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Miracle escape on the Prom

  • 19-06-2020 9:25am
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    Registered Users Posts: 977 ✭✭✭ cfeeneyinterior


    https://connachttribune.ie/miracle-escape-on-the-prom/

    It is understood that the driver of the car may have mistakenly thought that he had the gearstick in the forward position: instead the vehicle careered backwards, over the kerb, and onto the rocks.

    Im all up for independent living and all but that was a close one, hopefully he hangs up his keys from now on


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  • Registered Users Posts: 537 ✭✭✭ Space Dog


    Yeah, so much for a "malfunction"...


  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators, Regional North Mods, Regional West Moderators Posts: 81,470 Mod ✭✭✭✭ biko


    Scary stuff, glad they're making a good recovery.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,550 ✭✭✭ Bredabe


    https://connachttribune.ie/miracle-escape-on-the-prom/

    It is understood that the driver of the car may have mistakenly thought that he had the gearstick in the forward position: instead the vehicle careered backwards, over the kerb, and onto the rocks.

    Im all up for independent living and all but that was a close one, hopefully he hangs up his keys from now on

    TBF, this kind of thing(but less dramatically) used to happen to my ex a few times a year.

    He wouldn't have been categorised as old and was trained for all kinds of emergency driving situations. Absentmindness isn't confined to elderly ppl.


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,887 ✭✭✭✭ Mrs OBumble


    Bredabe wrote: »
    TBF, this kind of thing(but less dramatically) used to happen to my ex a few times a year.

    He wouldn't have been categorised as old and was trained for all kinds of emergency driving situations. Absentmindness isn't confined to elderly ppl.

    There is no room for absentmindedness when you're operating a piece of machinery which has the capacity to kill or badly injure people.

    And in the Salthill case, to have enough power to get over the footpath etc, the driver must have applied an absolutely leaden foot. No way should anyone be pulling out that quickly there.
    It's not the driver who was lucky here. Its the passenger, other vehicle users and pedestrians in the area.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 1,470 ✭✭✭ Whereisgalway


    There is no room for absentmindedness when you're operating a piece of machinery which has the capacity to kill or badly injure people.

    And in the Salthill case, to have enough power to get over the footpath etc, the driver must have applied an absolutely leaden foot. No way should anyone be pulling out that quickly there.
    It's not the driver who was lucky here. Its the passenger, other vehicle users and pedestrians in the area.

    Hope you continue to be fortunate in life that you never do anything you regret.

    Let Those without sin cast the first stone


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,454 ✭✭✭ Storm 10


    There is no room for absentmindedness when you're operating a piece of machinery which has the capacity to kill or badly injure people.

    And in the Salthill case, to have enough power to get over the footpath etc, the driver must have applied an absolutely leaden foot. No way should anyone be pulling out that quickly there.
    It's not the driver who was lucky here. Its the passenger, other vehicle users and pedestrians in the area.

    As a person who worked all my time in the motor trade you don't have a clue what you are on about, the amount of crashes etc that were caused by people taking their eyes of the ball and making silly mistakes that led to crashes and going off the road is endless.


  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators, Regional North Mods, Regional West Moderators Posts: 81,470 Mod ✭✭✭✭ biko


    Moved to own thread as it's grown its own legs.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 3,126 Snow Garden


    I liked The English Patient! Very far fetched and very very boring. It was my kind of film


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,362 ✭✭✭✭ Spanish Eyes


    Ah god help them, they must have got an awful fright. It can happen to anyone young, middle or older. These things happen.

    Glad they are alright and no one was killed or injured. I'd say they are mortified, but hey, sh!t happens sometimes. Will be quickly forgotten anyway.


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 14,138 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Zzippy


    biko wrote: »
    Moved to own thread as it's grown its own legs.

    It's gone off the rails if you ask me. Or off-road, as it were...


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  • Registered Users Posts: 910 ✭✭✭ Psychlops


    Brilliant response from Galway Fire Service, HSE, Gardai, Galway Lifeboat & Irish Coast Guard Helicopter from Shannon it has to be said.


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