20+ Year Contributor
- May 26, 2002
2 weeks ago i sold my talon to put down a down payment for my house; i was trying to get my rate under 6%. i sold her for $7500. at 5:00pm earlier today i was driving to meet my wife at work cause she needed the check book. on my way there a old guy pulled out of a apt. complex onto the street i was driving on to turn in the oposite direction i was traveling. well, guess what happened.... if you guessed SMASH! well your correct. this moron ended up in front of me; with nowhere to go i slamed my brakes at about 50mph and broadsided his chevy lum. the crash sent my car into a grassy cement island and airborn about 1 to 2 feet in the air and my car finally came to a stop about 120 ft later facing on comming traffic. i blew out both pass. side tires, and smashed the whole right side from front facia lights back to the front fender. the clutch is gone; no pedal pressure, and i could see from what limited space there was that the intake was smashed and the engine has been pushed back. i escaped with minor air bag burns, whiplash, badly brused right knee, and sore left shoulder and lower back. i wish i would have stayed home today.