Quantcast
Someone up there was looking out for us today... - Beyond.ca - Car Forums
Page 1 of 6 1 2 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 105

Thread: Someone up there was looking out for us today...

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Calgary
    Posts
    1,198
    Rep Power
    0

    Default Someone up there was looking out for us today...

    Not to mention complete strangers who saved my wife's life today.

    Heading out to Dinosaur PP for a weekend camping trip with the whole family. We were almost there, when a gust of wind hit us on a gentle curve on the highway. I felt everything lurch, as we were blown sideways and the trailer started to fishtail. It was hopeless after that. Back and forth across the highway and then into the ditch. We rolled several times, and our dog was thrown out the sun roof. I watched the roof caving in with each roll. Finally stopping, I heard my wife screaming. I checked on our boy in the back seat...he said he was okay. I crawled out the sunroof and saw our dog running across the field, she was so scared. Then I could smell the fire. I went to open my wifes door, there was no way. The A-pillar was almost on top of her. Two passers-by crawled in from the back. I reached down and thank God, the power seat still worked, so I lowered her seat far enough where these two guys pulled her out. I couldn't do it. In too much pain and disoriented. I can't believe we're all alive. But we've lost everything.

    Home now but I can barely move. Wife can't walk, a real bad laceration on her knee that went to the bone. Spent all night at Bassano Hospital. I can't thank enough all the strangers that stopped to help. I wish I could thank them.



















  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Calgary
    My Ride
    Blue boy
    Posts
    4,845
    Rep Power
    19

    Default

    Holy shit, Sorry to hear that Dave. Just bad luck for you lately.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    Calgary, Alberta
    My Ride
    (maah raahde)
    Posts
    5,732
    Rep Power
    34

    Default

    Holy crap Dave! Glad to hear you guys are okay. Get well soon

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Calgary
    My Ride
    Lease
    Posts
    3,162
    Rep Power
    28

    Default

    Good to hear you're all ok, given the photos of the aftermath.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Not Aspen
    My Ride
    teslo murdel free
    Posts
    3,690
    Rep Power
    20

    Default

    Holy crap dude. That is insane. Glad you are okay. First the arm now this. Wow!

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    west side
    Posts
    342
    Rep Power
    11

    Default

    Were you able to find your dog and is she ok?

  7. #7
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Calgary
    My Ride
    DA6, R59
    Posts
    1,155
    Rep Power
    18

    Default

    Wow... I am glad to hear you are okay and wish your family a speedy recovery.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Back in Calgary
    My Ride
    03 Mdx, 05 Gli
    Posts
    612
    Rep Power
    18

    Default

    Wow. So thankful to hear everyone was able to walk away with their lives. May have guessed different just seeing photos of the aftermath. Get better soon Dave and Family.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Parked in Baygirl's garage.
    My Ride
    '21 F150 PowerBoost
    Posts
    4,572
    Rep Power
    26

    Default

    Glad to hear everyone came away from that relatively ok Dave, that is just crazy!

    How's the kid holding up through all of this?

    If there is anything I can do to help out, let me know and I will do my best.
    Last edited by spikerS; 05-23-2015 at 06:27 AM.
    Boosted life tip #329
    Girlfriends cost money
    Turbos cost money
    Both make whining noises
    Make the smart choice.

    Originally posted by Mibz
    Always a fucking awful experience seeing spikers. Extra awful when he laps me.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    calgary
    My Ride
    The SHBARUS
    Posts
    2,063
    Rep Power
    24

    Default

    Wow you won the serious accident thread. Good that everyone got out ok.

    Good luck on the recovery.

  11. #11
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Wildflower Ranch
    My Ride
    Neo-Liberal Anarchist Mobile
    Posts
    2,217
    Rep Power
    35

    Default

    Glad that your family is alive. We are all here to help if you need anything.
    Quote Originally Posted by 89coupe View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    Beyond, bunch of creme puffs on this board.
    Everything I say is satire.

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Calgary
    Posts
    2,007
    Rep Power
    33

    Default

    Jesus.... That's crazy. Happy to hear you all made it. Scary stuff.

    Looking back would you have done differently? Driven slower?

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Not Aspen
    My Ride
    Two from Freemont
    Posts
    9,521
    Rep Power
    34

    Default

    Glad everyone is safe. This is something you only see on the news or movies. Crazy!

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Calgary
    My Ride
    MDX
    Posts
    2,139
    Rep Power
    22

    Default

    Holy shit!

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    JDMSource
    My Ride
    Deebee8
    Posts
    852
    Rep Power
    19

    Default

    Wow! Glad to hear you and your family are ok. Material things can be replaced. Is your dog ok Dave?

  16. #16
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Location
    Lethbridge AB
    My Ride
    1994 Mustang, 2007 F150, 1991 Volvo 240 Wagon
    Posts
    839
    Rep Power
    8

    Default

    Wow wasn't expecting anything this dramatic when opening the thread.

    Glad everyone is okay.

    1994 Mustang - SBF swap in progress

  17. #17
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Calgary
    Posts
    1,198
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    Thank you everyone for the kind thoughts and wishes. It really does mean a lot. And after seeing so many strangers come running to our help yesterday, even down to the smallest things...one man ran to his truck and brought back some water and a doggy-bowl for Shadow, our dog.

    Yes we did get her. She was running away as in a "get me the fuck outta here" gait, but once my son called her and she saw him, she came back. She only had a pretty nasty cut below one eye. But she came back right beside my wife and laid beside her once we finally got her far enough away from the wreck. Had to move twice because the flames kept creeping closer to where we were.

    What could we have done differently? I really don't know. My wife is a good driver, but not in an emergency situation, but I don't know if I would have been able to get control once it started fishtailing or not, especially since one hand is in a cast and I can't maneuver it quickly. We were going under 100 and the speed limit is 110. Like I said, the winds were huge out there. Maybe a bigger vehicle? Our SUV is 7,000 lbs. It's rated for 8,000 lbs towing and our trailer was 26', weighing in at 5800 lbs.

    The depression is really starting to hit us though. We go through different emotions, from huge gratitude that we are all alive, to sadness about different "little things" we lost. My wife had a small change purse her Mom gave her just before she died. Her favorite "Guess" purse lol....I know right? Women and their purses. I keep crying about my favorite Scotch and all booze and great steaks we had in the fridge!! $300 worth of booze!!! Wont someone think of the booze?!!!! All our fishing gear and camp gear we've accumulated over the years. I know it's all "stuff" that can be replaced...but it's amazing the emotional toll those little things take.

    Have no idea what will be covered. Have to get on the blower today with the insurance company. I'm sure it'll just be a blanket cheque, but doubt it will even come close to covering everything.

    But thank you everyone...thank you for the offers of help. My oldest boy and his g/f have lent us their truck and are at our beck and call. As well as my sister. Her husband is a fireman and he could not believe we basically walked away with scratches from all that.
    Last edited by C_Dave45; 05-23-2015 at 08:52 AM.

  18. #18
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Calgary
    My Ride
    has a stick axle
    Posts
    1,706
    Rep Power
    17

    Default

    It is absolutely incredible that everyone made it out of an accident that serious with only relatively minor injuries. Wishing you and your family a speedy recovery Dave. I hope your invariance company is easy to deal with.

  19. #19
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    calgary
    My Ride
    12 camaro ss ,91 aristo , 12 ram
    Posts
    854
    Rep Power
    15

    Default

    Wow! Glad to hear you are all ok!

  20. #20
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    edmonton
    My Ride
    Ford
    Posts
    423
    Rep Power
    18

    Default

    that is crazy. any before pics of the vehicle and trailer?
    Street Tune
    446HP 536TQ W/6# Lower, 3.5 upper 16* and 16psi

Page 1 of 6 1 2 ... LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Is there Anyone else out there with similar tastes?

    By DeleriousZ in forum Entertainment
    Replies: 3
    Latest Threads: 03-27-2013, 12:02 PM
  2. is there a true religion out there ?? watch this movie.

    By *prettyboy* in forum Society / Law / Current Events / Politics
    Replies: 5
    Latest Threads: 10-20-2007, 11:33 AM
  3. Are there any angel eyes kits out there for a prelude?

    By yuriH22 in forum Cosmetic and Styling Modifications
    Replies: 2
    Latest Threads: 07-14-2007, 08:17 AM
  4. Looking for someone to install a CD deck today!!!!

    By SR240SX in forum In Car Entertainment / Electronics
    Replies: 1
    Latest Threads: 04-24-2007, 02:31 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •