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Audi vs Tree

Neilybabs Jul 16, 2008

  1. Neilybabs

    Neilybabs New Member

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  2. voorhees

    voorhees Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team V8 Audi S5 s tronic

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  3. karl7900

    karl7900 Active Member

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    It's an RS6, and been posted a while back.

    Not nice to look at though.
     
  4. karl7900

    karl7900 Active Member

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    Me neither. I'd be crying if it was my car...
     
  5. steveg9

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    (i) Thank God there were no passengers as they would not have walked
    (ii) I think there was some discussion when posted elsewhere as to how much of the damage was impact and how much cutting the car open to extract someone.......
     
  6. Oranoco

    Oranoco Well-Known Member

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    This has been about for a couple of years now. Was linked to on PassionFord some time last year. Driver walked away which I think was more by luck than judgment. Aim for a lamp post as they aren't as well routed and do tend to bend unlike a 200 year old Oak tree
     
  7. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Its all to do with the thickness of the tree!! Thin trees slice through cars like cheesewire - I saw a 540i once, had hit a tree and it was in 2, the prop shaft was easy 3" and broke clean in half :scared2: Obviously this doesn't apply to saplings .....
     
  8. Neilybabs

    Neilybabs New Member

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    Couldn't see where else to post as 'General' section is for anything other than cars.

    No, I don't think a sappling would do quite as much damage hahaha.
     
  9. dansansome

    dansansome Member VCDS Map User

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    that has to be the non-cash equivalent of winning the euro lottery. what a lucky barsteward.

    the tree however sued his ass for grand whiplash.
     
  10. ChriS3

    ChriS3 hud at ye bam

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    I remember this when it first came about. The driver is the guy holding the mobile phone and talking to the cops. Very little cutting if any was done as the drivers door etc is fully intact. The car was on ebay for spares about two weeks after it happened.

    And if I remember correctly, the driver isn't the owner. It belonged to a mate of his. He posted up all the info on an Audi site somewhere.
     
  11. Essflee

    Essflee Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't of thought you could salvage any spare from that.......

    He was definately a lucky boy, somebody was with him on that day !!!!
     
  12. Caesium

    Caesium My BM is fixed! VCDS Map User

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    Nice, lend someone your car and end up getting a smear back!

    Just goes to show how strong trees really are!
     
  13. Adam-D

    Adam-D Member

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    thats is most definatly broken.
     
  14. marriedblonde

    marriedblonde Active Member

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  15. 205man

    205man Active Member

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    i did read once that this may have been set up as an emergency services training op.

    the thing i cant understand is where are the marks on the tree? i work with trees almost every day so know they would mark, and having hit one once myself know from firs hand experience how much impact/damage would be done.

    not saying it not defo real but to do that much damage to to the car would at least remove the bark lol
     
  16. marriedblonde

    marriedblonde Active Member

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    I'm pretty certain that one's legit as it was an MTM tuned one I believe that someone was supposed to be trst driving.

    The setup one I think was the one with the A3 the was cut in half down the b pillars.

    J.
     
  17. Ibzzzzz

    Ibzzzzz Member

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    Abt tuned, you can see tha badge in one pic!
     
  18. yellowgti

    yellowgti Whats going to break next??... VCDS Map User

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    bit of T-cut anyone? ;-)
     
  19. james0808

    james0808 Active Member

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    If there was no passengers and the driver walked out on his own there would be no reason to cut the car to free anyone.
    Maybe it was all accident damage afterall,the lucky bugger.
     
  20. AUDI TURBO

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    im gob smacked i cant believe taht. nevers een out like that before
     
  21. AUDI TURBO

    AUDI TURBO Member

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    do you think his insurance company wrote the car off?? lol hehehehe
     

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