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BANGKOK 17 February 2019 11:04
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Prince Philip, 97, escapes unhurt from car crash

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20 hours ago, 7by7 said:

...and if his no claims bonus is protected!

Many years ago as I recall if one had a lot of money one could self insure, wonder if that is the case now, but more probably all on a company (the Firm) insurance with a hefty excess.

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Looking at the picture I wounder if the Landrover actually spun twice? eye witness reports can often be "over dramatic", IMHO looks like he was hit while turning to the right on the rear right side, possibly already half way over the centre line, 180 pirouette, and flipped on it's side, I doubt he could have been doing the speed or the Kia have enough weight to cause the Landrover to do a double pike and 3 half twists...

 

And one must remember Obama complimented him on his driving.

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5 minutes ago, Basil B said:

Looking at the picture I wounder if the Landrover actually spun twice? eye witness reports can often be "over dramatic", IMHO looks like he was hit while turning to the right on the rear right side, possibly already half way over the centre line, 180 pirouette, and flipped on it's side, I doubt he could have been doing the speed or the Kia have enough weight to cause the Landrover to do a double pike and 3 half twists...

 

And one must remember Obama complimented him on his driving.

I Say Mr Derick, 10 for the 3 half twists. 

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Were any paparazzi trying to take photographs of him at the time of the accident? 

 

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It is a bit odd how a Kia managed to flip a landrover twice - even if the Kia was travelling too fast?

 

I only say this as hubby and I were once driving a rented, small, jeep - and coming to a T junction with limited visibility from the right, hubby stopped at the junction (as we didn't have 'right of way') and, seeing nothing coming, pulled out to turn right.

 

Unfortunately, an SUV (travelling FAR too fast) appeared over the hill and hit our vehicle on the side.

 

Even though our vehicle was tiny and had very little weight compared to the SUV - it was only turned over onto it's side, and pushed some way along the road.

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3 minutes ago, vogie said:

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No, but thank Philip for releasing the media pressure of me...

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1 hour ago, HAKAPALITA said:

I Say Mr Derick, 10 for the 3 half twists. 

That's the best one-liner on here for months🙂

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My father (RIP) used to drive to and from the supermarket in Leicester (UK) when he was 89 years old and was caring for my disabled mum at home - my father refused all help.

 

Let me just say that it was akin to a miracle each time that he reached the supermarket safely and returned home as well without causing a major accident.

 

I apologise to all those drivers who were forced to take avoiding action when my father was on the roads 🙂

 

Oh - when his time came, it wasn't as a result of a car accident...

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5 hours ago, Basil B said:

I doubt he could have been doing the speed or the Kia have enough weight to cause the Landrover to do a double pike and 3 half twists...

 

And one must remember Obama complimented him on his driving.

Driving or diving?

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2 hours ago, simon43 said:

My father (RIP) used to drive to and from the supermarket in Leicester (UK) when he was 89 years old and was caring for my disabled mum at home - my father refused all help.

 

Let me just say that it was akin to a miracle each time that he reached the supermarket safely and returned home as well without causing a major accident.

 

I apologise to all those drivers who were forced to take avoiding action when my father was on the roads 🙂

 

Oh - when his time came, it wasn't as a result of a car accident...

Have a similar problem with my mum, for years I have being advising my mum she is not fit to drive, before getting the automatic car she has now, (some 8 years ago) she had a manual when starting off in first gear she was so slow changing gear she would be stationary before getting into second gear, the automatic did help for a few years but then her driving was so bad that at least for the last two with a succession of falls, fractures and ops she has not been able to drive, but she keeps telling the doctors that she wants to drive when she is better, It is very clear that her reaction time are slow and is often unable to comprehend what is going on around her, I her her say how good some doctors are and how bad others are, her carer who accompanies her to hospital appointments fills me in afterwards, it seems the nice doctors are the one who pacify her and the ones she does not like are the realistic ones who try to point out that she will probably never be fit enough to drive again.

 

Even driving my mother can be a pain as an ex driving instructor she is a terrible backseat driver, the other week my sister was driving my mum, I was following behind, she comes to a road junction she indicated left, then stops then continues straight on, I knew straight away what happened, it did not make any difference which way they went, but my mum knows different, did not matter which way my sister was intending to go she was going to be wrong.  

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1 hour ago, Basil B said:

Even driving my mother can be a pain as an ex driving instructor she is a terrible backseat driver,

I always remember during my instructor training my instructor telling me: "A good way to practice is to make a mental note of the faults committed by others when they are driving you; BUT DON'T TELL THEM!!!"

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1 hour ago, Basil B said:

Have a similar problem with my mum ...

My Mom did fine for about 86 years, many of those in a manual.  3 1/2 years ago she broke her hip.  Then her wrist. Lots of falls.  Now at 90, she has an exceedingly difficult time even plopping her rear end into the passenger seat or into a chair. Can't "drive" one of those rollator walkers worth a darn.  Done a face-plant or two. Signed her up at an assisted living home yesterday.

 

Had an aunt and cousin in failing health.  The old farmer across the street volunteered to drive them to doctor appointments if they needed.  I think he was 95 at the time, still driving.  Yeah, right.  I think that guy lived to be 99 or a hundred.

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2 minutes ago, Damrongsak said:

My Mom did fine for about 86 years, many of those in a manual...……..Now at 90...…….,

So she started driving when she was 4!?

 

How did she reach the pedals?

 

(I'm joking, I know that's not what you meant.)

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