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crashed +2

PostPost by: gordont » Sat Mar 26, 2011 6:18 am

Unsure whose +2 this is but hoping all okay....
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PostPost by: robertverhey » Sat Mar 26, 2011 9:09 am

Holy Toledo, I have nightmares about having a meeting with a 4WD....but that fibreglass absorbs a lot of energy. A horrific accident but sounds like the driver was very lucky. McCarrs Creek Rd is a dark, sweeping bend sort of place. Not a place you want to be one a night with heavy rain. No-one I know by the way.
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PostPost by: blackandgold » Fri Apr 01, 2011 6:51 am

Looks like quite an impact the car looks to be a write off

Have had experience of crashing a +2 in heavy rain in NZ due to brake lock up hit a fence and lost the front end body work

Not a car I have seen in Sydney hope the driver is okay
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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Fri Apr 01, 2011 8:57 am

Looks a nasty offside to offside head on collision at reasonable speed. No picture of the jeep, but I assume it was a Suzuki or something similar. As the Jeep overturned it would be reasonable to think that the +2 submarined under the Jeep and took the lions share of the impact on the engine, causing the compression injuries when it all moved South. The story states the unlucky driver had 2 broken arms, 2 broken legs and internal injuries and was still critical. If you get any more news Gordon, please let us know.

Best regards to all and safe driving.
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PostPost by: RedS4 » Sun Apr 17, 2011 1:15 am

The 4WD was a Jeep Cherokee and ended on its side.... The Elan was - according to reports - on the wrong side of the road in the rain....
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PostPost by: RedS4 » Sun May 08, 2011 3:44 pm

I understand that the driver is now out of intensive care.
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PostPost by: David tye » Sun Jul 15, 2012 8:13 am

I realize that the prong happened some time ago but I might be able to help with a body and chasis if it hasn't been fixed yet.
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PostPost by: teddy » Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:14 am

The driver was very badly injured but with long recuperation ,surgery and therapy is now o.k. He has bought another Plus2 as the other was a write off only the bootlid and rear screen any use.
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