01-25-2013 11:51 AM - edited 01-25-2013 11:55 AM
I had to write this email today, so I figured I'd paste it here
I was in my jeep, offroading with some other jeep friends. Another Jeep got stuck, so I hopped in mine real quick to head back and assist them. I was only 50-100 feet away, so I got in hastily and did not put my seatbelt on.
I went to turn around in a 3-point turn and when I was in reverse, I was leaning out the driver side looking behind me (no doors on the jeep). The jeep hit a rut unexpectedly and bounced me out the driver side, but my LEFT foot (think about it) got caught between the clutch and brake pedal...while the jeep was stuck in reverse...so it kind of dragged me until my head went under the tire and my leg snapped loose.
So it ended up being a completely broken tibia, a completely severed ligament or two, the calf muscle ripped some bone from the femur, the femur had a fracture as well, and some minor repair to the meniscus. 2 surgeries for some pretty extensive repairs and a lot of metal parts in there now. Fortunately head injury was 100% superficial.
Wife has a pic on fB of my head, abrasions in the pattern of a tire tread, sweet
...but for now, I leave you with the aftermath:
01-25-2013 11:53 AM
You ran over your own self?
01-25-2013 03:43 PM - edited 01-25-2013 03:45 PM
lol, sort of, the jeep ran over my own self, by its own self...
that's awesome! not many people can say their vehichle ran them over and live to tell about it. This is also why Jeeps unlike any other vehichle except maybe old VW buses have a personality....yours is apparently psycho This is also why i drive a WJ (woman's jeep...with doors ).
BTW did the guy you were gonna rescuer have to end up rescuing you? Glad you're relatively alright!
01-25-2013 04:05 PM - edited 01-25-2013 04:05 PM
01-25-2013 04:18 PM
Put some weed on that and it'll clear right up.
01-28-2013 08:06 AM
01-28-2013 11:59 AM
The real question is was there any damage to your Jeep?
P.S. I saw the pic before reading your story and thought at first that it was going to be yet another one about someone using a tow strap with metal hooks. Glad you're (reliatively) OK.
01-28-2013 12:07 PM
You ran over your own self?
For realz.... "How you gonna get fired on 'yo day off?!?"
01-29-2013 08:58 AM
yeh, only minor damage to the jeep (that wasn't already there from when I laid it over on its side a week or so before the accident )
I am hoping for a good diagnosis from the surgeon on Thursday that says I can learn to start walking again....getting around like a old man with a nursing home walker is kind of a drag after 2 months
01-29-2013 10:30 AM
HarmonyCentral.com is the leading Internet resource for musicians, supplying valuable information from news and product reviews, to classified ads and chat rooms.