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Message 2132770 - Posted: 19 Feb 2024, 13:55:59 UTC

Another stupid driver, showing how to destroy 6 cars and unfortunately killing a man. and putting two others in hospital. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKdwrqHs7FE

Full story, https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2024/02/19/speeding-motorist-destroys-six-other-cars-in-birmingham/
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Message 2132810 - Posted: 20 Feb 2024, 7:01:44 UTC - in response to Message 2132770.  

Another stupid driver, showing how to destroy 6 cars and unfortunately killing a man. and putting two others in hospital. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKdwrqHs7FE

Full story, https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2024/02/19/speeding-motorist-destroys-six-other-cars-in-birmingham/
Most likely on meth, so will plead diminished responsibility & probably get off with a fine & a suspended sentence because it's not his fault he's the way he is because he's had such a hard life.
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Message 2132842 - Posted: 20 Feb 2024, 22:46:11 UTC - in response to Message 2132810.  
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The Judiciary have an impossible task to leave anyone 'happy'.

Is the best possible just to balance the scales of unhappy to try to head off the disaster of Vengeance?...

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Message 2132912 - Posted: 22 Feb 2024, 12:09:11 UTC

Apparently authorities were considering collision guards, but it's a bit late now.

Video Captures Cargo Ship Ramming Bridge Before Fatal Collapse.

Footage circulating on Chinese social media websites has captured the moment a cargo ship in southern China caused a bridge to collapse, sending vehicles tumbling into the water below as well as onto the vessel itself.

Authorities in the Nansha district of Guangzhou, the capital of Guangdong province, said the empty cargo ship struck a pillar of the Lixinsha Bridge at around 5:30 a.m. local time on Thursday, destroying a section of the bridge.

Four vehicles and one electric scooter were involved in the incident, according to a statement released by the local government. Two vehicles fell into the water, and three landed on the ship.

As of 10 a.m. local time, two people were confirmed dead, two had been rescued and three were unaccounted for, the district government said. One crew member was injured.....
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Message 2133076 - Posted: 26 Feb 2024, 6:48:20 UTC

When leaving a car wash you must remember that your tyres are wet with probably some soap, especially when in your Lamborghini.

Qld Police called to car crash after Lamborghini hits pole on the Gold Coast.


Being on private property is why he wasn't charged, but I hope that his insurance company is as understanding.
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Message 2133077 - Posted: 26 Feb 2024, 7:40:02 UTC - in response to Message 2133076.  

When leaving a car wash you must remember that your tyres are wet with probably some soap, especially when in your Lamborghini.
To take out a power pole like that, you have to be moving, really moving. Seeing how short the distance between the pole & the carwash area is, he must have decided to see just how fast he could leave the carwash if he floored it. Unfortunately he wasn't as nearly as good a driver as he thought he was.


Being on private property is why he wasn't charged, but I hope that his insurance company is as understanding.
A shame, he still should have been done for dangerous driving IMHO- only the pole stopped other vehicles or people from being hit by the idiot as he would have blasted out of there on to the road.
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Message 2133078 - Posted: 26 Feb 2024, 8:30:53 UTC

Something doesn't seem to match between the story and the photos. Ignoring the story saying the car is "split in half" which it obviously isn't, the other photo in the story shows an undamaged car front end with the door open. There is considerable side impact damage. The rear of the vehicle also does not seem to have a lot of damage. The second photo in the article doesn't seem to show the broken power pole. It looks more like the car was traveling by and got launched into the pole or there was another vehicle involved.
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Message 2133081 - Posted: 26 Feb 2024, 9:09:45 UTC - in response to Message 2133078.  

Hypothesis: there is a sharp curve on the exit from the car-wash. He gunned the gas too soon, and spun the car. The right-hand side sideswiped the pole, but the driver was on the left hand side and exited through the undamaged door on that side?
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Message 2133082 - Posted: 26 Feb 2024, 9:15:45 UTC

Meanwhile, back on the tracks, Runaway Indian train travels 70km without driver

The Indian Railways has ordered an investigation after a freight train travelled more than 70km (43.4 miles) without drivers.

Videos shared on social media showed the train zooming past several stations at high speed.

The 53-wagon train, carrying stone chips, was on its way to Punjab from Jammu when it stopped in Kathua for a change in crew.

Officials say it began moving down a slope on the railway tracks after the train driver and his assistant got off.

The train moved at a speed of nearly 100km/h and managed to cross about five stations before it was stopped.

"The train was stopped after a railway official placed wood blocks on the tracks to stop the train," officials told PTI.
The old ways are the best ways!
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Message 2133083 - Posted: 26 Feb 2024, 9:26:34 UTC - in response to Message 2133082.  

"The train was stopped after a railway official placed wood blocks on the tracks to stop the train," officials told PTI.
The old ways are the best ways!

I like the quote that followed that line.
The wooden blocks helped reduce the speed of the train.
Derailment tends to have that effect.
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Message 2133089 - Posted: 26 Feb 2024, 11:38:42 UTC

The lambo problem is possibly two things. Tight area and wet tyres. Coming out of the wash bay he most likely blipped the accelerator pedal causing the wet tyres to loose grip. And then learned he was not a ace driver. As for no ticket. If the insurance denied his claim. His wallet is going to feel the pain.

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Message 2133303 - Posted: 2 Mar 2024, 2:55:48 UTC

Drunk driving, speed lead to deaths on Texas roads. Here’s what the numbers show (and some of them are quite scary )
Texas has more drunk driving deaths among U.S. states, according to a recent study by Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers. For every 10 drivers involved in a fatal crash in the state, more than four were found with blood alcohol content over the legal limit.

Not only did Texas top the list for drunk driving fatalities, but it also ranks No. 6 among U.S. states in the number of high speed crash deaths with 306.

* Drinking, driving a bad mix on Texas roads

* In Texas, speed kills
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Message 2133314 - Posted: 2 Mar 2024, 7:37:21 UTC

Truck driver rescued after crash leaves vehicle dangling from bridge over America's Ohio River.

The driver of a semi-trailer truck has been pulled to safety by firefighters following a crash that left the vehicle dangling from a bridge over a river in the United States.

Authorities say the three-vehicle crash took place around noon on Friday, US time, on the George Rogers Clark Memorial Bridge spanning the Ohio River to connect Louisville, Kentucky to southern Indiana.

One other person involved in the crash was immediately taken to the hospital and crews set up to rescue the truck driver from the cab.

It took about 40 minutes to set up a rope system and get someone ready to rappel down and hook the driver up to a safety harness and bring her out safely, Louisville Fire Chief Brian O'Neill said.

The driver was taken to hospital as a precaution....
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Message 2133365 - Posted: 4 Mar 2024, 8:28:15 UTC

Another in the "How lucky can you be?" category.
A driver has escaped with minor injuries after his car plunged down a 10-metre rock wall in Sydney.


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Message 2133432 - Posted: 5 Mar 2024, 13:17:07 UTC

Moment lorry driver narrowly escapes being crushed by avalanche of giant boulders
Two lorry drivers miraculously escaped unhurt when an avalanche of giant boulders crushed their vehicles as they drove along a mountain road in Peru.
Dashcam footage showed the fast-moving rocks smashing into one of the freight lorries, sending it flying into the air and landing on its side.
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Message 2133438 - Posted: 5 Mar 2024, 15:54:02 UTC

That’s a rock and a hard spot.

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Message 2133528 - Posted: 7 Mar 2024, 7:24:10 UTC

The culprit has been found.

A fire broke out on a ship carrying luxury cars in 2022, costing at least $236 million. Now a lawsuit alleges a Porsche EV was to blame.

German vehicle manufacturer Volkswagen Group has been slapped with two separate lawsuits stemming from a fire that sunk a roll-on roll-off cargo ship.

In February 2022, a fierce fire broke out on Felicity Ace while the ship was near the Azores, an archipelago in the middle of the Atlantic that is part of Portugal.

The ship, which was carrying 3965 luxury vehicles from Germany to the United States, later capsized and sank at an estimated cost of at least $236 million ($US155 million).

All 22 members of the crew managed to escape unharmed, but the boat was left adrift.

The ship had ben transporting vehicles from Volkswagen Group, with brands on board including Porsche, Audi, Lamborghini, Bentley, Bugatti and Volkswagen.

Initially, it was unclear how the fire started.

But now, the blame is being put squarely on Porsche, with the plaintiffs blaming the lithium-ion battery of a Porsche model, Bloomberg reports.

Multiple plaintiffs, including the ship’s Japanese operator Mitsui OSK Lines Ltd. and German insurer Allianz SE, are involved in a suit filed in Stuttgart, the capital of Baden-Württemberg.

Volkswagen’s Porsche unit is based in the Germany city. Volkswagen Group is controlled by Porsche SE, which is in turn controlled by the Porsche-Piëch family.

Another suit has been filed in the central Germany city Braunschweig.....
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Message 2133529 - Posted: 7 Mar 2024, 8:00:57 UTC

They should transport these things submerged in water-filled containers; then dry them at their destination.
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Message 2133535 - Posted: 7 Mar 2024, 11:19:02 UTC - in response to Message 2133529.  

They should transport these things submerged in water-filled containers; then dry them at their destination.

It don’t work that way.

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Message 2133565 - Posted: 7 Mar 2024, 18:26:49 UTC

You really have to wonder where some idiots get themselves a license to drive from.

‘Entitled moron’: Driver slammed for ‘illegal’ act in Sydney school zone.

I wonder if the coppers caught up with the fool.
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