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Sunday, 25 January 2015

Ford Fiesta XR2 car crash

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My Ford Fiesta and the crash: Car Home
  About the car: Justin's Ford Fiesta XR2
Pictures: Ford Fiesta XR2
More pictures: Justin's smashed XR2 
More about the crash: Crash Story


I was sitting in it during the crash you can see my seat still intact 

The rear end snapped off and ended up in the trees

The car I hit


Sweeping corner

PLEASE NOTE: I am not boasting about this accident, I was a fool, and I was very lucky to live.
THIS PAGE WAS CREATED AS A WARNING TO OTHERS. I never thought I would do something so stupid.
The crash was on the A134 near Wormegay (click here for map) was on my way to King's Lynn from Thetford (Norfolk UK) 8:00am May 1998 in the car I had owed for 8 years. One minute everything was normal then I had to start my life again, the worst thing that has ever happened to me and I will never get over it.
You may recover from the physical injury but you never recover from a head injury
Amnesia
Can't remember what happened, don't know how I got there, can't believe I'm not dead
Injuries
Severe head injury and a big scar on my face. Two weeks in hospital, months recovering. No one else was hurt
Who's fault?
The main witness stated that I was following her driving slowly and sensibly for 12 miles. The police are not sure what really happened but they think I may have been overtaking at the final moment, it is not clear: but of course I was the one in the wrong. It's so strange to me as I used to drive quickly, but I thought, safely and carefully.
Conviction
Only one after 12 years driving: Driving without Due care and Attention 6 points and a £70 fine. Some have said this was not enough punishment but I was unemployed at the time, was the only injured party and my life was destroyed for some time, which is why I think the court went easy on me.
FAQ
Why did it split in half?
Well it was getting quite old in 98 (it was an 85 model) I think corrosion had weakened the steel. And the car that I hit was brand new and BIG. If he was doing 70mph and I was doing 70mph we are talking a lot of combined speed. Also if the back of my car had not split off I expect I would be dead as the energy was taken away by the rear splitting away. The car was not very old when I bought it so I doubt it was two cars welded together (cut and shut).


you can post my pictures on your website as long as you don't claim ownership and you provide a return link to this blog

My Ford Fiesta and the crash: Car Home
  About the car: Justin's Ford Fiesta XR2
Pictures: Ford Fiesta XR2
More pictures: Justin's smashed XR2 
More about the crash: Crash Story
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