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Old 08-13-2010, 09:04 AM
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Several of us from Deschutes County 4-Wheelers and a couple from Arizona spent last week playing with some of the Shindig Wheelers up at Rimrock. It was a fantastic week and everyone had a blast. Sid is an excellent trail boss and tour guide.

On the last day, one of our group committed a serious driver error and rolled endover once and then rolled twice on his side. He hit the brakes when he should have powered out. He also stuck his leg out when he should not have. He is lucky that he still has a leg.

Ward is fine and only suffered a detached ligament from the AC to collarbone and a few bumps and bruises. He was also knocked unconscious on the first endover. He is recovering fine under his wife's care.

The Jeep looks worse than it really is since most of the damage is sheet metal. In fact, another driver drove it 10 miles back to camp. The stinger did its job and stopped him from endoing the rest of the way down the hill. Ward was very lucky and says he will never make that mistake again.

We will be rebuilding the jeep and adding more safety features to it.













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Old 08-13-2010, 02:45 PM
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Wow! Sid told us about this at the R4 meeting. The pics add so much more to what happened.
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Old 08-13-2010, 04:27 PM
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Wow, incredible pictures.
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Old 08-13-2010, 06:45 PM
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Glad he survived it!
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Old 08-13-2010, 07:33 PM
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When in doubt power out! It seems like no matter the situation, whether it's a minivan in the snow or out wheelin, too regain control you have to get off the brakes.
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Old 08-13-2010, 09:43 PM
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Amazing. All that with a stock gas tank skid plate. Glad he's ok.
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Old 08-14-2010, 12:47 AM
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Couple good pictures for the "what not to do" file. Glad he's ok.
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Old 08-15-2010, 11:15 AM
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great pics! been plenty of rollovers in that spot! glad it stopped in that spot!
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Old 08-16-2010, 03:34 PM
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Thank you for all the well wishes, I will pass them on to Ward. He is doing great. My husband and I have known Ward for over 25 years and are so very glad to see him walk away from the rollover. He is one tough cookie!! Here are some of the "after" pictures. The guys had to straighten out the rollcage some before it could be driven back to camp.







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Old 08-17-2010, 12:56 PM
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Hi Jon
First i would like to say I am glad Ward is ok! Now what are you going to do with the carcass! We looking at a new body? Frame? Wow I was surprised how much the cage pulled away from the dash/body! Have a good one! Dont worry about the drama queens up here, they are just jealous that they were not there to see it themselves!
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