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Cars mating in Hughes

By johnboy - 31 July 2013 29

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An elderly man had a lucky escape this afternoon after his 4WD crash landed onto top of a parked car in a shopping centre car park.

The man was driving along Wisdom Street in Hughes when he crashed through a garden bed and came to a stop after partially mounting a parked car.

No one was in the parked car at the time.

ACT Fire & Rescue responded with two fire pumpers and a commander. Firefighters had to use a ladder to assist the driver from his vehicle.

ACT Ambulance Paramedics intensive car paramedics assessed the man on scene and is now being transported to The Canberra Hosptial in a stable conditions with minor injuries.

[Courtesy ESA, thanks to Grump for the image]

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Cars mating in Hughes
Postalgeek 6:16 pm 31 Jul 13

Ah, a contender for Monday parking for next week.

KB1971 6:04 pm 31 Jul 13

DrKoresh said :

Jeez, that’s a big car for a decrepit old dude to be driving, he’s damn lucky he didn’t kill anyone, the damn fool.

Hardly, its a Ford Escape, its shorter and thinner than the car its sitting on.

grump 5:51 pm 31 Jul 13

photo from mate who runs 210 Degrees bakery at Hughes – cheers Adam!

DrKoresh 5:48 pm 31 Jul 13

Jeez, that’s a big car for a decrepit old dude to be driving, he’s damn lucky he didn’t kill anyone, the damn fool.

bundah 5:43 pm 31 Jul 13

He mounted a white commodore lol

johnboy 5:36 pm 31 Jul 13

got it now

johnboy 5:36 pm 31 Jul 13

haven’t seen it yet.

grump 5:29 pm 31 Jul 13

testing at 60?? How old are you? Most 60 year olds I know (I’m 57) are fit and active – I run/ride 90 minutes 4 times a week (at an intense pace not a saunter) and most at that age are still working – annual after 75 I have no issue with

grump 5:26 pm 31 Jul 13

mates pic from facebook emailed to images – hopefully its usable!

dkNigs 4:46 pm 31 Jul 13

In other news, someone else who isn’t too bloody old and is still driving “because it’s their right” no longer has a car today. But it’s alright because the elderly driver had a “lucky escape”.

I hope they revoke his license, I doubt it though.

Ben_Dover 4:43 pm 31 Jul 13

test at age 60, 65, then 68, 70, and once a year after that.

bundah 4:21 pm 31 Jul 13

It’s about time the gummint pulled their finger out and got real with licencing.There are far too many people driving cars that ought not to be.Of course that would require someone to actually give a s***!

Roundhead89 4:20 pm 31 Jul 13

They closed down the gay beat and look what happens…

Reprobate 4:14 pm 31 Jul 13

Obviously more speed cameras are needed to prevent this kind of horror on our roads. Oh wait…

Seriously, every other day there is a news story of an elderly driver ploughing through a shopfront, into a parked car, or through a house because they got befuddled and mashed the go pedal instead of their brakes. Only last year I think someone was run over in the Phillip Magnet Mart carpark under similar circumstances.

Time to introduce mandatory driver testing every 5 years over the age of 60? Or testing for every driver every 5 years?

Cyph 3:53 pm 31 Jul 13

Given the saucy headline… pics or it didn’t happen.

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