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BobsYourUncle

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Posted: 06/24/19 09:01pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Not sure how this guy managed to drive over a ferry ramp being lifted, but the result was deadly. Article makes reference to a mechanical problem. Not sure what it was.

RV destroyed so bad I can't even make out what it was.

My heart goes out to the family. And the woman passenger, in critical condition in hospital. Very sad situation.

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Posted: 06/24/19 10:09pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

thats one really bad crash

maybe a 'brake' problem and he could not stop


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Brake failure? It is sad.


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Posted: 06/25/19 04:47am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The ferry terminal is at the bottom of a steep hill. The ramp was up and the RV had brake problems.

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Posted: 06/25/19 07:33am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

This is disturbing - we are planning on taking that ferry this Fall.
It would seem most likely a brake problem. How sad. Also amazing how "destroyed" the RV was.


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Very tragic indeed.

I agree that a brake problem seems quite likely if it is indeed the result of a mechanical failure. The authorities quoted don't seem to suspect it, and they'd know far better than I, but either a sudden medical problem with the driver or mistakenly pushing the gas instead of the brake pedal could also concievably be the cause.

The destruction of the RV doesn't really surprise me, unfortunately. They are not crashworthy vehicles, by and large. Thankfully, the majority of time, one can avoid serious crashes through careful and alert driving and some common sense...but sadly not always.





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DrewE wrote:

I agree that a brake problem seems quite likely if it is indeed the result of a mechanical failure. The authorities quoted don't seem to suspect it, and they'd know far better than I, but either a sudden medical problem with the driver or mistakenly pushing the gas instead of the brake pedal could also concievably be the cause.


The story linked to in the OP says "SQ spokesperson Sgt. Hugues Beaulieu said it appears a mechanical problem led to the crash, which is under investigation."

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** Update to the article..
I suspect brake loss.
Driver tried very hard to avoid causing harm to others

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Wow, how awful.


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Posted: 06/27/19 09:18am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

https://youtu.be/ZyD-W0AE1hs

I didn’t make this a clicky for a reason. If you want to see the accident itself copy and paste the link.


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