On Friday afternoon, members of the Ramblin' Wreck Club (the group that keeps up the school's signature vehicle) were heading south of Atlanta with the Ramblin' Wreck in tow for a Wedding. The towing vehicle and the Ramblin' Wreck were both involved in an accident.
No word on whether or not Reuben Houston was the driver. One can only assume he wasn't because there was no police report discussing hundreds of pounds of weed moving south of town.(thankfully no one was hurt b/c that would've been awful...and...ruined all the humor here.)
Per The Hive:
The gist of the accident is that a wheel or axle failed on the trailer and pulled the Expedition off the road at 70mph like a giant sail. There was no warning, no fish-tailing, the truck just snapped at 90 degrees and went off the road. We hit the ditch with the Expedition perpendicular to the road. The trailer swung around, torqued the ball hitch out of the expedition, and tipped over.Now...we get to the absurdity of this Part I.
The truck and trailer ended up pointing against the flow of traffic. The Wreck snapped its straps and fell onto its side. The Expedition and trailer are totaled. We picked the Wreck up from the tow truck place on Saturday and it's in my garage right now. The Wreck is in need of serious body work (I have contacted a body shop). I will get an estimate tomorrow from the body shop.
The Wreck's left side is smashed pretty good and the roof is torn and smashed. None of the windows were broken, the motor is fine, and the frame is fine.
The problem arises now that because of the complexity of the accident, insurance does not cover the Wreck. It was not driving so auto insurance doesn't cover it and cargo insurance does not cover automobiles. We will have to use appearance money and emergency funds to start the rebuild.LMAO! You can insure a woman's legs, a child's smile or a kitten...and you can't insure the signature emblem of your entire athletic program?
I have spoken with [our athletic director], the Alumni Association, and you all. If anyone else knows, it's because they've called me recently or talked to a Sheriff or tow trucker in Forsyth. There are no pictures available to the public.The best part....they are holding an ONLINE FUNDRAISER via PayPal to pay for the Car Repairs!
Where to Begin?:
1. The Pictures -- the Georgia Sports Blog is now offering a $100 bounty for those pictures. If you live near this kid, know the towing company or the repair shop, then get in there and take care of business. Realistically, a Damn Good Dawg would do it for free. More realistically, I could host a counter fundraiser to the Tech Effort and raise more cash to pay for the pics than GT fans will raise to pay for the repairs. (But that's a huge hassle)
2. The Insurance -- In fairness, the car is probably ineligible for insurance. Much like many of Tech's players. If the NCAA called, I'm sure they would've told them it's all good.
3. A Fundraiser -- Why the hell isn't Tech's athletic director just stroking a check? It's THE most recognizable thing about Tech other than their effeminate mascot. I guess they could've hosted a car wash to raise cash, but they don't have a ride. Maybe a Bake Sale would work?
I wonder if Mudcat Elmore's car was in hot pursuit? Ideally, it looks like this now....
The perfect look