[LMB] OT: Accident!

Marc Wilson marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk
Sat Oct 24 13:05:29 BST 2015


On Sat, 24 Oct 2015 14:24:53 +1100, Helen Fenton
<hifenton at internode.on.net> wrote:

>
>> On 24 Oct 2015, at 12:50 PM, Eric Oppen <ravenclaweric at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 
>> I was driving home from Ames, IA tonight (getting darkish, fogging up) and
>> hit a deer.  I'm just fine (not a scratch on me; there are reasons I like
>> big cars) but the car's probably totalled.
>> --
>Wow! You are really lucky to survive that without a scratch. Hitting a kangaroo out here , even if you are in a large 4wd usually means the car is a write off and the driver and front passenger are in hospital. 
>
>My best friend ( who lives in the mountains about two hours west of the coast) has had two cars written off after a kangaroo strike with associated hospital visits for her. The worst damage occurred when she hit a wombat ( low slung marsupial built like a tank) it took out the front end of the car and caused it to roll off the road and down an embankment. Four people hospitalised even though they were all wearing seat belts and the car was fitted with front and side crash bags.
>
>Helen - see you don't only have to watch out for drop bears !!! 

I'm surprised all your cars aren't fitted with cowcatchers.


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