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#1 24-04-08 16:36:15

PiperIan
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VW Polo crash

My fiend's son was in a potentially serious road accident last week while driving his almost new VW Polo.  The accident was completely caused by his own actions because he had gone out to do a dodgy overtake on a country road at speed.  It all went horribly wrong for him when a car appeared in the opposite direction and it would appear that he has oversteered too sharply to get back in and lost control as it violently skidded from side to side before crossing the road, narrowly missing a telegraph pole,  down an embankment ripping through a farmers fence and ploughing into a field nose first.  Because of the speed, the car overturned on impact with the field and continued to roll over three times before coming to rest on its wheels.
He was extremely lucky to get out alive but had to be taken by ambulance to hospital where thankfully he was found to just have severe cuts and bruises.  His worst injury was a deep cut to the back of his head believed to have been caused by a loose cd.
This man bought this car new because of its safety features and it is probably the build quality of the car which saved his life but the most worrying thing about this crash is that not one of the airbags activated and had they done their job properly it may have lessened his injuries.
His mother has already made contact with Volkswagen but they told her that she would have to arrange to get the car delivered to them so that their engineers could examine it. She rightfully told them that their engineers will need to get off their butts and visit the garage holding the car.
I will update this once I hear more.


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#2 29-04-08 22:48:39

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Re: VW Polo crash

He could probably sue VW if they advertise passive safety features which fail in the situation where they are most needed, if he has legal cover on his insurance tell him to get some legal aid and try to get as much money out of them as possible.

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#3 30-04-08 06:42:52

helee
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Re: VW Polo crash

and then spend some of it on extra driver training

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