1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Crash Bang Wallop what an accident

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by jediknight, Oct 29, 2005.

  1. jediknight
    Offline

    jediknight Member

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2004
    Messages:
    835
    Likes Received:
    1
    [Oct 29, 2005]
    Well... The beast is dead.

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]


    And i walked away with a cut on my face and a headache and some bruising.

    Im coming down the hill and as i get to the junction and a black BMW pulls accross in front of me... no problem there is enough room. i just brake gently to give him space... as he clears the road i let off the brake... but then suddenly the silver mazda 626 pulls out leaving me ZERO time.... i cant even remember if i braked again or not... SMACK into his front end spinning him 180. All my airbags go off and i start to spin anti clockwise heading for a field but i look out my drivers window and see a transit van coming the other way skidding to avoid me... BANG i hit that spinning me the other way (but stoping my path of certain barrel rolling in the field) and leave me facing the way i came.

    Horn and all kinds or warning beeps going off in my car, im a bit dazed. open the door. walk to the verge. lay down.

    I reckon the impact speed was 50-60mph and it was so lucky i didnt hit the mazda side on... would have been much worse for me and him.

    MAzda driver was apologetic.. says he didnt see me (he was looking the the black bmw turning into his road and waiting for him to clear his path so he could turn out). Transit driver hurt his knee.

    Amazing everyone was ok!!!

    i was on my way home from go karting (we came second by the way /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif ) and my helmet in the boot ended up in the field (will have to claim for that aswell)...... maybe i should have been wearing it though :roll:

    Be carefull kids!! I was lucky.... VERY LUCKY!
    #1
  2. Ads

    Ads

    [Dec 20, 2014]

  3. Ryanc
    Offline

    Ryanc Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2004
    Messages:
    1,321
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Oct 29, 2005]
    Sorry to see that mate,glad your ok.
    #2
  4. jojo
    Offline

    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2003
    Messages:
    26,700
    Likes Received:
    2,010
    [Oct 29, 2005]
    Nooooo, what a waste! Glad you have come out of it ok though bud, looks like you was very, very lucky indeed to walk away from that!! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked2.gif At the end of the day, it's only a car, and guess no one wants to buy it now lol /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smirk.gif
    #3
  5. amoani
    Offline

    amoani Member

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2005
    Messages:
    114
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Oct 29, 2005]
    i feel gutted for you mate. Glad everyone was ok. Could have been a lot worse.

    Aaron
    #4
  6. jediknight
    Offline

    jediknight Member

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2004
    Messages:
    835
    Likes Received:
    1
    [Oct 29, 2005]
    i just still cannot believe the guy pulled out!!! he cant have looked my way atall
    #5
  7. imported_unkle
    Offline

    imported_unkle Guest

    [Oct 29, 2005]
    F**king hell !!!!!

    On the plus side at least your ok and it wasnt your fault .....

    /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thumbsdown.gif
    #6
  8. scoTTy
    Offline

    scoTTy Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2003
    Messages:
    1,962
    Likes Received:
    9
    [Oct 29, 2005]
    Nightmare!! Glad you're ok.
    #7
  9. imported_CurryMilkShake
    Offline

    imported_CurryMilkShake Guest

    [Oct 29, 2005]
    Glad you're ok.. Its such a sickening feeling when someone pulls out and you know its not possible to avoid.. been there!

    Been there on a motorbike too, as a pillion - only doing about 35 but bike stopped dead, buried in the side of the car, I flew up, over the car, landed on my back in the roadway beyond it - very badly winded, few minor fractures but all ok - mate wasnt so lucky, tearing himself (wince now, fellas) quite badly on the fuel cap on his petrol tank (old Yamaha 650 chopper type thing, remember those?)

    So - its very gratifying to see the passenger cage almost all intact on a 50mph + collision, then a second collision, airbags deploying as they should, other drivers unhurt too.. I loved my bike but lets all be honest - who else looks at these pics and is extremely happy they sit in an Audi every day?

    Very, very glad you're ok - and as for your car - well it did its job of protecting you from the consequences of a numptys concentration lapse very well indeed, and hey - thats what your insurance is for!

    All the best
    #8
  10. madvw
    Offline

    madvw Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2005
    Messages:
    2,488
    Likes Received:
    2
    [Oct 29, 2005]
    holy sh!t.

    glad your OK.
    #9
  11. imported_Strider81
    Offline

    imported_Strider81 Guest

    [Oct 29, 2005]
    sorry to hear that nathan! glad ur ok though mate.
    #10
  12. Markb
    Offline

    Markb Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2004
    Messages:
    2,139
    Likes Received:
    2
    [Oct 29, 2005]
    That's a bad one mate.

    Glad you are Ok though. As a car can be replaced, but you can't
    #11
  13. Mo-S3
    Offline

    Mo-S3 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2003
    Messages:
    709
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Oct 29, 2005]
    WOW, glad to see youa nd everyone else walked away. Your gonna be sore tonight!!
    You say at 50-60mph... the car seems to pretty well intact which is a good thing.

    Count your blessings and thank God your walked away. Could have been a lot worse.
    #12
  14. RichA3Turbo
    Offline

    RichA3Turbo ...Watching you! Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2003
    Messages:
    5,089
    Likes Received:
    4
    [Oct 29, 2005]
    Dude, sorry to hear that! Just goes to show how NOT in control you are when it comes to these situations. and it only takes a split second lapse of concentration from someone else and its all over! Glad your OK...Only a chunk of metal and plastic at the end of the day (albeit a rather nice one!). I hope that the insurance goes smoothly, but wouldnt hold my breath...gets complicated with more than 2 parties.

    Good luck mate. All the best

    Rich
    #13
  15. jediknight
    Offline

    jediknight Member

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2004
    Messages:
    835
    Likes Received:
    1
    [Oct 30, 2005]
    yeah im pretty sure i wouldnt have been doing slower than 50 as i dont remember braking much before i hit the mazda... it just pulled out with me so close that i didnt have time to react.

    yeah im not looking forward to the insurance proceedure now /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif
    #14
  16. imported_fingermouse
    Offline

    imported_fingermouse Guest

    [Oct 30, 2005]
    ouch sorry to here the news, glad you are alright
    #15
  17. Defratos
    Offline

    Defratos You’re Dethpicable!!

    Joined:
    May 26, 2004
    Messages:
    2,232
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Oct 30, 2005]
    That's one crazy accident mate. Glad to hear the Audi still kept u safe in there. So are you claiming a new car through insurance?
    #16
  18. CARACTERE007
    Offline

    CARACTERE007 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2003
    Messages:
    319
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Oct 30, 2005]
    omg...bloody hell im glad youre ok mate...scary stuff.
    #17
  19. HTC
    Offline

    HTC Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2004
    Messages:
    3,413
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Oct 30, 2005]
    Eeeek!

    Can't believe your so calm about it. I'd be mad as hell.
    #18
  20. Markb
    Offline

    Markb Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2004
    Messages:
    2,139
    Likes Received:
    2
    [Oct 30, 2005]
    Weren't you in the process of trying to sell it as well? Gutted.
    #19
  21. jediknight
    Offline

    jediknight Member

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2004
    Messages:
    835
    Likes Received:
    1
    [Oct 30, 2005]
    yeah i was supposed to have a guy look at it today. had to phone him from hospital to tell him it was dead.

    yeah im calm. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/swear.gif off that the guy pulled out... i still cant believe he did it? I couldnt sleep last night, just kept running through it in my mind. I really dont remember braking much before i hit him.

    Dad has had alot of experience of crashes through his carrer and reckons i must have been doing about 60ish when i hit him, maybe more... based on where all the cars ended up and how far away from the mazda my car ended even after hitting a second vehicle!
    #20
  22. jcs356
    Offline

    jcs356 Brum brum

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2004
    Messages:
    2,688
    Likes Received:
    39
    [Oct 30, 2005]
    Glad to hear you are ok.
    One less Noggy S3 /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif
    #21
  23. Khufu
    Offline

    Khufu Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2003
    Messages:
    5,703
    Likes Received:
    30
    [Oct 30, 2005]
    real sorry but glad your physically ok. It amazing how you keep running it through your mind in slow motion afterwards - if only, what if etc. I hope it all gets sorted very quickly - it adds insult to injury when the insurance takes forever.
    #22
  24. DaveACQ20v
    Offline

    DaveACQ20v Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2004
    Messages:
    429
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Oct 30, 2005]
    Glad you`re Ok Nathan
    #23
  25. manxman
    Offline

    manxman New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2004
    Messages:
    14
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Oct 30, 2005]
    Glad you and everyone is ok. Cars can always be replaced. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif
    #24
  26. DavidR
    Offline

    DavidR Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2003
    Messages:
    1,297
    Likes Received:
    1
    [Oct 30, 2005]
    What a /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/swear.gif mess! Testament to the safety of modern cars that you can walk from such a huge collision.

    Be safe...
    #25
  27. recomdos
    Offline

    recomdos Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2004
    Messages:
    987
    Likes Received:
    2
    [Oct 30, 2005]
    JESUS!

    As everyone else has said, so pleased you and all others have been lucky enough to come away ok. Feel for you matey. Good luck with getting it all sorted.

    Rob
    #26
  28. imported_VaulterTim
    Offline

    imported_VaulterTim Guest

    [Oct 30, 2005]
    Holy sh it man! What a mess /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif

    So glad you're all ok though mate... that's what really counts at the end of the day.

    I know what you mean about playing it all over in your head too... I rolled a 16V Clio I had quite some years ago doing some silly speed on a deserted motorway first thing in the morning (don't ask) and for weeks I kept seeing the accident in my head from in front and above like it was all happening in front of me. I too was ok but bloody shouldn't have been!

    Hope you get the insurance all sorted soon bud /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

    T
    #27
  29. SanityClause
    Offline

    SanityClause Member

    Joined:
    May 5, 2004
    Messages:
    93
    Likes Received:
    1
    [Oct 30, 2005]
    Damn you were lucky to walk away from that one. Will another S3 be on the cards?

    Glad to hear you are safe anyway.
    #28
  30. TDI-line
    Offline

    TDI-line Uber Post Whore

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2004
    Messages:
    9,057
    Likes Received:
    38
    [Oct 30, 2005]
    Glad your ok fella, this could have been a lot worse and just goes to show what difference a solid car can make.

    Did anyone notice what the sign on the back of the bus read...
    #29
  31. imported_spuddie007
    Offline

    imported_spuddie007 Guest

    [Oct 30, 2005]
    Holy ****, I'm surprised you didn't hurt yourself!

    Glad you're okay, sorry to see the car in such a state, but as someone already stated, it's only a car.
    #30
  32. jojo
    Offline

    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2003
    Messages:
    26,700
    Likes Received:
    2,010
    [Oct 30, 2005]
    [ QUOTE ]


    Did anyone notice what the sign on the back of the bus read...

    [/ QUOTE ]

    PMSL, now that's attention to detail, though I doubt even driving slower would prevent this accident from JKs description /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif
    #31
  33. bioharry
    Offline

    bioharry Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2004
    Messages:
    76
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Oct 30, 2005]
    Mate really sorry for you. Wish your aches a speedy recovery!

    Have you managed to do anything with the remap, I didn’t think you had declared it with your insurance from memory?

    Book price on your car for trade is ~12k so i would expect an offer of around this figure.
    #32
  34. god_thats_quick
    Offline

    god_thats_quick Numptie of the highest order

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2004
    Messages:
    2,507
    Likes Received:
    1
    [Oct 30, 2005]
    Holy /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/swear.gif, glad your ok and glad to see the car did a good job keeping you safe.

    good luck getting everything sorted /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif
    #33
  35. recomdos
    Offline

    recomdos Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2004
    Messages:
    987
    Likes Received:
    2
    [Oct 30, 2005]
    [ QUOTE ]
    [ QUOTE ]


    Did anyone notice what the sign on the back of the bus read...

    [/ QUOTE ]

    PMSL, now that's attention to detail, though I doubt even driving slower would prevent this accident from JKs description /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif

    [/ QUOTE ]

    ...and the number of it /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif
    #34
  36. jojo
    Offline

    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2003
    Messages:
    26,700
    Likes Received:
    2,010
    [Oct 30, 2005]
    [ QUOTE ]
    [ QUOTE ]
    [ QUOTE ]


    Did anyone notice what the sign on the back of the bus read...

    [/ QUOTE ]

    PMSL, now that's attention to detail, though I doubt even driving slower would prevent this accident from JKs description /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif

    [/ QUOTE ]

    ...and the number of it /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Are you even looking at the car Rob?
    #35
  37. dummi
    Offline

    dummi smoking a6

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2004
    Messages:
    1,210
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Oct 30, 2005]
    woah glad your ok.. looking at the pics wouldn't have guessed..
    #36
  38. dickys3
    Offline

    dickys3 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2003
    Messages:
    2,955
    Likes Received:
    1
    [Oct 30, 2005]
    Jesus Nathan! I can't believe you got off so lightly after seeing those pics! Thank god you were in something modern with all the safety aids!

    Wishnig you a speedy recovery mate! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif
    #37
  39. jediknight
    Offline

    jediknight Member

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2004
    Messages:
    835
    Likes Received:
    1
    [Oct 30, 2005]
    cheers guys

    Been back to the scene today and took this pic

    [​IMG]

    As i came over the hill (would have been coming towards us in that pic on that pic) there was a black bmw estate just pulling into the 'turn right' box and turned across me into the road where you see the blue A class. I had my foot on the brake and maybe slowed a little but when he cleared the road i let off the brake.

    THEN... the mazda pulled out of that side road where the A class is and pulled across my path aiming to turn right going up the hill. Not enough room though and i hit him at what i believe to be about 60mph (dont remember having much time to brake). In the top highlighted box is the initial impact just next to that arrow that indicates the right turn. you can see my tyre marks in a C shape arch (just, you have to look close!) The mazda span 180 to face the way it had come. I found engine parts inc the battery of the mazda in the field today!

    So my path continues now going sideways towards where i stood to take this picture.

    The blue transit was heading up the hill and swerved to the left when i was coming towards him. I hit the transit just to the left of the 2 arrows and that sent me into a spin in the other direction. You can see my tyre marks going the other way now across the face of those arrows.

    I then ended up facing back up the hill
    #38
  40. The Slug
    Offline

    The Slug Active Member VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2004
    Messages:
    1,870
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Oct 31, 2005]
    Yeah gud to hear your still with us man!! looks a bad en mate, you had a superb car too, big shame for you to be involved in such a bad accident!! Like others had said, u cannot be replaced, a car can! hope the insurance sorts it out quickly for you dude!!
    #39
  41. nickel101
    Offline

    nickel101 Member

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2005
    Messages:
    97
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Oct 31, 2005]
    Think it shows the robust build of Audis /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

    glad everyone is ok and not injured.
    #40

Share This Page