12-31-2012, 09:59 AM
Stuart in Houston
Location: Houston TX
Join Date: May 2006
Mein Auto: 2013 550i
Thank you. And everyone for your kind words and thoughts for my wife.
Originally Posted by UncleJ
One of those things that you cannot possibly anticipate or avoid, glad things worked out the way they did.
I remember one of my driving instructors telling me "no accident is avoidable". He used to say with proper "offensive driving, defensive driving and situational awareness", one can avoid any accident (I've paraphrased his words--it's been 40+ yrs ).
And to this day, I drive with those words in mind. I don't want to be right, I want to be accident-free. Especially driving a 550i--I have no desire to lose the battle and win the war. I want to win it all! So I always drive with an incredibly high degree of SA and defensive driving. Which is not always easy when you drive a BMW to the limits of its abilities, as I like to do.
But dammit, I think this was unavoidable. The frickin' deer was in mid-air when it hit her car. Tough one to see coming.
2013 550i Space Gray, M-Sport--del Dec 2012
2013 X5 5.0 Orion Silver--del Dec 2012
2009 X5 4.8 White (w/hitch)
2007 550i Monaco Blue, Sport
2004 X5 4.4i
2003 540i M-Sport w/Dinan mods (last of the great E39's)
2002 X5 3.0
2000 540i Sport
1995 525i Sport