hit an object in the road

hit an object in the road

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yonex

15,253 posts

114 months

Monday 11th February
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98elise said:
They would be right....as the OP has just demonstrated.

If you don't, then it's shouldn't be a surprise when you hit something stationary.
It's called an accident. Normal people have them once in a while.


Reciprocating mass

5,477 posts

187 months

Monday 11th February
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Suppose so what would you like to add coffee
When people post story’s like this it tends to
Make you think how we take driving for granted
Condolences to the op and all that have had this misfortune

Eyersey1234

1,215 posts

25 months

Monday 11th February
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Sorry to hear about your accident OP.

Grayedout

265 posts

158 months

Monday 11th February
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Many many years I somehow ended up sideways on the wrong side of the road halfway round a right hand bend in a classic mini whch was then hit side on by a Cortina!

I ended up with

Fractured skull
Broken collar bone
Broken arm
Six broken ribs
Punctued lung
Split diaphram
Shattered femur

and six days in intensive are, 2.5 weeks in hospital and back pain to this day.

Reason for the story is the police could not work out how I ended up on the wrong side of the road on a right hand bend but they found a large boulder on my side of the road and recorded this as the probable cause of the accident!

Verges were flat so must have fallen off something !

Grayedout

265 posts

158 months

Monday 11th February
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Grayedout said:
Many many years I somehow ended up sideways on the wrong side of the road halfway round a right hand bend in a classic mini whch was then hit side on by a Cortina!

I ended up with

Fractured skull
Broken collar bone
Broken arm
Six broken ribs
Punctued lung
Split diaphram
Shattered femur

and six days in intensive are, 2.5 weeks in hospital and back pain to this day.

Reason for the story is the police could not work out how I ended up on the wrong side of the road on a right hand bend but they found a large boulder on my side of the road and recorded this as the probable cause of the accident!

Verges were flat so must have fallen off something !
Forgot I had these pictures:





Alex_225

3,540 posts

147 months

Monday 11th February
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SimonTheSailor said:
Do we all just add our own or known stories of when vehicles hit debris now ?
I think it's just called conversation mate! haha

NotBenny

3,863 posts

126 months

Monday 11th February
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finchy90 said:
ready for a good shafting come renewal time, reckon its going to be a write off.
providing you've got a few years of NCB built up and it's protected it shouldn't be too bad, these things happen.

Matt Cup

1,187 posts

50 months

Monday 11th February
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Grayedout said:
Forgot I had these pictures:




Jeez! You were lucky it was the passenger side with no other occupants.

vonhosen

36,020 posts

163 months

Monday 11th February
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yonex said:
98elise said:
They would be right....as the OP has just demonstrated.

If you don't, then it's shouldn't be a surprise when you hit something stationary.
It's called an accident. Normal people have them once in a while.
True, but it is also true that exposure to risk & to what level varies with outlook/application towards the task.
It's not the same for everybody.
If you don't examine why it happened to you & what you could have done differently to avoid that outcome you are fated to similar outcomes in similar circumstances in future.
Doing the same things & expecting different outcomes is..................

carboy2017

450 posts

24 months

Monday 11th February
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a very lucky escape!

Grayedout said:
Forgot I had these pictures:




carboy2017

450 posts

24 months

Monday 11th February
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st happens mate but thankfully your ok

I once had some sort of a carboard box fall on my Carisma while i was driving near St Albans and shattered the sun roof and peppered me with glass splinters!

the car was then written off


finchy90 said:
evening all, just venting some frustrations , was travelling over to friends house this evening, travelling along a 50 mph road, come over the crest of a hill at about 45mph , and lo and behold there is a rather large piece of dry stone wall that is lay in the road, probably about 12" tall, wide and about 18" long, two cars coming towards me, no real option to brake as im right on top of it. hits the front bumper, into the alloy, tyre blows off, airbags go pop, windscreen smashes, wishbone is bent, driveshaft snapped, wing is now pushed into the door, to say im devastated is an understatement, just glad it was only my car and no others involved, insurance company have now took it, ready for a good shafting come renewal time, reckon its going to be a write off.

vikingaero

4,222 posts

115 months

Monday 11th February
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Darkslider said:
The PH perfect driving brigade will be along in short order to reprimand you in adenoidal tones for not being able to stop in the distance you can see to be clear, however you have my sympathy as I'm sure 95% of other road users would probably have hit the rock as well. Just be thankful it's only metal and your pride that's taken a hit.

Was the rock placed there deliberately do you think?
99% of the time, in the dark, what happens? You make the assumption that the road ahead is clear. Most of us, apart from the Ye PH Driving Gods wouldn't be able to react and brake in the distance of our headlamps. The only way Ye PH Driving Gods can achieve this is to drive at 20mph everywhere which I can well believe as they claim they can do 150mpg and make progress.

NDA

16,267 posts

171 months

Monday 11th February
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In the 1980's a lorry wheel (the whole wheel) bounced over my MR2 on a motorway - it was travelling at maybe 30mph towards me and I was doing around 60mph. It took me a few seconds to work out what was heading my way, and then it was over me. Had it bounced on the roof I wouldn't be here now. Pure luck.

I may have had a small wee.

vonhosen

36,020 posts

163 months

Monday 11th February
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NDA said:
In the 1980's a lorry wheel (the whole wheel) bounced over my MR2 on a motorway - it was travelling at maybe 30mph towards me and I was doing around 60mph. It took me a few seconds to work out what was heading my way, and then it was over me. Had it bounced on the roof I wouldn't be here now. Pure luck.

I may have had a small wee.
There's a difference between things that suddenly move into your path without any warning & stationary objects though.

yonex

15,253 posts

114 months

Monday 11th February
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vonhosen said:
There's a difference between things that suddenly move into your path without any warning & stationary objects though.
It must be awesome being able to anticipate everything, all the time rolleyes

TurboHatchback

3,497 posts

99 months

Monday 11th February
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An expensive lesson no doubt but thankfully nobody was hurt, rocks and cars can be replaced but it could have been a person or an animal. The best drivers are those who keep learning from every little mistake they make and modifying their driving so it won't happen again, hopefully that will be you. The "nothing I could do, just an accident, not my fault" brigade are the ones who keep being involved in accidents because they never learn.

vonhosen

36,020 posts

163 months

Monday 11th February
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yonex said:
vonhosen said:
There's a difference between things that suddenly move into your path without any warning & stationary objects though.
It must be awesome being able to anticipate everything, all the time rolleyes
I think it pretty clear from my statements above that it is not possible to anticipate everything that could potentially happen when driving. But it's also pretty clear that some successfully anticipate far more than others when driving. The ability to anticipate what might reasonably be expected to happen or be found on the roads is not evenly distributed amongst drivers, hence some perform better than others. Those who've had collisions & don't seek to learn from it so that it doesn't happen again are likely to suffer the same again. The insurance industry recognise the truth in this.

dme123

5,072 posts

135 months

Monday 11th February
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Alex_225 said:
SimonTheSailor said:
Do we all just add our own or known stories of when vehicles hit debris now ?
I think it's just called conversation mate! haha
There really are some bellends on here aren't there rolleyes

Grayedout

265 posts

158 months

Monday 11th February
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Matt Cup said:
Grayedout said:
Forgot I had these pictures:




Jeez! You were lucky it was the passenger side with no other occupants.
Yes good job I was alone in the car!

ferrariF50lover

1,822 posts

172 months

Monday 11th February
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Shifty Bloke said:
Lucky you weren't going faster
Or unlucky that he wasn't going much, much faster?