13yr old killed in F50

13yr old killed in F50

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BlackLabel

13,251 posts

94 months

Wednesday 24th August 2016
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MOTK said:
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That's the stuff of nightmares. frown


Edited by marshalla on Wednesday 24th August 20:01

SilverSpur

17,466 posts

218 months

Wednesday 24th August 2016
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MOTK said:
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Devastating scenario. RIP young lad.

Edited by marshalla on Wednesday 24th August 20:01

Dr Interceptor

6,394 posts

167 months

Wednesday 24th August 2016
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MOTK said:
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Terrible frown

As a young lad I had plenty of random people take me out for a blast... Such a shame that what should have been an amazing experience turned so sour.

RIP young'un, and thoughts to your friend and their family.

Edited by marshalla on Wednesday 24th August 20:01

garyhun

31,719 posts

199 months

Wednesday 24th August 2016
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Condolences to all concerned.

I took a neighbours son for a trip in my R8 a few years back - I was sensible but it makes you think!

RIP lad.

NDA

18,390 posts

196 months

Wednesday 24th August 2016
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Just tragic.... that poor family.

HoHoHo

14,850 posts

221 months

Wednesday 24th August 2016
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Tragic frown

I was due to take my friends 12 year old out in my F10 M5 Sunday am for a blast. As it turns out unfortunately his dad was rushed to hospital that morning with appendicitis and the joy ride didn't happen.

No doubt I would have been tempted to given it some and I had planned on going off a main road or two and onto quieter side roads where I could show him how it launches etc.

This terrible story shows how easy a joy ride can go wrong.

RIP little fella.

Vaud

42,381 posts

126 months

Wednesday 24th August 2016
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Very sad.

It does make me think. 10PS's diary made me rethink. As did becoming a father.

RIP.

SimNugget

580 posts

141 months

Wednesday 24th August 2016
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Very sad for all concerned, terrible.

I see the driver has now been named in the press.

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Eric Mc

116,422 posts

236 months

Wednesday 24th August 2016
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MOTK said:
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Absolutely tragic.

I had a feeling that it wouldn't be long before someone on PH would make us aware of a connection to this incident.

It just shows that if someone intends to make a crass and inappropriate comment on a topic they had better be sure that no-one on here is connected with the sad events.




Edited by marshalla on Wednesday 24th August 20:02

jjlynn27

7,739 posts

80 months

Wednesday 24th August 2016
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MOTK said:
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Absolute nightmare for all involved. Thoughts with the family.

Edited by marshalla on Wednesday 24th August 20:02

Digga

33,710 posts

254 months

Wednesday 24th August 2016
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I'm sure there's plenty of us thinking "there but for chance"... It is one of the great joys of owning an interesting vehicle (I say interesting, because owning a nice Defender seemed as much a hit with the general public and kids as a sports car) to be able to share the experience with others, young and old alike. RIP indeed.

jeremyc

19,976 posts

255 months

Wednesday 24th August 2016
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Eric Mc said:
Absolutely tragic.

I had a feeling that it wouldn't be long before someone on PH would make us aware of a connection to this incident.

It just shows that if someone intends to make a crass and inappropriate comment on a topic they had better be sure that no-one on here is connected with the sad events.
This. Consider also that the driver may be a member here.

My thoughts are with all those involved and their families. frown

lotusmad2001

91 posts

142 months

Wednesday 24th August 2016
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I have to say the headline struck me as My favorite Car since being about 7 is the F50, I always say to the Mrs if anything bad happens to me get me a ride in an F50 first!

Heart goes out to the family as we could all have been in that same scenario either when we were kids ourselves or when we offer to take passengers out in our cars.

Certainly makes you think!

FurtiveFreddy

8,577 posts

208 months

Wednesday 24th August 2016
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I've had work done on a couple of cars at the place owned by the driver and there is a great team of people working there who must all be feeling very hollow right now.

One moment's indiscretion can lead to a lot of people's lives being changed forever. Very sad indeed and my condolences to everyone affected.

Sir_Dave

1,480 posts

181 months

Wednesday 24th August 2016
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Such a sad story this frown
My guess is that the car was there for storage, i.e. it wasn't the drivers car so he wasn't used to driving it, gave it the beans down the access road, hit the hump & the rest is history. For the families involved it is truly awful, but for the owner of the F50, i truly hope it was insured properly.

snoopy25

1,277 posts

91 months

Wednesday 24th August 2016
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Very very sad frown

J4CKO

34,992 posts

171 months

Wednesday 24th August 2016
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Keep thinking about this, like someone said earlier, truly the stuff of nightmares.

However, I think that, on balance letting a youngster have a go in your car can provide them a lot of joy so we shouldnt stop entirely (not that I have anything they would get excited about), thankfully this is a very isolated incident, I think really it is a case of ensuring that we dont get carried away showing off, most of going in something different isnt going ballistic, it is just so they can tell their mates, maybe a little bit of noise in the lower gears, keep it sensible, drop it a cog or two and a second or two of throttle, go through a tunnel and I would be very cautious with very very fast stuff and anything less protected like Atoms and the like.

Soov535

35,829 posts

242 months

Wednesday 24th August 2016
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Awful.

Does make me think about 10 Pence Short and his prison diary.

That slowed me down right there. And has ever since.


Absolutely sh*t for all concerned.

br d

7,743 posts

197 months

Wednesday 24th August 2016
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J4CKO said:
Keep thinking about this, like someone said earlier, truly the stuff of nightmares.

However, I think that, on balance letting a youngster have a go in your car can provide them a lot of joy so we shouldnt stop entirely (not that I have anything they would get excited about), thankfully this is a very isolated incident, I think really it is a case of ensuring that we dont get carried away showing off, most of going in something different isnt going ballistic, it is just so they can tell their mates, maybe a little bit of noise in the lower gears, keep it sensible, drop it a cog or two and a second or two of throttle, go through a tunnel and I would be very cautious with very very fast stuff and anything less protected like Atoms and the like.
This is so tragic, my thoughts are with everyone touched by this.

Jacko makes a good point. A split second has turned this event from something wonderful into a nightmare.

If somebody posted here that as a 13 year old they asked for pics in an F50 and had instead been taken for a spin on private roads I'm sure everyone of us would have lauded it as a fantastic, formative experience. So sad how things can change in an instant.



Soov535

35,829 posts

242 months

Wednesday 24th August 2016
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br d said:
J4CKO said:
Keep thinking about this, like someone said earlier, truly the stuff of nightmares.

However, I think that, on balance letting a youngster have a go in your car can provide them a lot of joy so we shouldnt stop entirely (not that I have anything they would get excited about), thankfully this is a very isolated incident, I think really it is a case of ensuring that we dont get carried away showing off, most of going in something different isnt going ballistic, it is just so they can tell their mates, maybe a little bit of noise in the lower gears, keep it sensible, drop it a cog or two and a second or two of throttle, go through a tunnel and I would be very cautious with very very fast stuff and anything less protected like Atoms and the like.
This is so tragic, my thoughts are with everyone touched by this.

Jacko makes a good point. A split second has turned this event from something wonderful into a nightmare.

If somebody posted here that as a 13 year old they asked for pics in an F50 and had instead been taken for a spin on private roads I'm sure everyone of us would have lauded it as a fantastic, formative experience. So sad how things can change in an instant.
And how we all have a responsibility to wind it in when there's a child involved, in particular someone else's.