Christine, I almost lost her.........

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Christine, I almost lost her.........

Postby deputy jailer » Tue Oct 02, 2007 7:12 am

Well fellas been a heck of a couple of days. Yesterday morning I was bringing christine home from the firehouse were she was staying until after our parade. It seemed like out of nowheres, bam,a deer was right there infront of me. Yes, I hit her and it caused the truck and trailer to get squirrely on me. I hit the ditch and into some brush and trees. To make a long story short, the truck ended up being junk and the cub had shifted ever so lightly on the tralier from the jolt. She didn't have a scratch. What a relief, the truck, well it can be replaced, but the hard work I put on "Christine" is priceless to me. Even with brakes on the trailer I still lost it, but I am safe without a scratch and thats the main thing huh :?:

Just thought I would share it with you. Sorry no pics

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Postby Bigdog » Tue Oct 02, 2007 7:14 am

Josh - the main thing is that you're OK. Of course, we all worry about Christine too! :D It just proves that you never know what you may encounter.
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Postby trac48 » Tue Oct 02, 2007 7:20 am

I really feel for you my friend, material things don't matter but you do
I am sure you will remember this for a long time to come. Glad your OK

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Postby Don McCombs » Tue Oct 02, 2007 7:22 am

Glad you and Christine are OK.
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Postby Kodiak » Tue Oct 02, 2007 7:36 am

Just shows that proper securing of your load is VERY important! Very glad you are alright :!:

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Postby Lance Leitzel » Tue Oct 02, 2007 7:43 am

Wow, I'm glad you are alright. I can't wait for deer season. :wink:
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Postby magnumpi » Tue Oct 02, 2007 7:51 am

It brings into focus our recent discussions about trailor options and the degrees of emphasis we place upon them. Glad to hear you're OK - I've hit 2 over the years with one coming in through the windshield and landing in my lap - it's a frightening experience for sure. Craig

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Postby beaconlight » Tue Oct 02, 2007 8:07 am

Glad you are ok. The one I hit with a volks beatle was very interesting to say the least. The one just barely with the 79 Chev PU was sort of a non event. Small mark on the bumper, The deer got up after a bit and staggered off.
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Postby Into Tractors » Tue Oct 02, 2007 8:13 am

Josh gald you're OK. Sorry to hear about the truck though. As everyone else said, the material items can always be replaced, but the person is what matters most. :D
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Postby Jim Reid » Tue Oct 02, 2007 8:31 am

Sorry Josh glad you are OK i guess that's a good case of being sure your load is secured i have seen these lawn mowing people with three or more mowers on a trailer with no tiedowns on any of them and locals transporting farm equipment a short distance with no tiedowns in an accident these things would no doubt be flying thru the air with a bad outcome.
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Postby Ron Luebke » Tue Oct 02, 2007 8:40 am

glad your ok josh. i've never hit one pulling a trailer an dsure don't want to. i had one 2yrs ago an 8 point ran off a hill into the side of my truck. i seen it coming out of the corner of my eye but there was nothing i can do. $2800 worth of damage :cry:
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Postby Rudi » Tue Oct 02, 2007 8:41 am

Josh:

Just shows how life is really fragile. It can change in less than the blink of an eye. Thank God that you are ok. Yup the truck can be replaced, Christine, well a little different, but she can be replaced a little bit easier than you. It is unfortunate for the deer as well, I cringe to see a beautiful animal such as that die this way.

Safety precautions you took by loading and securing your load properly, using trailer brakes etc., had a part in the safe outcome you experienced. Glad you took those tips to heart.

Well done, glad you are okay that is primary.. and yes, thankfully Christing is fine too :!:

My daughter had an encounter with a deer and her 95 Neon. Darn deer ran right into the rear drivers side passenger door. After shaking it's head a bit, and with a few abrasions and bruises no doubt, off it rambled back into the bush. That was less than 2km from the house... you just never know.
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Postby PageRob » Tue Oct 02, 2007 8:43 am

Glad to hear you're okay. Always a frightening experience.
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Postby deputy jailer » Tue Oct 02, 2007 9:00 am

Thanks for all the kinds words fellas. It was so ironic as to how I save lives and almost found myself on the bad end. But all is well.

I have followed the tips found here on the forum for securing my cubs to their haulers and safety and boy did it pay off. Thats why I love this site.


Thanks again family :D

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Postby KETCHAM » Tue Oct 02, 2007 9:11 am

Guess its time for me to l :shock: :shock: k out!!!!I'm riding the bike and its getting that time of year again.Hunting starts this weekend in Ohio I belive.[bow season]
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