Above is my truck before the accident
Below is what is left of it.
Video of wrecked truck: http://ffcountry.ning.com/video/a-day-in-the-life-of-fritz-the-138
I WISH TO GIVE A HEARTFELT THANK YOU TO THE MEN AND WOMEN OF THE THOREAU NEW MEXICO VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT FOR THEIR EXPEDITIOUS AND PROFESSIONAL EFFORTS EXTRACTING ME FROM THE VEHICLE AND SAVING MY LIFE.
I am back and recovering and wish to thank everyone who sent me their best wishes.
Here is what is left of my equipment, it took our brothers and sisters of the Thoreau New Mexico Volunteer Fire Department two hours to cut me out of this mess.
I experienced three broken ribs, a twelve inch to the bone laceration from just over my right eye in a high arch to just below and aft of my right ear, this took 2 medical tech's two hours to close using 600 stitches.
I also had multiple fractures of my right hand and a broken neck that needed the above titanium plate installed to fuse the vertebrae to stop my spinal cord from being severed.
I am now living in my class A motor coach in a friends yard in Elm Creek Nebraska. I had put together a small shop building with all of my tools and life's possessions but it burned to the ground on May 2nd of 2014. I am just starting to feel I may have been better off if I had died in this wreck :-)
Well, "quitters never win and winners never quit", so I will keep trying to go forward ! Nothing left to look back on now anyway :-)
My wish for everyone is to take away from all of this a very important message : PLEASE DO NOT TEXT OR TALK OR IN ANY WAY BE DISTRACTED FROM DRIVING, BECAUSE "DRIVING IS A FULL TIME JOB"
Be well and safe everyone.
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