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I was out early in the morning on I 35 in Texas cruising at the legal 70 mph in my 1987 740 wagon. As I crested a hill there was a rest stop about a 1/4 mile ahead. I backed off of the throttle and pulled into the deceleration lane. When I touched the brakes they locked (pre ABS) as the lane was wet pea gravel on oily asphalt. Ahead was a 40 foot light pole on a 'break away' base. I figured that I preferred to hit it head on so I just let the car roll. It hit solid, broke the base, kicked the pole up and out of the way, creasing the top on the passenger side. Though it damaged the power steering enough to need replacement it was still driveable. Due to the age and mileage the insurance company totaled the car.<br>I never got a bill for the light and pole though the highway patrol made a report.
 
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