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Be safe out there kids!

Post by Hon_bris » Sat Feb 02, 2013 12:24 am

A colleague of mine has (/had) a B10 V8s. The moral of this story is be safe and stay out of a car when broken down!

2 weeks ago I was due to go to a meeting in Windsor with a colleague of mine. It was decided that I would head to his neck of the woods in Woking and he would drive us up there.

Long story short, we were on our way to Windsor when the Beemer broke down (turns out it was a radiator leak). Anyway, he managed to pull off the road largely and called the pick up folks. Whilst waiting in the freezing cold we decided to sit in the car (with all lights flashing etc) as it was -1 outside and the road wasn't too busy. I got a taxi to take me to the meeting as 1 of us needed to be there.

He stayed in the car and 15 minutes later I got a text saying a man in a white van was going too fast, saw him too late and rear ended the B10. Instant write off and he needed to go hospital for checks, but thankfully he is ok now.

1 less Alpina on the road :-(

He's already looking at a replacement now though :P

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Post by B10BRW » Sat Feb 02, 2013 1:18 am

Glad Richard is OK, real shame about the V8s, 2 Alpinas written off on the same day :?

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Post by 164 coupe » Sat Feb 02, 2013 1:21 am

Very sad sight but glad your friend is OK. :cry:
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Post by Hon_bris » Sat Feb 02, 2013 11:36 am

B10BRW wrote:Glad Richard is OK, real shame about the V8s, 2 Alpinas written off on the same day :?
Oh so you know Richard then. Yes I think he is fine now. It was just a series of unfortunate incidents.
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Post by paulbraden2010 » Sat Feb 02, 2013 11:41 am

Hope the chap is okay, people just don't observe the road ahead.
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Post by John_C » Sat Feb 02, 2013 1:09 pm

Obviously the main thing is he is ok and that's very sound advice about not waiting in a broken down car.

Sad to see an S written off, such a rare car.

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Post by Chris » Sat Feb 02, 2013 1:17 pm

Glad to hear he's OK.

Very good advice to stay out of the car, even if it means getting soaking wet and freezing cold.

On the continent people put up warning triangles 50m or so up the road. It's a good warning method, it won't prevent all accidents but whenever I see one it gets my attention and I look out for any potential danger.
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Post by BarryM » Sat Feb 02, 2013 10:10 pm

Surely not a write off - what a waste :cry:
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Re: Be safe out there kids!

Post by DonFlintoni » Sat Feb 02, 2013 11:52 pm

Hon_bris wrote:A colleague of mine has (/had) a B10 V8s. The moral of this story is be safe and stay out of a car when broken down!

2 weeks ago I was due to go to a meeting in Windsor with a colleague of mine. It was decided that I would head to his neck of the woods in Woking and he would drive us up there.

Long story short, we were on our way to Windsor when the Beemer broke down (turns out it was a radiator leak). Anyway, he managed to pull off the road largely and called the pick up folks. Whilst waiting in the freezing cold we decided to sit in the car (with all lights flashing etc) as it was -1 outside and the road wasn't too busy. I got a taxi to take me to the meeting as 1 of us needed to be there.

He stayed in the car and 15 minutes later I got a text saying a man in a white van was going too fast, saw him too late and rear ended the B10. Instant write off and he needed to go hospital for checks, but thankfully he is ok now.

1 less Alpina on the road :-(

He's already looking at a replacement now though :P

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Thats terrible news. Is he going to buy it back from insurer on the cheap? He'd get a pretty price for the good bits!
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Post by ade and liz flint » Sun Feb 03, 2013 12:01 am

Bad news: heard about this through the grapevine. Pleased he's ok, and shame about what was a lovely car. A good warning to others, though, so cheers for that.
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Post by neil » Sun Feb 03, 2013 10:42 am

Really glad he's ok - but as others said big shame about the car.

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Post by ollieebmw » Sun Feb 03, 2013 1:00 pm

Greetings

Glad to hear he's OK. Real shame about the Alp though. I always bide by that rule of getting out the car when I have broken down. Carry a couple of blankets in the boot is my motto. It always worries me that if my car is hit it will be a write off. Had an incident last year in a B and Q car park. Someone had knocked my car and done a runner. Luckily someone spotted her and took down the number plate. When I informed the insurers the first thing they said before they even knew the damage was it will have to be a write off. Glad it was only a small mark and I was able to polish it out. Hope he is back on the road soon....
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