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Thanks for the well wishes. I’m sore in the typical areas (seatbelt), and of course Wallet.

The tow/extraction bill was $612 for those who asked. This was about 50 miles from my house, so that inflated it a bit.

Road is a county-maintained road, near a couple of rivers. Obviously light on the “maintained” part.

I was going about 20 mph, and the ditch was just over a little hill. There is a culvert there, ostensibly to prevent the road from washing out. I went 20 to 0 in about 0.01 second, and yes, it hurt. No airbags deployed, I was wearing my seatbelt, etc.

Worst part was that it happened pretty far from anything. The shell station ended up being about 15-20 miles away, so that was a nice 4-hour walk to clear my mind.
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Thanks for the well wishes. I’m sore in the typical areas (seatbelt), and of course Wallet.

The tow/extraction bill was $612 for those who asked. This was about 50 miles from my house, so that inflated it a bit.

Road is a county-maintained road, near a couple of rivers. Obviously light on the “maintained” part.

I was going about 20 mph, and the ditch was just over a little hill. There is a culvert there, ostensibly to prevent the road from washing out. I went 20 to 0 in about 0.01 second, and yes, it hurt. No airbags deployed, I was wearing my seatbelt, etc.

Worst part was that it happened pretty far from anything. The shell station ended up being about 15-20 miles away, so that was a nice 4-hour walk to clear my mind.
I'm glad you're not hurt too bad. That really is a freak thing to encounter. That's also one hell of a tow bill, ouch.

I guess the real question is why you were driving on this road to begin with?
 
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I'm glad you're not hurt too bad. That really is a freak thing to encounter. That's also one hell of a tow bill, ouch.

I guess the real question is why you were driving on this road to begin with?
I had just come back from fishing, and there was a DNR sign that pointed to river access down a connecting road. That road was paved, then turned into dirt, then this road (with the sweet jump!) was a way back to the highway. Well, would have been without that giant hole.

and ya, to whoever mentioned that it looked like a long way down from the drivers seat to the bottom of the ditch, it was 5-6ft.
 
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Any idea how long ago it washed out or when the last rain that could have washed it out was?
 

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Any idea how long ago it washed out or when the last rain that could have washed it out was?
I will be following up with the county ASAP with my report from the Sherif. Super dangerous situation, I would guess that it has been washed out for several days.

no cones, ropes, tape, spray paint, signs, barricades, etc.
 

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And this is why my Mustang doesn't go down dirt/gravel roads right here. Glad you're ok. Sorry about your Mustang.
 

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First off glad ur OK! Cliche but could've been worse I guess. For the love of God man, why take ur car down dirt roads? DNR/WMA or not! My mustang won't see a dirt or gravel road a day in its life! LOL
 
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Glad to see you are ok.

I'm still not understanding how, from the driver seat, this could not have been seen and being able to stop the car before "too late"?
 

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Glad to see you are ok.

I'm still not understanding how, from the driver seat, this could not have been seen and being able to stop the car before "too late"?
No idea what the o/p was doing, but when I've been on a dirt road, I tend to slide a car around some and go as fast as my skill will let me always done in beaters. My 83 b body g.m. was super fun in the dirt. So was my 300.00 g body 84 cutlass. 82 2wd s-10.
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