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post #1 of 57 (permalink) Old 07-08-2007, 09:17 PM Thread Starter
 
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The Dragon bites a Pontiac, bikers save the day.

She was fortunately uninjured.
I feel a little less sorry for her due to the lame-o licence plate.

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It's great that she was okay but I'd be interested to know how tall she was. It looks like the top of the car just caved in completely. If I were in there I'm betting my big ass would be paralyzed/decapitated.

The driver is a member of the solstice forum.

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So it was me who flipped their Solstice on the Tail of the Dragon.
One correction to the reported incident - it was not raining at the time of the wreck - although I did get drenched by a brief thunderstorm as I waited for the wrecker to come and haul away my car.

As far as a description of the incident, I was coming up on a left hand curve on the Dragon and took the curve too wide. My right tires went off the pavement into the gravel along the side of the road. Unfortunately, I was unable to get my wheels back onto the road, and the car headed down into a slight ditch and up a sharp incline, which rolled the car over.

When the car came to rest, I was conscious and generally uninjured, but my left forearm was pinned between the top of the headrest and the ground. Luckily for me, a fellow Solstice owner was driving along behind me, and several motortcylists also stopped to help out. After a few moments of panic where I tried to dig the dirt out from around my trapped arm, a group of volunteer helpers gathered around to lift the side of the car up enough so that I could pull my arm out. Once I was unstuck, I was able to crawl free through the passenger door, which my rescuers were able to pull open.

I am amazingly uninjured, other than a little swelling and tenderness in the arm that was pinned. But no broken bones, head trauma, etc. Hardly even any scratches or bruises. My Baby was sacrificied, but gave its life to keep me safe. These cars are just amazing in how well they are designed to save us from injury.

Pictures probably give a better idea of the terrain, so here are a few for those who can handle it...

I'm sure it will be a few weeks before I straighten out the insurance paperwork and get a replacement car. I'll keep you all updated on the status. I will definitely be buying another Solstice, just need to decide if I will get another 2.4L or move up to a GXP.
She bought another new one a few days later.

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Well, I stopped by the dealer yesterday to talk to them about replacing my wrecked Solstice some day "soon"......

and ended up driving off the lot with a new GXP!

Now I know some of you probably think I'm crazy for jumping up to a GXP, and less than a week after my accident no less, but I just figure it was fate - the GXP was the only Sly the dealer had on the lot - and I was able to get a good deal on it, considering.

List Price $31,509
negotiated - $618 off list
Pontiac Loyalty Rebate - $750 (only good til July 9th)
GM Card Earnings - $435

Final Price (before tax, title and fees) = $29,706

Which comes out to just over $1800 bucks off of a GXP. Maybe someone else could have done better, but I think I did okay.

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ouch... and yeah she must've been damn short to get away with no injury
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ouch... and yeah she must've been damn short to get away with no injury
No joke....very lucky.
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Judging by her post more money than brains at least she didn't die this time hope she doesn't take anybody with her the next time in her new car.....
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it looks like drewpys corner... i think i see my skid mark in one of those pics



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it looks like drewpys corner... i think i see my skid mark in one of those pics
I seen yer fairing on the tree of shame lol
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Wow that woman is a moron.

If that's an example of the solstice 'holding up well' in that crash, I would hate to see a bad crash.
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Exactly that car isnt designed to save your life in a roll over shes just lucky all the star where aligned correctly

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Exactly that car isnt designed to save your life in a roll over shes just lucky all the star where aligned correctly
Yeah... I just still fail to see the reasoning in going out and buying the faster version of the car that just almost killed you due to its insufficient safety features. And on top of that, being blind enough to tout about how great it did.

Darwin must have been a little busy that day.
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oh let her head get where her arm was that will change her tune. Speaking of how did her get there n how was she not buckled in the seat???
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I have no sympathy, the lady is obviously a moron. She was out driving her capabilities and then upgrades to a faster model. As said above she has more money than brains. I give it a month or two before she totals her new car and hopefully (I know I am going to catch flack for this) gets injured so maybe she will see SOME of the light. This is the equiv of someone getting a 600, crashing it, then saying 'it must be fate that I get a liter bike'. The laws of Darwin are slowly becoming irrelevant thanks to modern medicine, police, and cars that do a better job of keeping idiots like her alive. As far as her 'well designed car' I guess the manufacturers must have put a hinge on the windshield so it would buckle in like that...

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it looks like drewpys corner... i think i see my skid mark in one of those pics
It wasn't that was right before mud corner headed towards the overlook.

From what Zee tells me, this lady was a super b*tch to everyone around.

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Leave it to a female driver to flip her car. At least shes ok, but now she upgraded to the GXP? Dumb beotch!
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Leave it to a female driver to flip her car. At least shes ok, but now she upgraded to the GXP? Dumb beotch!
What does being a woman have to do with anything?

Guys, crap happens. Give her a break. Yeah, she may have been being stupid, but then again, crap happens to the best of us when we least expect it and often when we arent being stupid. She may have been pushing the limits of her skills, who doesnt on the Dragon??!! I know I was more aggressive and kept pushing to be better and faster every run, as do/did you all, every one of you!

I could roll my jeep tomorrow and I think most of you would sympathize and feel bad for me without accusing me of being an idiot. The same goes for when I had my miata.

As for her getting a newer faster car, if I wrecked my car and had an option to get the next best one, I would go for it in a heartbeat, as would most of you I am sure. Who buys a lower model when they can afford the better?
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What does being a woman have to do with anything?

Guys, crap happens. Give her a break. Yeah, she may have been being stupid, but then again, crap happens to the best of us when we least expect it and often when we arent being stupid. She may have been pushing the limits of her skills, who doesnt on the Dragon??!! I know I was more aggressive and kept pushing to be better and faster every run, as do/did you all, every one of you!

I could roll my jeep tomorrow and I think most of you would sympathize and feel bad for me without accusing me of being an idiot. The same goes for when I had my miata.

As for her getting a newer faster car, if I wrecked my car and had an option to get the next best one, I would go for it in a heartbeat, as would most of you I am sure. Who buys a lower model when they can afford the better?
So by that logic a newb should buy a litre bike because he can afford it?
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So by that logic a newb should buy a litre bike because he can afford it?

No, I didnt say that at all, a bike is a WHOLE different world than a car.

You cant even compare the 2 and treating it as such is silly.
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No, I didnt say that at all, a bike is a WHOLE different world than a car.

You cant even compare the 2 and treating it as such is silly.
I dont se it being different at all. She is still upgrading to a more powerful car when she clearly couldnt handle the other one.

Oh and my comment earlier abour women drives stems from the fact that ever accident I have been in (8 of them) either as a driver or passenger, the person behind the wheel of the at fault vehicle was a woman 100% of the time. So I call it as I see it.
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