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    Default Had a head on with an airborn Transit

    On way home from work s'afternoon come across a police road closed sign so had to do a U turn & find another way, living out in country there's lots of lanes I've not used so try to use my bearings & go round in a square only to come out where an over turned HGV is being craned back upright.
    A copper approaches me & states the obvious so I turn round & start making my way back another way when a Transit comes hurtling round the bend ahead. I came to a stop & woundered how the hell is he going to, then it dawned on me he wasn't

    He went up the embankment, through a bush bouncing back down onto the road on it's two O/S wheels still coming in my direction & rolling over, it was then I had this feeling of it over the top of me which is when I hit reverse & nailed it without even looking to see where I was going.
    Somehow it stayed upright & whilst I'm screaming in reverse he shunts me backwards even more.

    He got out, van at such an angle the bottom corner of his door dug into the road & it's n/s/r wheel in the air. With a lot of presuassion & burning clutch he managed to get it down and says he was trying to find another way round too.

    His only seemed to have a scuffed wing and mine had the headlight popped in behind the wing which has popped back out & all seems to sit right, just my bumper's fixing is broke so is hanging off.
    Not a lot considering what looked like was gonna happen.



    Oh by the way I was only in the works Astra

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    Jeez!!! Can't imagine what would have happened if you hadn't slammed it into reverse!!!

    Glad to see it was only the works Astra as well!

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    what the!?!?! sounds like a stunt from a movie!!!

    glad you only came away with a little scratch!

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    I'm glad it was only an ashtray as well!!

    if you hadn't moved it'd be flatpacked..

    Did the law get him??

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    Woah! Be thankful you're still alive let alone in the works Astra!

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    Glad you are OK...

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    Sounds like you were damn lucky there.

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    Bit of T-cut will fix that .....

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    if you hadn't moved it'd be flatpacked..
    Keep thinking that what if I hadn't moved considering I wouldn't mind a write off as work were talking about replacing it with a Vectra but he actually caught up with me & hit me further back than where I'd stopped! Not to mention the space I gave him I think gave him the run off the embankment to stop him fliping it.
    Reckon if I hadn't of moved the impact would of set of airbags then chances are he would of come over on my bonnet/windscreen.

    Did the law get him??
    No we were about a mile up the road, we shakingly exchanged details & went on our way. I did go back to the police to ask the name of the road for insurance so they checked on a map, then radio'd it through & it came back as the road does not have a name.

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    bit of a close shave there mate as long as you are alright

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