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Wow. Nasty. I've just shown it to my wife & daughter and explained why I am so careful about weights, loading and speed*. Again, it shows just how little time there is between a snake starting and disaster happening. 

 

*no, I am not suggesting this was caused by any of those.

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What else could have caused it? It overtook the lorry at quite a pace and probably got caught in the accompanying "draught".

 

The dash cam will allow a precise calculation of the speed to be ascertained.

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Ouch, nasty that

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Quote from the lorry driver - "They came down the hill faster than me."  

I think to accelerate down a hill is a recipe for disaster.   Even if I'm about to overtake a HGV going up a hill, and it's close to the crown, I think twice, because the HGV will soon pick up speed.

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5 minutes ago, kelper said:

"rolled over multiple times"  No it turned 180.  Typical exaggeration of any press report.

Car seemed to roll multiple times when I was watching.

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11 minutes ago, kelper said:

"rolled over multiple times"  No it turned 180.  Typical exaggeration of any press report.

I make it that he rolled over two and a half times.  That makes 900 degrees. 

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Looked like it rolled about 4 times . Lucky it could of been far worse and my guess would be the front bow wave from the lorry was enough to make the van flick out and going down hill ?

 

 

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5 minutes ago, Lockin said:

Dog appears to have been in a travel bag and came out the boot of the car

Ok. I was talking to my sister this weekend, who told me they used to take their cat on tour...and it travelled in the caravan! :unsure:  Apparently it slept peacefully on the front bench! Rocked to sleep I assume.

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3 minutes ago, AndersG said:

I expect his next van will have ATC...

 

Indeed, glad I’ve already got it after watching that.

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It looks to be a recent van,probably did have ATC. Looks to be a Landcruiser towcar. 

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I just noticed the dog flies out of the car as it is spinning .

 

 

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30 minutes ago, Dobloseven said:

It looks to be a recent van,probably did have ATC. Looks to be a Landcruiser towcar. 

.......towing a Swift Challenger SE.

 

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11 hours ago, ericfield said:

Did the dog come out of the caravan?

More importantly - did the driver and passenger(s) get out of the towcar alive?

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36 minutes ago, Griff said:

.......towing a Swift Challenger SE.

IIRC the Challenger SE came with ATC as standard, it was the Challenger Sport that did not.

From the window and locker configuration it looks like a 584SE and with the Landcruiser would have been well under 85%.

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Driver was lucky to get away with a few injuries probably due to Shogun being a sturdy vehicle.  IMHO speeding witha  single axle caravan on a downhill stretch was the issue but I am probably wrong.  :D  See https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/dramatic-footage-shows-terrifying-moment-3239066

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the driver got out with minor injuries.  Yesterday on the M4 near Cardiff I saw for the first time a caravan in the outside 3rd lane overtaking a lorry and he was moving, The traffic was really busy but moving along okay.

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3 hours ago, CommanderDave said:

I just noticed the dog flies out of the car as it is spinning .

 

 

Dave

Must have been terrifying for the poor dog!

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