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Topic # 225766 4-Dec-2017 21:34
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Hello all


Ok last weekend i spun off the road, wasn't speeding, wasn't drunk, wasn't on drugs, wasn't distracted, just driving normally, it had started raining a few minutes earlier and had been hot, I was stoked with the rain as i was supposed to be doing concreting when i got home and I didn't want to do it


I remember coming round the bend, its a sweeping bend and i travel it daily, then a bit of a blank my next memory is the car briefly seemingly straightning up in my lane after losing control and fishtailing i think, then a blank then the car hit a concrete block at a lowish speed on the other side of the road facing back the way i had come, and then i can see myself getting out of the car but as though i am  a couple of meters away watching myself get out.


At no point were there any big crash impact or sudden snaps or whiplash or anything like that.


 


But i just don't remember much, i have driven past the crash scene twice now, and i didnt even think about it, it just seems like something that happened years ago.


 


Is that normal


 


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pretty much everyone i spoke to said the fact it had been hot and just started raining meant the surface would be slippery, also i managed to perfectly time my cash for a period when there wasn't a single other car on the road, despite traffic having been moderate


 





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  Reply # 1913010 4-Dec-2017 21:54
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Sure you weren't concussed? 

 

 


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  Reply # 1913013 4-Dec-2017 22:01
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Yeah, you need to see your doctor.
Asking on an online forum is really what you shouldn’t be doing.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1913036 4-Dec-2017 23:46
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You really should get checked out by a doctor if you have not been.

For starters, the lack of memory could be related to what caused the accident rather than caused by the accident. See a doctor and make sure it goes down as an ACC claim so that if anything needs doing - now or later - it goes through ACC on the claim number you established at the time. Much less hassle than trying to convince them later down the line that X is related to an accident you had 8 months ago but forgot to mention!





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  Reply # 1913044 5-Dec-2017 07:12
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Geektastic: You really should get checked out by a doctor if you have not been.

For starters, the lack of memory could be related to what caused the accident rather than caused by the accident. See a doctor and make sure it goes down as an ACC claim so that if anything needs doing - now or later - it goes through ACC on the claim number you established at the time. Much less hassle than trying to convince them later down the line that X is related to an accident you had 8 months ago but forgot to mention!

 

 

 

The key with ACC is to get in to see a doctor IMMEDIATELY. They're querying one of my claims at the moment because it took me two weeks to go to the doctor for something they think I should've been in pain for and needed to see a doctor earlier. I took painkillers and figured it'd come right... but they don't seem to understand/accept that.





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  Reply # 1913050 5-Dec-2017 07:31
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In the absence of head injury I really think you need to see your doctor. There are a number of possible diagnoses to account for your lack of memory and disassociation, some of which could have long term importance. There is, also another factor, the possibility of a recurrence.


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  Reply # 1913052 5-Dec-2017 07:50
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2 explanations.

 

1 - yes you did have a head injury and was knocked out, and the retrograde + some anterograde amnesia is a sign of the moderate head injury (eg hit the steering wheel, glass window, whatever it hit)

 

2 - something happened in the brain resulting in incapacitation to cause the crash

 

in an online forum, we may never know which. a visit to a doctor might.


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  Reply # 1913081 5-Dec-2017 09:17
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idle:

 

In the absence of head injury I really think you need to see your doctor. There are a number of possible diagnoses to account for your lack of memory and disassociation, some of which could have long term importance. There is, also another factor, the possibility of a recurrence.

 

 

I'll add my voice to the possibility of a recurrence here - and re-iterate that you need to see a doctor.  Re-reading your OP, it's seems to me that the memory blank occurs before the crash.

 

This is a cause for concern - as there may be implications for whether you are legally allowed to be driving now - and also there will be question of whether your insurance would deny a claim should you have an subsequent incident.  (You have posted this information on a public forum - no guarantees that your insurance company is aware of this ...)


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  Reply # 1913089 5-Dec-2017 09:24
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If you were tired microsleep might be a possibility / initial cause, though that bit about watching yourself get out of the car suggests not.





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  Reply # 1913100 5-Dec-2017 09:31
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I would urgently see doctor for micro stroke checks.

Hot, humid, lack of oxygen, high blood pressure, loss of memory.

Don't want to scary you, but bells are ringing!!!




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  Reply # 1913101 5-Dec-2017 09:33
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My wife, a doctor has advised in the strongest possible terms, that you seek immediate medical attention. You might be 100% fine, but it doesn't really sound like that. Better safe than sorry. Don't delay, do it now, if you haven't already.

 

Catch a Taxi or Uber. Don't drive. 

 

 


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  Reply # 1913104 5-Dec-2017 09:37
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At no point were there any big crash impact or sudden snaps or whiplash or anything like that.

 

There are too many points where you said "then a blank" to be totatally sure there was no impact between your head and another object (side window, steering wheel, etc)

 

You NEED to go and see a DOCTOR TODAY, tell them what happened and get them to check you over, 


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  Reply # 1913280 5-Dec-2017 12:53
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Your brain is mounted incorrectly.


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  Reply # 1913316 5-Dec-2017 13:38
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Personal experience here - I was diagnosed with a tumor in my inner left ear not far from my brain.  They had to remove the tumor, I lost the hearing in my left ear and it took me a while to recover the movement on the left side of my face but all seemed OK.  Without warning, 5 years later I had a massive seizure, woke up in hospital 12 hours later with no memory of what happened (although I was apparently conscious the whole time and not making much sense, confused who people were and so on).  I was actually intending on going out, I was so lucky I didn't manage to leave the house before I had the seizure.

 

End result - driving ban for about 15 months, on anti-epilepsy medication probably for the rest of my life, but got my licence back now and no problems since.  Better to be safe than sorry with things like this!

 

Ben

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1913745 6-Dec-2017 10:09
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The metal trauma of an accident can cause amnesia too.  I've experienced that myself.





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  Reply # 1913750 6-Dec-2017 10:13
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MikeAqua:

 

The metal trauma of an accident can cause amnesia too.  I've experienced that myself.

 

 

In my case I just put it down to being old!

 

 


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