Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums -
KP Racing
Go Back   Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - > Other Generations > 4th Generation Camaros

Thread Tools
Old 11-02-2015, 04:52 PM   #1
Drives: 2001 Camaro Z28 5.7L LS1 T-Tops
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Grenada, MS
Posts: 3
Post The Z28 That Saved My Life

I know this may not be what people usually post on this site about. But this is my personal story of my Camaro. So this is how it happened I'm 18 years old i'm a full time student and work part time. This last summer I was given an offer to buy a 2001 Camaro Z/28 6 speed manual 5.7L LS1 it was in perfect condition. It was my friend's dads car and they didn't have time to drive it anymore so he wanted to sell it. At that point i was driving a 2003 Honda civic Sedan 1.7L 4Cyl. So that summer i worked all summer every day non stop to buy this car. And at the end of the summer i sold my civic and had all the money to buy it and got it. I was so proud of it. I had always wanted a muscle car but never thought it would become reality since my parents don't believe in buying us cars. So, when i got it i was shocked! In the time i had it (about 2 months) i put around 15,000 miles on it. I plasti-dipped the wheels black and the SS hood which he put on. It was a sweet little car. Then one day headed to work I was driving on the interstate at 50MPH(the speed limit) I came up to a busy intersection but i had no stop sign or anything so i proceeded normally. I couldn't see to my left because an 18 Wheeler was in the turn lane was blocking my view and as i got to the intersection. It happened..... A 16,000LB up-armored military dump truck pulled across in front of me. I T-Boned it at 50MPH. Moments before impact i slammed the brakes and swerved left to distribute the most force on the passenger side since it was just me. So i hit the back tire of the massive truck. Actually broke its back axle, it had to be towed off. But when i hit it the airbag knocked me unconscious and the car came to a rest in the intersection fiberglass shredded, body bent and mangled, intake snapped off the block. But i was alive. I opened the door and got out to complete shock that my once beautiful muscle car was reduced to a mangled hunk of metal. After that i was taken to the hospital. Where i laid in the trauma center room, crying over the loss of my car and almost loss of my life. I attributed my survival to that car performing exactly how it was intended in that situation I was truly blessed to have the privilege to drive such a beautiful car and thankful for it saving my life.

I will go ahead and apologize for any typo's I have made I didn't proof read it. But all in all. If i was in that situation again I wouldn't rather be in any other car. RIP TASDEVL. Was a good ride.
Attached Images
1BadZ28 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2015, 06:25 PM   #2
VASCAR2's Avatar
Drives: 94 Camaro, 10 1LT IBM Camaro
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Illinos
Posts: 222
Glad your OK, cars can be replaced. Sorry to hear about your SS and by the pictures and age I'd say it is totaled. Hopefully you'll be fairly compensated.
VASCAR2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2015, 08:59 PM   #3
Drives: 2001 Camaro Z28 5.7L LS1 T-Tops
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Grenada, MS
Posts: 3
Thank you! I have my eye on a 2010 Camaro SS Built! Blessed to be alive.
1BadZ28 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2015, 09:07 PM   #4

Rangore's Avatar
Drives: 2012 Camaro 2SS 45th Anniversary Ed
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 2,221
The 4th gen actually got pretty high marks in crash tests. I had a 93 Z28 and got into a t-bone with a full size van. It handled it well....better than that full size conversion van did. Myself and passenger were unhurt in a pretty hard accident.
2012 Camaro 2SS 45th Anniversary Edition - No longer owned: 2010 Camaro 2LT, 1993 Camaro Z-28
Rangore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2015, 05:17 PM   #5
Taco Time

Taco Time's Avatar
Drives: 2014 1SS
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Angleton, TX
Posts: 1,076
So sorry to see that. Your story parallels my brother's so much. in 2001 89 RS (MINT condition, 60k OG miles) going through an intersection with a dump truck to his right, lady crosses the intersection in a van narrowly missing the dump truck she was T boned by my brother. We were more worried about losing the car than whether or not he was hurt.

On to the next one. Time for a 5th gen for you, or even a 6th.
Taco's 2014 SS
Mods: 417 Stroker | CAI | Bo's PTB | Kooks LTs | Flowmaster Outlaw Catback | Night Fury Cam | Powerbond UDP | Apex Catch Can |PRC Ported Heads |FAST 102 Intake |Suspension Crap|
Built by J-Rod.
Taco Time is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2015, 07:23 PM   #6
hkittrell's Avatar
Drives: 2015 Camaro 1SS/RS 1LE
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: NorCal
Posts: 337
Sweet nectar of lucky you-know-what...
hkittrell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2015, 11:18 AM   #7

PHXLT1's Avatar
Drives: black Z28
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: el mirage
Posts: 866
Glad you are ok. You will have another muscle car some day soon.
My family
1994 Z28 (mine)
2015 Camaro (wife's)
2004 Silverado (mine)
54 Belair (wife's)
New family member!
2005 Monte Carlo (daughters)
PHXLT1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2015, 11:37 AM   #8
Account SNAFU
Superman09's Avatar
Drives: 13 Tahoe 79 Scout II 15 1LE
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: College Station, TX
Posts: 782
Wow that is a vicious wreck. Glad you are OK and hopefully you can get the car replaced with a new one soon

Sent from my campfire using smoke signals
Superman09 is online now   Reply With Quote

camaro z/28, crash, crash rating, crashed, life sucks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:57 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.