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E30M3SE

7,476 posts

76 months

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Shocking.

RIP.

FisiP1

1,223 posts

33 months

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Saw a number of close calls along these lines in the US, always nervous at these junctions nowadays.

Surprised by the speed to be totally honest, as badly damaged as the car was, the video was still shocking. I suppose I expected there to be a closing speed involved, but nope.

Jonty355

3,973 posts

93 months

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That video made me feel physically sick.

The fact that some idiot could just wipe out 2 lives in an instant like that and most likely cripple another 2. Not to mention, the result may have been a hell of a lot worse!

Davey S2

9,574 posts

134 months

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Jonty355 said:
That video made me feel physically sick.

The fact that some idiot could just wipe out 2 lives in an instant like that and most likely cripple another 2. Not to mention, the result may have been a hell of a lot worse!
+1 unfortunately there isnt much you can do about it if you're in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Justices

2,836 posts

44 months

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Going by the time on the camera, it was 4am when this occurred. Cannot understand how the driver thought going through a red like that, even at this early hour, would have be even a 50/50 risk. Madness. Huge impact with a V12 basically going through your door at whatever speed he was doing. Big enough impact to kill the taxi driver who would have been seated furthest from the point of impact on the right. I imagine the passenger would have been at the back of the taxi on the left side as most people don't sit behind the taxi driver.

The third car, the one that looks like it was to the right of the car that got hit was very, very fortunate indeed.

Questionably driven cars from Maranello causing loss of life seemed to be the theme for the weekend..

Edited by Justices on Tuesday 15th May 17:21

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Mattymouse33

1,263 posts

87 months

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Justices said:
As an aside, who are there people around the world that always seem to have their video cameras rolling, often in the most seemingly mundane of circumstances, and capture all these things?
I guess this is a bus cctv system that caught it. Ive worked on them before and they catch all sorts of incidents which is a good thing of course as too many times people get away with crimes due to lack of footage/evidence etc, even then criminals can still get away with it. Tragic circumstances and a real hard hitting video to be honest frown


RDMcG

8,091 posts

87 months

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I was under the impression that we did not post videos of fatalities - however, each to his own.

pidsy

2,222 posts

37 months

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Does that gif show the driver being ejected?

Something flies out of the GTO.

AngryApples

5,294 posts

145 months

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Crash pictures are one thing, but when we know 1 person died in it and several were killed by the carnage, why the fk is that picture being posted?

Ghoulish in the extreme IMHO


raptor600

1,356 posts

26 months

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AngryApples said:
Crash pictures are one thing, but when we know 1 person died in it and several were killed by the carnage, why the fk is that picture being posted?

Ghoulish in the extreme IMHO
I think it's important to see stuff like this - it certainly makes me think twice about the way I drive.

FisiP1

1,223 posts

33 months

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raptor600 said:
AngryApples said:
Crash pictures are one thing, but when we know 1 person died in it and several were killed by the carnage, why the fk is that picture being posted?

Ghoulish in the extreme IMHO
I think it's important to see stuff like this - it certainly makes me think twice about the way I drive.
Yep, I'm in agreement. With all the respect in the world to the innocent victims, having videos like this out there can only serve to make people think again about their own actions and hopefully save lives in future.

Camlet

414 posts

29 months

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FisiP1 said:
raptor600 said:
AngryApples said:
Crash pictures are one thing, but when we know 1 person died in it and several were killed by the carnage, why the fk is that picture being posted?

Ghoulish in the extreme IMHO
I think it's important to see stuff like this - it certainly makes me think twice about the way I drive.
Yep, I'm in agreement. With all the respect in the world to the innocent victims, having videos like this out there can only serve to make people think again about their own actions and hopefully save lives in future.
Unfortunately I have to agree. There are too many pathetic immature owners in all cars who need to see how their behaviour can destroy life in an instant and in the most violent way imaginable. A horrific and extremely sad video. It needs to be seen.

ezi

1,089 posts

66 months

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Pictures of both cars afterwards here: http://shmee150.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/ferrari-599...

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Pork

8,264 posts

114 months

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Thats terrible. Driving like that in a built up area, its only a matter of time IMO. I feel terribly sorry for those caught up in this....just going about their daily lives, not a care in the world. Very sad, RIP.

XJSJohn

13,782 posts

99 months

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Justices said:
As an aside, who are there people around the world that always seem to have their video cameras rolling, often in the most seemingly mundane of circumstances, and capture all these things?
In Asia, it is pretty common, i and most people i know have dashboard camera's .... there are too many muppets on the road like this, so you have the camera's running all the time for use in insurance cases (the intention is not to catch stuff like this, but it does happen)


z4chris99 said:
I saw that exact car last week, his driving was spirited to say the least
Have / had encountered him a few times on the road ... he was a bit too enthusiastic about a race at any opportunity.

my (unsupported) guess would be that he was doing just that, Victoria Street is a long, 4 lane wide road that does get traffic light grand prix occasionally.

The big question currently is why no airbags deployed in the Taxi Cab .....

burriana

16,249 posts

134 months

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The taxi may have been too old to have side bags and, even if it did, at that speed I'm not sure they would have done much good.

Justices

2,836 posts

44 months

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Very nearly had a repeat of this in front of me, although at lower and thankfully manageable speeds. The traffic lights seemed to be in the mini van driver's blindspot and I could see he had no intention of stopping. It wasn't until it hit him that people were walking out to cross the road that he realised something wasn't quite right. A few people in his path just froze and a few chose a direction to run and went with it. Luckily the vast majority of people on the road are travelling at speeds which allow emergency braking to be effective. He was a good 20ft away when he came to a stop, thankfully, but got a good scolding from the old-timers who ALWAYS seem to pop out of nowhere at times like this.

As for posting photos of the crash I wholly agree with it. Everyone feels they are, to some degree, invincible until they have an accident. A close shave never brings the reality home in the same way. If seeing what can happen when things go wrong leads those some wilder drivers taking it easy when they are behind the wheel, it's a positive thing from a very unfortunate incident.

isaldiri

549 posts

48 months

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XJSJohn said:
Have / had encountered him a few times on the road ... he was a bit too enthusiastic about a race at any opportunity.

my (unsupported) guess would be that he was doing just that, Victoria Street is a long, 4 lane wide road that does get traffic light grand prix occasionally.

The big question currently is why no airbags deployed in the Taxi Cab .....
I would hazard a guess it's less traffic light grand prix given the time than trying to impress his passenger....

Justices

2,836 posts

44 months

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Local news report. Seems the taxi driver wasn't killed. As I said previously, the passenger would most likely have been sitting on the left side so as not to sit behind the driver, the taxi driver would have been furthest from the impact. One less life lost, a good thing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ouegmRIvoeQ&fea...

V41LEY

1,599 posts

118 months

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News here in Singapore is that Ferrari driver and female taxi passenger were declared dead at the scene. Taxi driver died later in hospital. Female Ferrari passenger and motorcyclist still critical. RIP all.
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