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Post by dawesy » 18/09/17 8:11

some of you guys may have already seen this but thought id share for those not on social media.
how i got out of it with pretty much no injuries i dont know, some one was definitely looking out for me.http://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/news/de ... ash-490279

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Post by peteV6R5 » 18/09/17 8:28

saw on FB, just glad your ok mate.
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Post by Rev5v6 » 18/09/17 8:30

Thats some sort of insane luck to be able to be making this post right there man. How were not hurt at all? Jesus Christ!!

Are you some sort of very small person? Thats unbelievable the way you are still around at all, let alone unhurt.

What happened? Aquaplaning? Can you share your choice and size of tyre please.

Someone must have been looking out for you.

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Post by d-peg » 18/09/17 8:36

We're all just glad you're still with us Lee - it is nothing short of miraculous.
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Post by G MR2 Turbo » 18/09/17 10:19

Here is the scene. One minute video showing the slip road approach and crash point on the left at 50 seconds in.

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Post by Essex2Visuvesi » 18/09/17 10:24

Glad to hear you're OK :)
Guessing you won't be needing the bathroom again any time soon :)

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Post by G MR2 Turbo » 18/09/17 10:32

Just read Lee's post on Twitter. 40mph at impact!

A full account of what happened will be an interesting read.
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Post by pbmr2 » 18/09/17 15:03

Just re-read your project topic, great spec so hoping this phoenix can rise again in the future. Amazing amount of damage at 40, glad that there really was no human cost. That's one of the 9 lives spent!

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Post by dawesy » 18/09/17 15:51

well im not exactly large (except round the middle :lol:)
Still not sure how im still here let alone with just a few nicks and sore ribs.
As for whats next? really dont know. this is the biggest shunt ive had in 27 years of driving and the only time ive really felt i was super lucky.
i may reshell or i may go for a more sensible MR2 not really decided yet, ill openly admit that this one has shook me to the core. the fact that wasnt driving that fast or pushing on and this happens kinda makes you think

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Post by pbmr2 » 18/09/17 22:28

Yeah that's going to readjust your point of view somewhat! Maybe best not to make any firm choices till the shock has warn off and the new normal settles in.

I'm either just off to buy a volvo now, or a roll cage.. maybe both
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Post by TonyleFrog » 19/09/17 5:11

Not on Faceache or Twitter so didn't know about it until reading this thread! :shocked:

Seeing the pic in your link, I'm amazed that you only suffered such minor injuries and very glad to hear that you're still with us.
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A side on impact at the B pillar, which is the most vunerable part of the bodyshell, often results in a far worse outcome. Very fortunate you didn't have a passenger otherwise the consequences could have been so much more catastrophic.

A few feet either way and you could have had a much less abrupt ending in the bushes.

A sad fate for such a nice motor but metal can be replaced. As for what's next, once you're over the intial shock, I would advocate dusting yourself down and getting back in the saddle as soon as possible. I can vouch for that literally. Falling off a horse is painful every time and can very easily result in fractured bones.

Furthermore, it's possible to get caught out in any car irrespective of it's performance envelope. That wouldn't be a deterrent AFAIAC. YMMV.
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Post by Rev5v6 » 19/09/17 8:51

TonyleFrog wrote:
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A side on impact at the B pillar, which is the most vunerable part of the bodyshell, often results in a far worse outcome. Very fortunate you didn't have a passenger otherwise the consequences could have been so much more catastrophic.
I'd sort of think the 'most' vulnerable part would be right smack between the A and B pillars, right where this unfortunate (er no, the most lucky bloke I have ever read about) drivers car met the light pole.

Just incredible.

What size wheels and tyres were you running?

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Post by dawesy » 19/09/17 11:13

17x7.5 and 17x8.5 F/R with 215/40 F and 245/40 R
thanks for the kind words. hopefully should have the car back tomorrow so ill get dome detailed pictures. still not sure how im still here

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Post by jeff » 24/09/17 11:04

unbelievable you walked away , from the picture it doesn't look like there is any room left on the drivers side

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