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      06-05-2006, 12:14 AM   #23
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Derek give me a AIM or a call on monday... if you need I got another Kerscher in stock for you bud... glad to hear your ok.. saddly sometimes you have to experience things to learn from them... go eat your BK and count your blessings...
Hey man thanks, its actually sitting in my garage so its cool. Thanks again.
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      06-05-2006, 12:18 AM   #24
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Next time, don't drive 69-80 when it's wet and you're likely to hydroplane.

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Hey man thanks, its actually sitting in my garage so its cool. Thanks again.

Good! so the insurance will actually pay for the kerscher and the painting for it... I just saw the pic, good thing your wheel's werent on there either...
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      06-05-2006, 12:27 AM   #26
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Good! so the insurance will actually pay for the kerscher and the painting for it... I just saw the pic, good thing your wheel's werent on there either...
Well nothing was on thats was aftermarket so its all ok. It sucks cause my car was going to be done on tues. w.e its all for the best. Yeah its at the shop now.
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      06-05-2006, 12:29 AM   #27
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brings back too many memories......really glad to see you ok man. I hope you get your car back soon though.
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      06-05-2006, 12:48 AM   #28
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Looks like FDOT Road Rangers work well and you seem to be doing well. Quick responce time. If your wanna know the formula, hydroplaning speed (knots) equals 9 times the square root of tire inflation pressure (psi).

1 knot = 1.15mph
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      06-05-2006, 01:40 AM   #29
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sorry to hear about your crash. remember freeways are curved (i.e. middle lanes are slightly higher than the most left and right lanes) to drain rain water. in a heavy downpour, avoid outer lanes cuz that's where water accumulates.
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      06-05-2006, 04:46 AM   #30
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speed sign...

...did you knock down that 55mph speed sign in your crash pic?

Glad you are ok, machines can be fixed. None else was hurt right?

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glad you are ok and fine mate
the car youll be able to fix soon
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...Hydroplaned across the highway (4lanes) hit a car in the third lane.Was faced in te other direction of the highway...
Another reason to get an xi.
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Glad your'e ok mate!

You wont be the first or the last to do that, but it does make you think about road surfaces and driving in the wet a lot more when somethink like that happens!

I let my friend drive my new celica gt 3 years ago, to drive home in. It was wet, but then a sudden hailstorm came down and he lost total control of the car, hit the hard shoulder between 50 to 70mph and parked it neatly facing the wrong way on the side of the road. We missed every other vehicle on the road!!!

We were both ok, the car was a write off. One think we both learned from that, when its wet, slow the hell down. Im lucky if I go over 60mph now in the wet, its just not worth it.

You are lucky you were in a BMW, not a small hatchback. Things could have been a lot worse.

Check these pics out, notice how a lot of the BMW's fair well in terms of cabin structure.

www.wreckedexotics.com
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That looks scary. Glad u r OK. hard lesson but I think it is a good lesson in that u got away no harm and hopefully the other folks you hit are all OK as well. I noticed the speed limit sign 55MPH is broken on the side of the road. Did your crashed caused the sign to fall the the ground too.
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i also hope you don't get into any legal trouble for speeding. but as everyone else said, money is replaceable...
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That looks scary. Glad u r OK. hard lesson but I think it is a good lesson in that u got away no harm and hopefully the other folks you hit are all OK as well. I noticed the speed limit sign 55MPH is broken on the side of the road. Did your crashed caused the sign to fall the the ground too.
looks like he would have had to hop the guard rail in order to do that.
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      06-05-2006, 11:40 AM   #38
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Well I was on the high way yesterday leaving from a meet with everyone to friends. It was running hard; I was in the left lane 1st one. Hit a puddle doing about 69-80 something like that. Hydroplaned across the highway (4lanes) hit a car in the third lane.Was faced in te other direction of the highway. Car is a mess. Need a new front bumper, back bumper, hood, headlight left fender. I was holding the brakes the whole time. Didnít do any think. I'm only 17 my first accident kind of happy it hap pent gave me a realization on life. Thanks guys


Iwill have pic. a lil later on today i have to resize them.
Pete, glad you are ok.
Did you use cruise control at the time ?

Just want to share this with everyone, never use cruise control in a rain. The computer does not know when your car is hydroplan so it sent more speed to the wheel to get back to the speed that you set. Be safe.
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Glad you're OK, dude

Wow, brings back nasty memories for me, too. My worst experience with hydroplaning was as a passenger. The driver, also 17, started to drift toward an inside lane. We were probably going 55 or so. He cut the wheel sharply away and we found ourselves in a ditch on I-79. I agree with all other posts...ease off the gas w/ hydroplaning, don't jam on brakes, be willing to steer in direction of the slide. (It's actually natural to do this, because the front swings opposite and you'll feel like correcting it). Most importantly, slow down in the rain.

I have noticed, unfortunately, that sometimes everyone else is going too goshdarn fast, and that people seem to have a poor understanding of what constitutes "safe following distance". These practices sometimes lull other drivers into feeling like they can go faster than they should.

Get fixed up, and enjoy your car. As Tony Soprano says " from here on, every day is a gift".
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Glad you are OK.

What did insurance say?
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Sorry to see that .. good luck with the recovery!
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Well I was actually hydroplaning on the highway almost completely size ways. I just held the steering wheel in the same position cause if I would I have turned I would have been facing the other direction, even though it ended up happening. Yes I held the barks they didnít even work.
Wow, that must of been a huge puddle... but glad to hear you lived to learn from it. Maybe someone could chime in on this... but when you hydroplane, is it best to gas it a little to get through the slide? or to just ease off the gas and brake till the tires catch again?

I've hydroplaned in a FWD car before, and since all the power is in the front, it's pretty easy to pull out of a slide. But what's the best practice in a RWD car.?
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looks like he would have had to hop the guard rail in order to do that.
Not necessarily tho, the wreck could have caused the sign to fly from one lane to the other lane with impact. Hard to tell.

edit: I doubt he remembers since he is probably freaking out during this scary incident.
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