Monday, July 30, 2007

Dang it!

Car CrashSome people shouldn't drive in the rain.

I was following behind a car when the driver slammed on the brakes. I couldn't stop and ended up swerving off the road into Herman Guererro's farm.

I'm fine. The car is fine. I'm just $55 poorer.

Rob Shultz was there to take pictures. He's posted more on his family's blog. Thanks, Rob.

16 comments:

AngrySicilian said...

Suppose to be saving the trees angelo, not running them down.



glad you are ok!

Anonymous said...

yea i had many experiences on saipans wet roads..yes its literally that slippery.

bradinthesand said...

and what was the $55 for?

The Saipan Blogger アンジェロ・ビラゴメズ said...

The tow truck.

Steve, my friend the bald wonder ran into Travis while visiting Palau.

http://turbittj.blogspot.com/2007/07/taste-of-inida-working-out-kinks.html

Harry Blalock said...

Just one more of the many reasons to vote for Harry's World for Saipan's Best Blog - www.saipandiver.blogspot.com Angelo is a threat to trees and unsuspecting grass. Go Green - vote for Harry's World!

The Saipan Blogger アンジェロ・ビラゴメズ said...

I actually didn't hit anything. I just got stuck on the incline.

bradinthesand said...

yeah, actually those don't look like skid marks at all. it looks like angelo purposely ran over all of that grass!


...and he's campaigning on myspace for votes.

CNN said...

It's not the road; it's the driver.

Bruce A. Bateman said...

Why didn't you get a piece of heavy rope or chain and ask for volunteers to drag your car out of the ditch? Could have saved the $55 and had a tow strap for next time.

Harry, Also note that Angelo drives a hulking SUV (when not in his 76 Cadillac)with one of the biggest engines on the island.

Guess you're buying Carbon Credits from Mssr Gore, ehh, Angelo?

bigsoxfan said...

Cut him some slack, Bruce. That looks to me like a relatively fuel efficient and stylish Jeep Cherokee sport, much like the vehicle parked in my brothers yard, awaiting my return.

Besides, he needs something to lug those trees and kids around in and I doubt the AG's office will loan him a government vehicle.

jake rhythms with cake said...

shouldn't have been tailgating, let that be a lesson to ya. *wink wink* just kidding. but you are from florida ... king of the tailgators. *pun intended* lol @ myself.

Anonymous said...

Remember the two-second rule. In good weather there should be two seconds between when the car in front of you passes an object and you reach that same object. Allow more for wet weather.

If it makes you feel any better, most people on Saipan follow too close.

Anonymous said...

Oh, and as the photo makes clear, the driver in front of you slammed on his brakes because of the water puddle. Doh!

You need to learn these island idiosyncracies and compensate them. Or sue DPW for poor drainage. Or the landowners for blocking DPW's capital improvement project attempts. Or laugh it off.

But the driver in front of you was 0% at fault.

Marites said...

I am really glad to know that you're OK.

God bless

Anonymous said...

Where you trying to avoid the mud on the road? Because that mud stinks. I noticed that there's a cow ranch in that area and when it rains heavy...the cow dung flows into that mud pool. Regardless if you damaged the grass...they'll recover because of the rich cow dung.lol.

The Saipan Blogger アンジェロ・ビラゴメズ said...

the grass has almost grown back...after only a few days. Amazing!

And I wasn't following that close...I just never expected the car to come to an almost full stop.