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OrangeCrushK10

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Was taking my wife to work and a Jeep Grand Cherokee was coming towards us going really fast. Right infront of us it swerved off the road, tore through a construction area that had dug a giant hole, flew between two cars parked at a nature reserve at probably 70mph, and hit a 3ft dirt embankment topped with boulders about 4ft in diameter.

The Jeep flew probably 8ft into the air and rolled a few times, ripping one of the boulders out of the ground with it. We turned around in the middle of the street and went back to help. The lady who had been driving it was crying and obviously scared to all hell, but otherwise fine minus a few scratches. The Jeep was completely totalled. /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif

It looked like the throttle went bad and got stuck open. I remember smelling brake pads burning when she tore off the road infront of us.

F*cking scary!
 

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/forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif I take it was mechanical failure? /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif
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Wonder if the cruise went haywire like my friends Heep GC? His would just turn itself on while he was driving around and it would go directly to accelerate mode! /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif Dealership couldn't find a problem with it,he wond up removing the power to the cruise control and never using it again.
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Why didn't she just kill the ignition /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif. Panic, I guess.
 

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So real life is really just like the movies, nobody thinks to turn off the ignition.........

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Or slipping the tranny into neutral. /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif
 

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Watch for the muzzleflash!
Or hitting the ejection seat button and then deploying you reserve chute.... /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif
 

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I would also probably jam on the brakes as a reaction if the throttle sticks, but I am sure I would think to turn the ignition off after a few seconds.
 

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Some people dont know how to use nuetral or turn off the key? That is scary!
 

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maybe some ppl just watch too many of them trail rated commercials /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif glad to hear she was alright ...
 

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Some people dont know how to use nuetral or turn off the key? That is scary!

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yep
 

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Some people dont know how to use nuetral or turn off the key? That is scary!

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Some people don't even know how to spell NEUTRAL!!!! /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

Sorry, I just couldn't resist....Carry on soldiers. Note to self: Implement plan of action around house for simple panic things and teach wifey...
 

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i guess i must be thinking. being a backyard mechanic ,
luckly everytime this has happen to me , i automatically
kill the ignition. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
 
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