I lost the brakes in my car while driving last Friday.
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05-09-2012, 11:57 AM
RE: I lost the brakes in my car while driving last Friday.
OH MY.
Good thing you're alright, bud.

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05-09-2012, 12:17 PM
RE: I lost the brakes in my car while driving last Friday.
Hectic dude... Glad you're OK.
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05-09-2012, 12:44 PM
RE: I lost the brakes in my car while driving last Friday.
(05-09-2012 07:32 AM)TheBeardedDude Wrote:  all of a sudden I lost it completely and did a 360 across 4 lanes of traffic and wound up in a parking lot. Luckily no one was behind me or coming from the other direction. The kill-switch had activated so I just started it back-up and drove off. Scared the Jesus out of me.

Ah. So that's how you became an atheist! Wink

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05-09-2012, 12:50 PM
RE: I lost the brakes in my car while driving last Friday.
(05-09-2012 07:29 AM)Chas Wrote:  
(05-09-2012 07:24 AM)kingschosen Wrote:  It was still rainy from Isaac. I was on my way home from work (I took off early because we were heading to the beach). I had noticed my brakes weren't working as well as they had been over the past couple of days.

They were doing repair on some power lines and had one lane of traffic closed. I was going about 40 in a 45 and was following about 5-6 car lengths behind this SUV. The SUV stopped suddenly, but I saw it in plenty enough time, so I hit the brakes.

No go.

I just started sliding.

I didn't even think about what to do. I just swerved into the ditched. It just happened... instinctively. Kinda weird.

Anyway, I jumped two embankments and plowed through a stop sign. I came to rest on a gas line. I was literally a millimeter from taking it out.

The kicker is after the tow truck pulled me out, I drove it home. Not a scratch on it. Not even a dent.

Come to find out the braking system is shot, though (not due to the wreck). Drum is gone, basically.

My dad said that he's surprised I'm still alive considering all the bad things that could've happen while driving with no brakes.

Scary shit, glad you're OK.

I bet you are secretly wishing he died Tongue
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05-09-2012, 12:50 PM
RE: I lost the brakes in my car while driving last Friday.
You are extremely lucky you survived that. Some unfortunate other people have not.
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05-09-2012, 12:58 PM
RE: I lost the brakes in my car while driving last Friday.
(05-09-2012 12:50 PM)Magoo Wrote:  
(05-09-2012 07:29 AM)Chas Wrote:  Scary shit, glad you're OK.

I bet you are secretly wishing he died Tongue

Absolutely not. I would hope that this might put a crack in his delusion, but I don't expect so.

I look forward to the day when he comes to his senses. On that day, we will have cookies.Yes

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05-09-2012, 01:10 PM
RE: I lost the brakes in my car while driving last Friday.
(05-09-2012 07:24 AM)kingschosen Wrote:  I had noticed my brakes weren't working as well as they had been over the past couple of days.

(in my best daddy drawl)
Son, that thare was a PROPHESY.
(See how that works).
You can feel em go.

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05-09-2012, 01:48 PM
RE: I lost the brakes in my car while driving last Friday.
What was the point of God putting you through that, and not killing you.

Seems like a giant troll to me.

Glad you are OK KC, Thumbsup

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05-09-2012, 01:52 PM
RE: I lost the brakes in my car while driving last Friday.
Damn, glad you're alright. I've never been in a situation that bad, though my engine started overheating (cracked radiator) while driving through a 5 mile long twisting canyon road with no shoulder and lots of traffic... that was just a matter of babying it to a service station though. But having to swerve off the road, that's serious.

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05-09-2012, 02:08 PM
RE: I lost the brakes in my car while driving last Friday.
Glad you're ok. Being in a car that skids while on a busy road is heart stopping.

Not a dent and no injures. That's some luck you've got there kc. Go buy yourself a lottery ticket or something.Big Grin

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