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    Default Dart Shark hits the wall ... literally.

    Not a good way to start off my day at the National Duals.



    Yeah, that HURT ...

    Not the best view, the driver's side is completely EFFED up.

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    Are you alright?

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    Yeah, as good as he can be, I think... totaled the vehicle though.

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    Wow Dark, that wall wrecked you but good. Looks like air bag deployment too.
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    I figured the Blazer was pretty well finished, but I was just hoping Jason was better off than the truck.

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    Glad you are okay.
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    I'm more freaked out than anything else. There's just a helpless feeling when you're sliding and have no control, and just have to roll with it.

    Basically, I was getting on to Highway 218, not three blocks from the hotel, and as I merged into the two main lanes, hit a patch of ice, ended up sliding a ways before the wheels hit "dry" pavement. When it did, it was like those cars you wound up and put on the floor. I shot head first into the concrete barrier. I braced myself for the impact, totally unaware I even had airbags. The smell of that airbag explosion is burned into my nostrils.

    I've been a zombie all day, I've really had no idea what's been going on. My vitals checked out ok. I'm not dizzy, not lightheaded or have a headache, I hit a bunch of aleve, so I don't have any pain just yet, but it's just scary because I think it could have been a lot worse.

    The good thing is I didn't "get" a ticket, even though I could have been cited for improper driving. Grabbed my cameras, passport, disc golf discs, iPod and anything else worth taking out of the truck.

    I JUUUUST paid it off in October, and spent $400 getting it started (Fuel regulator or something) and now I turn around and slam it into a jersey barrier.

    I'll probably post something about this on the Bryant Blog later tonight, I'm still shaken up, but I got to the tournament by the end of the first round.

    Once I got "on the air" i felt better, but I'm still a bit of a mess.

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    Wow man I'm feeling for you. Sorry about that hope all is well and there are plenty of folks around to help with all of the garbage from being away from home.
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    Hey Dart, I don't want to add to your pain, but.....

    If it's total and you have collision insurance, get the insurer to declare it a total quick and tender the title. The storage fees these guys rake in are a ripoff, $25-$30 a day. If not insured, you can try and cut a deal with the them, title for storage fees, they'll get enough cash out of the salvage company.
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