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Old 20th Jan 2019, 19:43
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Chronus
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Hotel Sheets, Downtown Plunketville
Age: 71
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Originally Posted by stagger View Post
The photos of Phil without a seatbelt were from a public road near the estate - hence the Police intervention.

The speed limit on the road where the crash happened was 60mph at the time of the accident. Maybe the Kia was doing a legal 59mph when the 97 year old (who said he was "dazzled by the sun") pulled out into the road.
The Land Rover Defender`s kerb weight is 2020kg. I don`t know the model and type of the Kia, but I`d guess it would be near enough half that of the Defender`s. For it to have knocked the heavier vehicle on its side it would need to have been travelling at +50 mph at the time of the collision and being much lower, the initial impact point would have been on the lower chassis of the Defender, causing it to lift and tip onto its side. It really is most fortunate that all walked with minor cuts and bruises after an accident that had potentially fatal consequences. Had it been that instead of a small vehicle, a lorry or another Defender involved, instead of a Royal cock up there would have been a Royal funeral.
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