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Old 01-21-2018, 01:00 PM   #376
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Old 02-03-2018, 09:51 PM   #377
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Old 02-05-2018, 08:39 PM   #378
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Old 02-05-2018, 08:43 PM   #379
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A headache rack would have prevented that.
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Old 02-06-2018, 03:13 PM   #380
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So, too, would a properly secured load.
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Old 02-14-2018, 09:02 AM   #381
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An item on the website of Mix 96 a local commercial local radio station caught my eye this morning.

I'd probably have gasped and moved on to the next bit of news but for the fact I know the stretch of road reasonably well and would have been hard pressed to believe the report if there'd been no video.

Bentley ploughs into pensioner's car at 85mph in Amersham



From the Daily Mail...

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A speeding Bentley Continental GT appears suddenly from nowhere and smashes into a 4X4 spinning the vehicle 360 degrees into a garden wall.

The dramatic 85mph collision, captured in this terrifying dash cam footage, happened along a 20mph road in picturesque Old Amersham in the Chiltern Hills.

Miraculously the driver of the Ford 4x4, pensioner Tim Edwards, 74, survived the horror crash.

The driver of the Bentley, Richard Plumb, 46, fled on foot but was traced by the blood left on the airbag of his car.

He pleaded guilty to dangerous driving and failing to stop after a road accident and was jailed for 14 months with a driving ban of four years and seven months.

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Mr Plumb, from Hazelmere, Buckinghamshire, admitted both charges at Wycombe Magistrates Court on October 16 and was sentenced at Aylesbury Crown Court last month.
One can only speculate about the reasons for Mr Plumb departing the scene with such haste so I'll let you draw your own conclusions.

There's no mention of when the collision took place but if the dashcam time stamp is correct it happened nearly four years ago only coming to court last October. Yet another unexplained oddity.

Lastly, that Bentley will set you back 160,000 which is about $221,500.

I expect that the driver's actions, assuming he was the owner, will have invalidated his insurance cover, if he had any, so that will have made his eyes water.

BTW, the speed limit is 30mph at the crash site.
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Old 02-14-2018, 10:55 AM   #382
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You can see the video here.
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Old 02-14-2018, 11:21 AM   #383
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You can see the video here.
Thanks, Bruce. I wonder why it has been withdrawn.

It was embedded in the Mix 96 report so gone from there as well.

These things happen.

ETA. It's found a new home here, but for how long?

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Old 02-14-2018, 10:04 PM   #384
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What the hell are those things for anyway, trying to slow traffic?
At least they could create revenue with photo-radar boxes instead.
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Old 02-15-2018, 05:08 AM   #385
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What the hell are those things for anyway, trying to slow traffic?
Otherwise known as 'traffic calming'. I recall that they appeared at the same time the bypass was opened which is the usual arrangement.

They were installed as a deterrent measure on the basis that when the bulk of through traffic is using the bypass, there is always somebody willing to cheat and drive through the town in the expectation of the road being more or less clear and would probably do so at excessive speed.



To the trivia now...

At the other end of the High Street is the Crown Hotel which is where scenes in Four Weddings and a Funeral were filmed and the Market Hall on the other side of the road has been used as a location in Midsomer Murders.

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On second thoughts, delete 'trivia' and insert 'added value'.
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Old 02-24-2018, 07:11 PM   #386
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Hopefully doesn't see this often.
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Old 02-26-2018, 07:58 PM   #387
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Old 02-26-2018, 08:27 PM   #388
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Oh, and this is what sleepers use to look like...
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Old 02-27-2018, 12:53 PM   #389
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Old 02-27-2018, 12:55 PM   #390
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The traffic cone storage makes it look especially appealing.
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