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Old 11-10-2008, 11:43 PM   #85
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Michelle and I went and picked up her truck after she had a nap. She is now on the way east to Jackson.

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I thought I was clear of the weather. I am now safely stopped in a Flying J near Limon, CO IT is snowing and there are a lot of us parked for the evening.
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Old 11-11-2008, 01:37 AM   #86
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I've traveled that stretch of hiway many times on my way to our house in Grand Lake, Colorado. Believe me it seems to go on forever with just flat lands on both sides. Turn up the radio and take some munchies to keep you awake. Be safe and take good care of Sarah. Let use know the price of this repair, we're all waiting to hear that. We're also waiting to hear you made it safely to the "Mother Ship". I told Vincent you had been in an accident and he's pretty upset.
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Old 11-11-2008, 11:14 AM   #87
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So Glad your SAFE!!!

Wow Michelle;

I just caught up on your horrific accident. I am sure glad you have Cats GIRL!!!! cause their lives are surely rubbing off on you.....

At first I thought Gosh that gal has the worst luck - but then I had to shake that thought - you have survived two amazing accidents (along with all sorts of heart wrenching set backs over the last couple of years) You truly are a "spirit of rosie" and with nerves of steel, and driving skills that put us all in awe!

The very best of wishes to you Michelle in that all your travels from here on in be SAFE and without incident....
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Old 11-11-2008, 04:31 PM   #88
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I am SOOO SOrry! The pictures gave me a sick feeling in the pit of my stomach for you.....Glad no one was injured. I 'm sure you can get it fixed and it will be better than new..

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I was heading east on I-70 just before the I-76 split and wam I was pancaked from the side I never saw the vehicle. It was a black police SUV. I managed to regain control and pull over safely.
The is much more to the story but I am too tired to elaborate right now.
Both side panels and too structural hoops damaged.
Neither me nor the cat were physicaly injured, mentally is a different story.
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Old 11-11-2008, 05:37 PM   #89
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Michelle, I'm curious about something. If you were on a limited access highway, which travels in one direction, and were struck by a police vehicle going to a call in the opposite direction, what was he doing in your travel lane to begin with? Was he going against traffic? Was he trying to exit the Interstate to turn around?
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Old 11-11-2008, 06:17 PM   #90
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<snip>...and were struck by a police vehicle going to a call in the opposite direction...
From what I understand, they were going the same direction. Which means, he had to actually pass her THEN drift into her lane and hit her. <insert dunce cap smilie here>

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Old 11-11-2008, 06:43 PM   #91
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Michelle, Just read your adventure. You and Sara are well. GREAT.

The people on this Forum....are caring and helpful. They do say that
Airstreams are different. YES, and so are the people that own them. They are friends and always ready to help.

You have done so many interesting things. This was ONE you handled well. Not too many people could have maintained the vehicle and trailer on the road. You do have many talents and use them.

The pieces will come together. Regards, Aria
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Old 11-11-2008, 06:48 PM   #92
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He did continue back to his call. It was behind me.
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From what I understand, they were going the same direction. Which means, he had to actually pass her THEN drift into her lane and hit her. <insert dunce cap smilie here>

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Old 11-11-2008, 06:59 PM   #93
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From what I understand, they were going the same direction. Which means, he had to actually pass her THEN drift into her lane and hit her. <insert dunce cap smilie here>

Shari
That is so mind boggling that he could have hit her so hard and she didn't run off the road. She had to have been caught off guard and it sounds like he hit the truck first and then lost speed rapidly enough to hit the Airstream...I have to wander how much control he had at that point. My guess is very little.

As I said earlier, in Georgia, law enforcement officers are not authorized to use high speed pursuit because any time they exceed the speed limit they are putting civilians at risk and the State doesn't considers capturing any fleeing criminal worth putting civilians in danger.

Like I said, if you get no where with the police department, file a personal liability law suite against the officer if you have to. No one, including me, really wants to do that to one of our under paid protectors of our life and property, but it might light a fire under his department to step up to the plate. If it doesn't you will have a case that if he lost control, or otherwise couldn't keep his vehicle in his lane, he was driving too fast and therefore used poor judgment when he decided to drive that fast.

Good luck with the settlement Michelle. Keep us posted on your condition and whether some latent issues crop up. That often happens when the adrenaline clears the system.
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They say that "life is an adventure!" But, it seems like you are getting more than your share... I am so glad you and Sarah are okay!
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michelle & sarah

i'm glad you're both ok.

i wonder if the cop thought he was passing a motor home and moved over and found your truck in front?
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Old 11-11-2008, 08:25 PM   #97
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Hey Michelle what are your coordinates? This is like tracking a package.
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Old 11-11-2008, 08:29 PM   #98
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Hey Michelle what are your coordinates? This is like tracking a package.
In Limon, you have to specify the NEW or the OLD Flyin J...I found this out last May

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