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02 March 2012 @ 08:18 pm
We got pictures of the wrecked car today  

RIP Dave's Geo Prizm. You were a good car. You took the hit so my husband survived.
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Tapatitapati on March 3rd, 2012 01:07 pm (UTC)

Dave himself is not entirely sure. He was moving into the fast lane, felt he was headed too close to the center divider, and over-corrected, sending the car over the right lane and into the embankment, where it flipped. What he thinks happen is either the right front tire blew at the point he was moving away from the divider or his bald tires slid or some combination of both, since he didn't feel that he wrenched the wheel that sharply. Once in motion it all happened so fast that it's a blur in his mind (also given the traumatic nature of it I think his brain couldn't quite register it all). Fortunately there were no cars in that lane just then.

The right front tire was flat when he went to take the pics. He didn't have a chance to see or take note of it as he was crawling out or being seen to & loaded on the ambulance.

He is now frustrated that he didn't borrow money to replace at least the front tires since we couldn't afford to get new tires. My perspective from when I was in poverty is to buy at least decent used tires for the front. He is used to thinking in terms of replacing all tires at the same time.
W. Lotus: Peacefulwlotus on March 5th, 2012 03:57 pm (UTC)
I was going to ask if he fell asleep at the wheel, but the bald tires blowing sounds like just the thing to cause this sort of accident.

I'm with you on the tires. I usually only buy two at a time, because I cannot afford 4 tires at once.