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Old 01-01-2010, 05:39 PM
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I know it's a couple days late, but here is what my Christmas consisted of.

Woke up, ate breakfast, unwrapped presents, got ready, then proceeded to head over to my aunt and uncle's house.

My Dad, Mom, Sister, and I were in the Charger on I-90 near Issaquah. The speed limit is 70mph, we were going about 75. As we crested a hill, we saw a white expedition on the side of the road, clearly a state patrol officer. My dad saw a lady coming up on us in the left lane, going a good 80+ and my dad said "watch this". He slowed down and thought for sure she was going to get a ticket

She got a hell of a lot more.

Upon seeing the officer she slammed on her brakes in her Land Rover, she turned the wheel, shot accross all 5 lanes of I-90, into a ditch, flipped 3 times and finally stopped right side up.

She was literally within inches of hitting the front of our car, and within a few feet of smashing sideways right into the stopped state patrol officer. It was absolutely insane.

My dad stopped, aided the officer seeing as he is an officer as well. He asked why she was going so fast, and she said she was late to her dads house. No serious injuries were done, it was her, her teenage sister, and an infant in a car seat. She and the rest of her family are very lucky.

After this whole incident, the rest of the day went well, and overall was a good Christmas. It was just unbelievable.
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Holy Smokes!!! That was a close call for sure.

Makes ya wonder what folks are thinking...totaling a vehicle is a lot more expensive than a ticket...doh...
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That is exactly what my dad said. It's not worth avoiding it like that. Which also brings me to another subject, Ice driving. No matter where on i-90, the far left lane is always icy. Slamming on your brakes at 80+, let alone any speed on ice is STUPID!
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Perfect example of that! She sure abused the hell out of it.
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LOL @ Randy...that's perfect!
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I'm glad they were alright, but yeah, seems like a stupid trade off, especially since her dad would be quite understanding if they came late...
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Quess their ABS didn't work . Thank god everyone was ok .
He did say Land Rover...of course they didn't work. I had to disconnect the wifes so they wouldn't kill her!
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