QOTD: What’s the Most Embarrassing Way You’ve Totaled a Vehicle?

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Every Spring here in the Middle West, us farmers burn our ditches, fencelines and waterways (ersosion-control grassy areas in-between fields) to clear out the dead material from Winter and hopefully kill off a few weeds in the process. Every now and then, things get a little out of hand – we nearly burned our 100 year-old wooden hay barn down one year for example. This year’s excitement was provided by a good friend who didn’t notice the fire had run down the lane where he parked his truck. He was actually able to crank and move it a little before things got too hot in the cab for him to stick around.

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He said the whole town heard it when the fuel tank in the bed (for refueling his tractor) exploded…

Thankfully I’ve never actually totaled a vehicle, although I’ve definitely had some ID10T moments. One in particular involved roll-starting my ’64 Beetle in reverse, when I tripped with one leg hung up in the door and got dragged 50 feet across a gravel driveway where the car stopped against a tree just before plunging down an embankment. My guess is that you all might have some stories to confess tell, too.