Tragic Ferrari accident in Croatia

Tragic Ferrari accident in Croatia

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hotmelt

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Frimley111R

15,352 posts

232 months

Friday 5th November 2010
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Blimey, can't even tell what model it is.

thinfourth2

32,414 posts

202 months

Friday 5th November 2010
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Frimley111R said:
Blimey, can't even tell what model it is.
Was

vz-r_dave

3,469 posts

216 months

Friday 5th November 2010
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Croatian to English translation
Car Racing as Marin Colak was seriously injured and his suvozaèica was killed in a traffic accident which occurred around 12:15 hours on the A6 motorway, near junction Bosiljevo direction Rijeka. Colak at the time of the accident and drove his Ferrari off the road.

Official information on the causes of accidents has gone, but it is speculated that Colak driving "hooked" another car. The traces show that the braking Èolakov Ferrari raced uncontrollably after the attack on the grass still a hundred yards, then caught fire. Ferrari is quite unrecognizable.

Marin Colak very young began to participate in races in Germany and is the only Croatian who was driving the WTCC. In his career, he raced in Formula Renault and Seat Leon Cupra Cup, which in 2008. He was vice-champion.
ListenRead phonetically

Even more crazy that the guy is an actual race driver and it seems that he may have been the cause of the accident.

Edited by vz-r_dave on Friday 5th November 16:03

ZOLLAR

19,908 posts

171 months

Friday 5th November 2010
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Any one got a link to an english written article?.

Munter

31,319 posts

239 months

Friday 5th November 2010
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Blimey!

They appear to mention a "Marin Čolak" and a number of race series. Anybody that can translate? Was it his car?

Edit: Too slow typing. I see. Not good.

Edited by Munter on Friday 5th November 16:03

TonyHetherington

32,091 posts

248 months

Friday 5th November 2010
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Wow. From the wheel, I'd suggest a 360.

First shot and second shot look there's been a fire in between though, oddly?!

Thorburn

2,396 posts

191 months

Friday 5th November 2010
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TonyHetherington said:
Wow. From the wheel, I'd suggest a 360.

First shot and second shot look there's been a fire in between though, oddly?!
'Broke its back'? Seen plenty of pictures of crashed Ferrari's where the car has split from the bulkhead back.

First shot looks like the front end (presumably top cut off to get them out?), second looks like the back.

voicey

2,451 posts

185 months

Friday 5th November 2010
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TonyHetherington said:
From the wheel, I'd suggest a 360.
Yep - looks like a 360 wheel.

dudleybloke

19,524 posts

184 months

Friday 5th November 2010
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nasty.

Zip106

14,587 posts

187 months

Friday 5th November 2010
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Guessing at what's under the sheet in the 2nd pic makes this very sobering.

CampDavid

9,145 posts

196 months

Friday 5th November 2010
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voicey said:
TonyHetherington said:
From the wheel, I'd suggest a 360.
Yep - looks like a 360 wheel.
Yeah, I played the "guess the car game (morbid edition)" and figured that at least a couple of people would have spotted the wheel "gimme"

AndrewW-G

11,968 posts

215 months

Friday 5th November 2010
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voicey said:
TonyHetherington said:
From the wheel, I'd suggest a 360.
Yep - looks like a 360 wheel.
yes on top of that as most of it has burnt / melted away, just leaving suspension bits and melted alloy, so very likely a 360

Petrolhead_Rich

4,659 posts

190 months

Friday 5th November 2010
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ZOLLAR said:
Any one got a link to an english written article?.
According to goole translate (which is barely readable....):

The Article said:

Car Racing as Marin Colak was seriously injured and his 20-year-old suvozačica IO was killed in a traffic accident which occurred around 12:15 hours on the A6 motorway, near junction Bosiljevo direction Rijeka. Colak at the time of the accident and drove his Ferrari off the road. Colak is on the scene provided medical attention, whereupon he was transferred to the General Hospital.

Official information on the causes of accidents has gone, but it is speculated that Colak driving "hooked" another car. The traces show that the braking Čolakov Ferrari raced uncontrollably after the attack on the grass still a hundred yards, then caught fire. Ferrari is quite unrecognizable. The fire on the car put out the firemen. Investigation is still ongoing.

http://www.youtube.com/v/SexN5hiu0Kc

Marin Colak very young began to participate in races in Germany and is the only Croatian who was driving the WTCC. In his career, he raced in Formula Renault and Seat Leon Cupra Cup, which in 2008. He was vice-champion. The opportunity to compete in the WTCC race won after winning the Brands Hatch.

Very Sad....

Edited by Petrolhead_Rich on Friday 5th November 16:55


Edited by Petrolhead_Rich on Friday 5th November 16:56

chippy17

3,740 posts

241 months

Friday 5th November 2010
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Zip106 said:
Guessing at what's under the sheet in the 2nd pic makes this very sobering.
sobering indeed, dare I say it do I spy a foot in that pic

ZOLLAR

19,908 posts

171 months

Friday 5th November 2010
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Petrolhead_Rich said:
ZOLLAR said:
Any one got a link to an english written article?.
According to goole translate (which is barely readable....):

The Article said:

Car Racing as Marin Colak was seriously injured and his 20-year-old suvozačica IO was killed in a traffic accident which occurred around 12:15 hours on the A6 motorway, near junction Bosiljevo direction Rijeka. Colak at the time of the accident and drove his Ferrari off the road. Colak is on the scene provided medical attention, whereupon he was transferred to the General Hospital.

Official information on the causes of accidents has gone, but it is speculated that Colak driving "hooked" another car. The traces show that the braking Čolakov Ferrari raced uncontrollably after the attack on the grass still a hundred yards, then caught fire. Ferrari is quite unrecognizable. The fire on the car put out the firemen. Investigation is still ongoing.

http://www.youtube.com/v/SexN5hiu0Kc

Marin Colak very young began to participate in races in Germany and is the only Croatian who was driving the WTCC. In his career, he raced in Formula Renault and Seat Leon Cupra Cup, which in 2008. He was vice-champion. The opportunity to compete in the WTCC race won after winning the Brands Hatch.

Very Sad....
Thanks, Indeed very sad.

hotmelt

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ZOLLAR

19,908 posts

171 months

Friday 5th November 2010
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hotmelt said:
That link is abit dodgy getting loads of adverts and suspicious messages from my IT network.

Edited by ZOLLAR on Friday 5th November 17:23

LukeBird

17,170 posts

207 months

Friday 5th November 2010
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Bloody hell! eek

Dalmos

1 posts

159 months

Friday 5th November 2010
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Rough translation.

Motorsport ace Marin Colak was seriously hurt while his 20 year old passenger (I.O) was killed in an automobile accident that occurred around 12.15 on the A6 motorway near Bosiljevo towards Rijeka. Corlak was driving his Ferrari and came off the motorway. He received medical help at the scene before being transferred to Karlovac hospital.

Colak who was not wearing his seat belt was thrown clear from the vehicle while his passenger who had been wearing her belt was trapped in the burning vehicle.

No official cause has been made but reports indicate Colak "came into contact" with a Nissan. Skidmarks on the road indicate Colak breaking before driving off the motorway on a grass area another 100 meters after which it caught fire. The Ferrari is unrecognisable due to the fire damage which was brought under control by the fire brigade. Witnesses are being asked to come forward.

Unofficially police suspect the accident occured due to Colak racing the Nissan with a Zagreb registered number plate, the Nissan stopped on the hard shoulder another 100 or so yards down the motorway.