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    Leland Laws, a long time SDC member, was involved in an accident while in route to our Perkins, OK car show this morning. We had a storm front moving through, and apparently an 18 wheeler clipped Leland's car, sending him into the center median, where he struck some pylons:





    The truck driver did not stop. Leland is not injured, and his wife was not with him (which is unusual,) so we can be thankful of that.

    Leland is a dedicated SDC member, and lives up to the "Driver" in SDC... today is a good example, he was going to the meet, rain or shine.

    Let's be careful out there!!
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    Dave Lester

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    Thankful he's OK - that poor Clipper tho - has clipped to many pylons.
    No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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    • #3
      Dang! Isn't that the Packard he just bought recently? Too bad.
      Glad Leland is not hurt.
      The only difference between death and taxes is that death does not grow worse every time Congress convenes. - Will Rogers

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      • #4
        Total Loss... :-(
        Tom - Bradenton, FL

        1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4V, 4-Speed (Cost To Date: $2514.10)
        1964 Studebaker Commander - 170 1V, 3-Speed w/OD

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        • #5
          Ouch ! Glad the driver is OK. The trucker did not stop; wonder what the rest of the story is, but we'll probably never know, unless someone got a license number or some other identifying info.

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          • #6
            So sorry, glad he was not injured. Hope he is well insured.

            Pat
            Pat Dilling
            Olivehurst, CA
            Custom '53 Starlight aka STU COOL


            LS1 Engine Swap Journal: http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/jour...ournalid=33611

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            • #7
              Can you say "gypsy trucker"?

              Clark in San Diego | '63 Standard (F2) "Barney" | http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

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              • #8
                Originally posted by showbizkid View Post
                Can you say "gypsy trucker"?
                Yep...I know what you mean. I also suspect others do too. So...let's leave it there and be sure not to take this thread in a direction it don't need to go.

                The loss of the car is bad...but we all know this could have been much worse. My thoughts and prayers go to Leland. Now he has a unique tale of how tough the old Packard was that allowed him to survive the attack of the big-rig!
                John Clary
                Greer, SC

                SDC member since 1975

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                • #9
                  Sad Situation indeed but thankful it wasn't worse....

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                  • #10
                    Sorry your friend had to go through such a horrible experience, Dave. I'm glad he's OK, but sorry about his car.
                    Dick Steinkamp
                    Bellingham, WA

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                    • #11
                      I hope they can find the trucker and hang him

                      Denny L

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Chris Pile View Post
                        Dang! Isn't that the Packard he just bought recently? Too bad.
                        Glad Leland is not hurt.
                        Yep, yep, and yep.
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                        Dave Lester

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                        • #13
                          Sad to see any vintage car in that state, glad no one was injuried. What kind of a storm was it, heavy rain, poor visibility, strong winds, etc. perhaps the wind pushed the trailer into the Clipper and the trucker never knew he had hit anyone, it does happen.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by s2dbkr View Post
                            Sad to see any vintage car in that state, glad no one was injuried. What kind of a storm was it, heavy rain, poor visibility, strong winds, etc. perhaps the wind pushed the trailer into the Clipper and the trucker never knew he had hit anyone, it does happen.
                            That is feasible. Very heavy rain, and wind gusts likely, as the storm front was just rolling in. No witnesses, but with poor visibility, that is understandable. It is apparent, when looking at the passenger side of the car, that light contact was made between the two vehicles.
                            Last edited by Studedude; 01-23-2014, 07:13 PM.
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                            Dave Lester

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                            • #15
                              Dang it, Dave; what a shame, especially under the circumstances. All the best to Leland from a fellow Clipper V8 owner; seeing one banged up is a bummer!

                              'Hope he's insured; perhaps the car can be repaired. Thankfully, he was not injured.

                              Again, all the best. BP
                              We've got to quit saying, "How stupid can you be?" Too many people are taking it as a challenge.

                              Ayn Rand:
                              "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."

                              G. K. Chesterton: This triangle of truisms, of father, mother, and child, cannot be destroyed; it can only destroy those civilizations which disregard it.

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