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Old 07-16-2020, 09:26 PM   #1
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Old 07-16-2020, 10:01 PM   #2
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was this recent?
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Old 07-16-2020, 10:07 PM   #3
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was this recent?

Yes, a week or two ago I believe. A friend in Ukraine sent me a link with these pics from a Ukrainian news website!
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Old 07-16-2020, 10:18 PM   #4
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Looking at the damage, did the BMW clip the A's rear driver's side fender causing the A to flip on it's side?

BMW is at fault of course but some type of extra lighting on the back of A, as many here often suggest, may have helped avoid this.
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Old 07-16-2020, 10:42 PM   #5
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The story and photos are from the New Kingstown Fire Co. (Pennsylvania) Facebook page at this link or click on the below photo:
https://www.facebook.com/NKFC33/phot...78987995484842



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Old 07-16-2020, 11:10 PM   #6
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The story and photos are from the New Kingstown Fire Co. (Pennsylvania) Facebook page at this link or click on the below photo:
https://www.facebook.com/NKFC33/phot...78987995484842

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No, I got the the story and photos from here:

https://apostrophe.ua/news/world/202...im-foto/203542

If you had seen this before on Facebook why didn't you post it here earlier?
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BMW tried passing on the double line ?

What a shame. Hope he is OK.
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Old 07-17-2020, 07:12 AM   #8
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No, I got the the story and photos from here:

https://apostrophe.ua/news/world/202...im-foto/203542

If you had seen this before on Facebook why didn't you post it here earlier?
It appears that the Ukrainian news web site copied the story and photos from the Facebook page of the New Kingstown (Penn.) Fire Department! That is funny.

Just goes to show that when you put something on FB, it is out there to be used, abused, borrowed, stolen by anyone in the world without your control. That is one reason I have deleted my Facebook account after removing all material from it.

Does anyone know if the Model A did roll on it's side? It looks like it impacted against something in the front, and that buckled the frame/body.

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Old 07-17-2020, 07:42 AM   #9
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That is such a shame. With so many Amish buggies in the area it seems that people driving should be able to negotiate a slower moving vehicle a bit safer!
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Old 07-17-2020, 07:53 AM   #10
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My experience ...BMW drivers think that they are "special" and thus have road priority!!!

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Does anyone know if the Model A did roll on it's side? It looks like it impacted against something in the front, and that buckled the frame/body.


Sure doesn't look like it, not much damage on the wood of the body. All things considered it looks like the A took it well. I hope the driver makes a speedy recovery.



From the damage all I can think is that the BMW was coming the other way and veered into his lane, over corrected and ended up in the ditch. Cell phone probably had something to do with it.
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Old 07-17-2020, 08:07 AM   #12
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All part of the deal,you drive them they will get hit by something..bugs,stones or other cars. Today there are many people on the road who dont care a bit about an old car,they only care that you are in their way.

A stock model a has no tools for defense in modern traffic conditions.Acceleration too slow,braking not efficient enough,lighting poor.you end up relying on the other drivers tolerance for your shortcomings.

In the picture do you see the young woman on the phone through the drivers door window? that's what you are up against..
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This Russian website says the car is a Ford T:

https://pikabu.ru/story/sovremennyiy...orda_t_7584206
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Old 07-17-2020, 08:49 AM   #14
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My experience ...BMW drivers think that they are "special" and thus have road priority!!!

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I wonder why that is?

Brings to mind the old joke;

What is the difference between a porcupine and a BMW ?

The porcupine has the pricks on the outside and the BMW has the pricks on the inside.
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Old 07-17-2020, 08:49 AM   #15
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Photo 1 shows a cross street coming in from the left ...

OR maybe there is a curve there, can not tell.

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Old 07-17-2020, 09:14 AM   #16
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sent PM to 20500

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Old 07-17-2020, 10:23 AM   #17
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Why is the A always assumed to be in the right?
Maybe he pulled out in front of the BMW!
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Why is the A always assumed to be in the right?
Maybe he pulled out in front of the BMW!
That maybe true, but I will go with the odds on this one!!!

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Old 07-17-2020, 10:48 AM   #19
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That is such a shame. With so many Amish buggies in the area it seems that people driving should be able to negotiate a slower moving vehicle a bit safer!
They also hit mennonite and amish buggies. People have too many distractions while driving and just aren't paying attention.
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Wrong info...
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