View Full Version : Nearly got killed on Saturday

Lazarus and the Gimp
13-02-2006, 16:14:29
If anyone heard about a nasty crash on the M6 on Saturday, it took place about 20 feet ahead of me. What looked like a rapidly-disintegrating Peugeot flew straight across my path, bounced of the central reservation, and spun back across my way with bits of panelling and luggage flying out everywhere.

It landed upright and on the hard shoulder, and in my rear view mirror I saw the occupants moving, so I don't think there were fatalities. However, I think the Gimp kids learned a few new words, particularly when the massive adrenaline rush made my legs start cramping.

Not fun. Not fun at all.

13-02-2006, 16:21:30
new words are good, were they a bit biblical?

13-02-2006, 16:27:46
Maybe the movement was just siezures from massive head trauma.

13-02-2006, 16:30:16
Not fun at all. :(

Glad you were lucky.

13-02-2006, 17:15:53
A massive car crash and nobody craoked?

What a gyp.

13-02-2006, 20:14:05
glad you and the little gimps are ok :(

13-02-2006, 20:35:56

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13-02-2006, 23:14:37
Well, you often see French cars disintegrating, but it's not nice to be driving behind them at the time.

It's not much better when they're approaching you either.

Well avoided sir.

14-02-2006, 07:35:46
Great escape there.

A friend of mine used to drive an old Peugeot 205. At one time the 5th wheel came lose from under the car, bouncing on the road, hitting the car behind it on the windscreen. The other driver was not happy.

Scabrous Birdseed
14-02-2006, 08:18:47
PH, tell the story of your french car.

14-02-2006, 13:19:22
That has happened to me twice now.

Both times it has been young lads driving too fast and losing it.
First time was on the M25 when a kid in a corsa must have been trying to answer his phone or something, went left, went right hit a lorry, spun 180 degrees, hit the crash barrier and ended up facing roughly the direction he was going in to begin with, then this clever young man decides to get out and start hunting the busy M25 for his belongings which exited out of the window whilst he was having this accident, i was the next car behind him, but had space to make it too the inside lane away from the trouble.

Other one happened on my way upto scotland on the M6, fast moving traffic did the stop thing as it usually does, one bloke didn't stop and piled into the back of a couple again 2 small cars, nearly didn't avoid that one, but had room in the central reservation to avoid any contact, bloke i went past in the outside lane didn't look to impressed, and girlfriend needed a drink. Funny thing was the guy that did the crashing into the other guy, headed for the hard shoulder and then decided he probably wasn't insured and just made off, front bumper hanging off and everything.

I'm no stirling moss, but there are way to many people on the roads today who simply can't drive.

14-02-2006, 15:52:28
see ^^ as to why << is scared to drive a blumming car.

15-02-2006, 01:49:24
Sorry to hear that, Laz. But at least the kids are okay... cept for a language lesson. It will do them good though. Prepare them for later on school days. They'll be above the curve. :)