I'm lucky to be alive,unlucky that my new job is is 20 min away.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by marlin795, Dec 31, 2011.

  1. marlin795

    marlin795 Well-Known Member

    Aug 11, 2011
    Northern California
    I got in an accident today,my 68 ford falcon is crunched and un drivable. I hit a lady who slammed on her breaks for an accident around a corner and I got around the corner saw the brake lights slammed on mine and just slit all the way into her right rear corner. My left front end of my car is gone. I was doing about 45 when I hit her. My little brother was in the car but was un injured praise God. I smashed my head into my steering wheel and my nose bled really bad so the paramedics from across the road ran over and jumped all over me and it ended with me being in the ER for 3 hours on a backboard. I'm ok though and it was just cartilage damage. But it still acts up accessionally.
    I'll post a pic later.
  2. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    Athens, Georgia
    Glad you weren't hurt worse than you were.

  3. armedandsafe

    armedandsafe Guest

    Real bummer.

    I remember heading home one evening with all 4 kids in the car. Snowing heavily and still pretty warm. I started around a corner at an intersection after a full stop. The car took aim at a nearby light pole and hit it head on. Not fun.

  4. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

    Jan 11, 2010
    Glad your sorta OK , prayers for a speedy recovery
  5. marlin795

    marlin795 Well-Known Member

    Aug 11, 2011
    Northern California
    ^ thanks. Bummed about my car being smashed now though.
  6. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

    Jan 11, 2010
    yeah thats sucks , BTDT not a good time ..
  7. marlin795

    marlin795 Well-Known Member

    Aug 11, 2011
    Northern California
    This is my car after the accident. Really not happy.

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  8. gun-nut

    gun-nut Member

    Jan 15, 2011
    She dont look to bad. I would say you could get her fixed. I have seen worse. Glad you both are ok!
  9. thomas44

    thomas44 New Member

    Mar 16, 2008
    Oh wow, a carburetor ! Havent seen one in awhile !!
  10. BlackEagle

    BlackEagle Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 25, 2011
    Glad you're mostly OK, and that your little brother is fine. Rejoicing that it wasn't worse. I know you must be feeling kind of sick about your car...'68 falcon is kind of a classic. Hope you can find parts to get it repaired. Your nose hurts, I know, and we'll be praying for good and quick healing on that, but the car may be a little harder to mend.
  11. BETH

    BETH Well-Known Member

    Jul 10, 2009
    u can replace a car not your life
  12. 308 at my gate

    308 at my gate New Member

    Dec 6, 2008
    Lost in SW USA.
    Glad to hear your ok. I bet your poor eyes are looking pretty black and blue about now. If the frame is not bent on the car and you are mechanical maybe when you have time you can repair it. Sorry to hear this especially during the holidays. I am sure you will figure something out.
  13. ponycar17

    ponycar17 Active Member

    Feb 17, 2005
    South Carolina
    Yes, the most important thing is that you're both OK! I hope you have luck finding some alternative transportation until the Falcon can be fixed!
  14. mogunner

    mogunner Well-Known Member

    Oct 31, 2011
    Eastern Missouri
    No frames on the Falcons, they were unitized. From my many years of experience in the auto body industry, I can tell that one can be fixed but whether or not you can find the replacement sheetmetal will be the kicker. The fender well can, if needed, be cut out and the front stop of the underframe straightened, the radiator support cut out and patched in as well. That year of Falcon didn't get a lot of attention, and therefore restoration parts are minimal. Might have some time perusing craigslist and ebay in the near future for you. Glad you are all ok though, that's the biggest thing.
  15. glocknut

    glocknut Active Member

    Not able to pick yer nose for a while...? Just imagine the booger yer gonna pull out of there when you regain access to your nasal passages....

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