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Old 24-10-2009, 08:41 PM   #1
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Caterham hire car crash

Last year I hired a Caterham for the day with my brother and the other day he returned for another day out with his missus.
When he was returning the car, the owner told him about one of the fleet being involved in a "bump" and he was was just waiting for the low loader to return with it.
This is the state of the Caterham 7 when it arrived, more like a Caterham 3.5 (bear in mind there was no cutting done by the fire brigade)





The Caterham driver had just dropped off his passenger and had a car heading straight at him, but he managed to turn the Caterham so the car hit him side on, as you can see, the car was sliced completely in half behind the seats. The driver of the car that hit him (drunk driver), jumped out and ran away but the police caught him. Amazingly the driver of the Caterham only had a cut hand and a bruised leg, plus a soiled pair of boxer shorts. I bet he buys a lottery ticket this weekend.
Apparently this bright yellow car has been in a bump 4 times in just 2 years, the last one being when some daft bint in a 4x4 turned into the car when the owner was alongside her-allegedly BMW X5 drivers aren't required by law to use their wing mirrors

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Old 24-10-2009, 08:43 PM   #2
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thats a mess! kudos to the driver for the quick thinking though.
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Old 24-10-2009, 08:43 PM   #3
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Wow thats wrecked, lucky driver, that could have ended alot worse.
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Old 24-10-2009, 08:44 PM   #4
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Wow thats wrecked, lucky driver, that could have ended alot worse.
yeah I think the driver must have someone looking out for him thats for sure. Luckily he dropped off his passenger 15 minutes beforehand
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Old 24-10-2009, 08:47 PM   #5
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Obviously wasn't a bright enough colour to see.
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Old 24-10-2009, 08:49 PM   #6
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I think i'll take a rain check on being your passenger Dean when yours is finished (not that i'd fit in it just now right enough )

With regards to colour, i've had 3 yellow cars and was ALWAYS amazed at how people can't notice you.
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Old 24-10-2009, 09:25 PM   #7
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been in a westfield once, never again, felt really unsafe lol
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Old 25-10-2009, 12:06 AM   #8
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Wow - he could have come out of that much worse!
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Old 25-10-2009, 12:38 PM   #9
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You need to run with the h'lights on in the daytime with a Seven. When I had mine, some people wouldn't see them too well head on. I had guys pull out to overtake in front of me, then realise there was a car there, and pull back in shar****. The frontal profile is smaller and less recognisable than a normal car - just like bikes - hence why they normally get ridden with the lights on too.
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^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

What he said. I'm amazed the driver wasn't hurt.
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