Breaking news… Dr Pete had a major crash in his Oval window, Thank God he will recover…

Friend of Da Houze, Dr Pete Keesling, from San Martin California  a real super VW fellow, and especially a very nice person, had a major crash in his oval window beetle, sad to see, but good to hear  Dr Pete will all heal  ok

IMG_2868_blog here is Dr Pete’s own message…

Since the cat is out of the bag (so to speak), I’ll let you know …I was T-Boned yesterday by a young guy in an SUV. Both of us were at speed limit (45mph). He had a stop sign and didn’t see it….hit  me on the right side, sending me into the windshield and the car into a fence, a piece of which ended up in the car. 1.2 miles from home…..almost made it…

I’m okay and will recover fully. Broken ribs and a cracked cervical vertebrae, along with large number of staples and sutures to close a lot of open wounds. Tough day….my herd was reduced by one…Pete

IMG_2869_blog IMG_2874_blog IMG_2876_blog IMG_2883_blog IMG_2868_blogPete out on behlaf of all BBT VW friends we wish You a speedy recovery! Man oh man, don’t do that again!


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  1. OOOOOOOOOOOO man, I drive a 57 survivor in summer, My pal Vince also drives a 56 Canadian Standard, we talk about seat belts, and
    safety. He put a roll bar and seat belts I always dismiss the need. Time for a re think!!!

  2. Auch, that looks quite nasty…! Dear Pete, I wish you a speedy recovery. I’m looking forward to have a few beers with you at the next HO meeting. Regards from Belgium.

  3. My step father saw the accident he said they had to get you out of the car with the jaws I am so glad to hear that you are going to be ok! Your neighbor

  4. I’m so sorry to hear about your accident Pete. You’ve had a tough few months and I really hope things start to get better. Let me know if you need anything sounds like you’re going to be OK. Maybe you just want me to come over and shoot the breeze?

  5. Dr. Pete, glad you’re OK – salvage what you can of the car. I was looking forward to seeing it again.

  6. I’m sorry you lost one of your herd…but I’m so very happy you will be good as new soon!

  7. Very sorry to see such a bad collision. Get well soon. Best wishes from Hampshire, England.

  8. Pete I am glad to see you pulled through despite some injuries, hope nothing but the best for you and a speedy recovery.

  9. Pete – Very sorry to see this but so relieved you will be all right! This is heartbreaking….and I know how it feels. Best wishes for a speedy recovery!

  10. Pete, I’m so sorry about your accident!!! Thank God you’re going to be ok! Sending so much love and healing thoughts to you!
    Dave and Vic

  11. Thanks to all of you for your kind thoughts. Rick, I wanted so much for you to drive the car once again, so this is especially troubling. It had been a great ride for so many years…to Seattle, to Mt. Lassen/Lake Almanor…everywhere. And I believe the car’s construction protected me from what could have been even more serious injury. I will always be grateful to you for selling her to me.

  12. Hi Dr Pete
    Just saying hello and hope your recovery went well. Looks very bad and happy you survived.
    You took great care of my labs and I always think of you.
    Also can you call me regarding dog boarding?? Always had Herbie & Mary but that was long ago.

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