Terrible trip home. Crashed

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  1. Jim

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    We were just getting on the the M69 at 1030 this morning Sian and Ginnie were leading the way in the Landrover that was packed from floor to roof with all the gear from the show. To avoid a truck that drifted too close to her Sian steered away to her left much too sharply.

    Right in front of me the Landrover bounced first left, then right, bottoming out on the suspension each time, it then unbelievably flipped left again landing on the passengers (Ginnies) side and slid down the road, eventually coming to a halt on the hard shoulder. I stood on the brakes and managed to avoid them. I got out into the traffic and ran to the Landrover, It only took seconds for me to reach them but it seemed like an age, I managed to open the door, fearing the worst, all I could think of was the steel marquee poles and what serious injuries they might cause. But they were trying to scramble out They had managed to get out of their seat belts and I hauled them out through the drivers side which was now uppermost.

    They have lots of bumps cuts and bruises have suffered a bit whiplash and are in a little shock but nothing is broken. Essentially they are OK. :BigGrin::BigGrin:

    The Firemen removed the battery and laid out a hose and attached picture shows My Landrover exactly as I saw it crash from the driving seat I took it whilst we waited for recovery. It was a terrifying experience for all of us, the Landrover is no more but we consider ourselves very lucky indeed.
     

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  2. furmingerfamily

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    Wow, that could have been a LOT worse. Thank goodness you are all safe and sound.
     
  3. Lindy-C

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    Holy S**T.............Thank God they were OK! :Eeek:

    Give them both a big hug from me and make sure Sian has a stiff glass of something to settle her nerves!
     
  4. pappajohn

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    thank god they were both ok. must have been one hell of a fright for all of you.
    the landy is the last thing to worry about, it's replaceable, sian and ginnie arn't.
     
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    Oh my God what a terrible experience for you all.

    Thank goodness they're not too badly hurt.

    Thinking of you all.

    Rory & Jan
     
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    Sorry to hear that Jim,

    Glad all are Ok that damage is to metal only, wish your family all the best in getting rid of their bumps and bruises.
     
  7. RockieRV

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    Hi Jim

    what terrible news - thank goodness they are both ok.
     
  8. Papa Smurf

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    Jim,

    June & I send all our love to Sian, Ginny and the rest of the family. Thank the gods you are all okay. What an awful experience for you all.

    Papa & June
     
  9. artona

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    Hi Jim,Sian, Ginny and James

    We were shocked to read your story this morning. You must have felt so helpless Jim, seeing it happen in front of you.

    It is so good that everyone is OK, best wishes to you all

    stew and co
     
  10. The Poor Relations

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    OMG


    Thank god they are ok, thinking of you all.
     
  11. RockieRV

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    Hi Jim

    I told Keith this morning what had happened and he is as shocked as I am - just very pleased Sian and Ginnie were able to walk away from it.

    Hope they are able to get over their ordeal quickly.
     
  12. American Dream

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    I am so glad everyone's ok Jim.Lucky it was a solid vehicle they were in.

    I assume they have all been checked out ok.

    My God they were lucky.

    My Heartfelt best wishes go out to you and them.

    Steve.
     
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    Jim whay can I say that has not been said allready, life can be a real bummer at times can't it. The only important thing is they are ok, you can replace the landy but you sure as hell can't replace your loved ones.
    Pass on our love and best wishes for a speedy recovery to Sian and Ginnie

    Dane & Hazel
     
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    So sorry your fun weekend had to finish like that, glad they are all ok and we send our best wishes to you all.
    Eileen and Mark
     
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    What a chilling end to a great weekend, our best wishes to Sian and Ginnie for a speedy recovery.
    Thinking of you all
    Brian & Pam
     
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    All the Best Wishes Sian and Ginnie

    Just a little something to Wish you a quick recovery after such an awful crash.

    Overjoyed to hear you are ok. [​IMG]
     
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    Yes good wishes from us too
    Mark and Eileen
     
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    Jim,

    I know when we spoke a few times on the phone after it happened you described the accident fully , but the photo really brings home the fact that it happened in front of yours and james' eyes.

    Whilst our hearts go out to Sian and Ginny naturally we also must not forget James, Katy and of course you. To see the accident happen must have been awful for the three of you following in the RV. Thankfully by being behind you were able to help immediately and had the foresight to block the hard shoulder and lane 1 with the RV.

    Hope you and your family are feeling at least a little better this morning, or maybe just a little luckier...

    Speak to you later, Jim.

    Love to you and yours,
    Bryan & Suzy
     
  19. GJH

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    What a terrible thing to happen but thank goodness everyone is OK.

    All our best wishes from Jill and myself.

    Graham
     
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    Jim, our thoughts are with you & your family & glad they are all OK apart from the shock.

    A shame such a good weekend ended this way but glad no lasting damage apart from the Landy.

    Best wishes from Keith & Jean
     

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