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Old 01-12-2011   #1
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Be careful on these wintery roads im lucky to be alive!

An accident which was no ones fault, no blame lies with anyone, just an unfortunate chain of events which nearly cost me my life

To cut a long story short - on the A1 wet/sleety bitterly cold weather last night, overtaking a HGV went to pull back into inside lane, lost the back end, spun twice then flipped twice comign to a rest in a ditch

Managed to open the door and get out, phoned emergency services they all turned up amazed i walked out virtually unscathed

A few cuts and bruises and a swollen hand as well as a bit sore but nothing is broken or damaged

Car doesnt buff out so it has gone to car heaven, my god it deserves its place in there! Just to let you know this car is nearly 10 years old ive had it for 4 years, never let me down mechanically and didnt let me down when it mattered

I always knew these were good cars which is why i bought one and ill always recommend them now for all of eternity

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Viewed the damage this morning, totally stunned i walked away







No one initially stopped so no witnesses but i am not being charged with anything i.e. dangerous driving nor will any further action will be taken against me so im happy i didnt cause anything, nor was any of it my fault

No one is quite sure what happened, i think i lost grip on the white lines on the road and thats how i lost the back end, but cant rule out a diesel patch, oil patch in the road, it isnt a blowout either as the tyres are still on the car abeit damaged there are also no visible skid marks nor was there any tyre debris

Im not an inexperienced driver either had liscence for a number of years and used this route well 100's of times

But i am fine and will be - i remember everything that happened and it was all in slow motion, but i had prepared myself for the reaper or a knockout blow, neither came

Someone defiantely was watching over me, be careful out there now winter is coming in
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Re: Be careful on these wintery roads im lucky to be alive!

Wow...glad your ok after that!
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**** me! Glad you're OK .
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**** me! Glad you're OK .
I know you had a focus like this one dont know if youve still got it but if you have and god forbid something bad happens in it there is the proof above that that design is a pensioner in car years but itll still protect you
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****ing hell!

Glad you're okay!

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Glad your ok man! I know how shaken up I was after my accident and It was only minor!

Sad loss of a gorgeous Sei, but it did its job to save your life.
Cars can be replaced, people cant.

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Glad you're alright apple, if that had been the Sei I doubt it'd have done anywhere near as good a job as the Focus has done!
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Quote Originally Posted by ysidfa View Post
Glad your ok man! I know how shaken up I was after my accident and It was only minor!

Sad loss of a gorgeous Sei, but it did its job to save your life.
Cars can be replaced, people cant.

Much love, Drive safe
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Sei got sold 5 years ago thats a focus above not convinced the sei wouldve saved me but thanks anyway
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Sad loss of a gorgeous Sei, but it did its job to save your life.
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looks more like a focus to me

Impressive crash! Why didn't the lorry stop? Good to hear you're ok.
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surprised the roof peeled.
curious now did the engine run upside down?
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looks more like a focus to me

Impressive crash! Why didn't the lorry stop? Good to hear you're ok.
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surprised the roof peeled.
curious now did the engine run upside down?
yeah it was running when i left it, mainly because the rear took the main impact although didnt know that at the time as i lost all sense of direction

when it was flipped back over it died
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what speed was you going?
60 or70? (wink wink)
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Glad you're ok mate. Get some rest and back to 100%.
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That's impressive!!

Glad to see you not only survived, but walked out!!
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congrats on living dude glad there was no one in the back!!! fords are good cars when itr matters most!
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