A few weeks ago while minding my own business on a
rather desolate stretch of Utah Highway approximately 19 miles East of
Hanksville in my beautiful truck
Through a moment of innatentive driving at about 65mph I left the road and managed to roll my truck. Twice.
If you look carefully you can see the drivers side rear tire behind the person to the left. It was ripped of the axle the brake drum was stil bolted to the rim but the axle itself snapped. I am pretty sure that is what initiated the roll.
The stuff that you see in the back of the truck was only there because of the good samaritans that stopped to help picked it up. It was otherwise spread all over the desert.
Now some of you maybe wondering "Are you OK?" After the truck stopped rolling over I got out, located my cellphone and climbed a hill attempting to get a signal. (No luck surprise surprise...) A trucker stopped after a few minutes and used his onboard computer to email his dispatcher who then called the Highway Patrol and Wrecker Service. The boat and Tahoe you see in the back ground belonged to one of two families on their way home to Twin Falls Idaho both of the husbands were doctors and they pronounced me fit and healthy other than some minor damage...
After working withmy insurance company and a little help from my
good friend Ryan I found a new set of wheels that guarantees no one will
ever ask me to help them move again....
On a serious note I am fine and unharmed and I will post some pics of my new ride as soon as I take delivery. And yes I was wearing my seatbelt and am fairly certain that had I not been I would have snapped my neck. I had minor bruises on my chest and shoulders where I made a real effort to slam into the roof on my way around.