Miata Update: I Crashed It

Less than 24 hours after buying the miata, I crashed it on I95N in CT. However, nobody was hurt even the miata lol literally a couple scratches but it had those already. Here’s what happened:

Passing a semi on the left, suddenly black ice as far as I can see. Fishtail #1, recovered but then let off gas to stop passing semi and get back to the middle lane without ice. Fishtail #2, recovered again but now actually worried and slowly applying brakes. No luck, fishtail #3 put me in an unrecoverable 30 degree slide towards the middle barrier, I tapped the middle barrier and did a single 360 before stopping at about 45 degrees off of straight.

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Called 911, a safety truck got to me first, salt trucks went by over the ice, then the police cleared me to back up and align with the road. Checked everything I could and just kinda... drove on. 10 years ago I did a similar thing in a 2002 Eclipse with the same results. 2030 will be interesting.

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Anyway, I gave the miata its first Svending to get rid of the road trip salt.

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Gotta love some adventure! At least this is a good story.

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