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Major accident on the highway this morning

This morning I drove past a serious accident on the A3, and it was a pretty devastating scene. A white SUV with trailer embedded in the central reservation and a convertible car on its roof about 30M further. Looking at the convertible I assumed that the driver must have lost their life since the wind-shield had collapsed and it was lying flush with the highway. A passing ambulance and a few motorists were already at the scene but there was little they could do until further help arrived. As I left the scene and continued towards Zurich I saw an armada of police, fire crews and ambulances racing towards the accident from the opposite direction.



It cast a spell over my entire day and I couldn't stop thinking about it, but just now I've found a link to the accident and I'm so relieved that the convertible was actually being trailered and so there was nobody in it. Furthermore the SUV driver was only slightly hurt. I can go to sleep now feeling a lot better
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Dreadful scene, my thoughts are with all those involved.

But PLEASE tell me you didn't slow down to take a picture, whilst you were driving I posted this due to a report recently in the UK about some people taking photos at a serious accident site- filmed by police. Why the groan Rtfpete?

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No, that's a picture from the 20 minuten website.
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I pray the 'Good God' takes care of us all on the highways !
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I pray the 'Good God' takes care of us all on the highways !
Amen, I commute to work daily by road and am always thankful when I manage to make it to and from work without incident. Hurtling down the highway at 130 km/h is a risk in itself, and no matter how careful you think you are you can never account for things like a tyre blow out, jack knife lorries, careless drivers etc.. If taking the train was a viable option, I'd abandon my car in a heartbeat.
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According to a friend no need to slow down with a modern DSLR, that's why they have shutter speeds of 1/4000 or 1/10,000
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Amen, I commute to work daily by road and am always thankful when I manage to make it to and from work without incident. Hurtling down the highway at 130 km/h is a risk in itself, and no matter how careful you think you are you can never account for things like a tyre blow out, jack knife lorries, careless drivers etc.. If taking the train was a viable option, I'd abandon my car in a heartbeat.
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Amen, I commute to work daily by road and am always thankful when I manage to make it to and from work without incident. Hurtling down the highway at 130 km/h is a risk in itself, and no matter how careful you think you are you can never account for things like a tyre blow out, jack knife lorries, careless drivers etc.. If taking the train was a viable option, I'd abandon my car in a heartbeat.
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According to a friend no need to slow down with a modern DSLR, that's why they have shutter speeds of 1/4000 or 1/10,000
Still an unsafe thing for a driver to do whilst driving.

There was a report in UK this week, where the police set up cameras at an accident to take pictures of drivers taking pictures & sent them all letters, cant remember probably also had fines
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Still an unsafe thing for a driver to do whilst driving.

There was a report in UK this week, where the police set up cameras at an accident to take pictures of drivers taking pictures & sent them all letters, cant remember probably also had fines
I think is wasn't meant seriously!

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Amen, I commute to work daily by road and am always thankful when I manage to make it to and from work without incident. Hurtling down the highway at 130 km/h is a risk in itself, and no matter how careful you think you are you can never account for things like a tyre blow out, jack knife lorries, careless drivers etc...
No, but you can minimise the dangers by driving defensively and keeping your car (and especially tyres and brakes) well-maintained. The Autobahns are, per km, safer than other roads.
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Still an unsafe thing for a driver to do whilst driving.

There was a report in UK this week, where the police set up cameras at an accident to take pictures of drivers taking pictures & sent them all letters, cant remember probably also had fines
This is the report in the Daily Mail.
Drive safely everyone.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...ting-life.html
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Re: Major accident on the highway this morning

We are away 22 wkends a year going all over Germany Austria Geneva Zug etc seen some bad accidents I'm always shouting at my husband to slow down I hate it when he drives too fast grrrrr. The German motorway scares me to death the speed some drivers go
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It cast a spell over my entire day and I couldn't stop thinking about it, but just now I've found a link to the accident and I'm so relieved that the convertible was actually being trailered and so there was nobody in it. Furthermore the SUV driver was only slightly hurt. I can go to sleep now feeling a lot better
GRR!!! I wish I had read this part of the post before I turned off EF last night. This accident has been playing on my mind all night and I was trying to find the link to it in French or English.

I'm also glad there was no one in the convertible! And now I'll learn to read the whole post/thread!

Phew.
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We are away 22 wkends a year going all over Germany Austria Geneva Zug etc seen some bad accidents I'm always shouting at my husband to slow down I hate it when he drives too fast grrrrr. The German motorway scares me to death the speed some drivers go
When I used to drive back in the UK I had key ring which said on it..'Never drive faster than your guardian angel can fly'

Wise words.
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