Photographer Scott Murray shares a difficult accident story over at Nikonites where he was involved in a severe car accident after avoiding a buffalo on the road. His car rolled over six times. His Nikon D800E took quite a bash hitting his head a few times as well as rolling with the car.
Hey everyone I am alive. Here’s what happened, I was driving back after getting my car serviced, I stopped as some friends places and decided to hang back for some Milky Way shots as there is no moon. At around 0130 I was driving to another spot I was doing 110km/hr and a large buffalo walked on to the road, I served to miss him and I think I clipped him but over corrected and ended up rolling approximately 6 times, I remember the first two rolls and that’s it I was out. I woke up to find myself hanging from my seat belt I manage to get myself out of the car, I blank out again, when I wake I test to see if I was working spinal wise. All good for now, then I manage to find a sheet from a recent camping trip within arms length and a camp mattress I get myself covered and warm. Then I wait for around 4 hrs until someone does past and stops. I am still in hospital. And on lots of med. Will update when I can, thanks for the support. I am keeping this off fb as I don’t want my mum to worry.
…Still in alot of pain and typing on my phone. Thanks again for all the messages. I will be back with you guys soon. Not sure on my D800E as that got flung or if the car
A short while after Scott reports to the forum:
Well news is I should be home in a few days. A bit of bruising and broken bones, stiff and sore. Right hand will be in a platster cast for 6 weeks.
Here is the crazy part, the camera seems to be totally ok, sans the broken LCD.
Well I cleaned my D800E and all looks good, the only broken bit seems to be my LCD screen which is only the cover which I got on it. I took some quick shots in CH and all turned out. Not easy since I have this cast on my right hand
We exchanged emails with Scott and happy to report that he is feeling better, and back shooting.