Some Jeepers do it for the view... but whoa!

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Yup a woman and friend with their dog got thrown from it! They lived thank God but I believe the driver had some serious injuries if i remember correctly.
 


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Ouch. Just wondering though, is that something you just call up State Farm and explain, or does auto insurance typically not cover trails/off-road to the same extent? I'd think it would be treated like auto racing (not sure how they deal with that either), but in reality I've seen some gnarly driveways that would likely be covered.
 

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Ouch. Just wondering though, is that something you just call up State Farm and explain, or does auto insurance typically not cover trails/off-road to the same extent? I'd think it would be treated like auto racing (not sure how they deal with that either), but in reality I've seen some gnarly driveways that would likely be covered.
In Colorado, where this happened (Black Bear Pass, Ouray), most off-roading is on numbered forest service roads. They're considered "unmaintained" but they are roads.
 


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If you're a third pedal fan, never, ever trust your e-brake. If you're on the edge of a 1000 foot cliff and you need to get out, put it in gear and turn the engine off.
Same goes for the park pin in an auto. They definitely aren’t designed to hold the weight of our rigs at the angles we park….

Always set your parking brakes In steep terrain
 

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If you're a third pedal fan, never, ever trust your e-brake. If you're on the edge of a 1000 foot cliff and you need to get out, put it in gear and turn the engine off.
Been driving sticks since before I had my license. I was taught to never trusted any e-brake. Ever.
 

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Been driving sticks since before I had my license. I was taught to never trusted any e-brake. Ever.
Eh, we've all done it. The vehicle is running and you just need to hop out for one second; to check the mailbox, to pick something up off the ground, to move a childs bike out of the driveway, etc. It had dire consequences in this situation.
 

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Glad to read the occupants were ok...but yikes! Did I say yikes?
The driver was OK because he was out of the jeep spotting for a vehicle behind them. The passenger suffered a broken back and, last that I heard, wasn't expected to recover enough to walk again.
 

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