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Fatal Crash on the Westway in West London

Sarfend

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MGB Roadster involved in a three car shunt just below our offices on the east bound Westway at Paddington. Very sad, the MG driver was injured and died at the scene. The road was/is closed.
 
infrasilver said:
Sad.

Very vulnerable cars, lot to be said for modern cars. I was looking at an MGB parked next to me yesterday and thought they look so weak.

A friend of my mum's was killed in a MG on the M40 a few years back, very sad :sad:
 
Looks like it was involved in a shunt. The back was totally destroyed by an MPV and the car was pushed into the back of a transit. Both the other vehicles were eventually driven away while the MG was loaded on the back of a low loader.

What it showed was how much car safety has advanced over the years.
 
Very sad - RIP.

...but it's not quite as simple as blaming old technology.

The real problem is size.

If a small 2013 NCAP 5 meets a big NCAP 2, who is going to walk away?
 
Don't blame the car entirely. OK, you're more vulnerable in an old car, but it's bad driving that causes accidents 99% of the time.
Drivers brought up with modern aids who don't know how to control a car properly are often lulled into a false sense of security & have no idea what to do when something goes wrong :nooo:
Current driving tests are totally inadequate IMHO.
 
Drove passed westbound yesterday about 11:30ish and saw the car. It was completely F##ked.

Always sad when you see these types of accidents.

Assumed someone must have missed a hidden queue otherwise not sure how it could have been so bad.

Could do with a few more warning signs along that route.
 

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