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Old 06-07-2002, 03:51   #1 (permalink)
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Take it easy on the roads...

Hey all,

Just had a call from my brother about 5 minutes ago after a friend of his who he was following home was involved in a big accident.

He was travelling at the back of a group of 3 cars, the lead car being his friends girlfriend, the middle car his was his mate and he was at the back in his own car. The roads were wet and it was starting to get dark (about 5.30pm)

Anyway from what my brother said it looked like a car coming in the other direction was stuck behind a truck, had got impatient and pulled out to overtake (my brother said the guy had no hope of getting past in time) and ploughed straight in to his friends girlfriends car head on doing about 100k's.

Fortunately she was in a new magna (vrx) with an airbag and according to her the airbag and body protection saved her life. She left the incident with only sore teeth (from the airbag hitting her in the face). She said it all happened in an instatnt, all of a sudden seeing this car coming towards her and the next thing was the impact and the airbag in her face.

The other person was in an early 90's barina and unfortunatley the point of impact was straight in to the drivers side (the guy had locked up the brakes and gone sideways) and he died at the scene. They had tried to help him but there was no hope.

It just brings it more in to perspective how easily these tragedies can happen when it hits so close to home.

So take it easy everyone, remember how dangerous it is out on the roads and make sure you make it home safely for the sake of the people who care about you.

Also says alot for the improved safety features incorporated in to newer cars and how important they are in helping to avoid major injuries and fatalities when these things occur.

I hope nobody on the boards knew the poor guy in the other car....
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Old 06-07-2002, 04:22   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Take it easy on the roads...

Shiiit! I'm glad everyone in your party is OK. Wow, only sore teeth from a 100km/h head on is great. Goes to show that horsepower isn't the only thing that matters in cars. Safety is an important factor and that Magna certainly did it's job tonight.

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The other person was in an early 90's barina and unfortunatley the point of impact was straight in to the drivers side (the guy had locked up the brakes and gone sideways) and he died at the scene. They had tried to help him but there was no hope.

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I hope nobody on the boards knew the poor guy in the other car....
OK, not to sound harsh, but this person (in my opinion) isn't a "poor guy". He willfully and without checking (so it seems from the story) crossed onto the other side of the road and collided with another car. We all get impatient when stuck behind slow cars, trucks, etc, but bloody hell, rain makes the roads slippery and dangerous (proven here) so just suck it up and stay in line. Getting to your destination a little later is better than not getting there at all.

Again, not to sound cruel or harsh, but it 's better he took only himself out and not other innocent people as well.

Stay safe people.
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Old 06-07-2002, 04:28   #3 (permalink)
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Again, not to sound cruel or harsh, but it 's better he took only himself out and not other innocent people as well.
Well yeah, I don't exactly feel a hell of a lot of sympathy for him and there is no doubt that it could have easily all been a lot worse. Still it is sad that you make one stupid mistake and your dead.

I spoke to my brother again and he said that the guy in the barina actually locked the brakes up, clipped the rear of the truck he was trying to overtake and then hit the magna head on so it could very easily turned out a lot worse.
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Damn,

That's bad, and the w/e has barely started!

This will probably be on the news I guess?

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Old 06-07-2002, 04:38   #5 (permalink)
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That's bad, and the w/e has barely started!

This will probably be on the news I guess?

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Yeah I guess so, Im in WA so Im not sureand and my brother lives in sydney. I think they were headed to his mates place in dubbo so it was around that area that it happened.

He said there was media on the scene along with the ambo's and police.
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Thank you Spinksy for the reminder of the value of safe driving on the roads. Remember folks.. 9 times out of 10 you need to keep an eye out for the other wankers on the roads.

Best wishes for the family mate...
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totally agree, holidays are notorious for dangerous driving and everyone should be careful. One thing that is unfortunate is that even if we are careful as we can, its hard to trust eberyone else on the roads who may not be as careful & considerate towards others
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Spinksy glad everyone is ok, sorry to hear about the bad accident.

Yeah i think for long weekends extra care shoud be taken when hitting the streets.

Well as for out Newie cruise/hangout i think we all better drop the speed a notch or two. Especially knowing the facts that double demerits are around as well.
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Hey buddy mabye you should think just a tad more before speaking. Take a moment and ask yourself how you would feel if one of your loved one's died because of one moments impatience. It happens to all sorts. It is sad that he was not more cautious, however I hardly think it is appropriate to stick your boots in when someone has just died. In fact I think its pretty disgusting. Remember you dont even know this person and your judging them based on one bad decision.

Great news that the girl came out reasonably unscaved, however I think the ideal situation would have been both of them coming out alive and learning something from it.

Be careful over the long weekend peeps.
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Hey buddy mabye you should think just a tad more before speaking. Take a moment and ask yourself how you would feel if one of your loved one's died because of one moments impatience. It happens to all sorts. It is sad that he was not more cautious, however I hardly think it is appropriate to stick your boots in when someone has just died. In fact I think its pretty disgusting. Remember you dont even know this person and your judging them based on one bad decision.


Be careful over the long weekend peeps.
Good call. This person is just like everyone else, and we all make mistakes. Can't remember the name of the bloke who started a thread where he ran a give way sign and crashed into the van, but you didn't bad mouth him. :fairy

Take it easy everyone.

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