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Horrible driver in snow and ice

Discussion in 'The Atrium' started by Packerbacker04, Jan 19, 2007.

  1. Packerbacker04

    Packerbacker04 Cheesehead

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    Has anyone else ever had an accident or slide really bad during a snow storm? I remember two years ago we got 18 inches of snow which is a major snow storm and I slid of the interstate into the grass and my car was stuck there for the night. I finally got it out with the help of three people. What a memory that was.
     
  2. longtimefan

    longtimefan Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

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    When I was married back in 89, I twisted my knee really bad ice skating...next morning it grew to the size of a football..so off we go to the er..

    Snowing, blowing, icing stuff..( my now ex) is driving, she hits a very nasty spot and we must have done a 720 spin...I recall seeing cars coming at us when we spun around..
     
  3. all about da packers

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    Er you think maybe THAT was the cause of the problem, and not the snow? :lol:

    Actually, a few years ago whole family was on the way back to Pickering from New York, and there was a terrible blizzard that had hit and left a ton of snow piled, and quite a bit of snow was still falling. Just before we arrived in Buffalo, a van a bit ahead of us in the next lane did a 180 and I still don't know how but in a short amount of time my dad did just enough to swerve our rental van into the the back of the other van so that there was not a ton of damage done. The front of the car got damage, but before it looked like it'd be a whole lot worse.

    Sad part about it is that there were a bunch of accidents along the I94 that day, and a tow truck driver actually ended up swearing at us for having our cars blocking one of the lanes while he just drove by..... :tantrum:
     
  4. Heatherthepackgirl

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    When I was about 10 our family was coming back from Oshkosh, WI, my Dad driving, he went off the road alittle bit and ended up having some ice remain on his tires, he lost control and we spun around three times, I was in the middle of the backseat and I saw so many trees that my Dad could have hit, but we ended up going down into the ditch and overturning the car, all I had was a big bump on my head and noone else was injured, we were so lucky that day....oh yeah and our pet Poodle flew over the seat from the front into the back...was NOT a good memory thats for sure. I think with having that accident is the reason I am scared to dealth to drive in the snow and ice..thank god in Southern California we dont have weather like that..

    I love snow if I am in the house with the fireplace going and watching the beautiful snowflakes fall, or going for a walk in the snow, even building a snowman is fun I do miss those things..but if I had the chance to move back to WI I would do it in a second...
     
  5. cheesey

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    Back in the late 1980's we lived in northern wisconsin for a couple years. We were driving my father in law back to his place in menominee michigan. It was very early spring, and things were beginning to thaw. I decided to show him "the scenic route", which is a one lane dirt road (it was at one time where the railroad tracks were that goes back to Miscano Island, Al Capone's old hideout). I had driven this many times, so i wasn't afraid, and there was still some sun left. I made it several miles down the trail, when the driver's side of the car suddenly dropped! I opened my door, to see rushing water! I had gone off the trail, and into the ditch area and didn't realize it till the weight of the car broke through. I got out of the car, and immediatly also broke through the ice, finding myself in knee deep ice water. My father in law needed his meds (which of course were back at his house) and the sun was going down quick. So i ran back down the trail to a house we had passed. No one was home. I ran to a second (and the ONLY other house on this trail) and thank god there was someone there. They were very nervous about letting me in to use their phone. I bet i was the ONLY person they ever saw walking on that trail. I called a tow truck, and the guy came out to help us. He hooked his tow truck winch to my car (a 1986 Ford Escort) and started up the winch. Instead of my car moving, it started to drag the tow truck back to the ditch! But FINALLY the car let loose and pulled out of the ditch. There was NO damage to the car thankfully! We got Dad home ok. But from then on, i was constantly asked "You want to take the scenic route???" :thumbsup:
     
  6. longtimefan

    longtimefan Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Not possible, why do you think she is an ex

    roflllllllll
     
  7. Zero2Cool

    Zero2Cool I own a website

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    She sobered up?


    :p
     
  8. longtimefan

    longtimefan Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

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    LOL
     
  9. MontanaBob

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    Coming down our hill from our house to Highway 93 has always been an adventure in the winter, though the highway department keeps it plowed and de-iced pretty good now. One time I was coming down on sheer ice and got to "suicide turn" and my truck didn't turn...kept on sliding straight.
    Now, not much is going to happen as your vehicle will bounce back and forth off the snow berms on each side of the road, kind of like in a bodsled run.

    As I gained control I realized I was facing back uphill with my *** end heading toward the stoplight at the bottom. I tried one more trick to slow it down....turning the wheel hard right and burying the back end of the truck into one of the berms. Worked like a charm. Truck stopped its uncontrolled slide and I calmly drove off to school with 4 feet of snow and a speed limit sign in the back of my pick-up. :thumbsup:
     
  10. cheesey

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    Man Bob......sounds like alot to go through JUST to steal a speed limit sign!!!LOLOLOL!!!
     
  11. Packerbacker04

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    Hey did anyone find it cold this morning. I think I almost froze my *** off. Wow
     

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