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Old 11-10-2008, 07:34 AM   #57
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Wow --- I'm new to towing a trailer and have to say that this is my nightmare! I am uncertain of my abilities (as they've never been tested) and I am using a TV that is not nearly as adequate. Your accident has me thinking ....
So glad you & your kitty were not injured and that you are (mentally) able to still sleep in your AS! I think I'd be too sick. I wish you luck at JC.
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Old 11-10-2008, 08:53 AM   #58
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Michelle, We have been reading this thread with horror for the last couple of days. What a bummer thing to happen. We are so glad that you and Sarah were not injured. It is so sad to see Butter Cup all banged up.
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Old 11-10-2008, 09:32 AM   #59
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Michelle,

I'm so thankfull you and the cat are ok. Trust me when I tell you material things can be replaced, but you cannot. We are thinking about you and sending many good thoughts your way.

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Old 11-10-2008, 09:42 AM   #60
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I can't help but say to Marie and Terry, you two have also been an inspiration to us in your indomitable spirit and good cheer.

Michelle, anxious to hear an update on the truck and AS and if they are road worthy for the long trip ahead.
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Old 11-10-2008, 09:49 AM   #61
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Michelle, how are you and the towable target doing? Is everything sealed up for the road? And is the truck still drivable, and capable of towing? I know the truck had some front and rear left damage.
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Old 11-10-2008, 10:49 AM   #62
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Hi Michelle,

Just now reading this thread, and I'm sorry to hear about it, but glad you're okay.

Just so you know, the likely scenario, or SOP is that tickets are not usually issued at the scene of an accident when a police car is involved. The report is made by an uninvolved officer and then reviewed by the respective department having jurisdiction (for instance, the officer involved might have been with the sheriff's department or out of his area, and accidents on the interstate highway are usually - but not always - investigated by the Colorado State Patrol). So, the investigation might be inter-agency.

Regardless of whether the investigation is done by another agency or the officer's own department, the finding of fault might take upward of a week or so, and only then would a citation be issued. Possibly to the officer, or to you, or to both.

Colorado State law is that even when an officer is running with lights and siren he or she must still drive in a responsible manner. I won't quote the state statute as it is rather long and involved. It falls under: "CRS 42-4-108, Public officers to obey provisions - exceptions for emergency vehicles." There is considerable case law for this statute and it would be best if you contacted an attorney specializing in traffic law.

Best of luck to you.
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Old 11-10-2008, 11:45 AM   #63
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Under the circumstances, it may be the world's tiniest of silver linings, but Airstream is offering discounts on parts and labor beginning in December.

I'm so sorry to hear about your situation! I read with interest your earlier thread on taking to the road and expected no less than a wonderful trip.


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Old 11-10-2008, 11:50 AM   #64
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Michelle, just another forum friend here, sharing joy and relief that you came through the event without being physically hurt, amazing! It sounds as if you are getting good support there in Colorado. Doesn't that give real testimony to the power of this group? As some others have offered, if you pass by our way and need rest or an overnight, dinner, a glass of wine, please let us know. We even have a well-stocked kitty cat pantry for Sara. We are about 15 miles south of Columbia, not too far out of your way if you are heading east on I-70. We hope you find satisfactory resolution of the collision problems. Best wishes for safe travels when it's time for that again ~G
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Old 11-10-2008, 12:44 PM   #65
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Michelle,

We've also been horrified to hear of your latest accident, and are amazed at the speed with which you are rebounding. Hats off also to Colorado forum members and others across the nation that have offered to help.

We do hope at some point to cross your trail, and in the meantime, may you only travel on smooth roads.

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Old 11-10-2008, 02:15 PM   #66
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Thanks goodness you're safe and sound. You just never know when things like this are going to happen...glad you are OK and already on the rebound. Good luck with everything.
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Old 11-10-2008, 04:53 PM   #67
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Thank God that a bad day wasn't a tragic day.
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Old 11-10-2008, 05:44 PM   #68
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Too all that want to know. Michelle and myself took her Truck to the local Ford dealership this morning to have a new left front wheel and mirror replaced. She is also having the front end checked out. We worked on her trailer to make it roadworthy and it is now ready to go. We are just waiting for her truck so she can get on the road again.

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Old 11-10-2008, 06:07 PM   #69
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Michelle.....please take your time, drive carefully and keep us all updated on your progress eastward. We will all be monitoring your trip.
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Old 11-10-2008, 06:10 PM   #70
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Looks good Kip...a little more weather-proof than the taped tarps. Amazing what the proper tools and a little experience can do...with the two of you tackling the beast, it didn't have a chance! Good thing too, with snow in the forecast tonight & tomorrow ~ hopefully, she can stay ahead of the storm.

Be safe Michelle ~

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