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29 March 2004 @ 10:23 pm
Car accident  
Today was my stupid day. And I was kind of lucky and unlucky at the same time.
I've hit the telegraph pole by my car. Actually I’ve completely cut the pole off.
See the pictures here.

I was lucky because:
1) The telegraph pole was made from wood, not from concrete. So I just cut the pole and my car went forward.
I got no injuries.
2) I damaged only the pole. I didn't hit any person at all.
3) My car is not expensive. ~$2500 with taxes.

How it happened:
~6:20 pm - I was going home. I was quite tired. When I sit in my car I discovered that a bird had made a piece of shit on the windshield of the car.
I drove out of the parking lot and decided to clean the windshield. I turned on windshield wipers, turned on water, and started to watch how cleaning process was going on. It was practically clean when I felt that my car hit something. It was a border. Next second I realized that I'm going in the wrong direction and tried to press the brake. Instead I pressed the accelerator. But actually it didn't matter. Because at the same time I cut off the telegraph pole. My car stopped after 3 meters and I, at a loss, watched how the telegraph pole was falling down to my car. The pole hit my car twice. It did some additional damage to my car, but not to me.
Next moment I realized that I still keep my foot on accelerator :-O.
I called 911. The police came in ~10 minutes.

Next part was basically boring. But one policewoman was laughing a little :-)

Enjoy the photos.
Current Mood: crushedcrushed
(Anonymous) on March 29th, 2004 09:35 pm (UTC)
Small piece of shit on the windshield can be a BIG SHIT inyour life :))))
Hi Dennis, It's Igor. WOW, just WOW. First, i was a little bit confused and not really happy bcs I know what car accident is. I have been in a couple of them in Ukraine and i was not really happy. But, then when i red up to the end of your funny shitty story, I am sorry man, but I started laughing like a hell :)))))
Just a piece of a little shit put you in a really BIG SHIT man :))))
But thanx god nobody was hurt :))))
I think you are gonna take a goooood lesson from this little piece of shit and try not to pay attention on it even if it is infront of you :)))))
Igor :)
Dennis Gorelikdennisgorelik on March 29th, 2004 10:09 pm (UTC)
Re: Small piece of shit on the windshield can be a BIG SHIT inyour life :))))
Yes, it's definetly has to be good lesson for me. It's bad idea to pay attention to something else but the road.
I drove by this road ~100 times already. I thought that this road is completely safe.

I was wrong: now I know that there are telegraph poles on the sidewalk of this street :-)
Dennis Gorelikdennisgorelik on March 29th, 2004 10:10 pm (UTC)
Re: Small piece of shit on the windshield can be a BIG SHIT inyour life :))))
And yes, thank God that nobody was hurt. Including me :-)
Maxhobober on March 30th, 2004 10:59 am (UTC)
You are lucky, man :)
Car is changeable, but your body and brain are not.

Great AI scientist cannot be killed by piece of bird's shit :))
Dennis Gorelikdennisgorelik on March 30th, 2004 02:56 pm (UTC)
I hope so :-)

I hope that I'll build AI in spite of birds' shit :-)
Andy Gubineilte on April 1st, 2004 10:10 am (UTC)
"I see you had fun"
"Well.. We all get over it sometimes! All is ok."
Dennis Gorelikdennisgorelik on April 1st, 2004 10:20 am (UTC)
Re: :))
Well, it wasn't exactly fun...
But right now I'm getting my piece of fun while I'm walking 3 miles to the work every morning :-)
Dennis Gorelikdennisgorelik on May 8th, 2004 05:15 pm (UTC)
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