Nearly got killed yesterday
driving down the A1 in strong winds and suddenly, from the other carriageway, a scaffolder board came flying through the air, pierced the windscreen and hit the passenger seat.
Anyone else experienced similar?
I’ve got a pic of the car but don’t know how to post itPosted 7 years ago
Yes, the pic is on my computer
1) Go to http://imgur.com/
2) Click computer
3) Browse to the picture and hit ok.
4) Then click start upload
5) Right click the image and select copy image address (or words to that effect as I am on a Mac so might be different)
6) On STW hit the IMG button, above the text box where you write your post, and paste the image url into the box then hit ok.
…or email it to me and I will do it. Email in profile.Posted 7 years agoj_meMember
Firstly, you need to report that to the police as
a) I’m sure your insurance company will ask for a police ref.
b) Just in case they can identify the culprit, you never know they may have stopped him 5 miles up the road for having an unsecured load.
Secondly, please choose me 6 distinct numbers between 1 and 50 for tonight’s lottery, thanks.
<edit> too slow….again</edit>Posted 7 years ago
The police know but the A1 was chaos yesterday, lorries on their side and all sorts. As I had no witnessess and I wasn’t interested they didn’t seem that phased about it, gave me a reference number and on my way
Well, you’re alive and there was no-one in the passenger seat. So there is a silver lining eh? 😉
Now try not to think about it too much.Posted 7 years agocrazy-legsSubscriber
Holy shit! You were VERY lucky (and very unlucky in the same way but you know what I mean…)
I had similar 2 months ago – hit a slim but solid girder lying in the inside lane of the M60 (must have fallen off a lorry or something), it got flipped up by the front wheel, went through the floor, through the fuel tank and embedded itself in the rear suspension at 65mph. 😯
Accident recovery guy could hardly believe it, comments of “it could have gone through your seat”. Insurance co were really good about it as well so hopefully yours will be the same. Now go and buy a lottery ticket for tonight and some medicinal alcohol to calm your nerves!Posted 7 years agoelliott-20Member
That is incredible luck on so many levels.
A fraction less acceleration here or a moments pause there and that would have been toast. It’s hardly worth thinking about.
Congratulations keeping your life mate. Enjoy it.
Isn’t that how the bloke from ‘Allo ‘Allo was killed?
It was a similar accident but he didn’t diePosted 7 years agospooky_b329Member
Do you know where the board is? Some scaffolders paint the ends or mark them in some way so they don’t go missing…if you can track the company down it will save the ‘have you had any claims in the last 5 years’ when you renew. (and even just a windscreen replacement counts)Posted 7 years ago
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