JAL777
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This Was An Audi...

Sat Mar 20, 2004 1:19 pm

From the speeding capital of the world (Portugal) comes this set of pictures.













 
unattendedbag
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RE: This Was An Audi...

Sat Mar 20, 2004 1:21 pm

oh my gawd!

even after hitting the first tree and splitting, the rear section of the car looks like it hit it's second tree at 100mph.
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jutes85
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RE: This Was An Audi...

Sat Mar 20, 2004 1:22 pm

Look at the 8th pic, shows the speed the driver was going.....wierd.
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ArmitageShanks
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RE: This Was An Audi...

Sat Mar 20, 2004 1:23 pm

Oh well, another idiot off the road.... next please.
 
JAL777
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RE: This Was An Audi...

Sat Mar 20, 2004 1:25 pm

Oh I should mention that this guy was going only 90km/hr...

There's a reason why some roads have low speed limits.
 
CPDC10-30
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RE: This Was An Audi...

Sat Mar 20, 2004 1:41 pm

Looks like the accident where Danny Heatley killed his teammate...

Instant hamburger I guess...funny how the airbag didn't deploy.
 
TheGov
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RE: This Was An Audi...

Sat Mar 20, 2004 1:47 pm

........this is the kind of stuff that keeps me in business...........
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RE: This Was An Audi...

Sat Mar 20, 2004 1:57 pm

He would have to be going substantially faster than 90 km/h. Yes, that's the last speed recorded by the speedometer, but doesn't necessarily indicate the speed of the first impact. It would take a much greater speed to create that much damage. Also, nobody drives at only 90 km/h in Portugal!  Big grin

These are disturbing pictures though. Portugal has really bad death rates on the roads, but the highways are very safe, and they drive incredibly fast there too.
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RE: This Was An Audi...

Sat Mar 20, 2004 2:00 pm

should have opted for the side-impact airbags!
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RE: This Was An Audi...

Sat Mar 20, 2004 2:14 pm

Glad to know the airbag worked in that car. WTF
 
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RE: This Was An Audi...

Sat Mar 20, 2004 3:33 pm

That was waaaaaaaaaaaay more than 90km/hr. I suspect it was full clock. Surly it would take a great deal of force to wrap a car around a tree like this (Look at photo #10). Even the shrapnel - The flying bits and pieces left marks in the other trees when they struck. Look at the area - The size of that crash site! Did anybody call the FAA??? Cuz buddy (or honey) was ffffffflying! What a damn shame...

Also, I hope that's a woman holding the measuring tape in photo #4

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RE: This Was An Audi...

Sat Mar 20, 2004 3:37 pm

Holy cows. How many killed? Wow.
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Jkw777
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RE: This Was An Audi...

Sat Mar 20, 2004 4:15 pm

Somehow I don't think anyone walked away from that alive!!

All I can say is holy f*****g sh!t!!!!

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backfire
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RE: This Was An Audi...

Sat Mar 20, 2004 5:43 pm

Tree came out of it pretty well, though.

Hope that some of the people seeing these pictures are going to think twice before they start racing down the street believing it'll never happen to them.
 
SK901
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RE: This Was An Audi...

Sat Mar 20, 2004 6:27 pm

I have seen some nasty car accidents, but nothing like this.
The car is totally scattered all over the place, looks almost like a plane crash.
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RE: This Was An Audi...

Sat Mar 20, 2004 6:46 pm

check out:

http://www.wreckedexotics.com

Some real bads ones there...  Wow!


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RE: This Was An Audi...

Sat Mar 20, 2004 7:09 pm

What ever happened to the key in picture 8? The body apparently got ripped off the bit, but could it really be stuck in the dashboard like it seems to be?!?  Wow!
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mika
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RE: This Was An Audi...

Sat Mar 20, 2004 7:41 pm

Horendous crash indeed.  Sad

I suspect that the Airbag(s) didn't deploy because the car seems to have hit the first tree sideways and the driver and passenger bags only deploy in an frontal collision. I could be wrong about this though.
 
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RE: This Was An Audi...

Sat Mar 20, 2004 7:48 pm

What's that white thing coming out of the passenger seat, it's not the seat foam, could it be a side airbag? Would have been useless anyway in this case.

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RE: This Was An Audi...

Sat Mar 20, 2004 10:21 pm

Brings a new meaning to the phrase 'wrapping your car around a tree'  Wow!
 
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RE: This Was An Audi...

Sat Mar 20, 2004 10:32 pm

Whats strange is the fact the car is relatively clean. I mean there is no evidence of blood or other tissue. it looks almost like someone took an empty car and fired it at a tree, with a slingshot or cannon.
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RE: This Was An Audi...

Sat Mar 20, 2004 11:01 pm

Galaxy5:

I think it's like that because the occupants of the car didn't wear seatbelts and were thrown out of the car during the crash. See the two white blankets in images 10 and 11?
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RE: This Was An Audi...

Sun Mar 21, 2004 2:09 am

90 kmh is only 55mph.

Im gonna go out on a limb here and speculate that the driver was going a bit faster than indicated.
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RE: This Was An Audi...

Sun Mar 21, 2004 4:07 am

Video games never show you the reality of street racing......
 
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RE: This Was An Audi...

Sun Mar 21, 2004 4:22 am

It would be interesting in finding out what happened to the person(s) in the car. I am sure they bit the dust. I see something that looks like blood stains on the tree in pic 10. Also in pic 10 you see a plastic bag with what looks like blood and guts on it.

You never know though. Several years ago not far from my home a crotch rocket motorcycle sideswiped a small car at a high speed when being chased by the police. The car was torn in half and the motorcycle disintigrated. However both the rider and the driver in the car survived. Can't say how well they survived but they did.
 
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Sun Mar 21, 2004 4:29 am

I kinda doubt this crash had anything to do with videogames. Whoever was driving was already an egotistical idiot.
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petertenthije
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RE: This Was An Audi...

Sun Mar 21, 2004 5:38 am

Seatbelts would not have helped one bit in this crash. In fact, the driver and passenger might have worn the seatbelts.

The seatbelts are attached to the windowstill and the clip in between the seats. The windowstill went one way, and the clip went the other. As such the seatbelts would surely have snapped had they been used, taking the driver and passenger with it.

Cars are designed to be survivable in case of crashes, but most of the emphasis is placed on head-on crashes and crashes from the back. Even in modern cars like this Audi. The driver and passenger(s) of this car did not stand a chance.

What is odd though, and possibly part of the cause of the crash, is that the handbrake has been used (see picture 2 and 9). I was told that using the handbrake will block the tires and may cause the car to spin out of control. Is this true or am I mistaken?
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aloges
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Sun Mar 21, 2004 5:52 am

"The driver and passenger(s) of this car did not stand a chance."

Correct, I wrote that about the belt because Galaxy5 was wondering why there was no blood in the car. Nobody in the car anymore due to no belt => no blood in the car.

"I was told that using the handbrake will block the tires and may cause the car to spin out of control. Is this true or am I mistaken?"

True. I tried it last Sunday, on a separated part of a training "circuit". I figure not using the steering to spin it intentionally (which I did) wouldn't have made much of a difference. Spinning is fun!  Big thumbs up
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RE: This Was An Audi...

Sun Mar 21, 2004 7:52 am

Seatbelts would not have helped one bit in this crash. In fact, the driver and passenger might have worn the seatbelts.

Petertenthije,

Do you actually think someone thought... that the use of a seatbelt would have helped in this crash?
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ArmitageShanks
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RE: This Was An Audi...

Sun Mar 21, 2004 8:22 am

Check this out. This guy LIVED with minor injuries. Teens.....




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