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ROCNDAV
05-06-2010, 04:31 PM
http://cbs2.com/local/4.killed.Van.2.1678067.html


http://llnw.image.cbslocal.com/18/2010/05/06/175x131/corvette_crash050610.jpg


Four people were killed when a driver in a Corvette lost control and crashed on Roscoe Boulevard near Hayvenhurst Avenue in Van Nuys. CBS

A speeding Corvette crashed on a San Fernando Valley street early Thursday, killing four people and leaving pieces of bodies and the car scattered along a half-mile stretch of road, authorities said.

Police said two men and two women were killed in the crash at 12:05 a.m. in the North Hills area near the Van Nuys Airport.

Their identities were not immediately released.

The yellow 2007 Corvette was speeding on Roscoe Boulevard when the driver apparently lost control on a curve, hit a guardrail, skidded hundreds of feet, crossed some railroad tracks and came to rest upside down, authorities said.

Lt. John Romero said two men and a woman were hurled out as the car flipped over several times.

The body of the woman driver was pinned inside the wreckage.

The driver may have been drinking, authorities said.

No other car was involved in the accident and the Corvette was not racing or chasing another vehicle, police Capt. William Sutton said.

nevrlift13
05-06-2010, 04:48 PM
brutal crash saw that on the news this morning

ss.slp.ls1
05-06-2010, 04:48 PM
4 people in a Corvette???!!!

nevrlift13
05-06-2010, 04:50 PM
4 people in a Corvette???!!!

thats makin me scratch my head too srj

juanito
05-06-2010, 04:56 PM
my wifes boss's corvette. sad day. yeah 4 people in it. :(

nevrlift13
05-06-2010, 05:02 PM
my wifes boss's corvette. sad day. yeah 4 people in it. :(

oh man that sucks sorry to hear that bro

juanito
05-06-2010, 05:13 PM
yeah. well i didnt know him but my wife is sad about it. she wasnt close to him but but she saw him almost everyday. he gave her a shot at a job when she didnt do good in her interview. for that...we were thankful ... one of her co workers was in it too. young kid. i think he was 23. wont say any names for respect to the families.

LS1Adam84
05-06-2010, 05:35 PM
Wow, um seemed like he was cool from what you say Juanito but one bad decision. I hope all the family members are as good as they can be, and that all the people in the car rest in peace.

BigDaddyBry
05-06-2010, 07:32 PM
Women drivers, no survivors.

haighter
05-06-2010, 08:12 PM
You could be doing everything right 100% of the time and never speed or drive crazy and be involved in a major car accident. Driving stupid or anything only makes things worse! Trust me, I have the scares to show for it. I had my trans am flip and crush me when I was trying to exit off of the 805 south before the 8. I should have died. I wasn't drinking, racing or anything. They just cut me off and almost slammed into me when I was on the off ramp. I have some really bad pics too to prove it.

ttranssam
05-06-2010, 08:16 PM
man sorry to hear that...it was kinda stupid to have that car packed and going that fast.

180ls1
05-06-2010, 08:32 PM
You could be doing everything right 100% of the time and never speed or drive crazy and be involved in a major car accident. Driving stupid or anything only makes things worse! Trust me, I have the scares to show for it. I had my trans am flip and crush me when I was trying to exit off of the 805 south before the 8. I should have died. I wasn't drinking, racing or anything. They just cut me off and almost slammed into me when I was on the off ramp. I have some really bad pics too to prove it.

very true,
do you have any of those pics to post up?

haighter
05-06-2010, 10:20 PM
yep. I will post them up. My accident was Sept. 11, 2006 on south bound 805 at around 10am. I was going 75-85 when the gold SUV pulled out infront of me. I slammed on the brakes and lost control of the car and it slammed into the hill on the Murry Ridge rd exit. I dont rem. getting into the car that day. I also thought that my girlfriend at the time was with me and that I killed her. I lost my forhead and my ear from the t top. My holders and back were jacked up from the road. I have scares that are really black because of the assfault thats in them.

haighter
05-06-2010, 10:26 PM
Here is what my 1999 M6 Trans Am looked like before.

http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa223/cchaight/cars/P7050014.jpg
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa223/cchaight/cars/P7050022.jpg

haighter
05-06-2010, 10:30 PM
This is what it looked like after........
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa223/cchaight/cars/DSC00044.jpg
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa223/cchaight/cars/DSC00045.jpg
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa223/cchaight/cars/DSC00046.jpg
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa223/cchaight/cars/DSC00047.jpg
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa223/cchaight/cars/DSC00049.jpg
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa223/cchaight/cars/DSC00055.jpg
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa223/cchaight/cars/DSC00057.jpg
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa223/cchaight/cars/DSC00058.jpg
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa223/cchaight/cars/DSC00059.jpg
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa223/cchaight/cars/DSC00062.jpg
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa223/cchaight/cars/DSC00075.jpg
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa223/cchaight/cars/P9130010.jpg
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa223/cchaight/cars/P9130015.jpg
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa223/cchaight/cars/P9130024.jpg
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa223/cchaight/cars/P9130023.jpg

180ls1
05-06-2010, 10:38 PM
dang dude looks like you got someone up above looking out for you.

that blood in the last pic is a little creepy.

haighter
05-06-2010, 10:43 PM
heres a pic of me before my accident with my sister.
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa223/cchaight/CJandCassy.jpg

one of me in 29 palms when I was an active duty Infantry Marine with 3/1 India Co.
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa223/cchaight/CJ_1.jpg

those are just a quick pic i had on photobucket

haighter
05-06-2010, 10:43 PM
Heres what I looked like after my accident....

The strings you might see are the stitches that they ran from my eye brows to the top of my scalp.


http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa223/cchaight/cars/DSC00022.jpg
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa223/cchaight/cars/DSC00035.jpg
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa223/cchaight/cars/DSC00021.jpg
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa223/cchaight/cars/P9220075.jpg
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa223/cchaight/cars/P9220077.jpg
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa223/cchaight/cars/P9270096.jpg
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa223/cchaight/cars/DSCF0965.jpg
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa223/cchaight/cars/DSCF0964.jpg
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa223/cchaight/cars/DSCF0967.jpg
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa223/cchaight/cars/DSCF0970.jpg
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa223/cchaight/cars/DSCF0974.jpg
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa223/cchaight/cars/DSCF0973.jpg
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa223/cchaight/cars/DSCF0975.jpg
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa223/cchaight/cars/DSCF0977.jpg
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa223/cchaight/cars/DSCF0981.jpg
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa223/cchaight/cars/P9170060.jpg
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa223/cchaight/cars/P9170062.jpg
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa223/cchaight/cars/P9170065.jpg

haighter
05-06-2010, 10:44 PM
Here is an up close pic of the first week when I had to change the wraps.

http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa223/cchaight/cars/scan0001.jpg
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa223/cchaight/cars/scan0002.jpg
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa223/cchaight/cars/scan0003.jpg
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa223/cchaight/cars/P9140057.jpg
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa223/cchaight/cars/P9140058.jpg

XpEdItIoUs
05-06-2010, 10:49 PM
Damn CJ, I must say that you are very lucky to walk away with only scars.

haighter
05-06-2010, 10:57 PM
Damn CJ, I must say that you are very lucky to walk away with only scars.

Should of died! For me to get a few scars, have really bad heart burn, and have a hard time with short term memory stuff; I am really blessed! I thank the Lord everytime I drive past there, and everytime I rem the accident, that I am glad he let me live!

180ls1
05-06-2010, 11:02 PM
Should of died! For me to get a few scars, have really bad heart burn, and have a hard time with short term memory stuff; I am really blessed! I thank the Lord everytime I drive past there, and everytime I rem the accident, that I am glad he let me live!

thats what im saying He kept you around for something bigger.

How long were you in the Hospital?

haighter
05-06-2010, 11:05 PM
thats what im saying He kept you around for something bigger.

How long were you in the Hospital?

24 hours. I couldnt walk very good and i had a killer head ache! I had really bad whiplash and broke some ribs. I was stuck in the window of the car with the car ontop of me. the car was upside down and the belt was choaking me.

Greg@RET
05-06-2010, 11:07 PM
I am really blessed! I thank the Lord everytime I drive past there, and everytime I rem the accident, that I am glad He let me live!

Great to hear you know that :cheers:

SexyTransAm
05-06-2010, 11:11 PM
alot of carnage in this thread

King Nothing
05-06-2010, 11:12 PM
DAMN 4 people in the corvette that was dumb but the price was paid and may God show them mercy. as for you CJ, God spared you for a reason and one day you'll know that reason

haighter
05-06-2010, 11:18 PM
DAMN 4 people in the corvette that was dumb but the price was paid and may God show them mercy. as for you CJ, God spared you for a reason and one day you'll know that reason

Thanks, I know. I just dont feel I know what His plan is for me yet.

ZexGX
05-06-2010, 11:30 PM
CJ, it's a good thing you didn't have 2 more people in your car than it was designed for, with the t-tops off, not wearing seatbelts, while drunk, and doing over 100MPH (like this dumb Corvette owner). If I die by flipping my car with 6 or more people in it while doing over 100 and spreading it over a debris field for around one mile, then ALL of you can make fun of me.

ReFtheMC
05-07-2010, 12:24 AM
I saw this story in the news this morning. Crazy stuff, especially since it was only like 15-20 minutes from here...

ae13291
05-07-2010, 12:41 AM
i was on my way to class i saw the corvette flipped today, man what a horrible accident, prayers out to there families, people do some really stupid stuff but nobody deserves to die.

CJ: man that is a very horific accident, just gives me the chills looking at the pics. thank God your Ok, someone up there must really love you man.

NVR_SPDS
05-07-2010, 11:47 AM
Ok, I vote everyone does atleast a 6 point, whether you race or not.

a-low
05-07-2010, 11:54 AM
Ok, I vote everyone does atleast a 6 point, whether you race or not.

+ 1. Thats something im contemplating.

ss.slp.ls1
05-07-2010, 12:02 PM
CJ, your pics remind me of my buddy Johnny's wreck. I only have one pic, but from other angles, it looks worse than this:

http://www.fquick.com/images/vehicles/full/30044278213.jpg

Luckily, he made it out without any major injuries. Makes me wonder if hardtops would fare any better.

ae13291
05-07-2010, 12:53 PM
i dident think the F body ttop crushed that easily in the last couple of pics posted. i have seen some roll over pics for an f body and the Roof stayed intact.

ss.slp.ls1
05-07-2010, 01:06 PM
i dident think the F body ttop crushed that easily in the last couple of pics posted. i have seen some roll over pics for an f body and the Roof stayed intact.

You can't see it in the pic I posted, but the t-top section is level with the top of the driver seat. When I sat it in, my head was above the level of the windsheild. The passneger side is worse, the top of the seat extends out the t-top section. Johnny's lucky to be alive. I'm sure a passenger in he icar wouldn't have been as lucky.

Skidog5150
05-07-2010, 03:22 PM
Damn Dude.... I could have gone all day without seeing those pics. I'm glad you made it.. Sorry about the T/A.. I lost my red T/A on the 405 but no where near as bad as yours...

Saw the story about the vette too... my heart goes out to the families....

Mr.z/28
05-07-2010, 04:24 PM
A girl im talking to told me about it.
she said they were college girls in a sorority at her school.
she knew one of them.
Sad. Very sad.
I dont get it though, why would people endanger themselves, fitting 4 people into a corvette.
Whats done is done.
RIP to them, condolences to the families.

bobby32
05-07-2010, 06:29 PM
well unfortunatly i know the girl who was the driver we went to high school together.... she was not the brightest back in the day and unfortunatly no one knew she was this dumb i feel bad for all the families except for hers

james562
05-07-2010, 06:44 PM
God damn CJ

Do you think a 6 or 10 point rollbar/cage would have helped keep the top from crushing down on you?

ss.slp.ls1
05-07-2010, 06:49 PM
God damn CJ

Do you think a 6 or 10 point rollbar/cage would have helped keep the top from crushing down on you?

10pt for sure. That's what it's made for.

SS4Luck
05-07-2010, 07:22 PM
my fiances moms BF was one of the firefighters to clean up the wreck, said it was gnarly

Rubalcava
05-08-2010, 04:16 AM
Should of died! For me to get a few scars, have really bad heart burn, and have a hard time with short term memory stuff; I am really blessed! I thank the Lord everytime I drive past there, and everytime I rem the accident, that I am glad he let me live!

Holy shit man, your REALLY lucky to still be here today.
God was really with you that day.
i got the chills when i read ur post saying you thought ur gf was with you and you thought you killed her.
way to be strong and make it through everything

haighter
05-08-2010, 10:34 AM
God damn CJ

Do you think a 6 or 10 point rollbar/cage would have helped keep the top from crushing down on you?


I was going to put a 6 point cage in the car but I ended up paying for my school book instead because the GI bill takes a while. It was like my 4th day of school at masa college. I missed my exit and was going to take the next exit but someone cut me off. The trans am didn't really roll it was flipped. The deivers side rear axle hit the curb while I was spining and it flipped it up on the side of the hill. It kept sliding until it slid into a semi that was parked on the exit. Good thing I hit it or I would of slid back out into the 805 again!

m6ttop
05-08-2010, 11:22 AM
Roll cage group buy!!!

RitcheyRch
05-08-2010, 04:15 PM
Newspaper reporting that all 4 killed were from being in the car.

01SOMSS!
05-08-2010, 04:27 PM
damn, Cj... I remember those pics. you're defenatly lucky to be alive after that crash. I remember Cj always telling me to get a roll cage for safety purposes. I'm really considering one.specially since i tend to fuck around alot.
Cj- you healed really well bro.your scars look alot better. take care bro. :)

haighter
05-08-2010, 05:50 PM
damn, Cj... I remember those pics. you're defenatly lucky to be alive after that crash. I remember Cj always telling me to get a roll cage for safety purposes. I'm really considering one.specially since i tend to fuck around alot.
Cj- you healed really well bro.your scars look alot better. take care bro. :)

Thanks, I try and tell everyone to get a cage in an fbody. I got in an accident in my 2001 WS6 when I let my EX- girlfriend drive my car. She pulled out infront of a 1500 silverado. If he wouldnt of swerved and hit the nose It would of T-boned us on my side I was sitting. I felt a lot safer with the side bar from the cage there if I would of been T-boned. The way a vette or F-body is made for side impacts or roll overs is not good. Like I said before, You could be doing everything right and be the one that gets hit or something. Things get worse when you start being stupid.

I have a wolfe 6pt chromoly welded cage in my WS6 with 5pt harnesses on a cam lock. I have been pulled over 100's of times for doing nothing and them thinking I'm a racer. Once I tell them about the accident and show them my scars they think otherwise. My Gieco insurance tried dropping me because I they saw I had a cage in my car with 5pt belts. They thought that it was a race car. I had to explain to them the same thing as the cops. They saw the pics of the accident and understood.

DobsZ28
05-08-2010, 06:22 PM
Damn CJ, those pics are crazy...like someone said before, obviously someone upstairs wanted to keep you around for a reason, and I'm glad that you had Him watching over you when that went down.

LS1Adam84
05-08-2010, 10:06 PM
CJ man glad you made it man, there was definitely someone upstairs lookin out for ya. I don't want to cage my car as I know the cops would hassle me and my car is ok loud.

Red Devil 99'
05-08-2010, 10:31 PM
sad story about the vette...


CJ, brother good to see you made it out alive and in one piece.

oChristiano
05-08-2010, 10:34 PM
*Cages are actually pretty dangerous for the street. If you get into a wreck without a helmet(which you'd be wearing at the track) your head can hit the bars and kill you or leave you a vegetable.

Also from what I understand they really don't protect you from a T-Bone as the door bar will just cave in because it's not made or reinforced to protect from the side. There made to stiffen the chassis and protect from a rollover or head on with the wall.

LS1Adam84
05-08-2010, 10:46 PM
I carry a teddy bear in my car to squeeze hold of when I crash. The teddies name is bandicoot.

I just wanted to add a little light humor.

haighter
05-08-2010, 11:38 PM
*Cages are actually pretty dangerous for the street. If you get into a wreck without a helmet(which you'd be wearing at the track) your head can hit the bars and kill you or leave you a vegetable.

Also from what I understand they really don't protect you from a T-Bone as the door bar will just cave in because it's not made or reinforced to protect from the side. There made to stiffen the chassis and protect from a rollover or head on with the wall.

The first part it true if you dont use roll bar padding.... You can pick that stuff up at any 4x4 store or baja/dune buggy shop.

A t-bone would suck worse without the door bar. The stock f-body has only a 3/4'' tube that like 1/16'' thick that mounts to fiber glass in the door jams to stop the t-bone. The door bar is a lot thicker and wider. Its also welded from your hoop to the floor on a large plated piece of steel.


I vote cage 100% It does suck getting in and out of though for a DD!

oChristiano
05-09-2010, 01:11 AM
Even with good padding. Get hit at 60 and whip your head into it, its not going to feel good and I'd bet without a helmet it'd still do alot of damage. A roll bar behind the front seats would be a good idea but still bad if you ever had any passengers.

HEYPAL01impala
05-09-2010, 01:25 AM
problem solved drive around like the stig all the time...hell yeah.

nalmak
05-09-2010, 02:07 AM
I carry a teddy bear in my car to squeeze hold of when I crash. The teddies name is bandicoot.

I just wanted to add a little light humor.

Mine is Teddy Jam.

CJ, don't know you, but your blessed to walk away from that. A lot of people have died in less. Stay Safe.

ZexGX
05-09-2010, 02:17 AM
problem solved drive around like the stig all the time...hell yeah.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=feJsXOGQFPo

Soul TKR
05-09-2010, 06:20 AM
CJ what ever happened to the guy that cut you off?

m6ttop
05-09-2010, 01:07 PM
I'd rather have my head hit a padded roll bar than the b pillar

Soul TKR
05-09-2010, 06:41 PM
couldn't view the pictures earlier at work... now that I see them... Damn dude! I had no idea!!!!

haighter
05-09-2010, 06:53 PM
CJ what ever happened to the guy that cut you off?

Never stopped. All I know is it was a gold color SUV. I think it looked like a 4runner or isuzu or something. Because of them coming into my lain at the last minute at a slow speed, I almost died when I tried not to slam into them.