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Tree fell on me whilst driving. Think my Clio is for the scrap heap. (with footage)

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Ben Cole, Feb 9, 2019.

  1. kindai


    Joined: Aug 9, 2013

    Posts: 6,752

    Location: Bromsgrove

    That will buff out :D
  2. Uther


    Joined: Jun 16, 2005

    Posts: 12,464

    Very lucky, easy to die from that.
  3. scrivz69

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 6, 2008

    Posts: 2,232

    Location: York

    Wow glad your ok.
  4. x-st

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jul 30, 2016

    Posts: 1,316

    Wow...great news that you're ok, and as mentioned above newspaper website would probably love that video/story. I can't help think that I'd have swerved all over the place with the shock of the impact.
  5. darael


    Joined: Jul 10, 2010

    Posts: 4,413

    I saw this after reading the OP's post in MM here - you're very lucky to be alive. If you had been travelling any faster, it might have landed on the roof of your car and possibly you. :eek:

    I would be tempted to buy a few lottery tickets if I were you. ;):D
  6. jpaul


    Joined: Mar 1, 2010

    Posts: 10,913

    will be interesting to hear if the insurance claim is against the bordering land owners ? whether the insurance company w/legal-aid will identify them.
    How much did it weigh then ?
  7. almoststew1990


    Joined: May 12, 2011

    Posts: 5,120

    Location: Southampton

    I've had a tree fall in front of my car at night, doing 25mph in a storm down a coastal road, emergency stop... it really **** me up, especially as there are a line of trees there!
  8. ShiWarrior


    Joined: Oct 20, 2002

    Posts: 19,914

    Location: Oxon

    I would have crapped myself !

    glad your not hurt, could have been worse
  9. Scuzi

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 19,675

    Location: Жит&#10

    Lucky that the tree seems to have been fairly rotten and disintegrated as it impacted. Anything more solid could have ended up bad.

    I’m sure they will get to the root of it...
  10. Quartz


    Joined: Apr 1, 2014

    Posts: 10,903

    Location: Aberdeen

    They'll still make a balls-up.
  11. Maccapacca


    Joined: Apr 13, 2010

    Posts: 16,847

    Location: Sunny Sussex

    Maybe get special branch in to investigate?
  12. Participant


    Joined: May 13, 2003

    Posts: 31,162

    Location: Warwickshire

    The tree will probably file an injury claim.
  13. Quartz


    Joined: Apr 1, 2014

    Posts: 10,903

    Location: Aberdeen

    They sure have the bark.
  14. Ryan-3


    Joined: Sep 14, 2009

    Posts: 8,142

    Location: Northumberland

    Woodn't hold your breath.

    Nasty looking thing that OP. Glad you've escaped unharmed, seen numerous news articles with those a lot less fortunate.
  15. kaku

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 21, 2013

    Posts: 1,851

    Very fortunate to walk away from that. Best treat yourself to some new underwear!
  16. jpaul


    Joined: Mar 1, 2010

    Posts: 10,913

    this would be an interesting challenge for a waymo car ... would it realise something had hit the car ?
  17. UberTiger


    Joined: Nov 1, 2008

    Posts: 3,715

    Wow, could have been a lot worse, glad you're okay!

    Really took me by surprise.

    Seemed like a snap decision on the tree's part to fall on you when it did.
  18. Abyss


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 4,368

    Location: Nottingham

  19. Ben Cole


    Joined: Feb 24, 2003

    Posts: 2,707

    Location: Porthcawl and Southampton

    Know what you mean though I came out without a scratch , if that boulder had caught those people it would been a cartoon type death :eek:
  20. gEd


    Joined: Jan 25, 2003

    Posts: 437

    Location: South London

    I was reminded of an incident back in 2002 when 2 young people were killed near me when a large section of tree fell onto their car, trapping them and the car then caught fire. Horrific.
    So "only" having a written off car is a blessing.