My car saved my life this morning by raistlin


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raistlin
A tribute to my S Type.

I was first at a set of traffic lights on red.

The lights changed and I started across the junction, only to see a car coming towards me at high speed from my left with no chance or intention of stopping for the junction.

There was a Police car behind the approaching vehicle, clearly in pursuit and I was in prime position to be "T-Boned".

I pushed the throttle hard and she answered admirably, with kick in the back acceleration, clearing the junction with a fraction of a second to spare.

That was quite as close as I ever want to be to such a situation.

I've been T-Boned before, in my first Rover 75, and that was at relatively low speed. This wouldn't have ended happily at the speed the other car was travelling.
Paul

Cogito ergo sum... maybe?

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Posted 18 Jul 2015, 09:34 #1 

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Borg Warner
Glad to hear you're ok Paul.

Phew.

Gary M.

Posted 18 Jul 2015, 10:34 #2 

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Dave
Crikey! Scary!

Wonder if we'll see this on "Police! Camera! Action!"?

And if they caught him, if he'll end up in front of you in court?!

Posted 18 Jul 2015, 12:19 #3 

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raistlin
I doubt he will have out run the Police car that was on his tail chaps so maybe I will see him in Court in the not too distant future. I suppose I'll have to recuse myself from the case as I'd probably be considered prone to bias against some twonk who just almost killed me AND, even worse, nearly damaged my car :lol:
Paul

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Posted 18 Jul 2015, 12:21 #4 


PaulT
So you become a witness.
Paul

That apart Mrs Lincoln, did you enjoy the play

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Posted 18 Jul 2015, 17:11 #5 

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raistlin
Not really Paul. I was in so much of a hurry to get out of the way, I couldn't even tell you what colour the car was.
Paul

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Posted 18 Jul 2015, 17:23 #6 

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Trebor
Glad you are both ok Paul, and obviously got quick reactions too by the sounds of it
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Posted 18 Jul 2015, 20:31 #7 

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woolleysox
wow luck clealy was on your side

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Posted 20 Jul 2015, 15:47 #8 

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Jürgen
Good to hear that you've been able to escape.
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Posted 20 Jul 2015, 18:05 #9 


PaulT
Isn't the title the name of a song?
Paul

That apart Mrs Lincoln, did you enjoy the play

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Posted 20 Jul 2015, 19:13 #10 


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