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blackwolf



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Disco2 destruction, yikes

Not seen this before, rather sobering the ease with which the central reservation was crossed. I would not like to experience this in a classic Defender.

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discomog



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Post #878273 13th Jan 2021 5:14pm
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blackwolf



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Yes, I didn't phrase that very well, did I?

It's possible though that a Defender would have absorbed more energy as the roof collapsed onto the driver's head and as a result would not have vaulted the arrestor wires on the central reservation.

When you look at the clip and the amount of traffic, it is truly extraordinary that no other vehicle were involved. I hope the driver was OK, other than a shocking laundry bill and a destroyed car.

Post #878276 13th Jan 2021 5:21pm
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Simon Audi



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Great that no one stopped to see if he was alive... call police... etc....

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donmacn



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Looks like he lost the nearside rear wheel - you can see it bouncing off into the grass.

I had that happen to me not so very long ago (losing that wheel) but I wasn't on the motorway doing 60 or 70 and thankfully there was no-one else around.

As Discomog said, I wouldn't like to do that in anything. In fact I'd be very happy never to even see such a thing happening. Donald

1994 Defender 300Tdi 110 SW - owned since 2002 - 230k miles and going strong
(The 'rolling restoration' or tinkering thread: http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic58538.html)
2000 Range Rover P38 4.0L V8

in the past..
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not to mention the minis and the Type 2 VW camper...

Post #878287 13th Jan 2021 5:56pm
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bcp



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Looks like the M11 north of Stansted

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blackwolf



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The trucker whose dashcam recorded the crash says it was the M4.

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SN



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Its the M4 25 miles west of Swindon - there is a glimpse of a sign

But that's horrific - both for the driver and the unsuspecting drivers on the opposite carriageway too! Steve N | 21MY Defender (on order) | 08MY Discovery 3 (history) | 06MY Discovery 3 (ancient history)

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LR90XS2011



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Bloody hell. As pointed out by Donmacn it looks like a near side front wheel failure. Wonder if it was loose or sneered bolts? I got more and more tense waiting that first minute. Hope they were ok.

As an aside, I love the fact that when foreigners learn English, swearing in English so often becomes their default setting. Especially the 'F-word' as there's arguably no better word for a moment like this. Monsieur Le Grenadier

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blackwolf



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Simon Audi wrote:
Great that no one stopped to see if he was alive... call police... etc....


Traffic on the opposite carriageway appears to me to be stopping (I guess it could just be slowing down). I have no doubt that several people will have stopped.

To be honest I am not sure that I'd expect the dashcam owner to stop since obstructing the hard shoulder, crossing a live carriageway strewn with debris, and entering another live carriageway with a wrecked vehicle is an exceptionally hazardous undertaking and would undoubtedly attract criticism. It is entirely possible that the reason the trucker slows and pulls back to L1 is that he's already dialling the emergency services to report the incident (and tell them it is caught on camera), as well as checking in his mirror that people on the other side are stopping.

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I think Blackwolf is correct. A similar thing happened to me a few years ago on the M18 where a van had a blow out immediately in front of me in Lane 2 and finished up going over the central armco onto the opposite carriageway. I immediately pulled onto the hard shoulder and dialled 999 while at the same time checking that someone had stopped to help on the other carriageway. The driver behind me also pulled on the hard shoulder to check that I was ringing for the emergency services.

It is just too dangerous to even think about getting out and crossing over five or six lanes of fast moving traffic who are no doubt rubber necking and not paying attention to the road ahead. Defender 90XS SW
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