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Old 01-26-2019, 03:40 PM
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Passed my first wrong way freeway driver this week. Sure happened quick. Only 2 lanes each direction on I5 here, speed differential of about 120mph. Glad I kept to the right. The group of cars behind me were not so fortunate.
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Old 01-26-2019, 03:43 PM
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Passed my first wrong way freeway driver this week. Sure happened quick. Only 2 lanes each direction on I5 here, speed differential of about 120mph. Glad I kept to the right. The group of cars behind me were not so fortunate.
Glad you are safe. I've had that happen a couple of times and it's all ways a freak out for somebody.
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Old 01-26-2019, 04:37 PM
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now that would scare a big guy... Glad you`re safe
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Old 01-26-2019, 05:27 PM
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We had the same thing happen back in December. A fellow I know from town who has come out to repair my furnace, lost his wife and mother in law, his 6 month old son in a car seat in the back of the car survived, thank God.
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Old 01-26-2019, 06:10 PM
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That's a horrible loss Dozer. I was driving a subcompact. Unlikely That I would have survived a head on with a midsize sedan.

My wrong way driver day was not over. The freeway deal happened at noon on Thursday, no rain, good visibility. At 7pm that night, I was driving through town...3 lanes all one way the same direction. As I headed through town, I was thinking I should stay in the center lane, likely the safest to avoid another wrong way.

Yep. Guy passed me on my left going the wrong way. So I'm considering switching back to a full size truck.
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Old 01-26-2019, 06:20 PM
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That a sad story dozzer!!!


Glad your still with us burgerman!!

I had a lady in my lane while I was bout 6 years ago. The road had a big paved shoulder so i drove off as far and as quick as i could. She still hit me, not head on but it tore the whole rear axle out from under my dodge. Glad i wasnt in a small car!
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Old 01-27-2019, 12:41 AM
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Another sad story...

A friend of mine left "our" race track in the black of a Sunday night, stone cold sober. He inadvertently turned short, pointed his truck, trailer and race car down the wrong side of the divided highway... some 30 miles later, he collided head on with a small car. The "opposing" driver was killed and my friend spent 5 years in prison for his error.

It was an honest mistake. I'm very familiar with the junction and I've turned the same corner 200 times in daylight. I've also tried to make the same mistake (twice) in the dark, but thankfully, had somebody riding shotgun both times to correct me... at any rate, it could easily have been me in prison...



I'm glad you lived to tell the story, Burgerman!

In broad daylight, I can't imagine the legal defense... "I was smoking a pipe with a needle in my arm, your honor."


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Old 01-27-2019, 01:32 AM
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We had a rash of wrong way drivers here for a while. It's the ones that see that they are headed the wrong way against traffic and yet keep going ??? Not even under the influence of anything ???
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Old 01-27-2019, 01:57 AM
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Thanks guys, glad to be here. I like your Dodge truck LB. Did you fix it?
That prison story is sad Doc. Glad you had a shotgun rider when needed. We have all made mistakes. Let's all be vigilant out there on the road.
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Thanks guys, glad to be here. I like your Dodge truck LB. Did you fix it?
That prison story is sad Doc. Glad you had a shotgun rider when needed. We have all made mistakes. Let's all be vigilant out there on the road.
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