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PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2020 8:25 pm    Post subject: Semi almost got me Reply with quote

Headed up a canyon in Utah on Utahs most dangerous highway yesterday evening. A UPS semi tractor-trailer coming towards us lost a tire heading right down our lane. I moved over to miss the tire, but just after the semi passed us his other tire blew (you can hear it if you crank the sound). Thats when it really got crazy in the rear view.

Tire debris, smoke... TONS of sparks... the trailer pulled the truck sideways into my lane behind me before he got it undercontrol and off on the shoulder back on his side of the road.

If we'd have been 4 seconds slower he'd have had the entire rig head-on right in my lane. Kindof crazy!

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youtu.be/6NY1655bH0g

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PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2020 3:19 am    Post subject: Re: Semi almost got me Reply with quote

You're lucky on that day , Good Lord. Must have been your copilot .

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PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2020 5:43 am    Post subject: Re: Semi almost got me Reply with quote

Man that's brutal, go get a lottery ticket.

Glad you're safe and sound.

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PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2020 7:55 am    Post subject: Re: Semi almost got me Reply with quote

That was close! Glad you were able to avoid it. Take care. All the best...
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PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2020 9:28 am    Post subject: Re: Semi almost got me Reply with quote

Looks more like he broke an axle or popped the ring off.

However

Lucky (not sure about that) you. More "lucky" if it never happened in the first place.

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PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2020 3:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Semi almost got me Reply with quote

The consequences could have been disastrous - like nobody to keep Hunting Nut up & running... Very Happy

Seriously though - pleased you dodged a nasty accident.
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PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2020 5:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Semi almost got me Reply with quote

WOW...that was close mate. Those wheels and tyres weigh heavy...would not have done you any favours if it hit your truck...would have been very nasty, especially as you say if it had happened a few seconds earlier.

Buy yourself a lottery ticket, although I think you have used up your luck for this week.

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PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2020 7:49 pm    Post subject: Re: Semi almost got me Reply with quote

I know that road all too well. Glad to know everyone is safe.

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PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2020 11:04 pm    Post subject: Re: Semi almost got me Reply with quote

what the betting he had Kenny Rodgers playing on the radio.....you picked a fine time to leave me loose wheel.....bowling down the highway on me rimmes made of steel....


glad you ok mate.

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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2020 5:28 pm    Post subject: Re: Semi almost got me Reply with quote

Mate, glad you are Ok.
Damn close

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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2020 5:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Semi almost got me Reply with quote

Just wow! Glad things turned out OK! Dash cameras are neat and catch some scary stuff.

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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2020 6:14 pm    Post subject: Re: Semi almost got me Reply with quote

Pumpkinslinger wrote:
Just wow! Glad things turned out OK! Dash cameras are neat and catch some scary stuff.

I got one for our two vehicles after my dad had a hit and run, that they later tried to pin on him. I just figured if its someone else's fault I have proof. Occasionally I get something else neat like a deer or something running across the road in front of me.

Been a crazy time since this close call. 2 days later my son complained of stomach aches. I figured it was something he ate but during the day he felt worse and worse. Went to the Insta-care that evening to get him checked out. Their results were inconclusive so they sent us to the ER. ER did a MRI and found he had an appendicitis. It hadnt ruptured so they admitted him for the night and did surgery the next morning. It went well, he's recovering quickly.

Crazy times.

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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2020 1:12 am    Post subject: Re: Semi almost got me Reply with quote

Well, that's something your son is not going to miss. Here we already had a case where steel shot had entered a man's appendix and that steel started rusting, making the man very ill.
So look at the bright side of it because this will only happen once in your boy's life.
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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2020 5:00 am    Post subject: Re: Semi almost got me Reply with quote

good to hear your young fella is doing OK.... great that he told you he feeling ill and got the help he needed.

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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2020 4:08 pm    Post subject: Re: Semi almost got me Reply with quote

Gee mate...you must have walked on a Chinaman’s grave, although that is now two lucky “escapes”. I hope your boy is ok...appendicitis can be nasty and very painful. It’s surprising how quick and easy an appendectomy is these days...it used to be quite a big operation. Your young fella will bounce back in no time, nagging you to go hunting.

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