Jump to content
🪐 MY UNIVERSE | COLDPLAY X BTS | OUT SEPTEMBER 14TH 🛰

Recommended Posts

'Lucky' to be alive pensioner crashes his car into a living room

 

 

By Daily Mail Reporter

Last updated at 4:39 AM on 30th July 2010

 

 

 

A pensioner is lucky to be alive after his car crashed through two walls and into a living room.

 

The 67-year-old man escaped with bruises after his silver Kia Rio left the road and travelled through a garden wall, and then a brick wall into an empty house.

Firefighters were called to the accident on the A67 near Yarm, Cleveland to cut the pensioner free from the wreckage.

 

 

article-1298695-0A9DF930000005DC-6_468x312.jpg The silver Kia Rio crashed through the wall of a house before coming to a halt in a ground floor living room

 

An ambulance then took him to James Cook University Hospital where he was treated for head injuries.

 

An officer from the Cleveland Police Crash Investigations Unit, said: 'Luckily the house, which has a "to let" sign, was empty at the time.'

 

A colleague, who did not want to be named, said that previously another car had demolished two large pillars outside another house on the development.

 

He said: 'The driver has survived and is being treated in hospital.

 

'The road goes from a national speed limit of 60mph to 40mph on this bend.

 

'To go through a wall and then go through a wall into a house, he's very lucky.

 

'For reasons still be determined he hasn't taken the bend.'

 

He was asked if speed was a key factor in the crash, but declined to comment.

Local resident, Christine Torr, said: 'It's been an accident waiting to happen.

 

'These houses should never have been built so close to a major road.'

 

Another local who didn't want to be named said: 'To see a car that has gone through a wall and through another wall right into a house is horrendous.

 

'It's so lucky no one was in otherwise they could have been killed.

 

'Some people just rent these properties so that might have been why there was no one in.'

 

article-1298695-0A9D4D26000005DC-54_468x302.jpg Off-road: The accident happened after the mans car left the road at a bend on the A67 near Yarm, Cleveland

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
So are you two suggesting that people over 65 should be driving!?

 

Yep, the biggest risk on the roads is from under 25s, it's just that the media decides only to report on the stories of the old granny hitting the wrong pedal and going shooting into something, rather than the story of the 17 year old rolling his Vauxhall Nova over several times

Link to post
Share on other sites
Yep, the biggest risk on the roads is from under 25s, it's just that the media decides only to report on the stories of the old granny hitting the wrong pedal and going shooting into something, rather than the story of the 17 year old rolling his Vauxhall Nova over several times

 

True. Still makes a good photo-story, though, assuming nobody has been seriously injured, as was the case here.;)

Link to post
Share on other sites
Yep, the biggest risk on the roads is from under 25s, it's just that the media decides only to report on the stories of the old granny hitting the wrong pedal and going shooting into something, rather than the story of the 17 year old rolling his Vauxhall Nova over several times

 

True. Still makes a good photo-story, though, assuming nobody has been seriously injured, as was the case here.;)

The media is biased, both young and old drivers are equally dangerous.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Not statistically, which is why insurance rates are much higher for younger drivers.;)

 

Even the raw data says that young drivers are in more crashes than older drivers on % terms.

It's true that young drivers have a higher probability of crashing their cars and hence they have higher insurance rates, but in the end it all comes down to the individual.

 

A very tiny number of young drivers from the whole population of young drivers drive well, it will always be stereotyped for the fact of how teenagers and young adults lack driving experience, their age, constant partying, drinking, etc. But not everyone is in that crowd, insurance rates and the probability of crashes involve a huge number of factors, not only age.

Link to post
Share on other sites
It's true that young drivers have a higher probability of crashing their cars and hence they have higher insurance rates, but in the end it all comes down to the individual.

 

A very tiny number of young drivers from the whole population of young drivers drive well, it will always be stereotyped for the fact of how teenagers and young adults lack driving experience, their age, constant partying, drinking, etc. But not everyone is in that crowd, insurance rates and the probability of crashes involve a huge number of factors, not only age.

 

However, it is a fact that younger drivers are far more likely to drive recklessly or without the correct level of concentration, which is why far more accidents are caused by younger, inexperienced drivers.

The statistics don't lie.;)

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...