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Car Crash [Jul. 8th, 2008|10:42 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick
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The Audi's fucked up...

Good thing everybody's okay and the two propane tanks in the back seat (seat-belted in) which I was heading out to refill didn't blow up.

Couldn't find non-emergency number quickly, called 911, they said just exchange contact info and insurance. Did that. Police did show up and took down info and mostly just stood around and watched as me and the other dude had it almost wrapped up by then. Other guy needed to be towed (to his friend's body-shop) but wasn't sure how he was going to pay (no credit card?) so I paid the $200 to the tow-truck driver just to get things moving. Hope that isn't an implicit admission of guilt. Tried to call State Farm to report it but no answer. I drove home, despite the left side doors not opening. Car seems fine.

But I got new propane tanks afterwards on the way home ... who wants to come celebrate a delayed 4th of July tomorrow night at my place? Burgers and hot dogs!

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[User Picture]From: cole88
2008-07-09 05:52 am (UTC)
That truly sucks but at least you weren't on the motorcycle.
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[User Picture]From: brad
2008-07-09 05:57 am (UTC)
Filling two propane tanks with the motorcycle would be hard! :-)

But yeah.
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[User Picture]From: xotiffany
2008-07-09 05:58 am (UTC)
=\ Glad you're okay.
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[User Picture]From: dakus
2008-07-09 06:03 am (UTC)
tha sucks.

carrying tanks in teh back seat...yikes!
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[User Picture]From: travisd
2008-07-09 01:00 pm (UTC)
Probably the best place for them, assuming they're strapped down. LP is not under extremely high pressure. In the trunk, they'd be extremely vulnerable to a read-end collision, and there they'd have the opportunity to be exposed to electrical shorts from the tail-lights.
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[User Picture]From: loic
2008-07-09 06:49 am (UTC)
shit dude, that's rough - glad you're alright.
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[User Picture]From: kaleidoscopeeye
2008-07-09 06:49 am (UTC)
Glad you were not hurt.
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[User Picture]From: jojobear99
2008-07-09 07:12 am (UTC)
least you were going to fill up the tanks not coming home with the tanks already filled up when the accident happened.
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From: astawater
2008-07-09 08:59 am (UTC)


Glad to hear and see that you are safe. Most likely, all you will need are two new doors. I can't tell if the body frame is bent. I highly doubt this is the case. I might see you at your place tom. if I can get out of a date with the gf.
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[User Picture]From: kitsunegari
2008-07-09 09:09 am (UTC)
good job it wasn't any worse than that. could have be "pretty nasty" otherwise.
stil, it saddens me to see such a pretty vehicle beat up like that.

til next....
~Kits~ (flying in, then flying out)
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[User Picture]From: wechsler
2008-07-09 11:48 am (UTC)
Very glad to hear there were no injuries or explosions!
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From: sexyseo
2008-07-09 02:28 pm (UTC)


At least you are alive!
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[User Picture]From: mountain_hiker
2008-07-09 02:43 pm (UTC)
Dunno how much of a problem it is around there, but a few weeks ago here a local TV station aired a warning about the propane tanks that you exchange out. Apparently, drug dealers use them to cook meth and the valves have a tendency to blow off.

Anyway, your post reminded me of the story. Glad you weren't hurt!
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[User Picture]From: sandy
2008-07-09 03:38 pm (UTC)
You dad lost it a bit when Cole put the small dent in his Audi. He would be crying if this happened to his Audi, but you know how he is. That had to be a bit of an inconvenience to crawl out of your car when you parked it in the garage. Did you go out the window, or squeeze out the passenger side? At least something about this makes me smile. So sorry, but glad that you were not hurt.

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[User Picture]From: brad
2008-07-09 04:26 pm (UTC)
Passenger side. Window won't roll down.
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[User Picture]From: sandy
2008-07-09 03:51 pm (UTC)

Touch up paint

Hey, I just remembered that we have a can of Audi Oyster Grey touch up paint if you need it. It even has a can of clear coat with it.
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[User Picture]From: bostonsteamer
2008-07-09 04:50 pm (UTC)

Re: Touch up paint

How big is the can? I think he's gonna need quite a bit!
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[User Picture]From: xb95
2008-07-09 04:40 pm (UTC)
You're just jealous of my pain meds. Pfft.

Traffic is lame. Driving would be so much more fun if you didn't have to worry about such things.
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[User Picture]From: henrylyne
2008-07-09 05:18 pm (UTC)
You and Junior in the same week, I hope this isn't some Danga curse taking effect.
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