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Peppermint Patti 08-13-2010 10:04 AM

Rimrock Rollover
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.

Ceg_ 08-13-2010 03:45 PM

Wow! Sid told us about this at the R4 meeting. The pics add so much more to what happened.

benw 08-13-2010 05:27 PM

Wow, incredible pictures.

Crawl Mama 08-13-2010 07:45 PM

Glad he survived it!

POWWAG 08-13-2010 08:33 PM

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.

wcjp 08-13-2010 10:43 PM

Amazing. All that with a stock gas tank skid plate. Glad he's ok.

warrpath4x4 08-14-2010 01:47 AM

Couple good pictures for the "what not to do" file. Glad he's ok.

homey 08-15-2010 12:15 PM

great pics! been plenty of rollovers in that spot! glad it stopped in that spot!

zukkev 08-15-2010 05:11 PM

Yikes!!! Glad to hear he's gonna be alright...thing of it is, that spot doesn't look that steep from the pics... I know I know, pics just don't do a spot justice!!!

426rider 08-15-2010 08:11 PM

As everyone has said, glad he is ok. I had to power out of that same place a couple years ago and one other in our club rolled up into that tree, but the tree stopped their roll. It is definitely a place to remember the gas pedal is your friend. And yes, great pics. Ya don't always get that opportunity to capture stuff like that.

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