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BMW Crash

Uploaded by stan_us on September 12, 2012 07:48 AM

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Story as i received it:

So, late last night, I was a little depressed, so I decided to go for a drive. I got out on the expressway, and was perhaps thinking that what the heck -- the road was empty and it would be interesting to see how fast the car could go. I mean, the speedometer goes up to 160! (My lawyer says I have to phrase this carefully...) Now, I am a law-abiding citizen and only exceed the speed limit by accident. So, hypothetically, I might have not been paying attention and the speed could have crept up some. And hypothetically speaking, it is a fine car that handles at 120mph exactly like at 60mph -- it is really impossible to tell how fast the car is going without looking. (Which I ALWAYS do, of course.)

Well, hypothetically, I might have rounded a turn and seen a state police car on the side of the road operating radar. And, had I been exceeding the speed limit (ahem) I might have panicked a bit and taken the next exit quickly, turned off my lights, and pulled into a nearby driveway to elude said law enforcement. (Hey, it worked when I was 19, but that is a story for another time.)

Unfortunately, with the lights (hypothetically) off, I didn't see the bend in the driveway, or the tree (not hypothetical) until too late at about 50 mph (allegedly) on a wet driveway. :-(

German engineering is good for safety, too. Only 11 stitches, and a lot of bruises but no fractures. Some air bag burns on my face. Pulled muscles from the seatbelt. Otherwise, as functional as I ever am.

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