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Old 06-15-2012, 02:58 PM   #1
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Unhappy Wrecked FR-S Crash Already - Not Mine

Car belongs to a site member neutral. Here's his account of the accident.

From the 3rd page of this thread - http://www.ft86club.com/forums/showt...746#post260746

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Hey everyone.

I'm the idiot that crashed the FR-S. Not really sure where to begin, so I'll start with how it happened.

I was on my way to lunch with a coworker. There's a right turn I've taken a million times over the past 4 years that's very wide and has huge visibility, and I would sometimes get on the gas a little in my B16-swapped CRX through the turn. I never went over the speed limit, and I only did it if there was absolutely no one else around. Being a FWD, the front tires would break free a little and it would make the turn a bit more fun. Well, before leaving work I decided it would be a good idea to turn off the traction control and try something similar in the FR-S. That was my first mistake. I entered the turn at about 20mph, and halfway through it I got on the gas and I honestly can't remember exactly what happened after that. I remember being extremely surprised and then all of a sudden I was careening for a telephone pole, and then bam. I don't even think I hit the brakes. I must've hit the clutch pedal at some point because the car was still running when I stopped. Both airbags deployed. My passenger said he didn't even touch the airbag, I grazed it a little bit and it felt like I got hit in the face with a soft pillow. I must've been going 15-20mph at the impact. I couldn't believe how much the car just crumpled. I just looked at it and sat on the ground. I can't even describe to you the feeling of seeing it like that. I just wanted to cry.

I'm 24 years old, been driving since 16, and this is my first accident/ticket. I was ticketed for "failure to maintain reasonable control", which honestly was extremely generous given the circumstances. I feel like the world's biggest idiot. I feel like I've shamed myself and done a huge disservice to the community. Sorry just doesn't say enough. I swore I wouldn't be one of those guys everyone was saying would do something stupid and wreck the car and drive up the insurance rates. Now I'm not only that guy, but it seems I'm the _first_ guy. Not exactly the best way to make an impression. I want you guys to know that I truly feel awful about the whole thing. I am truly sorry for letting my fellow FR-S owners down, and through making a complete ass out of myself, I feel I've learned a valuable lesson, albeit a hard one. I know some of you (a lot of you) will hate me, call me an idiot, tell me I shouldn't have even tried anything like that on a public road, etc. And I agree with you 100%. I made a stupid, stupid, irresponsible choice, and now I'm paying for it. I don't think any of you can hate me more than I hate myself.

I hope I can stand as an example of what can happen even at relatively low speeds when you're being stupid. Please for the love of god don't be me. Drive safe, keep traction control on on public roads, and don't try to be Ken Block. Unless you are Ken Block, in which case, keep being awesome.






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Old 06-15-2012, 02:59 PM   #2
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I wonder if this was the result of a failed drift?
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O lawd, looks fixable tho

Talk about break in period
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Old 06-15-2012, 03:02 PM   #4
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Wow, that really sucks man. I'll retract my previous statement. I knew this would happen eventually but I honestly feel a little bad given you were going so slow. You'll know better next time! It happened to me in my MR2 Turbo once; I thought I'd give it a little extra throttle coming around a tight turn. The back end swung out and I couldn't regain control fast enough; managed to slide and just lightly bump the base of a tree, cracking my front spoiler. I'd been driving RWD all my life and several mid-engine cars, so I shocked myself when it happened. Maybe it's best to leave TC and ESC on until you get to the track/auto-x course from now on.
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Old 06-15-2012, 03:16 PM   #6
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Texting wouldn't surprise me...lol
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That is just sad to see.
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Texting wouldn't surprise me...lol
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Old 06-15-2012, 03:36 PM   #12
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Airbag deployed, core support damage, possible suspension damage... That's probably $10k in damage.
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So soon and so sad but this was bound to happen.
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I hope they were okay. Looks like it hit a pole, but anyways, quick! Someone snatch the tails and try to bake them open!
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So sad. So so soon.
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and the rise of insurance rates on fr-s...
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Sad, even the whiteout (supposed to be the lowest accident color in Japan) cannot escape this fate....
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This is too painful to see... I don't even have one yet; breaking my heart man =/
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Looks like a swap candidate to me!
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Poor out a little liquor for that FR-S.
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I was fully expecting to see the back end of one wrapped around a post, not the front.
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