View Full Version : Car Crashes !

12-24-2004, 03:45 AM
Woot, I get to be the transition-guy for one of the popular threads from the old site<p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/banana.gif" BORDER="0">

12-24-2004, 08:37 AM
Here is a gogood car crash site, espeically exotic cars<p><A HREF="http://www.wreckedexotics.com/" TARGET="_blank">http://www.wreckedexotics.com/</A>

02-14-2005, 10:34 AM
I had loads of crashes in my Vel Satis ask Santeno if you don't believe me.

02-14-2005, 10:47 AM
Don't ask me. I don't believe you either.

02-14-2005, 10:49 AM
Why not. How many people do you know admitt having car accidents????

02-14-2005, 04:25 PM
HUH??<p>I've had a number of car crashes too. one of them is the reason I'm here <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/ylsuper.gif" BORDER="0"> but it's a miracle I survived it <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/scared.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>blew out the right rear tire of my 88 Nissan Sentra at 75 MPH on October 9, 2001, and fishtailed into a spin, then I hit the center divide (wide expanse of dirt and shrubs along that section of road) and rolled three times. Spent a week unconscious, two months in the hospital, and nearly two years in a wheelchair. I started driving again in April 2002, six months after the crash about, and was T-boned by a kid 5 weeks later. Totalled the brand new Focus <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/crying.gif" BORDER="0"> but I pretty much got out of that one with a broken rib and a few cuts, much luckier.

02-14-2005, 06:48 PM
if i find the pictures from my car after i introduced it to the side of a mountain i will post them

02-14-2005, 08:50 PM
luckily I have never had any...no crashes, no tickets, no accidents, nada<p>although i should...i drive a lot faster than I should (meaning i speed) <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bangin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>it helps on the insurance costs, especially since I have a sports coupe and a sports sedan <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0">

02-14-2005, 09:53 PM
I've had 4 car accidents <p>and . . . about 12 tickets, mostly for speeding. It's not my fault though, I drove through a speed trap everyday on my way to work for 4 years, I should feel lucky I only got 3 tickets per year

02-14-2005, 11:35 PM
since i drive pretty much the same way to and from work, i figured out where the troopers usually park and spot people, generally i slow down a bit when enter those "zones" <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0">

02-15-2005, 07:16 AM
sh**. I feel sorry for you. Your lucky to survive Andre.

02-15-2005, 07:50 AM
I've had 3 accidents. 2 were due to aquaplaning, and were just twisted metal, but number 3 was almost it. It was July 2002. Back left tire blew up ( great feeling right andre? ), while i was doing a curve. Can't remember how fast i was going, but it really wasn't that fast. Car got thrown into a wall, then while i was trying to control it it hit a lighting pole. Big cement one, like we have in Portugal. It broke, fell on top of the car, dragged it for about 20 metres and finally stopped on the other side of the road, just in time to hear my car die. Believe or not, the only thing that car had unharmed was the rear bumper and lights. The guy who was on the front passenger seat had scratches on his arm ( he had it outside the window ), and the girl who was behind me jammed her knee in my seat, but there was nothing serious. I wasn't until the tow truck arrived that i noticed how close it had been though. When the guy asked me to help im maneuver the car into the back of the truck, my hairs were rubbing the ceiling. The pole had fallen directly on top of me, if i was 2 inches taller, i'd probably be dead now. <p>Has for tickets, 1 for speeding, 1 for parking, 1 for not having my license ( or any documents btw ) and one for talking on my mobile while driving, last two together. But that's a hole other story <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><br>

02-15-2005, 08:15 AM
sh**!!! In to a wall!!!! A Cement light pole!! Wow unharmed the bumper and lights nice!!!. Unlucky. Are you ok???

02-15-2005, 09:18 AM
To varying degrees of damage I've been invloved in 15 automobile collisions (both as a passenger and a driver). Only one was caused by me, but it was in order to avoid a bigger accident caused by another jerkoff. The two worst ones were one in which I wasn't wearing a seatbelt and became intimately familiar with the windhield (had the lumps to remind me for about a week). The other which was not an accident as far as my vehicle was concerned, A guy got hit by a small van as he attempted to cross a bussy street. he got launched about 15 feet. My mom was driving and hit the brakes. the guy came to a stop under our bumper the cops came and the ambulance took him away. we never found out whether he survivd or not.

02-15-2005, 11:26 AM
thanks all for sharing your stories...if nothing else I have learned to slow down a bit...maybe i'm just lucky but i don't ever want to see my first, at least not any time soon<p>Although, truth to be told, when it's snowing here, which is most of the time of the year, I drive very carefully, the only time i drive faster than speed limit (sometimes a lot faster) is on dry pavement <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0">

02-15-2005, 03:27 PM
I have never been in an accident. I almost was though, my brother rear-ended someone right after he dropped me off. If the airbags would have deployed the car would have been totalled. (the whole thing was a result of deer)<p>I have seen a few accidents though. Mainly out of stupidity; running stop signs, driving too fast in bad weather, etc. I have seen people pass on the highway before they were even plowed!! <p>I guess I did back into someone once. It was in a parking lot and the people who parked next to me left me little room to swing my car around. Only damage was a scuff on my bumper. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emsad.gif" BORDER="0">

02-15-2005, 06:50 PM
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02-15-2005, 06:53 PM
woah that sucks <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/scared.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/scared.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/crying.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/crying.gif" BORDER="0">

02-15-2005, 08:19 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>knicks125</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">since i drive pretty much the same way to and from work, i figured out where the troopers usually park and spot people, generally i slow down a bit when enter those "zones" <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>yaa . . . I would try that, but every 100 yards there is an ideal place for a cop to hide. If I slowed down at each place where they might be, I'd be driving the speed limit the whole way, and we don't want that. <p>It's basically a canyon drive / toll road with never any traffic. Like you drive up and down mountains the whole way and they like to hide at the top of the mountain or the bottom or around one of the many turns, no way to predict their hiding spots, too many equally good options<p><br>As for the audi picture two posts up: hahaha, take that audi! great picture

02-17-2005, 10:32 AM
hehe, my Dad was an ex Cop... knew where all the hiding places for cops were, so I know those areas now, and know what to look for for future "Cherry patches"<p>It doesn't mean I don't get pulled over, I've been pulled over quite a few times. three times seince my accident, once for expired tags (got off with a verbal warning) twice for speeding, the first time I had a friendly conversation with the cop because it was superbowl weekend and the superbowl was here in SD. I got a written warning for that<p>Most recent was last summer I got intimate with a low-profile Sheriff's car (white paint, nothing but the word "Police" on the side and back and the two spotlights next to the mirrors to distinquish it from regular cars, Lightbar is LEDS inside the windshield, so in the rearview mirror all I saw was a white crown vic). I didn't slim my way out of that one.

03-01-2005, 03:13 PM
I witnessed an accident just now. I was at a red light, in the "straight" lane right next to the "left turn" lanes. I waited as the left turners got a green light, then the left turn light turned yellow, and I felt it coming, a 2005 Mustang (Red, didn't even have license plates yet too) came careening past me (my car got buffeted by the wind) trying to slide through the yellow, he makes it, but as he turned the corner he lost control of the back end and slid through a very shallow corner and into two cars waiting for the green light on the other side of the intersection.<p>Luckily he'd slowed down to maybe 15 MPH by the time he hit them, so damage was minimal, as were injuries. One of the drivers complained that their neck hurt and was put into an ambulance while we were filing out our statements. My wife and I were in a rush so we left as soon as we'd filled everything out, so didn't see much else<p>one person in the Mustange and one of the two cars he hit, three people in the other car, everyone except one of the drivers walked off with cuts and bruises

03-01-2005, 06:55 PM
wow! that sounds like quite an incident to witness. Just out of curiosity, how old was the driver of the 2005 mustang? and that was nice of you to stop and give your account of the accident, i thought nobody did that in cali

03-01-2005, 07:06 PM
I didn't get his age, he looked a bit younger than me, maybe a year or two out of college. Definately single I'd say, a lot of my suicidal tendencies disappeared once I got a girl.<p>It was remarkably un-spectacular, none of the cars were totalled but the Mustang hit one of the other two cars pretty much head on, but not going very fast. he just left a thin black line as he swung too wide through the curve, he was sitting on the brakes for about the last two second of his flight.<p>I'll sketch it out on paint to give you an idea of what it looked like

03-01-2005, 07:17 PM
I never been in a big car crash, never been fined, never nothing big.<p>However, on July 24 2004, I was driving my Land Rover down the road when a lady came to the intersection of a street that finished on the road I was travelling in. I saw her not looking, so I braked, I blew My horn, I moved to the right fully, but she didn't look before going out into my space even though I had right of way. She slammed into my driver's door twisting my aluminium bodywork.<p>Damage to my car was: dented door, dented lower side panel (both yet have to be changed) and a long scratch from the driver's door to the rear wheel. And I was very pissed off. First crash to the perfect looking wonderfully conserved car in 35 years.<p>Damage to her car was: one headlight broken, grill, bumper flew off (even though it was metallic), bonnet dented, front right wing dented, large green scratch all over the right wing.<p>She didn't pay. I'm the "teenager" so however I drive, It's my fault. Nothing to do. Even if I NEVER speed.<br>

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03-01-2005, 07:27 PM
I actually observed something bad... <p>When I was in Oregon last week, we were heading toward Mt. Bachelor ski area early in the morning. A few minutes after we got on the two lane highway, this GM SUV passes us, obviously the driver is in a big hurry. About 15-20 minutes later, we pass the SUV, but this time it is on the side on the highway rolled over. <p>

03-01-2005, 08:22 PM
I saw a highspeed crash onetime. It was a terribly designed street actually. Basically, there are two lanes going straight and one lane has the option to turn left and get on the freeway, but there is no signal to slow down the cars and both sides of the street are one-lane wide with only a yellow line seperating them. So I was sitting in my lane, I had just gotten off the freeway and I was waiting to turn right and merge into my side of the one-lane road. During which time, a ford expedition was coming in the opposite direction and proceeded to turn left to go onto the freeway onramp, but the driver did not see that there was another car coming into her head-on. So the driver turns into the path of the incoming car and the incoming car FLIES into the expedition. The incoming car was a dodge caravan and the car that turned left into the path of the incoming car was a ford expedition (mentioned above). They hit so hard that the windshields of both cars flew out and collided midair. The dodge was going about 50mph and the expedition was going about 15mph. It happened so quickly that the dodge didn't even have time to put on its brakes. The airbags in both cars deployed and i think both drivers were unconscious because i didn't see any movement from either driver after the accident . . . i didn't even consider taking a picture, i was in a little bit of shock from what i had just seen

03-02-2005, 01:57 AM
Lessee, I've wtnessed a few accidents. I saw a chain reaction accident (car hit a car, which hit the car in front of it, whoichhit the car in front of it, etc.) there were five cars in that crash, but it appeared minor. I've seen a Ford Bronco lose its wheel assembly and flip, Seen more than enough people spin out on the freeway.<p>Much Like Zwie's story, we were driving down the Central Valley in California when we were passed by a black sports car. i was a kid at the time. The car was hauling, probably 110 or more, weaving, with two teenagers inside (so my Mom says). About a half hour later the traffic backed up for 15 minutes, the cause of the backup: black debris spread across the freeway, rescue vehicles, and two white sheets covering lumps on the road. Drive carefully folks!<p>Another one which I stayed for and filled out a report was sitting at a red light, the first car at the intersection, when an ambulance started coming from the direction opposite me. Now, I don't know about where you are, but here in SD when a rescue vehicle comes through all the lights turn red except the direction the rescue vehicle is traveling, only that set of lights will turn green so everyone can clear out of the way. So the cross street's light changes quicly to yellow, then red. now, (sounding familiar? Brace yourself, it's another Ford too!) a Gray Ford Taurus trying to beat the yellow light (ahem, I rest my case) with a man about 40 in the driver's seat, runs the red light and smacks squarly into the side of the ambulance.<p>Moral: DON'T RACE THE YELLOW LIGHT!!!

03-03-2005, 01:55 AM
I've witnessed two accidents. Once it was only a small carambolage, someone was going too fast and didn't manage to stop at a red light.<br>Second time it was looking pretty seriously, someone was going ahead on red light (he thought is was yellow, but it had just changed into red). He hit side of another car which was going at green. Hitting one was going about 60 km/h. I guess there were injuries, as car which was hit was the old Sierra.<br>I had one accident myself. We were going 60 km/h, in front of our car was another one. It drove on the roadside and it slowed down. When we were overtaking him, he suddenly turned left (without an indicator) and we hit it.<br>We were in Opel Corsa B this time, and we hit Fiat 126p.