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longhorn
10-13-2009, 05:45 PM
I found this on a Ford truck site

I recently purchased a 2009 For F-150 and I am writing you this email to praise the safety features of that vehicle that saved my life. I was recently at the Texas State Fair and was looking at the new Ford vehicles because we will soon be in the market for my wife a new SUV, and I told one of the representatives my story. They told me that I should send the pictures in to someone at Ford. I did a google search for contact info at Ford, and I am taking a guess at your email address from your name.
On May 9th, I was driving on south Interstate 45 from Dallas to Houston at 5 in the morning. It was pitch black outside and as I came over a small hill in the road, there were 6 cattle standing across the freeway. I was traveling 65-70 miles an hour and I did not have time to react and swerve away from the cows. I hit and killed 3 of the cows. I don't remember much of the wreck, but I do remember that I walked away from it. Once the police arrived on the scene, the were sure that anyone in the vehicle was surely dead. As every new officer and helping passer by came upon us, I was asked if I had checked on the people in the vehicle. They were surprised every time that I told them that I was the only one in the vehicle. They would ask how I was even standing after the wreck. I firmly believe that God put me in an F-150 exactly one week before the accident for a reason. The truck was totaled, and looking at the damage, I can see how anyone would not believe that I walked away from the accident. I had a twisted vertebrae, dislocated ribs, a concussion, and some burns from the airbag. All of that is fixable, and the one thing that I also have is my life. If I would have been in my previous vehicle, they said I would have been decapitated. On my F-150, the hood rolled back over the windshield and shielded anything from coming through it. The frame kept the cockpit in tact and overall, this truck truly performed the safety features to the max. No-one ever thinks of hitting 3 900 lb cows when they think of auto accidents, but your engineers and designers have put features into this truck that will save hundreds of lives, and I am sure glad they saved mine. My wife were married in March and this accident happened only 2 months after our wedding. Now we are expecting our first child, and I will only trust Ford vehicles with my wife and family in the future. I have attached a picture of the truck and I will say, the sales staff was fantastic in assisting me with getting a new 2009 F-150.

Thank You So Much,
Joe Cross

jonny6door
10-13-2009, 06:16 PM
why would anyone be suprised he walked away from that? there is no damage to the cab at all. the police would have to be complete retards to think the driver would be dead.
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vajayjay
10-13-2009, 07:15 PM
I was thinking the same thing the cab is totally fine

T.O.
10-13-2009, 07:19 PM
Thats not a F150 it's a meat tenderizer.oh yeah

230
10-13-2009, 07:46 PM
I have seen some with far less damage that ended as a fatal.Damage can be misleading.

230
10-13-2009, 07:49 PM
This is the same truck.it hit 2 cows last monthish at over 100kph.


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FU Toolbag
10-14-2009, 05:58 PM
What is it with fords and cows? Maybee they need brighter headlights....

b0gd0g
10-14-2009, 08:28 PM
jeez 230, what happened to the camper beside it? hit the truck that hit the cows?

230
10-14-2009, 10:08 PM
jeez 230, what happened to the camper beside it? hit the truck that hit the cows?


Fell asleep.


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vajayjay
10-14-2009, 10:31 PM
Holy shit

longhorn
10-14-2009, 10:46 PM
That motorhomes a mess..................

fullsizebronco
10-14-2009, 11:12 PM
why would anyone be suprised he walked away from that? there is no damage to the cab at all. the police would have to be complete retards to think the driver would be dead.


hahaha [36] glad to hear your ok tho ;)

coreyg8
10-19-2009, 09:40 AM
thats intense! he must mean 3900lbs in totall cause theres no way a single cow weighs that much haha. but wow thats wild

Tinker
10-19-2009, 11:05 AM
Holy cow! Towing that motorhome musta been a bitch! Getting the driveshaft out the way it was accordianed(sp)

dirka dave
10-19-2009, 12:24 PM
Cows are deadly.....I guess.


mmmmm, time for some mcdonalds, oh right thats horse.

vajayjay
10-19-2009, 12:25 PM
Watch out for ford parts in there Dave

m j
10-19-2009, 07:35 PM
brighter lights? a cow doesnt care how bright the lights are they aint moving

three 900lb cows only equals 2700lbs