$1350 worth of weekend damages... I got off lucky.
I got $1350 worth of damages this weekend to the Intrepid... I got off easy.
Friday 12/19/03 at 10:00am, I was going down RT224E/RT277E (in Akron, OH). I was 2/10ths of a mile past the last exit (Main Street) and I was in the far left lane.
In front of me was a suped up Purple Honda 2 door Civic (very front) and a silver 4 door Honda Civic (directly in front of me)
In the far right lane was a gasoline tanker truck.
We were going at a good clip, I look down at my gauges and back up and see the purple Civic veer right but smash head on with a GMC Yukon that was going the wrong way. The Yukon lifted to the point where I could see the front bumper over the top of the silver Civic that was directly in front of me.
The silver Civic veered right and slid into a tanker truck... good thing she hit the cab.
While the 2 Civics and the Yukon were spinning. I stood on the brakes and veered right. I came within inches of the spinning Yukon and the spinning Purple Civic. I hear a loud noise (my car getting tapped & Debris flying and hitting my car) I get the car under control and pull over.
My Intrepid: $1350.00 damage, I'm fine
The tanker truck had little damage. Driver OK.
The silver Civic, smashed front end. Driver, shaken up and sore from the belt.
The Yukon, totaled. 78 year old driver in Critical Condition.
The purple Civic: 18 y/o passenger has a broken arm and was in shock. The 18 y/o driver died at the accident.
The 18 y/o driver went to Copley High School. He got done with classes early and was now on his Christmas break.
No one's sure why the 78 y/o man in the Yukon got going down the wrong way on the highway. The next exit up was over a mile away (Kelly Road by the Goodyear Airdock). I can't believe that he wouldn't have know something was wrong and went the wrong way for over a mile.
It's troubling to me that the kid passed away especially a week till Christmas.
Like I said... I got off lucky.
Last edited by hardwarz; 12-22-2003 at 03:29 PM.