shadow2879/ update about shadow 2879 he's a member on bays site To those of you that don’t know me, my board name is Specter 1980. My real name is Steve and I wanted to post that a dear friend of mine and a friend of a lot of yours, Shadow2879 is in the hospital. Early this morning around 6am on the way into work he was in a car accident on the freeway. From what I have been able to find out through his family is that someone cut off a small truck carrying construction equipment. The truck slammed on its brakes but lost small pieces of equipment, tools and materials. Some of this material was rebar. Not that I think anyone here is dumb and don’t know what I’m talking about, but if you don’t know what rebar is, it’s the bar material they put into concrete and buildings to give the concrete something to harden to and keep it from crumbling. Anyway, large rods of rebar fell from the truck and a large 5 foot rod slid under Joe’s (Shadow’s) car and bounced up and ripped through the floorboard between the break and gas peddle and up into his lower left midsection. The fire department had to cut the bar in half to get him out of the car. The doctors said that if it would have penetrated just an inch further it would have went clean through. The good news is that no vital organs were hit and no real internal injury was done. He did lose a lot of blood and had to be given new blood. Also he has a broken collar bone, 6 broken ribs and some minor cuts on his face and forehead.