Animals crashing into buildings...
Upper Richmond Road this morning.
That was posted on my club forum today. someone then posted that they had been told it was a fatal. No idea how true that is, nothing obvious on media
I believe the driver had a medical incident, the police didn't mention anything about a fatality when I passed.
Good news then
I can't find anything on this on-line, so fingers crossed there was no death.
Looks like this could have gone much worse than it did
Swapped the reddit link for the original Standard twitter post
Cyclist clearly caused that.
Definitely an interesting crash, and a good thing that it wasn't worse, but certainly not a crash into a building. As there's a rider involved, it deserves a thread in 'Rider down' instead of a mention here.
Amazing recovery by cyclist!
New owner 05 SLK, iffy handbrake so parked in first gear.
ok it's a tree:
Theres a neighbour on our street thats got a non functioning handbrake, yet they keep parking on the hill. Number of times I've seen their car stuffed into someone elses in the past few months is insane, why do they keep doing it? Must be over £6k in damage (on the low side) from just 10 of the bangs, and it'll have been more than that now. They also don't park in gear or wheels to kerb like any sane person would.
ok it's width restricting bollards:
Hm, strange--did the driver go over the bollard in the foreground (the one with the missing reflector)?
It looks as if they drove over the tip of the triangle before seemingly changing direction and crashing into the house after a swerve.
At least they missed the bird feeding station though
I'd call that a very narrow escape ...
It's a right angle bend off a 70 mph dual carriageway:
Looks like a straight shot from failing to take the corner to hitting the building.
I suspect braking and cornering performance of that vehicle may have been less than ideal.
Yes, I looked up the site earlier. I was just intrigued trying to work out how much the driver must have swerved to end up where they did.
'Fortunately minor injuries to occupants of vehicle. '
The wording is still bad imo. I know you can't apportion blame off the bat but it still sounds like the pesky vehicle did it against their will.
Would it better to just say that there were 'only minor injuries reported'.
Or am I over thinking it?
Driver loses control and could easily have killed innocent people, the media congratulate them.
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