Well after going out to Mead Friday afternoon, to do a little tuning, with the timing and run the boat and having a great afternoon spin to Sandy cove, the day was great water was nice and the sunset was awesome.
My Wife and I were on our way home, driving down Lake Mead blvd, when tradgedy struck!
My wife and I were almost killed, when a drunk driver struck us almost head on.
We were driving along at 40 mph in a 45mph zone, when a toyota tacoma darted accross the road and slamed in to us.
It was where Lake mead drive runs infront of the entrance into a trailer park. As I was going west bound and just starting to pass the trailer park entrance, I saw the tacoma make a rolling stop and then he just gunned it to try and turn in front of Me. As i saw him take off I slammed the breaks and turned ,but the boat just kept carrying us foreward. The tacoma was comming accross the road almos t head on to us and we collided. It all seemed like a blurr!
I saw the driver get out and stumble around. Witnesses said that there was a passenger in the front seat that took off running and a woman and kid get out from the back seat and dissapeared.
The driver said he was not driving and had called his brother that showed up ,but the cops had to take him down with force for trying to sneak away. The Cop's said they were trying to say he was the driver, but caught on to their shenanigens. Both were arested and the driver was found to be extreamly intoxicated. All were Mexicans!
My wife and I were very lucky to still be alive. My wife suffered the worst of it as she is bruised from head to toe and still more are starting to show up. I came out with a couple of cuts, a sore lower back and a sore stiff neck.
After all was said and done, My Chevy Tahoe is totaled, the boat trailer is twisted and the boat hull is destryed.
It appears that the boat and trailer either hit one of the vehichles or a near by pole and the boat ripped the pin and mangled the float bar and flew off the trailer and was sitting in the midle of lake meade drive. Fortunately the boat landed upright and did not flip over. Whats funny is that it twisted the bow hook like a piece of wire ,but it did not pull out.
The good, the engine seems to be fine atleast on the outside, do not know about internally. It appears that nothing in the back moved at all and nothing inside the boat was damaged. However the impact did blow out the front bulkhead.
The tow truck showed up and He was trying to drag the boat up on the flat bed by the pump . After screaming at him and finally convincing him to let me show him what was best ,we managed to get the boat some what back on the trailer and loaded together.
When when the boat left the accident scene the pump did not have a scratch on it ,but when it showed up at my house today the paint on the pump was all fucked up. The obviously unloaded it at their yard and after $600 in towing and storage fees, they loaded it back up by draging the trailer and boat up onto the flat bed, by the pump, instead of the trailer.
Two times on the water and 5 years of My life that I will never get back! All owed to a drunk driver!
Here are some pics of the carnage. Warning! It is not pretty!
After the tow truck dropped it off at home,
I had to finnish dragging the boat up onto the trailer.