Crash at Griffith Shops

johnboy 7 February 2007 62

Frankenstein sent in the following from the corner of Strezlecki and Stuart St just near Griffith shops yesterday morning:

My brother was driving me to school. AND THEN. AND THEN this lady ran a stop sign (not sure if it was because she thought she could make it or because she didn’t see it) and as she was driving through an Action bus hit her on the back corner of her car and it must have been going pretty fast as she flipped in the air a couple of times and landed on our car.
I didn’t see any of this. All I heard was my brother say “Fuck.” and as I looked up I see this red car flying at us.
If we had been about 3 seconds earlier she would have gone straight through our windscreen.
Anyway. The moral of the story is- drive a volvo. I can’t believe how relatively unscathed the car was. Does that make sense?

Also, everybody was okay.

what a good way to start school.


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62 Responses to Crash at Griffith Shops
Danman Danman 5:14 pm 09 Feb 07

BYO controller?

terubo terubo 3:39 pm 09 Feb 07

Let’s have a RA golf tourney.

vg vg 3:19 pm 09 Feb 07

17 but, if I play consistently to my best, should be around 12-13. Onve I get a regular game going again I’ll work my way back down. Haven’t played consistently for over a year so it will be a rocky road back.

Have won the USPGA on TW2006 though!

Thumper Thumper 3:15 pm 09 Feb 07

“I also did Win Chun for a while and didn’t have an accident”

Told you it must work….

Danman Danman 3:05 pm 09 Feb 07

Whats your handicap – mine is my game.

Tiger Woods PGA tour 06 and 07 is as close as I get

ozmreeee ozmreeee 2:48 pm 09 Feb 07

golf!!!! vg – now you are a person who truly understands stress!

vg vg 2:47 pm 09 Feb 07

My point exactly. Well said

VYBerlinaV8_now with_added_grunt VYBerlinaV8_now with_added_grunt 2:45 pm 09 Feb 07

I’ve met plenty of people who have never done any ninja/martial arts training in their life, and could still spank most such people. Things such as coordination, reflexes and muscle conditioning have more to do with this type of thing that half-assed, westernised martial arts training at the community centre for a hour on Tuesday nights.

This isn’t to say that the true practitioners aren’t very good, just that there are very few of them around (and they don’t tend to get involved in physical conflict outside of training anyway).

vg vg 2:40 pm 09 Feb 07

The wanker part is the ninja aspect.

My old boxing coach cut himself shaving once and din’t die. Must have been the training.

I use life to get away from the stresses of golf

VYBerlinaV8_now with_added_grunt VYBerlinaV8_now with_added_grunt 2:34 pm 09 Feb 07

“my jujutsu teacher had a similar experience when he tripped and fell down a flight of stairs and also didn’t hurt himself at all”

Sounds kinda uncoordinated for a martial arts teacher. Or is Jujutsu the spazmoid version of JuJitsu?

I also did Win Chun for a while and didn’t have an accident. Wow.

kimba kimba 9:31 am 09 Feb 07

LOL I love Frankenstein accident report…he should write for the Canberra Times. Far more insightful and colourful thn what they dish up!

Danman Danman 8:08 am 09 Feb 07

I dont know how the driver in this case can be a P plate wanker.

As I understand it they where arriving at a stop sign when a bus clipped a car (that was in the wrong) and the car got airborne and landed on the bonnet of the Volvo.

Maybe we should be describing the driver of the red car as a middle to senior aged “raffia hat and box of tissues on the parcel shelf” type of driver.

Sheet – the guy looks up to his brother for potentially saving him a lot of pain.

Let him call his brother what he wants – I thougth the facts of this story would have been pretty indicative that no one in teh volvo was at fault.

Talk about a bash up ofer a few words.

PS vg – I would have given up golf by now….

vg vg 10:35 pm 08 Feb 07

The wanker part is the ninja/wu shu crap that I hear on an all too regular basis.

I play golf twice a week, spending more time on the golf course in that week than most ‘martial artists’ spend training in a month. I am marginally above being shithouse. Most ‘samurai’ are completely shithouse. I’ve found most ‘ninjas’ expectations far exceed their abilities

vg vg 10:29 pm 08 Feb 07

J Dawg

It would behove you to read my posts with some degree of comprehension. At no stage did I say everyone on their P’s are wankers. The punctuation of that part of the post should make the mutual exclusivity of the the statement quite clear…but I’ll remind you:

“No, your brother is a wanker…on his P’s.”

The “…” part means that I think he is a wanker who is also on his P’s. I never said nor implied that everyone on their P’s is a wanker.

Perhaps your comprehension should also carry P plates.

Silly person

J Dawg J Dawg 8:56 pm 08 Feb 07

I was never a ninja or a wanker behind the wheel. But feel free to defend your samurai brethren

You say you weren’t a wanker, but how can you justify that everyone on their P’s are? We aren’t, no matter how much experience you’ve had with P-plate drivers (I’m sure it is sufficient). Don’t let (quite) a few bad eggs spoil the bunch.

And I am not the same person as Frankenstein/necrocelia

Thumper Thumper 1:04 pm 08 Feb 07



Meconium Meconium 12:22 pm 08 Feb 07

Shintaro’s gonna come in the night and get all you tough guys who don’t believe in the power of Shinobi. You won’t feel a thing.

Seriously though, one benefit of some martial arts – namely grappling martial arts where you practise breakfalls on the ground every time you train – is that you have a much better chance of landing well. I fell off a motorbike in the wet going about 60km/h and onto my side, with no protective clothing besides a helmet, and didn’t get a scratch. Maybe I was just lucky, but my jujutsu teacher had a similar experience when he tripped and fell down a flight of stairs and also didn’t hurt himself at all. Again, could be coincidence.

I don’t know what sort of breakfalls you learn in kung fu, but I’m fairly certain that it won’t improve your reaction time by much, particularly in situations unrelated to unarmed fighting. But who knows?

snahon snahon 12:21 pm 08 Feb 07

The crashed vehicle has its headlights wrapping around the side – Toyota Yaris I suspect.

Hasdrubahl Hasdrubahl 12:00 pm 08 Feb 07

I know what it is – it’s a Wreck.

Erg0 Erg0 11:30 am 08 Feb 07

Quite right, it’s not a Corolla on closer inspection – only 2 doors, which is a bit of a giveaway. I’d guess a Colt, but it might be an Echo or a Yaris…

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