Wayne can't stay out of trouble

Discussion in 'Events and Gatherings' started by PookieSoup, Dec 9, 2008.

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How many times have you been rear-ended?

  1. 1

    12 vote(s)
    21.4%
  2. 2

    10 vote(s)
    17.9%
  3. 3

    3 vote(s)
    5.4%
  4. 4

    1 vote(s)
    1.8%
  5. 5 or more

    2 vote(s)
    3.6%
  6. 0, Knock on wood!

    28 vote(s)
    50.0%
  1. Neicy

    Neicy Well-Known Member

    I hope so too. I got rear-ended in my '65 Mustang (no headrests then) by a big honking Pontiac in 1975. Felt fine at the time, but just finished 3 months of physical therapy for degenerative cervical joint disease. Their first question to me was, "Were you ever rear-ended in an accident?" :eyebrow: It helped the numbness in my hands some for a while, but am probably looking at surgery some time in the future. Please make sure everything is OK Mrs. G. - if it still hurts get treatment NOW.
     
  2. jimepting

    jimepting Well-Known Member

    Twice, but both times before starting to hypermile.
     
  3. msantos

    msantos Eco Accelerometrist

    Heartbreaking and absolutely unbelievable.

    I hate rear-endings of any kind particularly any that cause significant damage- I should know since I've had a couple myself with a write-off to talk about. I just hope Wayne and Mrs are doing OK.
    From the looks of it the car can be repaired OK but that is one detriment in the vehicle's history that only lowers the value. Maybe Honda can recoup this loss through the other person's insurance.

    Still, its times like these that I wish mandatory road examinations every five years on license renewal were the norm. Then again, these rear endings might still happen anyway.

    Cheers;

    MSantos
     
  4. Chuck

    Chuck just the messenger

    Can anyone elaboriate how the HCHII is undrivable?

    The picture does not suggest it's that bad, but it probably does not show the entire damage.
     
  5. laurieaw

    laurieaw Sorceress of the North

    awwww jeez. can i swear now?
     
  6. jdhog

    jdhog Hyper Smiler

    This is just terrible. I simply cannot believe the amount of rear endings and jerk driving incidents that I've read about in recent weeks. I'm afraid to post my vote in the poll as I really don't want to jinx myself.
     
  7. Chuck

    Chuck just the messenger

    Hell yeah. :D :eek:

    but I'm a moderator :eek:
     
  8. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    So is she.... ;)
     
  9. Right Lane Cruiser

    Right Lane Cruiser Penguin of Notagascar

    The car is still drivable by Wayne's account -- only one of the bulbs in the back is inoperative -- but the trunk can't be opened.
     
  10. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    I've only had one rear-ender, and it was in a parking lot. No big deal.
     
  11. msirach

    msirach Well-Known Member

    I should have edited my original post after I got the pic. Sorry!!!
     
  12. JusBringIt

    JusBringIt Be Inspired

    O wow, this is terrible! I hope you guys are both ok and no ill effects later on!

    See, this is why those things should be limited! We have these huge beasts on the road, some with less than competent drivers. They all talk about "oh these are much safer!" Yeah well you wouldnt need ten tons of steel to help you avoid getting hurt if you werent such an idiot!! Can anyone tell I'm not happy about this???.. How are you going 30mph in 5-10mph stop and crawl?? It's really disgusting, it's as bad as any other crime out there.

    btw, havent been rear-ended before, but if it ever happens, the driver of the other car better make great their escape because once I call the police and the insurance and my lawyer, their grandchildren are gonna need bail!
     
  13. Chuck

    Chuck just the messenger

    I don't know the whole story, but I'd venture that this distracted driver was in a trance, then realized: "Gridlock!". By then, the damage was done. :(
     
  14. Right Lane Cruiser

    Right Lane Cruiser Penguin of Notagascar

    Apparently the other driver has a history of poor driving and even had one outstanding ticket. There was no excuse for this but now Wayne probably won't be able to get any more review vehicles from Honda. :(
     
  15. Chuck

    Chuck just the messenger

    I'm concerned about that too.

    I can speak for my own driving record this decade.

    I've had five collisions (none hypermiling related).

    They other guy always got the ticket, but I know that if I drove as alertly then as I do now only 1-2 of those 5 collisons would have happened.
     
  16. ksstathead

    ksstathead Moderator

    I've rear-ended 2 people, sadly, prior to my hypermiling days (30 and 18 years ago). Both on black ice. I was not ticketed in either. They were both sub 5 mph crashes. My reaction: I probably was too aggressive (though not very aggressive) with my following distances, and there are certain times when one shouldn't drive without proper equipment (chains).
     
  17. fixedintime

    fixedintime Well-Known Member

    Been rear ended three times. Twice when I was at a dead stop. The worst was when I had been sitting still for well over a solid minute. The light behind me changed and the first three cars through the light in their aggressive fashion switched lanes all cutting in front of the cars in the other lane, the fourth car being just as aggressive didn't make it. He claimed he was distracted.
     
  18. brick

    brick Answers to "that guy."

    ****. I'm really sorry to see this. I hope they come out of this with no lasting effects.
     
  19. Damionk

    Damionk DWL Lover

    I hope they are doing OK. Glad to see the car is still drivable.

    The worst accident I've ever been in was when I was coming to a stop on wet pavement on a steep down grade and hit the brakes tires locked up and being too young to know better just kept my foot on the brake. I hit the car in front of me at less than 10 MPH (just a guess). No damage to my car. His car had a cracked bumper. I was hoping that b/c it was minor damage and as I had no insurance, that he would just let it go since no one was hurt...... It was then that he flashed his badge. He was an off-duty officer in his personal car.
     
  20. Kacey Green

    Kacey Green Well-Known Member

    I too hope Honda realize that sh* happens and seeing as how Wayne wasn't at fault they just make it an inside joke. "Alright Wayne, here's the HCHIII, please bring it back in one piece with all the panels in the condition they're in now ;) . Now go win us another record!"

    Wayne if you see this, how's Mrs. Gerdes & Mom?
     

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