrible (Neanderthal), Saturday, 11 November 2017 06:02 (two months ago) Permalink

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