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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-17-2003, 11:28 PM Thread Starter
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I just recieved this in an email from a freind IT WAS POSTED ON a local jeep forum. Kinda makes you think.
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I can finally write about this... a married couple my wife and I consider to be our closest friends had a tragic accident three weeks ago while offroading at Glamis Calif. She was killed instantly and he was seriously injured when their VW powered dunebuggy went nose-down over a steep drop-off while driving at only around 25 mph on a clear warm Friday morning. No alcohol or drugs were involved. Their dunebuggy had 4-point harnesses for both of them that were tied into the rollcage but the seats failed and she came out from underneath her harness during the multiple rollovers. She was gone by the time friends (one of which was an RN) reached them seconds after the accident to perform CPR. Her husband was one of those that was so safety conscious that he almost got in trouble for checking then tightening her harness almost a little too much before they left camp that morning. Some of you may remember me telling about helping a friend to restore his '73 CJ a few years ago? This is who it happened to.

He's nearly blind, for how long we don't know, from optical nerve damage from the impact and concussion, plus he has a badly broken leg and deep bruising around his torso. The only good thing about all this is that he survived, though he would gladly trade places with his wife/best friend... the poor guy is just crushed, they were married over 35 years.

So guys and gals, this stuff can and does happen to "us" and it did within my small circle of friends. If you are an offroader, be careful out there and don't relax about safety for even an instant. If tragedy like this can strike my conservative and very safety-minded best friends, it can happen to any of us.
[img]images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img] to all my zuk family be safe in your travels


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Please accept my deepest sympathy........ Life is so fragile and we never know when we will be taken.....
I'll keep them in my prayers.....

Sadly, this goes hand in hand with the thread on the Extreme 4x4 show.......
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I'm really sorry to hear about your friends. Please know that mine, and my family's prayers are with you and your friends family.
Thank you for the heads up about safty, I think a lot of us take saftey for granted a lot, especially when were whellin on our local stopning grounds and such.
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