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MadMike
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posted June 20, 2003 01:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for MadMike   Click Here to Email MadMike     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote   Visit MadMike's Homepage!   View MadMike's car!
I posted some stuff in the BS section today. But then got to figuring since the majority of these updates were here, I'll close it out in here.

I want to thank you for all your prayers and support. You can see from the picture prayers work. Obviously even with seat belts, air bags and GENUINE GM design some intervention was still necessary.

Laura, Dan & Kyle will recover. Most likely 100%, in time. Trey got out without a scratch. Obviously someone decided we still have things to accomplish in life.

My whole family thanks you. Tonight, my mother-in-law called her work to check in. Everyone at her work knew what was going on via this place. She was (apparently) impressed. Her son-in-laws goofy car thing apparently isn't so goofy.

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MadMike
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posted June 20, 2003 01:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for MadMike   Click Here to Email MadMike     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote   Visit MadMike's Homepage!   View MadMike's car!
Oh my gosh. Looking at that photo myself it becomes clear what happened during the impact. I couldn't figure how the guy hit us head on, but turned us 90 degrees. He drove over the hood and the astro deflected him past us which knocked us sideways and allowed him to procede 20 feet behind us into a tree, whereupon he burnt to the ground. I just noticed this.

I knew I had the wheels turned
http://nastyz28.com/astro/P6180016t.jpg
That might be what deflected him.

This wasn't luck.

[This message has been edited by MadMike (edited June 20, 2003).]

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Narmacil
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posted June 20, 2003 01:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Narmacil   Click Here to Email Narmacil     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote   Visit Narmacil's Homepage!   View Narmacil's car!
Seeing the remains of the car, i'm very glad you are all alive and in time going to recover. Every time i see a smashed car i think to myself "it's just a car, it can be replaced-the people who drove it can't"

I'm about to get in my car with my girlfriend and drive from Bodoe to Tromsoe here in Norway, 800 km each way. It's a long way and this will be my(our) first AmCar Meeting. Having seen the picture of your former Astro, i'll be thinking defensive driving and be more alert than i'd normally be.

I'm so happy to hear things are going to be ok for all of you, wish you all a swift recovery.
With Greetings from Norway: Hans-Christian

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ginman2
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posted June 20, 2003 03:05 AM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote   Visit ginman2's Homepage!   View ginman2's car!
Normally when you're in a junkyard and see something like your van, you just assume that people couldn't live through something like that.
I have actually been in Germany for the last week but I have been checking the site when I could to see how things were going for you. Considering the range of possible outcomes, your family has been extraordinarily fortunate to have come out as well as they did, even though as you said, it will take time to recover 100%.
As you probably know, little kids are amazing in their resiliency. When our son was 6, he had an operation on his legs that put him in a body cast for several months but within a month after getting out of the cast, you would never have known anything had happened.

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MJwrabbit
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posted June 20, 2003 07:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for MJwrabbit   Click Here to Email MJwrabbit     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote   Visit MJwrabbit's Homepage!   View MJwrabbit's car!
Mike, I sit here speechless. The van......Thank God in Heaven that you all made it out alive.

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Michelle
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Dangerous Drew
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posted June 20, 2003 07:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dangerous Drew   Click Here to Email Dangerous Drew     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote   Visit Dangerous Drew's Homepage!   
Looking at that van, I'm speechless... Man...

Mike, I'm glad to hear everyone's on their way to recover. My prayers are with you guys. Tell Laura I said hi.

-Andrew

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irocdoc
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posted June 20, 2003 09:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for irocdoc   Click Here to Email irocdoc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote      View irocdoc's car!
holy!@#$%^&*&^%$#@#$%^%$!@# Bat man!! THANK and praise God you all lived! the forse is with you. Doc

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LeighP
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posted June 20, 2003 09:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for LeighP   Click Here to Email LeighP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote   Visit LeighP's Homepage!   View LeighP's car!
Man, I cannot believe anyone in the front of that vehicle survived the impact....some would say how unlucky to be hit in the first place....I think you all couldn't have had any better luck. That is a seriously messed up van. Hope all are feeling better soon.

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Leigh
76 Trans Am
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dakdawn
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posted June 20, 2003 11:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for dakdawn   Click Here to Email dakdawn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote   Visit dakdawn's Homepage!   View dakdawn's car!
HOLY CRAPOLA! When I first saw the picture, my thoughts were 'someone was with you and your family that day.'

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Horsepower
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posted June 20, 2003 12:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Horsepower   Click Here to Email Horsepower     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote   Visit Horsepower's Homepage!   
Are your IAS's salvageable?
Funny. It almost seems "more real" to me since I've had parts of the van.

Glad you guys are ok!

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Eric
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posted June 20, 2003 12:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Eric   Click Here to Email Eric     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote   Visit Eric's Homepage!   

Glad to hear it has been determined everyone will eventually be allright.

Looking at the wreck- did they ever determine exactly how fast the other vehicle was moving? A cube van and a rather square mini-van (the Astrovan) hitting head-on and then having the higher/heavier of the two (cube van) fly over the top would involve a lot of velocity and mass. I've seen this happen with small cars and SUVs where the SUV climbs up and over the smaller vehicle- but never with two vans/trucks.

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louiechevy
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posted June 20, 2003 01:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for louiechevy   Click Here to Email louiechevy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote      View louiechevy's car!
Mike,I knew it would be bad but it is almost unbelievable that you are all still with us and home.I don't even belive in god but who else looked out for you and the family.GM sure build them strong.
If you ever come on holiday to southern England look me up and I will buy you a drink and toast who ever it was that looked down on you that day.

Louie

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JDBlazer454
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posted June 20, 2003 03:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JDBlazer454   Click Here to Email JDBlazer454     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote   Visit JDBlazer454's Homepage!   View JDBlazer454's car!
Wow its amazing you are all okay and still kicking. I think you had some impressive words to the big guy upstairs and he was watching out for your safety. Take care and get well soon.

J & D

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70 Camaro "the redheaded step child" as she has now been nicknamed

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Justin
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posted June 20, 2003 08:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Justin   Click Here to Email Justin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote   Visit Justin's Homepage!   
wow, i'm amazed that anyone made it out of there alive. glad to hear everyone's doing better, and i hope things get back to normal asap.

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Justin
'94 Z28 6spd
'81 Berlinetta
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Mr_Metal
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posted June 20, 2003 09:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mr_Metal   Click Here to Email Mr_Metal     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote   Visit Mr_Metal's Homepage!   View Mr_Metal's car!
OMFG... that's one hell of a crashed up minivan.
Thank God that everyone survived that one... God Bless your family man.

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