ViewFinder Photography Forum

General discussion - our photography living room. Talk about aesthetics, philosophy, share your photos - get inspired by your peers! Moderated by another view and walterick.
ViewFinder Forum Guidelines >>
Introduce Yourself! >>
PhotographREVIEW.com Gatherings and Photo Field Trips >>
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 31

Thread: Buckle up.

  1. #1
    Princess of the OT adina's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    rockin' it in the D
    Posts
    3,853

    Buckle up.

    Here's my public service announcement for the year...

    Your seatbelt really does work, please use it.

    On Wednesday, I was on my way home, hit a patch of ice, slid into oncoming traffic. I remember thinking, "man I hope I'm in the ditch before that semi gets here". Needless to say, I wasn't. I heard a loud pop, and then found myself about 10-15 feet off the road.

    Had I not been wearing my seatbelt, odds are, I wouldn't have climbed out of my car, and gone home with a ton of bruising. I did go to the hospital, and they did all the tests that they do, but was out after a few hours, and home. Uncomfortable, but home. Both my knees are bruised, worse on the left, my ribs, a little on my hips (where the seatbelt buckle is) and my left arm.

    Sore, but intact.
    Attached Images Attached Images  
    I sleep, but I don't rest.

  2. #2
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts
    14

    Smile Re: Buckle up.

    Glad your alright.

  3. #3
    Co-Moderator, Photography as Art forum megan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Planet Megan - Astoria, NY
    Posts
    1,850

    Re: Buckle up.

    Holy cow. I'm glad you're in one piece.

    Megan

  4. #4
    Drive by shooter susaan's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Jakarta,Indonesia
    Posts
    930

    Re: Buckle up.

    Thank goodness you were not seriously injured,hope you recover soon !

    Good advice on the seat belts....best Christmas present to our families,
    coming home in one piece !

    "Lets be careful out there..."

    " Got Soul, but I'm Not a Soldier "
    The Killers

    Make no judgments where you have no compassion
    Anne McCaffrey

    " If you wish to know what a man is, place him in authority.'
    Yugoslav Proverb

  5. #5
    Moderator
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    1,580

    Re: Buckle up.

    Wow – I'm glad nothing really serious happened to you!!!

    How is the driver of the semi?

  6. #6
    Firefighter Tyson L. Sparks's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Newark, Ohio
    Posts
    1,613

    Re: Buckle up.

    I am a very hardcore seat belt advocate (go figure being a fireman and all). Seat belts do save lives.

    Glad to see you made it out alive and mostly unhurt.

    How can I be lost
    If I've got nowhere to go?

    Sony a55 16-50mm 2.8 ssm Minolta 50mm 70-300 dt 5.6

  7. #7
    Senior Member jetrim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Ft. Lauderdale
    Posts
    3,229

    Re: Buckle up.

    Hope you heal up quickly, and glad to hear it wasn't worse. My dad hit a semi head-on in a VW bug, on a rainy night in the early seventies. He was also wearing his belt, and although his face got rearranged and a few broken ribs, he also lived to tell the tale, and probably wouldn't have without the seatbelt. It really is important!

  8. #8
    Senior Member brmill26's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Birmingham, Al
    Posts
    1,002

    Re: Buckle up.

    Scary stuff Adina. Very glad to hear you're alright though. Best wishes on a quick resolution of the pain.
    Brad

    Canon: Rebel XTi, 70-200 F/4L, 50mm F/1.8 II, Promaster 19-35mm F/3.5-4.5, Peleng 8mm fisheye
    Lighting: Canon 430 EXII, Quantaray PZ-1 DSZ, Sunpak 333D, D-8P triggers
    120 Film: Ricohflex Diacord TLR, Firstflex TLR, Zeiss Ikon Nettar 515/2 folder
    35mm Film: Nikon Nikkormat FT2, 35mm F/2.8, 50mm F/1.4, 135mm F/2.8

    My Blog
    http://www.redbubble.com/people/bradleymiller

  9. #9
    project forum co-moderator Frog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    wa state
    Posts
    11,195

    Re: Buckle up.

    Thank God you were wearing it Adina!
    Now tell me how you had the where with all to take a picture?


    edit.......I've been a believer in them since I saw the face of a guy who went through a windshield when I was 16
    Last edited by Frog; 12-07-2008 at 09:13 PM.
    Keep Shooting!

    CHECK OUT THE PHOTO PROJECT FORUM
    http://forums.photographyreview.com/...splay.php?f=34

    Please refrain from editing my photos without asking.

  10. #10
    Learning more with every "click" mjs1973's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Mineral Point, WI, USA
    Posts
    7,561

    Re: Buckle up.

    Glad to hear you're OK Adina! I hope everyone else involved is OK also.
    Mike

    My website
    Twitter
    Blog


    "I thought that because fewer wolves meant more deer, that no wolves would mean hunters' paradise. But after seeing the green fire die, I sensed that neither the wolf nor the mountain agreed with such a view."
    Aldo Leopold

  11. #11
    Senior Shooter Greg McCary's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Rome Ga.
    Posts
    10,550

    Re: Buckle up.

    Thanks for the message Adina. I hope you recover quickly and I am glad you came out of it only sore.
    I am like Barney Fife, I have a gun but Andy makes me keep the bullet in my pocket..

    Sony a99/a7R

  12. #12
    Senior Member JamesV's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    East Chicago, IN
    Posts
    732

    Re: Buckle up.

    Wow, just great to hear that you made it out with only bruising. Very scary stuff this time of year.

    Take care and I hope you recover quickly.

    James

  13. #13
    Film Forum Moderator Xia_Ke's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Mainahh
    Posts
    3,353

    Re: Buckle up.

    OUCH! Glad to hear you only had minor injuries. Could have been much worse. Take it easy and hopefully the bruises heal up quickly.

    Aaron
    Aaron Lehoux * flickr
    Please do not edit my photos, thank you.

  14. #14
    Junior Member ktreffin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Bradenton, FL, USA
    Posts
    34

    Re: Buckle up.

    Glad to hear that you are OK Adina. Wrecks are scary stuff no matter how minor.

    I would also like to second what Adina and Tyson have said. I am also a Firefighter / Paramedic and see almost on a daily basis what seat belts do. I know that some think that they are a pain, but the fact is they do save lives.

    It always amazes me seeing how many people don't wear them, and unfortunately don't make their kids wear them either.....

    Get some rest Adina, hope you feel better soon.

    Ken

  15. #15
    Carpe Diem I_Fly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Western Illinois
    Posts
    667

    Re: Buckle up.

    Wow. Glad you're ok. There was a huge potential for it to be much worse!
    Troy

    www.troybates.com
    When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return. -Leonardo da Vinci

  16. #16
    Senior Member retroactiv's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Frankfort, IN, USA
    Posts
    593

    Re: Buckle up.

    That was a nasty wreck thank God that you came out with only bruising, I know that I've seen cars that don't even look as banged up as yours that people had severe injuries or even died. Like I said God had your back on that day and helped you through
    Chris Johnson
    Nikon Samurai # 30 chrisjohnsonpic.com
    Nikon D2Xs, Nikon D50, SB-800, AF Nikkor 80-200 D ED f2.8, AF Nikkor 50 D f1.8, AF Nikkor 18-55 G ED f5.6

  17. #17
    drg
    drg is offline
    la recherche de trolls drg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Route 66
    Posts
    3,404

    Re: Buckle up.

    Lucky Lady!

    Very glad you walked away.

    Seatbelts are an absolute, they also make airbags work and not injure you worse.

    Been there, smashed a few and survived. Seatbelts were the reason!

    So sorry you (or anyone else) has to go through this.

    Here's wishing this is your absolute worst Holiday problem and that rest is joyful and memorable for the best reasons!
    CDPrice 'drg'
    Biography and Contributor's Page


    Please do not edit and repost any of my photographs.






  18. #18
    Senior Member readingr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Basingstoke UK
    Posts
    4,564

    Re: Buckle up.

    I am so please that your safe. My first thought was for your family especially around this time of year.

    I hope the girls are making a fuss of you.

    Bets wishes for a quick recovery.

    Roger
    "I hope we will never see the day when photo shops sell little schema grills to clamp onto our viewfinders; and the Golden Rule will never be found etched on our ground glass." from The mind's eye by Henri Cartier-Bresson

    My Web Site: www.readingr.com

    DSLR
    Canon 5D; EF100-400 F4.5-5.6L IS USM; EF24-70 F2.8L USM 50mm F1.8 II; EF 100 F2.8 Macro
    Digital
    Canon Powershot Pro 1; Canon Ixus 100


  19. #19
    Ex-Modster Old Timer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    KY, USA
    Posts
    16,848

    Re: Buckle up.

    So glad thing turned out he way they did. From the looks of that car it could have been much much worse.
    Don't forget about the Gallery. Are your photos there??


    Nikon Samurai #13

    "A photographer is known by what he shows not by what he throws. The best photographers have the biggest trash cans." Quote from Nikon School sometime in the early 1970's.

  20. #20
    Princess of the OT adina's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    rockin' it in the D
    Posts
    3,853

    Re: Buckle up.

    thanks...

    the photo was from the next day when we went to get our stuff out, after they had cleaned up as much as they could. The polariod the emt's took is scanned onto the other computer, will see if I can get that over here..

    The semi driver was fine, shaken up but uninjured. He was a bit concerned he had killed me....my car took his front passenger tire almost all the way off.

    It amazes me to see people driving with thier kids bouncing around in back, it takes two seconds to click them in.
    I sleep, but I don't rest.

  21. #21
    Stop Or I'll Shoot Photography Lori11's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Birmingham, Alabama USA
    Posts
    1,700

    Re: Buckle up.

    OMG, I am so glad you are not hurt worse! No ice here but we have semi's and tree's. Sure they are (seatbelts) uncomfortable, but whats worse, a body cast or a grieving family.
    The seatbelts law here seems to be the one most broken
    Thanks for buckling up Adina

  22. #22
    Senior Member Dylan8i's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Yellowstone NP, USA
    Posts
    1,878

    Re: Buckle up.

    Wow glad to hear your alright.

    i always wear (and did as a kid) my seat belt, and when i got my car (convertable) its even more important!

    ive also learned to not risk it, because the 10 seconds you save (even 10 mins, or to avoid the trip to the store when its snowing out etc) is not worth the hassel of injuries, and insurance and new cars and what not.
    check out my photography website
    http://dylanschneider.zenfolio.com/



    Please feel free to edit or change any of my pictures to show me how to improve them.



    Nikon D200
    Nikon D7000 w/grip
    Nikkor AF-S 18-135
    Nikkor AF-S 60mm macro 2.8
    Nikon 70-200 2.8 vr
    Nikon tc-17eII
    Kenoko extension tube set
    SB-600

  23. #23
    They call me P-Wac JETA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Pacific NW
    Posts
    2,165

    Re: Buckle up.

    This is so dang scary.

    We all wear seatbelts when we are in the car.

    I'm sorry you are so bruised, but thankful it wasn't worse. Hope you are feeling better soon.
    It's not blurry. It's bokeh.

    Canon EOS 1D Mark IV
    Canon EOS 5D Mark II
    Canon EOS 1D Mark III
    Canon 24-70mm EF f/2.8L
    Canon 24-105mm EF f/4L IS
    Canon Zoom Telephoto EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS
    Canon 17-40mm EF f/4L
    Canon 15mm F/2.8 EF Fisheye Lens
    Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro
    Canon 50mm f/1.8
    Canon 600EX-RT Speedlite
    Canon 580EX Speedlite
    Canon EOS Rebel 300D

  24. #24
    Panarus biarmicus Moderator (Sports) SmartWombat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    11,750

    Re: Buckle up.

    Glad you're out of it with just bruises.
    Tangling with a semi in any other vehicle isn't good news.

    I too have seen the family cars with kids on the loose in the back, or babies on mum's lap, or even roaming pets.

    A friend of mine has a seatbelt for his dog. Partly to prevent him getting hit by flying dog, partly to stop the dog running out in the road, if the worst happens.

    Best wishes for your recovery, hope you're not sore for Christmas.
    PAul

    Scroll down to the Sports Forum and post your sports pictures !

  25. #25
    has-been... another view's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Rockford, IL
    Posts
    7,649

    Re: Buckle up.

    Quote Originally Posted by drg
    Seatbelts are an absolute, they also make airbags work and not injure you worse.
    Definitely - glad you're OK!

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •