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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 8:47 pm    Post subject: Porsche crash near Burghead - anyone from here? Reply with quote

Painful to see, but it says no serious injuries.

https://www.eveningexpress.co.uk/fp/news/local/porsche-land-rover-involved-north-east-crash/
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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That car is cooked, good to see no serious injuries.
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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 5:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ooof, there's a good example of the crumple zone! Those pesky trees don't budge much eh?
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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 7:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Norfolk & Idea wrote:
Ooof, there's a good example of the crumple zone! Those pesky trees don't budge much eh?


You got that right! I've seen trees half that diameter not budge!
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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 9:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

To walk away from that uninjured is very lucky indeed!

Don't really get why the discovery went off as well?

Surely they weren't racing each other? Rolling Eyes
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bit of T-Cut will soon sort that out....

In all seriousness though, that looks pretty nasty, hope the driver was ok.
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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder how much he wants for those wheels?
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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 9:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lucky there was no serious injuries,could have been so much worse
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jotaking wrote:
To walk away from that uninjured is very lucky indeed!

Don't really get why the discovery went off as well?

Surely they weren't racing each other? Rolling Eyes


Disco might be a sleeper Smile doubt it though....
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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Disco might be a sleeper Smile doubt it though....


Must of come from this stable

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cH5rahj_dns
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As mentioned, the crash systems have worked treemendously. You would expect for the car to fold around the tree, whereas the damage has been shared across the entire frontal area, incredible.
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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jotaking wrote:
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Disco might be a sleeper Smile doubt it though....


Must of come from this stable

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cH5rahj_dns


Ha ha, I love pointless nonsense like that! Brilliant!

I watched a couple more and asked some questions. I'm having a slow day btw....
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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know that road very well and it's a bit of a 'racetrack' as it's about half a mile dead straight into the village.
By the looks of it it happened just close to the turn off for Kinloss which is a known accident black spot, people come tanking up the road then someone pulls out from the junction and swerve, skid, bang!

Another picture here: https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/moray/1246442/emergency-crews-called-three-vehicle-crash-moray/
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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 2:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Another picture here: https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/moray/1246442/emergency-crews-called-three-vehicle-crash-moray/


Is that the same tree!!

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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One of the benefits of having the engine in the rear is it can't get pushed back into the cabin on a full frontal like this. In high speed crashes its the engine entering the cabin that often causes the most serious injuries Wink
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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

+1 if the engine was in the front I think there would be life changing injuries instead of walking away. Someone was very lucky.
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mikeluke wrote:
I wonder how much he wants for those wheels?


That's a terrible thing to say! However, I did think exactly the same thing so I'm terrible too.
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 6:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wing mirrors can be modded to fit a 996 right?
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