we got crashed into

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  1. slimbob

    slimbob Read Only Funster

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    hi we was on the a 34 yesterday evening in the rain when a car being driven by a 20 year old girl and a passanger in the car with her was a young baby .
    started to over take us at high speed lost control of her car sending her car right in front of our m/home I never hit her at this point .
    but she went into the trees on the side of the road and back out onto the road and into the side of our m/h .
    then up into the air and ripped the top off the cab yes the top .
    her and her baby are or where in hospital not sure if they are still there
    why do kids have to drive so bloody fast.
    our m/home does not look to good the inside of our m/h is coved in the engine oil from her car
     
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    The passenger was having a baby!!?

    I guess that's why she was driving fast

    Lucky to be alive .......how's the van?
     
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    MY GOD!! Hope your OK. Think I would have had a baby if that happened to me!
     
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  4. slimbob

    slimbob Read Only Funster

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    no her passanger was a very young baby.
    and not sure on our m/home it don't look to good
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    After that experience i wouldnt be surprised if she never drives again, never mind drive fast.
     
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    Might be driving a box right now, who knows after a smash like that??
     
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    Sounds awful - a frightening experience for all concerned. In spite of the apparent stupid action of the young driver, I hope she and the baby will be OK.

    I guess you must be pretty shaken too. Hope you can get over it without too much difficulty, and also sort out the mess with your van - trusting the insurance companies don't mess you about.

    Best of luck.

    Mike
     
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  8. MikeD

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    Pleased that you are (I assume) ok. (y)

    Sorry to read about the amount of damage to your motorhome though.
     
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    It was bad enough when our parked (and empty) van was hit. Glad you are OK and I hope the driver and her baby are as well.
     
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    Goodness me, hope they're OK and that she learns a hard lesson from it, and hope your motorhome gets sorted out properly so you're not left disadvantaged in any way because of this
     
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    I blame the government, (always do) the driving test has nothing to do with driving, all they are taught is how to pass the test, not how to drive. Glad you are OK and hope they are too!
     
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    Never met you 'Mikebeaches', but I was horrified to hear about your incident. I frequently hear reports of bad accidents on that road.

    Think of it this way, you are lucky to be alive!!

    Despite her bad driving skills in the rain (I guess she aquaplaned?) I hope that she and the babe are ok?

    WHEN OH WHEN are we going to teach young drivers (any drivers for that matter) proper driving skills and the dangers of driving? I presume that this girl is not exactly a novice? She may have had as much as 3 years experience.

    I would like to see the 'rain rules' that they have in other countries applied here, where speed limits are reduced when it's raining. And enforce it!

    People are cocooned in modern cars with all of the safety aids, virtual noiseless environments and brains full of the pace and distractions of modern life. To some, speed is just a digit on the speedo!

    Sorry to hear about the extensive damage to the MH. We wash them, polish them, talk about them on here and revere them BUT, at the end of the day, it's a vehicle. It can be fixed. You can't be patched up so easily.

    Good luck, let us know what the outcomes are.

    James
     
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    Glad to hear that you both are OK - that is the most important thing!!
    Yes, we all treat our MH like treasured babies, but at the end of the day they can be repaired/replaced your health can't.
     
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    Sorry to hear about your accident but glad that you are OK . All too often it is a young driver who looses control and causes an accident often with fatal consequences. Let us know how you re getting on with repairs and insurance and also how the mother an baby are doing .
     
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    If you said to that girl....."Just stand at the edge of this 1000ft cliff holding your baby", she would run a mile Now ask her to drive overtake at a fast speed in the rain, no problem.
    This has got to be down to this perverse feeling of invincibility that some younger car drivers feel???
     
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    Hi James

    Agree with all you say, BUT thankfully, and for clarification, it wasn't me that was involved!

    It was 'slimbob' - the original poster that started the thread - who experienced and suffered the accident.

    Thanks for the good wishes nonetheless.

    Mike
     
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    Not a nice experience for the op to go through and naturally my sympathies to both parties involved.
    Don't wish to stir things up or hijack the post BUT why are the young drivers nearly always castigated for there driving ?
    In our area as I am sure everywhere else we have many elderly drivers who to put it bluntly should be taken off the road. No need to go in to all the reasons why as I am sure we all encounter them.
     
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    I did want to ask her if she had not seen the rain.
    what has made this really hard for us we lost our oldest daughter 8 years ago from riding her m/bike .
    so we know all too well what could of been
     
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    Glad you are ok.

    Women really shouldn't be driving cars.
     
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    Oh my god Slimbob, I'm devastated for you all. You guys for the incident and the terrible shake up you've just had and of course for the young lady and the baby. I only hope you all recover ok.

    Also really saddened by the thought of the loss of your daughter too. You've certainly been through it all and I know if there was anything that any of us Funsters could do for you, just ask, as I'm sure one of us would be close by to help.

    Good luck Slimbob.
     
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