This one is from an fellow american, Taren Patterson,
who kindly allowed me to use his pics. His home site is at http://www.dfwnet.com/d90/:
During my annual vacation to the wilds of Kansas I had
some misfortune. I was out shooting my rifle and taking some pictures
of my 90, just killing time. I got in started backing up and I felt
the right rear wheel drop. The front wheels came off the ground and
it started to roll. What happend next was a kind of D90 tumble dryer
full of guns back-packs, CD's, and a thousand rounds of .223 shells
and me. The vehicle dropped the 12 feet and landed squarely on the rear
safari cage, then the front hit.
I would like to convey my deepest appreciation to the
Land Rover Engineer who suggest the front roll-cage for the D90. If
the 90 didn't have the front roll cage I wouldn't be typing tonight.
I landed on my head and neck and quickly crawled out the back window
(I had my soft-top on). My chest hurt like hell and it was hurting when
I would breathe, so I started walking for the highway. I had been fishing
and shooting for a couple of days (and hadn't shaved or showered) so
no one would pick me up walking.
The extraction of the Vehicle was noneless exciting than the actual
roll. The area that I rolled in was nothing but crevices and I had to
hire a Bull-Dozer to build a road up to the ledge and then a backhoe
to actually pull it out of the crevice.
We hooked chains on the undercarriage and lifted the D90 vertically
out of the crevice. It was really quite a site. We placed it on it's
top and rolled it back over onto it's wheels. I was SICK! As for my
90, I haven't been able to get an adjuster to look it over yet. Every
quarter panel has damage and the radiator would definitely need replaced.
This is certainly one for the Rover Books!
Upon my enquiry Taren wrote: If you are going to use the story
I should probably update you as to what became of #1060. The insurance
company totalled it. A week after they totalled it I drove to Boulder
Colorado and bought an AA Yellow D90. This one is equiped with an ARB
Brush Bar, X9 Superwinch, Old Man Emu Suspension, BF Goodrich 285's,
Hellas, Surrey Top (covers only the top--sides are still wide open),
a fiber glass hardtop, and six Hellas that I bought (cheap) in Sweden