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Old 10-31-02, 10:00 AM
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Pictures of the fatal wreck...

If you don't know the story...go here https://www.rx7club.com/forum/showth...hreadid=127436 then look at the pictures.
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another...i've got around 12 pictures...
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damn dude.. that sucks.. i would like to see the others if you dont mind posting..

how hard was it to go back?
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i give you props.. i could not sit in the car to take that picture i really feel for you man. i can imagine how hard that was
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Originally posted by onepointone
damn dude.. that sucks.. i would like to see the others if you dont mind posting..

how hard was it to go back?
i actually had to bring two very good friends with me to keep me from breaking down. Thank you Bonnie and Brandon!

drivers(fathers)-side...the car hit the tree on that front fender...it didnt hit his door.
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Originally posted by onepointone
i give you props.. i could not sit in the car to take that picture i really feel for you man. i can imagine how hard that was
There's no way I could have gotten back inside the car. That was taken from the back window which was broken out.
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This is the back of the drivers front wheel that hit the tree...the front part of the rim is still in the tire. The rest of the rim is being held on by a 3 3-4" piece that hadn't broken off.
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...engine bay...
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holy ****.. how did that happen to the rim? how deep was the water? have you gone back to the place where it happened?
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Sorry about your loss.
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I'm speechless man.
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If you look closely, you can see the firewall/pedals pushed about 1.5' further into the engine bay. That hole is the reason the car sunk so suddenly.
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Originally posted by onepointone
holy ****.. how did that happen to the rim? how deep was the water? have you gone back to the place where it happened?
When we hit the tree my dad had the wheel turned all the way to the left, hitting the wheel lock, and when we hit the tree it ripped the rim off. Yes I've gone back, but since it rained on monday/tuesday, the shoulder was VERY wet and I got stuck. I had to call my brother to pull me out so I just said '**** it' with the pictures. They say the car was in 8-10 feet of water.


This is a picture of the dash being pushed towards the driver. Even in he could have unbuckled himself, he was pinned under the dash.
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I did not post in the other thread because I don't know how to handle death. You seem to be totally on the right track to making the best of this and moving on and having an awesome life. I can't believe that you lived through this wreck.

I am so sorry and hope everything gets better for you.

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Those pictures tell a lot of what happend. Like you said, given that the car was in about 8-10 feet of water, it would have been VERY difficult to get back into the vehicle. Also, keep in mind that the RX-7 is a low profile car to begin with. The smooth aerodynamic body lines don't exactly allow for large window openings.

And yes, your father was unfortunately pinned under the dash. This is very apparent in your picture of the interior on the driver's side.

You are a very strong individual for being able to take these pictures and do a pretty good analysis of what happend so soon. My prayers are with you and your family. I have lost friends in other types of situations. But, PM me if you should need anything, I will give you my contact info.
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Its amazing you were able to get out of there. Like others said, you seem to be dealing with it pretty well.
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Come on guys,,dont push brandom to post pics..
Imagine yourself in his situation??
I wouldnt take pics.
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The main reason I can deal with it this well is because I know he accomplished what he had to, which was just make anyone and everyone he crossed paths with happy. I don't regret anything because I spent as much time with him while he was here as I could.

Another reason is the support. So many people all over the internet are showing there condolences and all of the family's person friends are helping us get through this alot! There were over 800+ people who signed the book at his wake just to give you an idea of the amount of personal support we have.

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Originally posted by tuca33
Come on guys,,dont push brandom to post pics..
Imagine yourself in his situation??
I wouldnt take pics.
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Thank you Tuco, but it's fine. I voluntarily took the pictures and posted them. I just want to try and make the reality hit as many people as I can so I can at least save one live from a wreckless accident.

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oh man....I know what ur going through...my dad did the same thing...but I got lucky. He took the car out for a "spin"...literally, but managed to avoid any kind of accident. He spun it out on the freeway, and somehow dodged all cars and any objects, and didnt get hurt. No damage to the car whatesoever, and thankfully him either. Really scared me because he came inside the house looking pale as a ghost, and I have never seen anyone so shocked and happy to be alive. I thought his situation was bad enough, and I would never want anyone to have to experience worse. I really give you props for being so incredibly strong with the situation that youre in. My deepest condolences go out to u and your family. I lost my mother at a young age, so I know what its like to lose a family member. I am so thankful that I didnt lose my dad.
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More than 10 years ago, I owned an 84 Camaro. I nearly drove it off of a cliff, moving down a rode called Decker Canyon. I was pushing it threw a part of the canyon that I had driven at least two dozen times. The car hit a small oil spill, fishtailed one way and then the other, finally sliding off of the road and into the dirt. When I stopped the car one of the rear wheels was hanging over the edge. It was that close. I parked the car and was shaking so hard I had to lie down. I was younger and moved on quickly. Iím going to be a father in three months and this thread (and the first, text only thread) has been with me every day since it was posted. I may have forgotten my Camaro experience but doubt that I will ever forget what happened to Brandon.

Brandon, I hope that I am able to be as good a father as your dad was to you. I now live near Topanga Canyon and will NEVER push threw it as hard as I did Decker in my Camaro (I have a 94 rx7 now). Thanks for reminding me how lucky I am to have the chance to be a dad!!!!!!!!!

Everyone, this car is fun at half its capability on a twisty road. Donít forget to leave plenty of reserve capability when youíre driving. The bump, water, oil, animal, or even a person in the road is out there more than you think.
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You're stronger that I am. I would 've lost it seeing the car again. Friends with me or not.
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sorry to hear you lost your father like that. I lost my father when i was 7.

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