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Our Ford Ranger wreck

James and I relocated from Springfield, Oregon on 10 January 2004 to Cheyenne, Wyoming. It took us 3 days to drive there and we had to spend an extra night in a motel on the Landlord's expense as the house we were going to rent had not been cleaned and it was a real mess and dirty. Even the day we moved in Thursday, it was still very dirty so I set about cleaning as soon as we unloaded the moving truck.
On Sunday, James and I drove north of Laramie I-85 on a trip and were returning. There was snow on the ground and powdery snow blowing across the freeway but not settled and dry. James was driving on the outside (fast lane) as there was a Bigrig truck and trailer that we were slowly gaining on. As we got closer this bigrig suddenly pulled over into our lane as if to pass someone ahead that we could not see. James had to slow and pull over onto the right lane and as we got over we were both surprised to see there was nothing up ahead that the bigrig was pulling over into the lane for. No sooner had we mentioned this fact to each other we suddenly went into a 360 spin as the wind created from the bigrig had pulled us.
The momentum of the spin as we came out and no other vehicles coming upon us and/or hitting us - drove us onto the big grassy medium between north and south traffic and I remember wondering if we were going to head onto the freeway with on coming traffic. However this did not happen and without warning and very surprising on hindsight we went into a side ways roll and rolled 3 times finally landing on its wheels.
We had Shadow and Hannah our two dogs we had at the time in the pickup with us. Shadow was in the backseat and Hannah had been sitting on my knee, she was found under the seat neither was hurt, nor was James. I was badly jarred and spent the next 2 weeks hardly able to do personal care or turn over properly in bed. As the main painful injuries subsided I was still left extremely stiff and sore in my hips, back and neck.
The driver of the bigrig never stopped and although I have no idea whose company this driver drove for, James believes it was a Crete truck but we neither of remember his licence plates so there was nothing we could do against this dangerous driver.
Problems was only just starting, as we found that our full coverage insurance we had on the vehicle back in Oregon through Selco Credit Union, the agent whom furnished our insurance coverage had not configured his computer to direct debit our monthly payments and we found that our coverage had been cancelled on 26 December. This same guy had done the same thing back in October and we and noticed that payment had not come out, unfortunately we did not notice this time due to packing up then moving.
Many phone calls, emails to Selco to find first that the original agent had left their employ to go 'gold digging' and the Manager that we spoke to next and disclosed there was several cases that there was some indiscrepencies and he wanted to investigate further and would get back to us. He never did and we called many times leaving messages etc. I finally talked to another employee to find out that this Manager had also left!. This guy was very evasive and very good and shifting our problems back on us and had the style down to a 'T' "If you cannot convince them, confuse them" I got nowhere and could not get their error resolved so we had to walk away without a vehicle and no money to buy a replacement of the same value.



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