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post #1 of 40 (permalink) Old 06-15-2013, 03:40 PM Thread Starter
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Hello, this won't be your typical newbie thread. I am from Chetwynd, BC. We picked up our 2012 700 xtx about two weeks ago. Two days after, was in a pretty horrific crash in it. Going about 40-45 km/hr down a very slight incline, about 8-10 degrees. My boss was in his wildcat at the bottom off to the right, but I saw the brake lights and just hit my brakes too hard. Tire caught a small rut, and we flipped 5 times mostly end over end, but stopped facing the opposite direction, laying on the passenger side. My passenger was my Bosses wife, as my wife was riding with him. His wife didn't like the way he was jumping, and felt it would be safer with me. Should have been, I wasn't doing anything crazy.

Other than some severe bruising, and sore joints, and a mild concussion, I am fine. Tailgate tried to go through my rib cage, my arm stopped it though. Have a pretty interesting bolt pattern in the ribs though, went through my coveralls, and shirt. She wasn't as lucky. Closest we can figure, she was knocked out on the first hit, and her arm left the vehicle. She came very close to losing it below the elbow, as it was broken very badly, with severe soft tissue damage. Also broke her shoulder in three places. She will be okay in the long run thankfully. Everybody has been good at it, the only person who seems to blame me, is myself. They say it was an accident, but all I really think is what I could have done different. We were not wearing helmets, which we should have been. The seatbelts definitely saved our lives, no question about it. My wife turned around to watch us come over the top and saw the entire thing happen, apparently we were 3 or 4 feet off the ground between hits.

I would post pics, but it won't let me for 15 posts or so. I am on photobucket, username Gardenfan, and album Prowler if you are curious.
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post #2 of 40 (permalink) Old 06-15-2013, 04:23 PM
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Thanks for answering my P/M glad you could join,And yes that was a very different member introduction.Glad everybody is gonna be alright in time,sounds like a very serious crash,I think you were even more lucky since you weren't wearing helments.I take it, it totaled the prowler.Welcome to the best prowler site.

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Welcome to the site, glad everybody will recover! Accidents are unpredictable, and unfortunately they happen, but the main thing is you lived to tell. Thanks for sharing, it has to be hard to do. RD

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Thanks, and the Prowler is not too bad. Upper control arm on the rear, and the box is destroyed. Other than that, it will be easy to repair compared to us!
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Welcome and WOW! You both are lucky to still be here. Sorry to hear.

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Welcome to the site, I hope everyone makes a complete recovery.

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Welcome aboard. Wish everyone a speedy recovery.

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post #9 of 40 (permalink) Old 06-17-2013, 12:10 AM
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Hey fellow northern BC'er sorry to hear about your venture hope everyone recovers fully
I am sure Tim and the clan at the Cat shack will help you out with the buggy as he has been a great help to me over the years . as well as the fellows on this forum only been on here for a short time but it seem everyone is willing to help when we have problems.

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post #10 of 40 (permalink) Old 06-18-2013, 07:35 PM Thread Starter
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Ya Tim is looking into the parts needed. They have been good to deal with.
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