Go Back  British Expats > Living & Moving Abroad > Middle East > The Sand Pit
Reload this Page >

Sad accident, but I don't get one thing.

Sad accident, but I don't get one thing.

Old Mar 9th 2016, 3:53 am
  #16  
Account Closed
 
Joined: Mar 2012
Location: Dubai, working at Dust World Central
Posts: 3,706
mikewot has a reputation beyond reputemikewot has a reputation beyond reputemikewot has a reputation beyond reputemikewot has a reputation beyond reputemikewot has a reputation beyond reputemikewot has a reputation beyond reputemikewot has a reputation beyond reputemikewot has a reputation beyond reputemikewot has a reputation beyond reputemikewot has a reputation beyond reputemikewot has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Sad accident, but I don't get one thing.

More gruesome detail in other reports. Male in driving seat, taken to hospital but died, male in between seats thrown 200 metres, both females in passenger seat, one thrown 150 metres, the other hit a lamppost and was ripped in half.
mikewot is offline  
Old Mar 9th 2016, 12:01 pm
  #17  
Lt Col (Retd)
 
Pulaski's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2001
Location: Dixie, ex UK
Posts: 46,057
Pulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Sad accident, but I don't get one thing.

Originally Posted by mikewot View Post
More gruesome detail in other reports. Male in driving seat, taken to hospital but died, male in between seats thrown 200 metres, both females in passenger seat, one thrown 150 metres, the other hit a lamppost and was ripped in half.
It was was never going to be pretty.

I passed a wreck nine years ago just moments after it had happened (no emergency services had arrived, though a passing nurse had already stopped) and the image is still burned into my memory. Someone had driven a small passenger van, a Chevy Astro, under an artic trailer. The driver had decapitated himself as his side was furtherest under, his wife in the passenger seat had her head trapped in the door window frame because the A pillar had been pushed almost all the way back to the B pillar - her face was trapped and squashed from the sides, and I assumed she was dead or dying, though she did survive.
Pulaski is offline  
Old Mar 9th 2016, 2:08 pm
  #18  
Account Closed
 
Joined: Mar 2012
Location: Dubai, working at Dust World Central
Posts: 3,706
mikewot has a reputation beyond reputemikewot has a reputation beyond reputemikewot has a reputation beyond reputemikewot has a reputation beyond reputemikewot has a reputation beyond reputemikewot has a reputation beyond reputemikewot has a reputation beyond reputemikewot has a reputation beyond reputemikewot has a reputation beyond reputemikewot has a reputation beyond reputemikewot has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Sad accident, but I don't get one thing.

Video on social media now from very soon after the crash. Looks like building security using handheld extinguishers to put out the flames, can hear civil defence sirens but no sign of them. Civilians carry the boxer out of the remains and think about CPR but waste of time.
mikewot is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.