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Ru2 (My '00 Impreza 2.5 RS) Dies... Moose BROAD sided me!


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#1 incognito

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Posted 26 September 2003 - 10:17 AM

Ever been hit by a moose @ 60 mph + ? @ 4:30AM!!??

I got the pleasure (not really) of doing it this morning. I was driving back from my motor route (paper route), when I came over a hill to see INSTANTLY a moose running out of the woods ( i think my exhaust scared it )..

It hit my front right headlight, my car hit the moose behind its front legs.. all moose! (yes, it hit me, it ran square into me!) and the force of the impact sent me rolling 1 1/2 times (umm, i think...)into a ditch.. dont forget the 60 mph part. I also wasnt wearing my seatbelt... If i were, I would be dead because the roof was smooshing the drivers side seat down (well, technically up since my car was upside-down) ..... I ENDED UP SITTING SHOTGUN IN MY OWN CAR WHEN THE ROLLING STOPPED! , aint that messed up!!!!

I walked away from the crash with nothing more than busted knuckles, glass shards in my head, and a rugburn on my hip.....

Ru2 ended up "tires up" ... which, in Alaska, "tires up" subaru means "dead"

Oh! before I forget, NONE OF MY AIRBAGS DEPLOYED AND MY AIRBAG SYSTEM WAS OPERATING FULLY! :madder:

i dun get it :confused:

I will have pictures to post A.S.A.P. I will need to goto the wreckers in a day or two.

Ru2, you were a great car. You'll be missed.

#2 calebz

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Posted 26 September 2003 - 10:28 AM

Wow.. Crazy stuff

Glad to hear your OK

At least you got a back up soob

Soooo.. do you get to keep the moose? there's some good burgers to be had there

#3 TomRhere

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Posted 26 September 2003 - 10:41 AM

Damn that sucks!! Moose is hell on vehicle, worse than deer!! Good to hear you're okay!! On another note...Is there a 2.5 RS BRAT in your future? I know I would ifin it were me, but that's just me...........

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Posted 26 September 2003 - 10:42 AM

They never found the moose, all we found was a crapload of hair and half a leg... :eek:

That moose is suffering like I am thats for sure.

BTW: my other subarus are my toys... i dont consider them "road worthy" they jus get to play.

I dunno if i wanna buy another subaru, but damn, for hitting a moose, it held up pretty damn good. It was the rolling that jacked it all up.

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Posted 26 September 2003 - 10:44 AM

ooo 2.5 RS brat :slobber:

that would be shibby... but, I'll pass.

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Posted 26 September 2003 - 11:16 AM

I would still be laughing. Of all the ways for a car to get totalled... highway accident, hail damage, tree falling on it, etc. etc. you hit a MOOSE!! :lol: :lol:

Oh well, sorry to hear of the car's demise :boohoo: and glad you're okay...

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Posted 26 September 2003 - 11:19 AM

nononono, read above...

the moose ran into me. I had .00043 seconds to react... i reacted, but not good enough.

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Posted 26 September 2003 - 11:39 AM

... I'd rather hit any other critter in north America (humans excepted, well maybe a few of THEM too) than a moose. Those damn long legs just always put that huge body mass above hood level, and wham, moose lap dance every time. We get a few moose/car tangles every year around Whitefish too, never pretty.

Glad you were OK, cars can be replaced (jobs too, hint-hint).

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Posted 26 September 2003 - 11:46 AM

I would much rather whack most people than hit a poor dumb moose.. most people deserve it for one reason or another(or will eventually).. plus, people don't do nearly as much damage to the car/driver.:D

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Posted 26 September 2003 - 11:52 AM

Originally posted by Battle_Wagon_Medic
Oh! before I forget, NONE OF MY AIRBAGS DEPLOYED AND MY AIRBAG SYSTEM WAS OPERATING FULLY!



Sorry to hear of the loss, but glad you're okay. FFR, the airbags will only deploy when at least one of the sensors and the lateral G sensor hit their threshold. Rolling will not activate them, only a sudden stop from a front end collision will do it.

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Posted 26 September 2003 - 11:55 AM

Moose lap dance:-) That was a good one!

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Posted 26 September 2003 - 12:19 PM

glad to hear you are alright.

you're lucky...
most mashed by moose incidents dont turn out even this well.

be thankful...

and fwiw? i'm sure you can part out what's left of the car
and get a nice downpayment on something similar...

hang in there. chin up.
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Posted 26 September 2003 - 12:25 PM

moose=soviet tank=bad for your ru :lol:

glad to hear you O.K:grin:

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Posted 26 September 2003 - 12:32 PM

Originally posted by Battle_Wagon_Medic
Ever been hit by a moose @ 60 mph + ? @ 4:30AM!!??



Oh! before I forget, NONE OF MY AIRBAGS DEPLOYED AND MY AIRBAG SYSTEM WAS OPERATING FULLY! :madder:

Ru2, you were a great car. You'll be missed.



First off I'm glad to hear you're OK. In sweden they have specific testing for running straight into a standing moose, but that wouldn't have helped you here.

Anyhow, I think in your situation the fact that the aig bags didn't go off is a good thing, and since the moose hit you it makes sense. First off, the air bags go off when they sense a frontal impact. This was a side impact and therefore it makes sense that they didn't go off. BUT, the fact that they didn't go off probably saved your life. Since you weren't wearing a seat belt you were thrown around the car. If you would have been thrown at the steering wheel at 60mph to be greeted by an exploding airbag it would have killed you. That is why there are warnings all over a new car about wearing a seatbelt in a car with airbags. Still glad you made it out! They always say Don't hit a Moose, you'll only make him angry! :headbang:

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Posted 26 September 2003 - 12:34 PM

originally posted by: mtsmiths

Glad you were OK, cars can be replaced (jobs too, hint-hint).



yeh, I hate my job. I been working 7 days a week at 3am since april 27, 2002 ...

I think this mishap might change my life for the time being. If I do decide to get it back and part it out Ill definately be the "hook up" But... windows, doors, moonroof, wing, taillights, etc all the external stuff is destroyed.

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Posted 26 September 2003 - 01:52 PM

Did you have it insured? Can you get it back after it is totaled? When my 02 Impreza was totaled due to the dealer parking my car in a flood plain after service (in front of the store)....I tried to purchase my car back but they said it had to be sold 1000 miles away....I would have loved to gotten my hands on that car for cheap.
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Posted 26 September 2003 - 02:09 PM

might have been the perfect donor car for my 'beach buggy'. Can you raise Imprezi?

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Posted 26 September 2003 - 02:14 PM

Battle Wagon, very sorry to hear of Ru 2's untimely demise. The moose catastrophe is all too common in AK. But, it's just a matter of time if one spends enough time on the road up here. I once had a moose do a tap dance on the hood of my 78 brat in Talkeetna. Hope you find another ru to take its place. I say this as I sit down to lunch - moose stew. Also sorry you don't get to keep the moose that hit you. It would have been tasty - almost like when Stephen King bought the car that hit him and then had it crushed into a block.

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Posted 26 September 2003 - 02:23 PM

i dont know if im going to buy ru2 back... i cant bear to see him like that :boohoo:

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Posted 26 September 2003 - 02:58 PM

Oh! before I forget, NONE OF MY AIRBAGS DEPLOYED AND MY AIRBAG SYSTEM WAS OPERATING FULLY!

Maybe your car has a system where if the drivers belt is not buckled, it won't deploy the air bag? Cause if the air bag went of when u where bouncing inside the car, U would prolly not be here today, U would have a broken back or something.

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Posted 26 September 2003 - 03:50 PM

whenever I go back I hear who was injured and killed. Gald you are OK and sorry about your car and the moose.

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Posted 26 September 2003 - 05:10 PM

Well, i went back to the scene.....


i found the moose, i counted 5 bends in the leg that i hit. He is still lying in the same spot where i hit it..... it is now suffering like i am...

:headbang:

when it dies, i will have me a set of antlers.

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Posted 26 September 2003 - 05:21 PM

When I was kid we shot them to prevent suffering.
I once killed a wounded deer with a splitting hammer.
I don't reccomend a splitting hammer as it is very dangerous and perhaps foolhardy, but that was what I had handy.

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Posted 26 September 2003 - 06:26 PM

It's a shame to have it suffer, even if it did trash your car. I have heard that the local authorities around here will put an end to an injured animal's misury if you give them a call. (Hint, hint)

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Posted 26 September 2003 - 06:48 PM

Oh come on man! Don't say the moose is now suffering like u are! Kill it! Its not its fault ur car is prolly all loud and scared the crap outta it! Kill the poor thing! :(




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