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Senior Member
Username: dannobasso

Post Number: 654
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Monday, October 22, 2007 - 7:58 pm:   Edit Post

Got a huge reminder how material objects are not too important compared to real blessings. My faithful mini van was totaled today while I was making aleft onto a side street. Besides being wangeled, I was pushed 15 ft. sideways up onto the side walk. Drive train blasted, wheels bent, doors inoperable, windshield cracked, lenses blasted, hood, quaterpanel looking like a rippled potato chip etc. But I stepped out calm, safe and sound with no fear, shock or profound stress. The other fellow was bruised on his forearm but drove his 250 cargo van away. I only have a sore knuckle and finger. So I just want to say, be greatful for each day, try not to stress the little things in life, and try to attain a peaceful existance in the face of adversity. Or as my Sifu says "Respond to life Well". Perhaps I was meant to have a new ride anyway? Also retaining full coverage even when a vehicle is paid off can be a good thing.
Intermediate Member
Username: artswork99

Post Number: 177
Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Monday, October 22, 2007 - 8:13 pm:   Edit Post

Glad to hear you are OK after that ordeal. Auto accidents can be so devastating. You both were blessed today by those guardian angels you mention that must have been nearby. I like your Sifu's guidance and will take that with me from this thread. Thanks for sharing the quote. Stay well.

(Message edited by artswork99 on October 22, 2007)
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 5583
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Monday, October 22, 2007 - 8:41 pm:   Edit Post

Wow Danno! 15 feet, vehicle totaled; I really hope you are ok. Listen to your body closely tomorrow and the next few days, especially your neck.
Senior Member
Username: bsee

Post Number: 1807
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Monday, October 22, 2007 - 9:37 pm:   Edit Post

That's some serious good luck traveling hand-in-hand with the bad. Glad you're okay Danno, and hope the financials don't hurt you any worse than the truck did.
Advanced Member
Username: terryc

Post Number: 307
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Tuesday, October 23, 2007 - 1:52 am:   Edit Post

If I can find them I will show you some pics of my son's absolute lucky escape last year when he rolled a company Toyota Yaris about 80 feet into a field in a rural area of my area in the UK.
By all accounts he should not be here and suffered only scratches on his arm and a few bruises, being 18 years old with youth on his side did him well as the vehicle was totally destroyed, the impact was enough to rip the dashboard off but non of the airbags inflated.
Will look in my archives and display.
The aches and pains do arrive later but glad to hear that you are get these warnings throughout life that wake you up
Senior Member
Username: keith_h

Post Number: 882
Registered: 2-2005
Posted on Tuesday, October 23, 2007 - 4:27 am:   Edit Post

I am pleased to hear you came out well from a potentially debilitating situation. I agree with your thought that maybe this is the time to buy a new vehicle. As Dave suggests, do pay attention to your body for the next few days. The shock of the accident can cover up injuries until it wears off.

Senior Member
Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 2674
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Tuesday, October 23, 2007 - 7:06 am:   Edit Post


Glad to hear you're o.k., but do listen to Dave. Whiplash often waits a day or so to rear its ugly head. In addition, side-to-side whiplash, as opposed to front-to-back (like you experience when hit from behind), can often be far more painful and lingering. Take it EASY and seek a medical evaluation ASAP. The other guy's insurance will pay.

BIll, tgo
Senior Member
Username: bracheen

Post Number: 1283
Registered: 11-2003
Posted on Tuesday, October 23, 2007 - 8:59 am:   Edit Post

Danno, it sounds like your Sifu is doing a good job. I'm glad you came out of this in good shape. I take it you were hit on the right side.

Senior Member
Username: flaxattack

Post Number: 1709
Registered: 4-2004
Posted on Tuesday, October 23, 2007 - 9:30 am:   Edit Post

am glad you are ok dan
material things dont matter at a time like this
Senior Member
Username: dannobasso

Post Number: 655
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Tuesday, October 23, 2007 - 10:00 am:   Edit Post

So far so good today, even the finger is less annoying. I see my chiropractor today as well as a Tai Chi Jin sword class with my Sifu. Thanks for the kind thoughts. Yes hit on right side (fortunate again) Bend like a reed, bend like a reed. Now if I can only get that levitation thing to work or the chi energy blasts like Dragon Ball Z, THAT would be a great stage show addition.

Now to find a really great loan on a black Dodge Magnum w/gps! I guess thats my mid life crisis jaunt if I live to 88!
Senior Member
Username: 811952

Post Number: 1188
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Tuesday, October 23, 2007 - 10:16 am:   Edit Post

Danno, glad you're well! The aches and pains will show up in a day or two regardless. Make sure the Magnum has room in back for the basses!

Advanced Member
Username: kenbass4

Post Number: 267
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Tuesday, October 23, 2007 - 12:16 pm:   Edit Post

Hey, Danno,

Like everyone else says, give yourself a couple of days to make SURE you're ok. I was rear-ended in a Ford Escort by a van doing 50 while I was stopped, and I didn't start hurting for 2 days.

Get the new Caravan...the stow-n-go seats are great for loading gear, and they fit ALOT more than a Magnum...
Senior Member
Username: olieoliver

Post Number: 1595
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Tuesday, October 23, 2007 - 12:20 pm:   Edit Post

Great to hear you're OK Danno.

My votes on the Magnum, Caravans don't come with a HEMI. LOL

Senior Member
Username: jacko

Post Number: 1424
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Tuesday, October 23, 2007 - 12:51 pm:   Edit Post

Good to hear you're ok danno. the world is full of blind idiots. Thank your lucky stars you weren't on a bicycle.

Senior Member
Username: richbass939

Post Number: 885
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Tuesday, October 23, 2007 - 3:50 pm:   Edit Post

Danno, glad to hear that things didn't turn out any worse. Take care of yourself.
Senior Member
Username: dannobasso

Post Number: 656
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Tuesday, October 23, 2007 - 5:08 pm:   Edit Post

Went to the chirop[ractor. A bit of motor nerve damage but hey, who of us doesn't have a bit of that. Neck, thorasic region and lumbar. Lumbar from existing condition. But I'm feeling okay a bit sore in the neck. You guys were right about the wait period. Crept upon me this afternoon. No hemi for me thanks. Ilike looking fast rather than going fast. I'm renting a Magnum now and I'm a lika dat very much. Got a gig Sunday so we'll see how much headbanging I can achieve. Thanks again for your kind thoughts.
Senior Member
Username: tbrannon

Post Number: 562
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Tuesday, October 23, 2007 - 5:13 pm:   Edit Post


Not to scare you, but it's usually 2-3 days after when the soreness really sets in. You're probably just beginning to experience the aches.

Take it easy- look after you neck and back.
Advanced Member
Username: pace

Post Number: 350
Registered: 4-2004
Posted on Tuesday, October 23, 2007 - 5:47 pm:   Edit Post

Danno, I feel for you man, accidents suck. Hopefully the soreness/pain will subside as quickly as it set in.

It'll be two years in Febuary since I was hit head on. Like everyone else here says~ it took a couple of days to set in, but when it did.... WHOA.... The pain still hasn't subsided, despite seeing two orthopedic surgeons, a neurosurgeon and a chiropractor (hate to say it but chrio probably made it worse). They have all told me that I'm just going to have to live with it.

Unfortunately, I can only make it thru a set or so before I have to play the rest of the gig sitting down. That ash/vermillion SI up at Bass NW looks better & better every day!
Senior Member
Username: the_8_string_king

Post Number: 888
Registered: 9-2005
Posted on Tuesday, October 23, 2007 - 7:33 pm:   Edit Post

What a drag, Mike, I'm sorry to hear it. And Danno, I'm really glad that you're apparently ok, wish you the best, hopefully there will be no "delayed" whiplash.
Advanced Member
Username: alembic_doctor

Post Number: 350
Registered: 8-2002
Posted on Tuesday, October 23, 2007 - 7:50 pm:   Edit Post

I would like to offer this for the folks that suffer from car wreck pain. especially while trying to sleep at night.

I'm not sellin' em. But they really do work.

I got it for my wife a couple of years ago to help her deal with fibromyalgia pain. It works. And I have heard testimonials from people involved in car crashes. They say it works too.

Keep Well Danno. Live to play another note.
Username: alemberic

Post Number: 58
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Tuesday, October 23, 2007 - 8:48 pm:   Edit Post


I'm very sorry to hear about your accident. As per several of the posts above,various bodily repercussions may occur over time, but...that doesn't necessarily mean they will, or at least not all of them. Each case is a little different. You obviously have a positive mental outlook/attitude, and while that won't prevent you from feeling at least some aches and pains, it is more important than it might first appear in dealing with them.

Take it one day at a time and hang in there! Best wishes for a full and rapid recovery--

Advanced Member
Username: lidon2001

Post Number: 349
Registered: 4-2005
Posted on Tuesday, October 23, 2007 - 10:01 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks for the reminder Danno. I second what they all said.

Senior Member
Username: palembic

Post Number: 2575
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Thursday, November 08, 2007 - 6:31 am:   Edit Post

So Danno,

thanks to our moder good care I tracked this thread!
Quite an adventure!
I've been there too you know.
The 8th of february of this year during the heavy storms (oh well ...what WE call heavy storm ovehee) a sudden windforce pushed my car aside when taking curve from the highway to enter Ghent. My car went completely steerless and I ricoched over the highway bend, banging into concrete sideblocks. On that moment a huge hauler came onto me fron my left side and ...I couldn't control anything. I bumped with teh nose of my car under the semltrailer, the back wheels of that semitrailer kinda bumped over the hood of the car, I was -as a pool-bal- bumped again tolling round over the highway, bumped with the back of the car against the railing of the bridge over the river to come to stop A whole lot of meters "further upon the road".
I couldn't move.
I didn't had A SCRATCH, nothing no whip or no lash, no bumps ...nothing. The car was a complete wreck with no recognisable front an no back.
I had no fysical damage but the psychological stress was high. Long time after the crash ...even sometimes now at night ...I have those nightmare of that big 30 tonnes truck coming in at me.
Scary ...VERY scary!
But hey Danno ...I am still here are you!!
Let's go DEEP!
In sound I mean!

Paul the bad one
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 5648
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Thursday, November 08, 2007 - 11:34 am:   Edit Post

Wow Paul; that's some story! I'm glad there was no whip and no lash!
Senior Member
Username: dannobasso

Post Number: 663
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Thursday, November 08, 2007 - 6:21 pm:   Edit Post

Your angel is bigger than mine! Perhaps meditation can help with the stress. My event was on a much smaller scale than yours but I'm still a bit skittish and extra careful. Glad you are intact and still playing what you love.

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