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Henry Fishinger

My car flipped last night

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on the way home from work, Rt 495 south in Hopkinton, 9pm after a long day/long week at work, listenin to the Celtics game minding my own business in the far right/slow lane when a car (NJ plates) slams into me drivers side and forces us both of the road over drainage ditch and up a hill ! We both roll over, I end up upside down, they land right side up. three other cars were involved, one forced off the left of the highway (they had a baby in the car) and the car causing the accident (possibly fell asleep at the wheel). The NJ plates car was an older couple in thier 60s, took rescue team 30 min or so to remove them from the wreck, put them on stretchers and both to the hospital. No comment on whether I had my belt on, but when the car stopped rolling, and I was upside down I was amazed I didnt seem hurt. it was pitch black in the truck upside down while I fumbled to find the door handle, no luck, then found the passenger side door handle and it opened a little bit, had to then push the door open with both legs to get it open a foot or two, then crawled out of the vehicle and sat on the side of the hill, without a scratch but in shock as the rescue & cops started to arrive...whew!

 

props go out to the Nissan Pathfinder, what a tank! hate to think of how things might have turned out for me in a lesser vehicle/sedan

 

guess I wont be taking the boat out this weekend frown.gif

 

 

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guess I wont be taking the boat this weekend frown.gif

 

 

A man after my own heart. Glad to hear that you are ok. Some people just shouldn't drive.

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View Posti wonder how the FJ would hold up in somethin like that....

 

glad your OK icon14.gif

 

were the pics for insurance reasons or proof you survived?

 

 

 

I wasnt thinking of insurance at the time. took the pics cause I knew it marked the end of an era for me...the pathfinder era, though I would buy another in a sec

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View PostHow'd you like those split seconds when you think, 'man, I might get really messed up here'?

 

I'm glad you didn't. You're a lucky dude.

 

Did your airbags blow?

 

 

yes, those split seconds that seem to last a minute, waiting for my body to be crushed or my head to smash into something, yes that was it to a T

 

airbags didnt blow headscratch.gif

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also there's the thought that "its gonna blow" ! I got tot ge the hell out of here ! jaw of life ? the drivers side was jammed shut from the collision but the passenger side was my ticket out

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