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PostSubject: Pat's wagon just saved his life!   Sun Dec 18, 2011 7:08 pm

Gentlemen, stuff just got real.

I just got a call from Pat's girlfriend Sue with some very serious news that Pat asked her to have me share.
After working all summer and fall to swap drivetrains into his Wagon, he finally got it road ready to take on it's maiden voyage to see Sue in Windsor.

Not long after leaving Sues house today, Pat was in a very serious accident. He was t-boned by a huge electrical company truck at an intersection. Multiple eye witnesses stated that his car went completely airborne, then barrel rolled two times, and finally came to rest upside down in a ditch.

Sue reports from the hospital that he's all in one piece, but in a lot of pain and that everyone has credited his Wagon with saving his life. He still has a lot of glass in his head and hair, and they are waiting to have his internal organs ultrasounded.

As relieved as I am that one of my best friends is alive, my heart is still very heavy over his ordeal and the pain I know he will have to be in. Both of our computers have died this week, so I'm posting from Adria's tablet and will update as best and often as I can.

In the mean time, please say a prayer for our friend Pat. He needs them.

Thanks and God bless,

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PostSubject: Re: Pat's wagon just saved his life!   Sun Dec 18, 2011 7:26 pm

Loss of a wagon for a worthy cause. Good luck Pat.
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PostSubject: Re: Pat's wagon just saved his life!   Sun Dec 18, 2011 7:56 pm

Heal up Pat, I'll be praying for you.

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PostSubject: Re: Pat's wagon just saved his life!   Sun Dec 18, 2011 8:05 pm

Holy crap dude. I'm glad he's safe. If you hear from Sue, send Pat (and her) my best wishes.
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PostSubject: Re: Pat's wagon just saved his life!   Sun Dec 18, 2011 8:30 pm

WOW - Glad to hear he's ok. Cars can always be replaced.

Prayers are with him
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PostSubject: Re: Pat's wagon just saved his life!   Sun Dec 18, 2011 8:34 pm

Thanks all. Razz Whelp, I texted Sue again and asked if there was anything I could besides pray, and Pat's reply was that a cherry coke would be nice.

So it's good to know he didn't break his funny bone and that the morphine is working.
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PostSubject: Re: Pat's wagon just saved his life!   Sun Dec 18, 2011 8:49 pm

our thoughts go out to pat.

All modern cars are designed to sacrifice themselves so we may heal. Good to know that both will work as designed.


Any idea what happened? Who ran the intersection? the force needed to move these 4500 pound cars the way it did must have been astronomical.
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PostSubject: Re: Pat's wagon just saved his life!   Sun Dec 18, 2011 8:58 pm

Well dang. Two and a half airborne barrel rolls beats me. I've done an airborne half-barrel roll in two different cars.

I hope he tests out fine and they let him loose by morning.
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PostSubject: Re: Pat's wagon just saved his life!   Sun Dec 18, 2011 9:08 pm

Glad to hear Pat made it through that, a real testament to our land yachts. Get well soon Pat!
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PostSubject: Re: Pat's wagon just saved his life!   Sun Dec 18, 2011 9:21 pm

Yikes. Always sad to see another wagon lost but it did it's job. My thoughts and prayers are with Pat and family. Get well soon Pat! Sorry but I'm fresh out of Cherry Coke too.
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PostSubject: Re: Pat's wagon just saved his life!   Sun Dec 18, 2011 9:55 pm

hydro rates are gonna go up again now,..


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PostSubject: Re: Pat's wagon just saved his life!   Sun Dec 18, 2011 10:22 pm

As precious as our wagons are to us,our lives are the most precious of all.I am glad that Pat is holding his own and please give him my best and let us know how he is doing as soon as you
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PostSubject: Re: Pat's wagon just saved his life!   Sun Dec 18, 2011 10:38 pm

Damn.

Prayers to Pat and hope he heals up quick!

And someone get him a cherry coke, dammit! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Pat's wagon just saved his life!   Sun Dec 18, 2011 11:18 pm

Heck get that man a case - STAT
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PostSubject: Re: Pat's wagon just saved his life!   Sun Dec 18, 2011 11:28 pm

Our prayers go out to you Pat.....
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PostSubject: Re: Pat's wagon just saved his life!   Sun Dec 18, 2011 11:41 pm

Oh my... Well, I'm glad to hear he is OK, and I hope all goes well with his injuries and he makes a speedy recovery with no permanent damage. It's a shame this is twice in a year his cars have been wrecked. Rotten luck. Thanks for letting us know and keep us posted on his condition...
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PostSubject: Re: Pat's wagon just saved his life!   Mon Dec 19, 2011 12:03 am

Wow. Speedy recovery, Pat.
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PostSubject: Re: Pat's wagon just saved his life!   Mon Dec 19, 2011 1:04 am

Forget about the car, glad to read that HE survived.

I wish you a speedy recovery Pat.
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PostSubject: Re: Pat's wagon just saved his life!   Mon Dec 19, 2011 1:13 am

A buick ..well loved, sacrifices its life to save its faithful owner, now that is a true friend.
Im glad pat is alive and hopefully nothing more than bruised. And I hope for his ake...it was the other guys fault
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PostSubject: Re: Pat's wagon just saved his life!   Mon Dec 19, 2011 1:39 am

Glad he is ok! Just says more about the wagon..........
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PostSubject: Re: Pat's wagon just saved his life!   Mon Dec 19, 2011 6:08 am

Pat actually left me a voicemail earlier, but I was sleeping. He appreciates the prayers and clarified that his wagon did the two full flips IN THE AIR, ...... THEN it flipped END OVER END. He said much of his pain was in his hands, upper body and neck from fighting to keep from drowning since the ditch he landed upside down in was full of water!

Not only did that force have to be astronomical, but I cannot even begin to imagine having to fight for my life in that way. Thank GOD he was able to do so and help arrived in time.
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PostSubject: Re: Pat's wagon just saved his life!   Mon Dec 19, 2011 9:58 am

Wow.... Praise God he got out of the car. I had a friend in college that drowned in a car that landed upside down in a creek. Glad your still with us Pat, and thanks for keeping us updated John.

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PostSubject: Re: Pat's wagon just saved his life!   Mon Dec 19, 2011 11:23 am

Holy crap. That's ridiculous. How fast do you seriously need to be going to hit a wagon that hard? That's BEYOND unsafe.

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PostSubject: Re: Pat's wagon just saved his life!   Mon Dec 19, 2011 11:35 am

The truck must have been FLYING to throw something as heavy as our wagons are.Thats one of
those nitemare ways of dying.Survive a violent crash only to end upside down in a water filled ditch.Sure am glad Pat didnt get knocked out or this story could have had a very different
ending.Thanks for keeping us informed John.
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PostSubject: Re: Pat's wagon just saved his life!   Mon Dec 19, 2011 12:07 pm

jeeez,...stuff of future nightmares,..


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PostSubject: Re: Pat's wagon just saved his life!   Mon Dec 19, 2011 12:16 pm

WOW

So glad to hear that he is ok!

I am looking forward to seeing pics of the car. It will be interesting to see how the energy dissipated.
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PostSubject: Re: Pat's wagon just saved his life!   Mon Dec 19, 2011 1:00 pm

WOW just saw this post. Glad to hear he's in one piece but I sure hate to hear he's as banged up as he sounds. Please keep us in the loop on how he's doing.

Scary and sad stuff!

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PostSubject: Re: Pat's wagon just saved his life!   Mon Dec 19, 2011 1:18 pm

Perimiter frame...gotta love our cars.
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PostSubject: Re: Pat's wagon just saved his life!   Mon Dec 19, 2011 2:02 pm

Just saw this. I guess today will tell when the soreness sets in. I sure am glad he's ok.

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PostSubject: Re: Pat's wagon just saved his life!   Mon Dec 19, 2011 2:08 pm

Brutal. Hang in there Pat.
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PostSubject: Re: Pat's wagon just saved his life!   Mon Dec 19, 2011 2:26 pm

oh I'm sure am sore today, lacerations on my face scalp and hands my back is killing me. I have no idea how fast that bell truck was going when it blew past the stop sign, i only remember seeing it's front bumper in my periferal vision then hangin upside down pushing on the roof to keep my head out of the ice cold water then waking up in the hospital with the OPP oficier telling me that my car had done two airborn barelle rolls before doing and endo onto the roof in the ditch

go to see the remains of the peanutbutter sammich now
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PostSubject: Re: Pat's wagon just saved his life!   Mon Dec 19, 2011 2:30 pm

Pat, hope your are feeling better soon!

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PostSubject: Re: Pat's wagon just saved his life!   Mon Dec 19, 2011 2:30 pm

Good to see that you are coherent .... and well enough.... to look at the carnage less than 24 hours after the incident.
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PostSubject: Re: Pat's wagon just saved his life!   Mon Dec 19, 2011 2:42 pm

Glad to hear from you!

Take pics if you can. It's sad, but it's also a testament to how the car saved your life. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Pat's wagon just saved his life!   Mon Dec 19, 2011 2:51 pm

Geez Pat. Good to see you up and posting! But why not rest a day or two before checking out the pbsamich... Most importantly, did you get the cherry coke? Wink

In all seriousness though. I am extremely happy to be able to talk to you today.
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PostSubject: Re: Pat's wagon just saved his life!   Mon Dec 19, 2011 3:10 pm

Am very happy that you are feeling well enough to post here.Bill is right Pat,relax for a day or
two but keep moving all those sore muscles as long as your doctor has OKed it.Time to get
texas Mike to start looking for your new wagon.
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PostSubject: Re: Pat's wagon just saved his life!   Mon Dec 19, 2011 3:28 pm

Now what we have hear my friends has got to be the most dedicated wagon guy around!!!! Posting on the forum less than 24 hours after performing amazing automotive gymnastics.

It is great to see you post!!

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PostSubject: Re: Pat's wagon just saved his life!   Mon Dec 19, 2011 5:26 pm

Damn Pat. Don't scare us like that and I agree with the others. Take it easy for a couple of days and let things find some level of sanity. The car will still be there a few days from now.

Time to fix yourself is more important.

Glad to hear your all right. Would offer you the 91, but Jay and Jason spent Saturday taking chunks out of the body for Jay's car. Let us know if we can help.

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PostSubject: Re: Pat's wagon just saved his life!   Mon Dec 19, 2011 6:12 pm

actually thinking of tigeraids wagon
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PostSubject: Re: Pat's wagon just saved his life!   Mon Dec 19, 2011 6:24 pm

Thank God he is alive!! Another reason to keep these big babies rolling....protection! My family will keep him in our prayers and hope for a speedy recovery!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Pat's wagon just saved his life!   Mon Dec 19, 2011 6:55 pm

happy to hear you are up and about but take your time healing and dont push it. amazing you survived
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PostSubject: Re: Pat's wagon just saved his life!   Mon Dec 19, 2011 7:34 pm

Pat,
So glad to hear that you're recovering so quickly. It was great to see your posts!
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PostSubject: Re: Pat's wagon just saved his life!   Mon Dec 19, 2011 9:15 pm

buickestate wrote:
actually thinking of tigeraids wagon

Great idea and the price is right. I know I guy who might trade you a set of Impala SS wheels for a Monte Carlo interior.... Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Pat's wagon just saved his life!   Mon Dec 19, 2011 9:17 pm

I leave town for 48 hrs......ssheesh, glad to hear you are ok Pat and back in action so soon!
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PostSubject: Re: Pat's wagon just saved his life!   Mon Dec 19, 2011 9:19 pm

Glad to hear you are ok. These old things are good for something :-)
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PostSubject: Re: Pat's wagon just saved his life!   Mon Dec 19, 2011 11:19 pm

I'm actually not doing all that great, the doc say that I must keep moving and not to sit for long periods or I'll stiffen up my back muscles. As most of you know me and know I'm not a small person you can imagine how my left shoulder is bruised, discoloured and sore form where the seatbelt kept me suspended in my seat and my back took a hell of of jolt when the rear of the car impacted the ground before the whole wagon flipped backwards onto it roof

the camera's battery died on my before I could take any pictures there isn't a single straight panel left, the dash is 10" narrower and barely room for fingers between the driver's door panel and the steering wheel that explains the pain in my left thigh the driver's side is completely caved in from the bent front left wheel to the bent rear wheel the car is also bent dowards behind the vista glass area the roof is caved in some and the mud and water from the ditch ruined any chance of there being a savagable interior part.

the only thing undamaged on the car is the crucifix that is still standing proud on the dash
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PostSubject: Re: Pat's wagon just saved his life!   Mon Dec 19, 2011 11:57 pm

Wow Pat, incredible to see you posting so soon after such a horrific crash. But very happy to see you still seem to have your wits about you. Hope the soreness will go away in a reasonable amount of time and you are somewhat back to normal physically. Prayers and good thoughts go out to you. Merry Christmas and hope you have a great new year.
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PostSubject: Re: Pat's wagon just saved his life!   Tue Dec 20, 2011 12:00 am

I really want to see some pictures after reading that - It sounds like you got really, really lucky judging by how badly the car seems to be banged up.
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PostSubject: Re: Pat's wagon just saved his life!   Tue Dec 20, 2011 12:36 am

Pat....Pete here from Flint. Only met ya once but....You didn't look like a pro stunt driver!!
Glad to hear you're ok. Scary phone call I got from John for sure!
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PostSubject: Re: Pat's wagon just saved his life!   Tue Dec 20, 2011 12:50 am

Pat,I hope that it was a very well insured company truck that hit you.Do you have a good
lawyer?I am not a fan of lawyers or our litigation crazy society however this is one of those
times when you deserve to be compensated.Do you know if the truck driver was sited?Do what
the doctor said about moving or you will pay dearly.Glad you are doing better than expected!
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