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assibams's picture

This happened last night in a small town in the eastern part of Germany:


http://www.bild.de/BILD/news/vermischtes/2009/01/26/auto-unfall/mann-landet-im-kirchdach.html


The text is german - sorry - but I think the pictures do speak for themselves. It's a wonder the guy survived. Apparently he was going too fast and the little hill doubled as a ramp, allowing 30m of 'flight'.



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Jean's picture

(post #51764, reply #1 of 20)

HolyCow!!


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roz's picture

(post #51764, reply #2 of 20)

What was "too fast"? Wow!

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assibams's picture

(post #51764, reply #6 of 20)

I don't know, but he must have been VERY fast. 2 policemen on patrol watched the whole accident while waiting at a red light. The video in the newslink says they couldn't believe their eyes. I'm sure there will be a follow-up re the speed.


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teebee's picture

(post #51764, reply #3 of 20)

If you scroll down, there is a link for "Read this article in English," which I did since I know no German.

MadMom's picture

(post #51764, reply #4 of 20)

Aren't you clever!  I never saw that until you pointed it out.



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assibams's picture

(post #51764, reply #5 of 20)

Wow, not bad for the ultimate German yellow press *g*


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"A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort."
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JillElise's picture

(post #51764, reply #7 of 20)

He must feel blessed to have survived. What a holy mess! Surely his guardian angel was looking on. Could it be a sign from God?

;-)

knitpik's picture

(post #51764, reply #8 of 20)

Wow. This guy must be a cat.

assibams's picture

(post #51764, reply #9 of 20)

Hmmm, cat, yeah, maybe, but he's short one life as of yesterday. Also, if I were his guardian angel I'd demand a raise or quit ;-)


In one of the pics you can see just how much luck the guy had: he landed right between two support beams in the roof. Any lower and he would have hit a stone wall - not good. A little to the left or right, he would have collided head on with one of those massive oak beams. And those aren't your regular 2x4s, I'd guess those are about 10x10s or thicker, and oak is one of the hardest woods....


The driver was airlifted to a hospital, and a blood test to determine his alcohol level was ordered. I wonder how high that was.



Resist the temptation to over-clean. After all, how many times do you need to kill the same germ.

"A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort."
Herm Albright

knitpik's picture

(post #51764, reply #10 of 20)

Wouldn't surprise me if the reading goes through the roof too.

assibams's picture

(post #51764, reply #11 of 20)

LOL


Some stunt expert said he was amazed that the guy flew so high (7 meters high, 35 meters distance) and that for a stunt like that one they would have needed quite a ramp. He also said that the speed must have been at least 100mph, otherwise the car would have turned sideways in the air. The 100mph is really scary, because this happened within city limits (50km/h speed limit!)



Resist the temptation to over-clean. After all, how many times do you need to kill the same germ.

"A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort."
Herm Albright

knitpik's picture

(post #51764, reply #13 of 20)

I hope his permit is revoked for life.

assibams's picture

(post #51764, reply #14 of 20)

One can only hope. However, depending on his alcohol level, most likely he'll lose the licence for at least a year. Depending on evaluations by a psychologist he can take the tests and get back his licence, but this isn't easy at all.


Resist the temptation to over-clean. After all, how many times do you need to kill the same germ.

"A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort."
Herm Albright

Maedl's picture

(post #51764, reply #15 of 20)

I hope he has to pay for the repair and restoration of the church roof--it looks like an old church and that will be costly.

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Jean's picture

(post #51764, reply #16 of 20)

If only losing their license would keep the drunks from getting behind the wheel......


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kathymcmo's picture

(post #51764, reply #17 of 20)

We've had a couple of really awful drunk driving "accidents" locally lately, all drivers who'd been convicted of multiple DUIs. (One involved two kids waiting at a bus stop who were mowed down by a drunk driver, one remains in critical condition with a head injury.)


Someone wrote a letter to the local paper with an idea I'd not heard before, but it's an intriguing one: pass a law requiring all cars to be equipped with a breathalyzer/locking mechanism--the kind that make it impossible to start the car if test isn't passed.


I suppose there are many obstacles to this ever happening but it was the first time I'd heard it suggested, and it would get around the driving w/o a license problem.

MadMom's picture

(post #51764, reply #18 of 20)

It is my understanding that several states have this as a requirement once a person has been convicted of DUI.  That would avoid the cost of fitting every car with such a testing device, but would certainly eliminate many of the multiple cases we hear of too often.



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Jean's picture

(post #51764, reply #19 of 20)

Sounds good on the face of it, but I imagine scofflaws would find a way  around that one too.


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MadMom's picture

(post #51764, reply #20 of 20)

I'm sure I've mentioned this before, but Quincy had an episode (remember Quincy?) where a man was killed by a man who was supposedly drunk, but of course, Quincy found out he wasn't.  The theory was that a jury would go easy on a man guilty of DUI because most people had been there, and but for the grace of God...   I wonder if that philosophy has changed?



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PeterDurand's picture

(post #51764, reply #12 of 20)

Incredible!

 


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