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95meangreen
May 16th, 2007, 19:49
On monday morning as i was driving into work, i had a seizure on the intersate in my 93 2dr cherokee with the doors off. It went off the road down a 60ft slope throught trees and over fences. then is went over a 15 ft wall and fliped in the air to land on its passenger side/top. and rambed into a garbage bin and the back of the local best buy. the parametics said the only thing saving my life was the seat bealt ( otherwise i would have been dead on I-40) and the lift that made it be able to go over the wall instead of hitting straight into it. sadly the jeep is totaled and in really bad shape. Hopefully i will be able to part the few pieces savagable. All the doctors said i should have died but luckly i have only a few stiches and nothing broken.
heres the jeep:

http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z287/chrisjeepwreck/ChrissJeep038.jpg
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z287/chrisjeepwreck/ChrissJeep017.jpg
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z287/chrisjeepwreck/ChrissJeep015.jpg
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z287/chrisjeepwreck/ChrissJeep050.jpg
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z287/chrisjeepwreck/ChrissJeep042.jpg
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z287/chrisjeepwreck/ChrissJeep032.jpg

if you think thats bad you should see my face!! ;D

bigbadwolf54
May 16th, 2007, 19:58
You are extremely lucky to be alive.

ferret063
May 16th, 2007, 20:01
Wow that is crazy dude! Glad to hear your okay though.

256offroad
May 16th, 2007, 20:01
wow! that sucks! glad you are alive!

SKIM
May 16th, 2007, 20:08
WOW you are lucky to be alive glade your ok.Hope to see you get a new rig.:angel:

91Limited
May 16th, 2007, 20:23
haha poor jeep? poor you...

A jeep is replaceable, your life is not.

Funny because i think that if that happened to my jeep, i'd be the same way-if i was alive the first thing i would think is "how bad is the jeep?"

So did you just have a random seizure or do you have a medical issue that lead to them?

aparke4
May 16th, 2007, 20:27
wow man some one was looking after ya

Prowler
May 16th, 2007, 20:33
Hey man sorry about that! Join the club of "rolled and totaled jeeps!" (I'm in it)
So tell me seriously now, what was the first thing that went through your head? And then what was the first thing that went through your head when you seen the jeep?

For me it was "O, no! I really done it this time" And when looking at it talking to myself with the cop next to me..."I don't think that is fixable, But I'll make an effort" And then I almost cried not because of the pain, but because of all the work that was lost.

I hope your face does a good healing. Did you bend your steering wheel to? I sure did.
Good luck and remember..."There are plenty of Jeeps in the sea!" Just go out and choose!

MENEZES
May 16th, 2007, 20:40
wow

Jess
May 16th, 2007, 20:53
I talked to him Tues morning and asked what happened and how he was. He said he was okay, but the Jeep was totaled. I asked if it flipped or what happened, and he said he didn't know. He told me where it was towed and I found it and took the pics and sent them to him. I think we can salvage the rear axle and the seats, possibly the springs, and maybe the engine and transmission. The t-case is in the back seat....it shattered and ripped the drive shafts out of both yokes!

Chris is a lucky SOB and God had to be watching out for him!

WVUwheeler
May 16th, 2007, 20:54
defintly looks like you are a very lucky person

jp904x4
May 16th, 2007, 21:34
dude at least your ok that sucks can we say new xj project

PornstaR
May 16th, 2007, 21:39
Glad to hear you are ok. but seriously the jeep aint too bad (other than body of course) for pitchin off a 15ft wall at hwy speeds (60+).

TrueBlueXJ
May 16th, 2007, 21:43
Pardon my French, but goddamn! I know as soon as I found out I was alright, the next thing on my mind would be "Did the Jeep survive?" Sadly, it doesn't look like yours did, but hey, YOU did and that's all that matters.

WaXJ_Skier
May 16th, 2007, 22:25
Pardon my French, but goddamn! I know as soon as I found out I was alright, the next thing on my mind would be "Did the Jeep survive?" Sadly, it doesn't look like yours did, but hey, YOU did and that's all that matters.

x2

You can build another jeep, if it had been the other way around I don't think you jeep could build another you.

mojojojo
May 16th, 2007, 22:57
WOW!!!! glad yur o.k. man. sorry bout the jeep. i got hit head on by a guy who had a spell about a year ago. totalled my honda. thats some scary sheeeet!

side note: that makes Phil's flop look like a lil bumper ding, damn!

WaXJ_Skier
May 16th, 2007, 23:16
Phil's flop look like a lil bumper ding, damn!
yeah it does

Big Red
May 16th, 2007, 23:32
Poor Cherokee, but someone is looking out for you that you were able to walk away from that mangled Jeep!!! You can always get another Cherokee, they are very easy to find and cheap. Transfer over what you can and start over, at least you are alive and not badly hurt, many more people have died in accidents not nearly as bad as you had. Many times it's good not to expect it and brace for it rather be lose and be buckled up and be ready to duck and roll into the passenger seat if possible. Life and death many times is a matter of timing, small measurements, and obviously chain reactions that hopefully fall in your favor.

At any rate...glad you are alive to tell the tale. Print up a huge photo of your dead Jeep and build yourself another one from the insurance $ and use what parts you can from it. You might actually be pleasantly surprised to learn that you get more $ for the Jeep then you thought then shop smart and give yourself $ to build your next Jeep! ;)

Troy

JeepZJlover
May 16th, 2007, 23:40
I see a green cherokee in the back there. Man even working in autocollision i can say wow im betting those seats helped you too the factory seats wouldnt hold you in like those did. You are one lucky guy. Id be afraid to drive after that. Now go build yourself a bigger better cherokee and drive up and down that slope like you own it.

BIgDaddyChia
May 17th, 2007, 05:13
It'll buff out. Glad your ok. The fact that you had a seizure may have cause your body to go limp like a drunk which probably saved your life.

MrShaft696
May 17th, 2007, 05:38
ouch thats crazy, have you ever had a seizure before? I have had one before years ago and have always been afraid that it could happen again while driving, you have to be very aware of your body. In PA you have a seizure any time they suspend your licence for 6months sucks...Good luck with recovery.

95meangreen
May 17th, 2007, 06:03
i have had seizures before but like 1 every two years. No i keep my license but im starting to take medicine to control them and i wont be driving until that is in full swing. im hoping to save the RE springs and the 3 tires for my next jeep so i can lift it asap. the first words when i woke up is how bad is my jeep nad no one would tell me anything i new it was bad. the cop who was at the scence has a wrangler with 33s so we talk jeeps until my relatives showed up. they dont even know what happened to the front bumper its just gone my tool box open and the tools flew everywhere. My blood is all over the headliner. Im very thankful i was in my cherokee if it wasnt for that i would be dead and not starting to build another one

Speed_racer
May 17th, 2007, 07:00
Wow, I'm really glad you're ok, and that's a huge testament to the strength of XJ's!

Structurally, do you think having doors on would've helped the roof not crush in as bad?!

95meangreen
May 17th, 2007, 07:19
no, i would have been trapped if the doors were on, they would have been mangled too.

SwiftShot
May 17th, 2007, 07:29
Glad your ok and you didnt hit anyone.

DaveKerwin
May 17th, 2007, 09:34
dude, I hope you are saying your prayers tonight!!!

Looks like you had five point harnesses, good call.

GSequoia
May 17th, 2007, 12:13
You're one lucky boy!
http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z287/chrisjeepwreck/ChrissJeep015.jpg


In that photo the rear body lines of the "modified" Jeep look like an H2. :D I knew our slight attempt at aerodynamics helped asthetically!


Get on the drugs, build another Jeep, and have fun out there!



This entirly disproves the false theory that doors are structural items ;) Items with up to a 1/4" gap and only rubber holding contact to the body are never structural. Thank you for conducting the test for us.
:cheers:

BIgDaddyChia
May 17th, 2007, 13:42
At least u didnt do this http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/story/7479037p-7373945c.html

DaveKerwin
May 17th, 2007, 15:14
yeah, its a major bummer, but it looks like you won't be able to cruise again in the driver's seat

lancey3
May 17th, 2007, 18:53
o my god man...words can't express how bad i feel for ya. We should start a donation fund to get your rig back and running. thank god your alive.


sticky

95meangreen
May 17th, 2007, 20:48
o my god man...words can't express how bad i feel for ya. We should start a donation fund to get your rig back and running. thank god your alive.


sticky


yeah feel free to donate money to the jeep fund :D i am doing everything i can to raise the money and get a new jeep on the trail. today i even snuck out the house on my to remove my front seats to sell until my girlfriend caught me. My jeep was so much of my life i dont know what to do with out one.

256offroad
May 17th, 2007, 21:56
yeah feel free to donate money to the jeep fund :D i am doing everything i can to raise the money and get a new jeep on the trail. today i even snuck out the house on my to remove my front seats to sell until my girlfriend caught me. My jeep was so much of my life i dont know what to do with out one.

i feel the same way! mine caught fire and burned on easter. the body and motor and tranny are shot but the lift and wheels and tire and t case and axles are fine....i feel you pain on having a lost jeep...the hardest part is loosing all the hours that you put into it...

95meangreen
May 17th, 2007, 23:21
one good part is i learned how to work on cars by working on my jeep so next time around im hoping to do everything the first time around so the build should take less time... i hope lol

SPORTY XJ
May 18th, 2007, 01:28
Wow glad you are on the mend jeep not so lucky xj's are toughfer than they get credit for

oo7ravisXJ
May 18th, 2007, 10:27
Holy crap man, glad to hear ur ok.

are going to b parting out anything from the jeep?

Jess
May 18th, 2007, 10:31
Holy crap man, glad to hear ur ok.

are going to b parting out anything from the jeep?

He has a thread in the classified section.

5spd_xj
May 18th, 2007, 10:46
wow...like everyone else has said, thats crazy that you survived, nevermind without a single broken bone... a friend of mine totaled his dakota after he lost control and hit a tree a couple months ago. he remembers the whole day up until the accident itself, so who knows...maybe some type of medical condition is to blame for his accident too. unlike you, though, he was in a coma for weeks, not out of the hospital the next day...awesome to see that you're ok and that you still want to buy another cherokee. some people would quit and say i'm through with driving and yada yada. keep up the good job and make sure to start a thread with your new build

95meangreen
May 18th, 2007, 12:09
yeah im selling everything salvageable (Except my Coils and tires). I credit the XJ for saving my life, if i was in any other car i would have not been so lucky. I got out the same day it happened. And today i started the tear down. Thanks to everyone who is supportive on here i hope to be back in a XJ soon

5spd_xj
May 18th, 2007, 12:15
good luck with selling it all quick and gettin the new one started :)

UNCC_99XJ
May 18th, 2007, 14:29
hoooo-ly hell! Glad you're alright!

Mutant_Xj
May 18th, 2007, 18:11
Dude that blows! I got an 88 laredo I'd donate to ya but I'm all the way up in Pa. Good luck with the rebuild and the recovery.

95meangreen
May 18th, 2007, 21:23
Dude that blows! I got an 88 laredo I'd donate to ya but I'm all the way up in Pa. Good luck with the rebuild and the recovery.

oh damn that would be amazing if only you were closer, but thanks for the encouragement im hoping to be back in a jeep in a month or two

Fast95Neon
May 19th, 2007, 12:15
HEY
glad your ok!!!

flyingphil
May 19th, 2007, 12:57
I'm really happy to see your ok, pretty lucky to be alive man.

Cheers,

Phil :canada:

Plays For Jeeps
May 20th, 2007, 15:43
I have those same seats! Guess Ill be keeping them lol.

Glad to hear you're ok!

Ghost
May 21st, 2007, 08:58
Wow, did I say wow? Glad you are ok. Wow!

tonesxj
May 21st, 2007, 10:13
Yeah man, glad you are ok.