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Rollover on Hillman's Road


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was coming off the ice Saturday morning, when at about 3.5-4 miles out a FORD quad-cab-was laying on its wheels after an apparent rollover..Wondering if anyone has the scoop? thanks

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i saw that too, our guess was is that it was a booze thing.

Hard to flip em on a lake unless your driving like a fool.

glad i dont have to explain that one to the wife. grin.gif

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well i knew it was bound to show up on here sooner or later so you may as well here it straight from the horse. that was my nice truck.i was not driving nor was i in it so to say the least i am quite pissed. nobody got hurt but i sure lost my pride and joy. we were headed out on the lake fri afternoon to find a spot and set up the fish house for a fun weekend of fishing. after we found a spot the owner of the fish house remebered he needed a current license on the house. it was then decided that two of us would stay back and get the fish house ready while the other two would go back to shore and get the license, well knowing how one of the guys drives i instrucked the other guy to drive and under any circumstance was the other guy to drive.he assured me he would only drive. as we went about getting the fish house ready the other two guys left for shore.after about an 1 1/2 hours and they wernt back i called their cell to see what was takeing them and they said they were also getting some coal and other misc and talking to other fishermen to see how they were doing and said they would be back shortly.well after another 1 1/2 and they still werent back with my truck i got nervous and called again this time they didnt answer but a unfamilar voice answered and said they didnt want to talk, well right then i knew they got sidetracked, well i called sevral more times and they wouldnt talk to me so about all i could do was wait for them back at the fish house since we only had one vehicle, i very well couldnt walk to shore to get them. well at about 9:30 a strange pickup pulled up to our fish house and the two guys got out and started unloading some of our belongings out of this pickup. well instantly this set off alarms, when i asked the driver where my truck was he said he wanted to stay out of it and i should ask them. well i did and neither one wanted to tell me but after some threats they spilled the beans and i went nuts.first they said they only tipped it on its side then after a hour of questions they said they rolled it(a light roll) they said. since i had no way of getting there to see it i had to wait till morning. i didnt get much sleep.the next moring came and we went over to a fisherman who just set up and asked if he would give us a ride back to see it so he was nice enough to stop fishing and give us a ride. i was in shock when i seen it.they rolled it 2 1/2 times and it landed on its side. they said about 10 fishermen stoped and helped push it back on its wheels. i would like to thank those who stoped to help and if any of you should read this please let me know.we figured they were doing about 60 when they lost controll.i would also like to thank hillmans plow driver who made a road to it so we could get it out.the truck is totled so if anyone knowes of a newer truck im looking. thans to everyone who helped.

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I'd tell the gem who was driving the truck to fork over some greenbacks$$$$$$$$.. I seen a chevy avalanche on friday afternoon going 55-60 on hillman's road as well...what a bunch of idiots

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Humpback: That is a tough story. I'll bet the tension in your fishhouse was thick enough to cut with a fillet knife. I'll bet there is a vacancy to be filled in your fishing party as well. Not to keep a bad expierance going but how did you get back to Sleepy Eye with your truck totalled? Good luck in your search for some new wheels. Bill

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btruck: we had the drivers nephew bring up a car trailer from S.E to get it back home.he wasnt to happy he had to do it since him and his wife to be finaly got a weekend off together and were looking forward to spending time together. but being the great guy that he is he bailed his uncle out again.we also had some help from other people from S.E who were up fishing help us get it on the trailer, a great thank you to them as well.

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Going off the lake on Sunday, on Hillmans road, we were tooling along slowly at about 25 mph because we had 240 miles to go yet and I must have been passed by 5-6 pickups flying along. Then on the icy slushy roads heading back to Bemidji, I was taking it easy, going along about 50 mph and got passed by 7-8 trucks, all in a hurry on the icy roads. So we stop at that first big gas station in Bemidji and here are two of these passers? What did they gain for their white knuckle driving and passing? Sure wish I could have seen one of them in the ditch!! Its normally a 4.5 drive for us, by taking it easy until we got to Park Rapids when the roads got better, it took us five hours. Why are people in such a hurry? The worst part is that they put other people at risk with their tailgating and fast driving.

humpback, sorry to hear about your truck!!!

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Why are people in such a hurry?


Check out Kelly's topic Change of Mood. If that doesn't explain it, I'm not sure what will.

Sorry to hear about your truck. Did your buddies hit a bump or 2 going 60mph and happen to kick the back end out. Once sliding sideways at 60mph on the ice, its not going to take much to flip it over.

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Bigdog writing for Toddwa:

I was the guy who gave you a ride back to the truck on Saturday. I wasn't sure if I would have let either of those two drive my truck.....

Felt bad that the one guy left $10 in my truck, I was just happy to help out and didn't want or expect anything in return.

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hanson: i think thats excatly what happend. bigdog: a speical thanks to you for your help.you actuly gave the two guys who rolled it a ride back in to retrieve some of our belongings. i couldnt bring myself to go see it at that time. the guy without the mustash was driving.i would like to thank all of you for careing. it makes it a little easier for me to deal with this.

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It was actually Toddwa that helped out, I was just letting him use my PC to reply.

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There was a set of bumps on Hillman's Rd back around Christmas time that were nasty. My buddy in the back seat of my extended cab cracked his head pretty good on the roof of my truck when I hit the bumps. blush.gif

In flat light conditions, its really, really hard to see changes in the terrain such as bumps on the road. Thats what got me and I was only going about 35 mph at the time.

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How was the fishing for you last weekend Hanson?? I can't remember if I talked to you after my LOTW trip was finished or not. As for the report there, 8 walleye for 4 guys over 2.5 days. Our house rental guide was pretty impressed with the results stating that we did better than any of his other guys. My impression was that the fishing was pretty poor - his other guys must have really had a tough time. Hopefully URL was better to you this past weekend than LOTW was for us grin.gif

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Thats what got me and I was only going about 35 mph at the time.


35mph on the Lake in December confused.gif

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I dont even know where to begin on this one. I don't think I could've stayed in the same house with them. I'm sorry to hear about your truck!

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Jim, I was up there with Ganske. The news spread like wild fire. Zarn called me and told me. I tried looking for you up there but thats like finding a needle in a haystack. All I know he should give you some money at least for screwing up the trip.

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Does that mean he will be driving his truck next time? blush.gifwink.gif

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35mph on the Lake in December
confused.gif


It was actually the weekend after New Years when my buddy Matt cracked his head on the roof of the truck. Was around 18 inches of ice I believe.

Could someone else please tell me that 30-35mph is toooo fast on URL because if I go any slower than that, the trucks with wheel shacks will be passing me. grin.gif

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It's ok Hanson.

I achieved 67 mph on a lake one time...IN REVERSE...before cranking the wheel and doing 137 consecutive 180's.

I was in an 88' front wheel drive car, there was no snow on the ice, no ice ridges or pressure cracks, no people, no houses, and I was having a good time.

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I should add, I don't condone the above described activity by myself....

However, given the opportunity and right conditions, I would do it again.

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hey uj,

and the fact that the guardian fish was riding with you is a plus also, eh? cool.gif

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Yes.

He was protecting me from all that was evil.

Imagine the 6" Lazer coming out of the back seat and hitting me in the head.

Whew!

Alright, enough nonsense, How have ya' been TNT?

Time to go for now...Work calls...I'm gonna carry my lunch today.

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ellevold: joe i wish i knew you were up there it would have been nice to hook up with you.it sounds like half of S.E heard about it before i even had a chance to tell dawn. how did you guys do anyway? where did you fish?

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Humpback: Sorry to hear about your truck. I was just wondering if the guy you didn't want to drive had ended up driving and rolling it. If he did then I personally think they should both be responsible for paying something. I think they should at least pay the deductable along with any shortages that you may incurr settling with the insurance company. Seems like insurance never really pays what a vehicle is really worth. Also they should pay for your time to look for another truck. Sounds like they were playing and if you play you pay. Good luck finding a new ride. Only positive I see here is that you get to get a new truck, and those boobs didn't hurt anyone else. Lets just hope you don't have to come up with a bunch of cash.......

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I think I would also have new fishing partners! I truly don't think I would ever have anything to do with those two again!

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shocked.gif Holy smokes barry. A tad harsh. Maybe these 2 guys are lifelong close freinds. People make stupid decisions at times and also make mistakes. I have freinds in my life that have disappointed me at times, but we are all human and sometimes we do stupid things that can affect other folks. I would be pissed, and disappointed in this situation, but to end a freindship over this would, in my opinion, show that I wasn't much of a freind to begin with. Ask them to pay and then forgive. After all, I don't think these guys went out and intentionaly rolled his truck. s%^t happens. frown.gif
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I think after leaving that long with my pickup, not answering my phone calls, and playing the i don't want to talk to him b.s. someone would have had at least a bright red lump under his eye when I got done talking to him....

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Jim, We fished about 4 miles out of Hillmans. The fishing has been slow all year. We only ended up with one crappie and about 60 walleyes. You cant really (Contact US Regarding This Word) when you are catching walleyes like that but anyways,I have a big house and been going to red about 6 or 7 times a year for 7 years now. I'm ready to try something new, I was thinking instead of Red next year concentrate on Mille lacs. Let me know if you want to go sometime and I promise I wont roll your truck!!!! ha ha

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well to say the least it has srained our relationship a bit but i dont think it will end. i made it clear that night that not one thin dime was comming out of my pocket on this. i hope to be settleing up with insurance today. i just hope i come out o.k. they will be paying for fuel while i look for a new truck and the asprin for the headache i know i'll have. i just want my truck back!!!

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