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Beetle crash

Post by Terry Phillips » Sat May 25, 2019 5:24 pm

This happened in Boksburg this morning Sat 3 people walked away from it.Not sure if they are members
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Re: Beetle crash

Post by Terry Phillips » Sat May 25, 2019 6:14 pm

My wife has said to me she never feels safe in the Beetle,after seeing this now she said no more travelling in the Beetle for her. :D :D :D

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Re: Beetle crash

Post by Dawie » Sat May 25, 2019 7:40 pm

According to dashboard, this looks like an "S" with round screen.
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Re: Beetle crash

Post by Terry Phillips » Sat May 25, 2019 9:47 pm

Well spotted Dawie, eagle eyes there, I just saw the big tail lights well whats left of them.Close call for the occupants.

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Re: Beetle crash

Post by buggyfan » Sun May 26, 2019 12:14 pm

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Re: Beetle crash

Post by Dawie » Sun May 26, 2019 1:48 pm

Could it be that: First the beetle hit a pole sideways just ahead of right rear wheel at high speed. At the position where many people cut a large hole in tunnel for easy access to change clutch cable, the tunnel snapped. Then hit the other vehicle? Maybe could have had some previous crash damage/ repairs before.
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Re: Beetle crash

Post by Terry Phillips » Sun May 26, 2019 2:01 pm

Interesting thought.May be someone here knows more about it.

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Re: Beetle crash

Post by V6 Capri » Mon May 27, 2019 8:27 am

Saw it on one of the facebook pages over the weekend... It must have been one hell of an impact?
And how luck are you to have "minor to moderate" injuries only? :shock:
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Re: Beetle crash

Post by fig » Tue May 28, 2019 8:26 am

Terry Phillips wrote:
Sat May 25, 2019 6:14 pm
My wife has said to me she never feels safe in the Beetle,after seeing this now she said no more travelling in the Beetle for her. :D :D :D
Any car can be in a collision.

But, for the driver of this beetle to have escaped with temporary swelling on the brain and a broken finger says a lot about the beetle's ability to protect its occupants in a collision.
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Re: Beetle crash

Post by Terry Phillips » Tue May 28, 2019 7:01 pm

Agreed Fig but I suppose a bit of luck also helps.Good to hear the driver is OK, if I was him I would buy a few Loto tickets.

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Re: Beetle crash

Post by retrovan » Tue May 28, 2019 8:13 pm

Looks as if the Golf guy and passenger got off 2nd best

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Beetle crash

Post by BigBear » Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:40 pm

Terry Phillips wrote:This happened in Boksburg this morning Sat 3 people walked away from it. Not sure if they are members.

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Ouch, hope everyone involved came out ok. The high speed cars do on avg nowadays makes me worried and even in traffic the sudden braking just make me nervous of damaging the beetle..



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Re: Beetle crash

Post by BigBear » Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:47 pm

Dawie wrote:According to dashboard, this looks like an "S" with round screen.
Yup definitely looks like an S and dashboard seems quite intact..


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Re: Beetle crash

Post by Dawie » Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:24 pm

You're not necessarily always guaranteed of excellent safety when driving a new car:
New Toyota after it struck a pole near Plattekoof road:
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Then there was a picture on news24 where the barrier pierced through the radiator of some large car made in the east.
Via firewall, and came out the boot.
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Re: Beetle crash

Post by retrovan » Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:00 pm

Its amassing how guys get so fixated on the pole in-front of them that they always steer dead center into it.

Its been proved that if you had time to center the car dead center, you would have had time to miss the pole all together.

Same as head accidents...

Its something one must train for like in advanced driving course.

Feel very sorry for the driver, shame, not sure if there where any fatality ?? any one know ??

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