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Tue Dec 25, 2012, 10:31 PM

The bad luck at our house continues


It started here: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022067605

Tonight on the way home after work I was in a fender bender. The other car forgot they were on a way way street. They turned (improper turn) into me. I T-boned them. I have a sore shoulder from the seat belt. I wasn't going fast enough to open the air bag. They all 3 seemed fine. I didn't have direct contact with them.

OnStar was wonderful. The first thing they asked is if I was ok? They got me calmed down. They made sure I felt safe. Is the car leaking gas? Could I run the heat in the cold temps? They took care of the OnStar tow. They stayed on the line until the police arrived. Well trained professionals. They followed up to make sure I was ok.

My car isn't drivable. I'll be in a renter for at least a couple weeks.

I'm hoping for a better New Year.

OS

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Omaha Steve Dec 2012 OP
oldhippydude Dec 2012 #1
ohheckyeah Dec 2012 #2
lunasun Dec 2012 #3
freshwest Dec 2012 #4
Lifelong Protester Dec 2012 #5
blur256 Dec 2012 #6
NV Whino Dec 2012 #7
nadinbrzezinski Dec 2012 #8
ReRe Dec 2012 #9
sofa king Dec 2012 #10
roguevalley Dec 2012 #11
ProfessionalLeftist Dec 2012 #12
cecilfirefox Dec 2012 #13
pansypoo53219 Dec 2012 #14
TheKentuckian Dec 2012 #15
Whovian Dec 2012 #16
Omaha Steve Dec 2012 #17
LP2K12 Dec 2012 #18

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 10:54 PM

1. glad to hear your only sore

be careful my friend..

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 10:56 PM

2. First - I'm

glad you weren't hurt worse. It's great OnStar was so helpful. It sounds like things haven't been going great so here's hoping things start looking up for you.

I'm not much for praying, but I'll say a prayer for you......it can't hurt, right?

Take care and let's hope 2013 is better.



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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 11:29 PM

3. A new year right around the corner with lots of good luck coming soon!!!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 12:10 AM

4. Sorry, Steve, you've already had a lot this year. Harder to get

injured in this cold weather. Stay warm and get all the help you can to keep going on. Very sorry. (((((HUGS))))))

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 12:11 AM

5. I'm glad you are OK

and sorry for the unfortunate turn of events. Hope that 'those events' are out of the way now, and that you have a better New Year.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 12:21 AM

6. I feel your pain

After a string of bad jobs, my car getting broken into (thank God my mom finally fixed my window, it was out for almost 6 months), and I'm going to file bankruptcy this week. But I am optimistic. I think this year is going to be great for a lot of people. Good luck to you and Happy Holidays.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 12:26 AM

7. I suffered a seatbelt injury this year

Get yourself to a doctoróchiropractor, if you use them. You'll be sore for a while, and remember ice is your friend.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 12:27 AM

8. Steve, it will be worst tomorrow, the pain that is

Make sure you deal with the insurance people as well.

When it rains...

Oh and ice is your friend

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 01:02 AM

9. What a bumber...

... I hope you're OK. If you have bruises, you might want to go to your family doctor tomorrow and get checked out. Yeah, you're going to really feel it tomorrow. It's not 2013 yet, so don't count your ugly ducklings before they hatch. After this accident, you have nowhere to look but up, right?
Will keep you in my thoughts...

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 01:16 AM

10. That, my friend, is a gift!

Trouble seems to love swooping in at the most inopportune times. But trouble is a lot different than tragedy, which was sitting right there on the same branch.

I read the above and my first thought was, you got lucky, man! Four people and four tons of metal just collided, and you all walked away--on Christmas day, no less!--with your lives and futures relatively intact.

If you don't consider yourself lucky, well, I consider my own self lucky, as I've enjoyed reading you for a long time now and hope to continue doing so for years to come.

Happy holidays to you!

Edit: Nadin above is absolutely right, too: the second day after a crash can be the worst. Maybe it's because of the adrenaline that raises your tolerance to pain wears off, I don't really know. But I have survived... wait, I have to think about it... at least four accidents in which the car I was in was totaled, and I and everyone involved walked away every time, and I hurt like hell the next day, every time. I am a very, very lucky guy. But also stupid.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 01:25 AM

11. I'm sorry, steve. I wish you better luck this coming year. I hope we get some

too because we feel your pain and hug you long distance.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 01:55 AM

12. I'm so sorry OS. Glad you're OK though.

Hope 2013 sucks less for you. Lots less.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 02:05 AM

13. Good to hear you're safe!! nt

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 03:20 AM

14. bad luck would be if they hit you head on.

it could have been worse.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 03:41 AM

15. Glad you didn't do worse than beat up, I was blessed similarly when we bounced all over

the road a couple months back. My neck hasn't been quite right since but if you saw that car, you'd figure us as goners or at least in traction.

Gotta hate going through that kind of thing, it is a but traumatizing even with just bumps and bruises.

To a better 2013!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 03:48 AM

16. I'd like some of your "bad luck."

 

Having a car would be nice.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 11:15 AM

17. Yes it could have been much worse


We have a granddaughter staying with us for the next couple days. She came in the door last night and came straight over to see how I was. She was worried when she heard I was in an accident.

Anyway I count myself as being lucky it wasn't any more of an accident than it was.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 11:19 AM

18. Sending some luck...

your way for the new year. Well wishes.

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