Always grab the bottom of the wheel in a roll over... gladly I learned my lesson my smashing my thumb (in a very similar accident) only took some pins and titanium to make it a thumb again...
Powerful story, and I’m in a somewhat parallel path, but not nearly the same severity.
Happy anniversary! (Celebrate by taking your wife someplace nice in a fully enclosed vehicle.)
Forget any shame or embarrassment. I’m glad you’re on the road to recovery, and glad you weren’t hurt worse.
Sounds like you’re real luck in more ways than one.
Hopefully the next time you get to ride in a Pilatus PC-12 it’s with SurfAir. Or a charter.
Second how hard it is to keep hands in. I rolled my school’s Mini Baja car during testing and put my hand out and touched ground, even though I knew I shouldn’t. I knew then I was lucky to come away unhurt; now I see how lucky. I believe we ultimately tethered our wrists to the steering column to prevent a repeat.
As an off roader / Jeeper, this is one of my biggest fears going off-road. I’ve put grab handles all over my Jeep, and reduced the seating capacity to just the front seats, even on-road I always brief people to grab the handles, not the roll bar. And I’m still concerned about it. I’ve even seen people reach out to try…
Thanks for sharing. Glad you and your wife made it through OK. Hope you have had the opportunity to compensate for that ordeal and then some.
My neighbor lost use of his arm, and hand, about 5 years ago in an ATV accident.
I got married AT a hillclimb!
What an incredibly brave and honest story. All participants are talented story-tellers, especially Andrew and Sydney. Their in-depth, often painful details were so moving. I commend both of you for your commitment to each other, experiencing the “in sickness and in health” part of your vows before you even spoke them.…
Keep your hands safely on the armrests.
“My life literally just got flipped turned upside down! #WillSmith #Aladdin2019 #bluemyself”
Wow, this brings back a lot of memories from my own ordeal. The thoughts and feelings are all so real. I’m writing this as I am listening and man it is hard. Andrew, just know that with a lot of therapy you will get better. I had only been married for 6 months when this happened to me (Harbor Freight grinding wheel…
I know, shoulda asked the wife to throw some tummy tea on that stretcher so I could get paaaid
This was quite the powerful story. I thank you and Sydney for telling the story to David and allowing everyone to listen.
Just doing some quick math here, assuming it’s around what they currently sell for, it’d be around $93K +TTT, so... $105K, plus some options, which means you’d likely land around $115K. Since Audi’s tend to age like a fine... uhm, bread... let’s assume it’s going to be worth $48K in 36 months.