October 13th, 2008 02:10 PM
Well the family and I were in a car accident Saturday, glad the wife and the kids are ok,
The lady tore up the whole passanger side of my van from the front fender to the back of the Astro.
There's about a 3 foot gash in my sheetmetal.
The driver admitted to the Officer it was her fault.
My ride is jacked up, but oh well.
I'm just glad my kids and wife are all ok.
anyhow I gave the Officer my DL's, CCW, and Insurance.
Asked where it was at, told him on my right side, said ok. gave me my info back and was real cool about the whole thing.
I thought the whole experiance went very well.
October 13th, 2008 02:32 PM
Good to hear all that was hurt was made from sheet metal.
As a LEO, i would imagine the people you would worry the least about (for the most part) would be the people telling you they had a gun right off the bat. At least they know we're all on the same side of the law.
I wouldn't be all that shocked to be cuffed & stuffed temporarily in a similar situation...but hope it would go more like your incident.
October 13th, 2008 03:36 PM
Great to hear you are all OK. After everything calms down you look at your car and a sick feeling comes over you. But then you realize that everyone is OK and you breathe a sigh of relief. Glad to hear the LEO was cool about it probably because he knew that if you were going to use it you would have before he got there. A tip for all you fellows out there, if your wife or children call you to tell you they have been in an accident don't let the first thing out of your mouth be, "How bad is the car torn up"? In fact don't even mention it, just ask how they are. That will go a long ways in the future with your relations. Notice in the OP's post the first thing he said was they were OK. That is a good sign of a person with their priorities in the right place and probably showed to the LEO.
October 13th, 2008 04:05 PM
Echo all above..Glad you and the family are okay. LEO definitely responded to your CC in the right way.
Sometimes in life you have to stand your ground. It's a hard lesson to learn and even most adults don't get it, but in the end only I can be responsible for my life. If faced with any type of adversity, only I can overcome it. Waiting for someone else to take responsibility is a long fruitless wait.
October 13th, 2008 04:08 PM
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October 13th, 2008 04:22 PM
Very good on both accounts... you all are ok and the Officer was cool too!
ALWAYS carry! - NEVER tell!
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October 13th, 2008 06:19 PM
I got into a wreck early this year and simply told the trooper as soon as he walked up "I just want to let you know that I'm armed." He asked where it was. I told him there was one on my side and another under my seat. He shrugged and said "okay."
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October 13th, 2008 06:30 PM
Bad accident...that can be fixed.
Good results...no injuries...no over-reacting LEO.
Sorry for your downer weekend.
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October 13th, 2008 08:34 PM
Glad everyone is okay. Hope the other driver had insurance.
October 13th, 2008 08:59 PM
Car parts are replaceable ... human parts are not (mostly).
Pilots have a saying: "A good landing is one you can walk away from !".
It sucks to have your car torn up but imagine seeing your wife in the hospital in a bad shape ...
We have to look at the positive side.
The LEO reaction is pretty typical of what I have seen in S. Fla.
In all the accidents I have been involved in (as a witness) the CCW was not an issue. Once, I was helping a trooper move a crashed bike out of the traffic lanes and my vest moved, completely revealing my Glock; the trooper said: "Is that a Glock" I said "yes", he said "What do you guys like about Glocks ?" I said "Reliability, price, and low maintenance".
Then we really had to work hard to get the 900lbs GW on it's wheels and move it on the median. After that, he thanked me several times for the help, got my name, address, phone for his report and wished be a nice day. Never asked anything about my permit ???
Attitude is everything.
The first rule of a gunfight: "Don't be there !"
The second rule: "Bring enough gun"
jfl (NRA Life Member/Instructor - GOA - IDPA - GSSF - ex-IHMSA)
October 13th, 2008 10:30 PM
Glad to hear the family is OK. Thats all that matters.
October 13th, 2008 11:38 PM
I'm happy everyone was ok.
FN1910. Good point.
A tip for all you fellows out there, if your wife or children call you to tell you they have been in an accident don't let the first thing out of your mouth be, "How bad is the car torn up"? In fact don't even mention it, just ask how they are. That will go a long ways in the future with your relations. Notice in the OP's post the first thing.
When I was younger. I always worried about the car motorcyle etc. I finaly got it people are more important that things that can be replaced.
October 14th, 2008 08:16 AM
That's the way it's supposed to go.
Once you display your CCW and tell the LEO you're armed it should become a non-issue.
Glad all the soft warm people are ok.
Gun control is hitting what you aim at
October 14th, 2008 01:20 PM
bad accident/good leo incounter
glad to hear everyone is ok. sorry about your car and thats the only thing
that can be replaced.
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October 14th, 2008 05:37 PM
Our customers hit something everday as long as it is a vehicle it can be fixed or replaced. As long as you guys are ok, That is all that matters.
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