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Old 02-14-2002, 01:26   #1 (permalink)
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How hard is it to drive in a straight line?

On Tuesday morning I drove Dad's new escape down to the local volkswagen dealer in Geelong, as I had to pick him up cause he'd just dropped mums car in for service. As most Geelong residents would probably know, they have redone Mercer St with a centre medium strip and in between every 3 parallel car parks, they have put a square concrete box with a tree planted in each one.

Anyway getting to the story, I had just pulled up outside the dealer when I heard this loud bang. I looked in the rear view mirror to see this Falcon panel van basically airborne. He had gone straight over one of the concrete boxes with both LHS wheels, at what looked to be approx 70km/h, and had completly smashed in the rims and tyres.

I'm sitting in the car s**ting myself watching this car slide along the road. Fortunately he slid right past the car, only missing me by about 1 foot and slid into a carpark about 4 spaces further along.

I got out and had a look at the car and the wheels were about half their original size and all that was left of the tyres were rubberbands The guy driving was OK, and he was just lucky that he was the only car around as it was peak hour.

This is the second time I have nealy been cleaned up driving Dads new car, both of which have not been my fault. This and the fact that the car is not even a month old.

The guy wasn't drunk, so i guess it had to be a loss of concentration, or maybe he was talking on the phone.

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Talk about bad luck! You're lucky you weren't cleaned up by the sounds of it though.

Just out of curiosity, what model was it? :s5
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Maybe he was wasn't concentrating because he was in a hurry to get ot the Pub at the intersection.....
Yeah, Mercer street is a bit different with those median strips inserted.
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Bloody hell! That would be one freeky situation in which you are a sitting duck.

Hmm after reading your story and the post topic perhaps I need to change my signature! :s6:
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Bloody hell! That would be one freeky situation in which you are a sitting duck.

Hmm after reading your story and the post topic perhaps I need to change my signature! :s6:
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Just put NOT in front of it. hehehehe

At least we'll know what it means.:crazy3: :crazy3:
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what a moron... i mean, how do you do that?!
lucky the idiot didn't crash into you...
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Old 02-14-2002, 08:27   #7 (permalink)
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AusXH,

I'm not quite sure on the model, but it looked like it was about late 80's, cause I think they didn't update the looks of the ute/panelvan until the EF, if i'm correct.

smciner1,

It's only a topless pub, it can't be THAT good, can it? If it is, I'm going out to the wrong place.


It's got to be one of the worst feelings, knowing that you can't do anything to avoid an accident, you have to just sit and hope it doesn't happen.

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