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Old 04-29-2013, 04:05 AM   #1
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The most insane thing i have seen on the road!!! (Accident related)

So tonight (Sunday) we were on the way back from Ottawa and at about 9:30Pm on the 401 (westbound) i see something flipping in the ditch between the lanes and come to rest in our left lane! We slow down, pass it and pull over to the right. This van is resting half way on the 401, on its side, with heavy damage! The rest was just like a movie; i tell my friends to call 911, jump out of the truck, at that point i'm the first one there, the van is still making noise and smoking (all the airbags), the area looked like an airplane crash, with parts and luggage scattered for about 50 feet, between the East and West lanes. I get to the van and help the 4 people get out from the broken sunroof, one of the youngest girls was maybe 5-6 years old. By that time more poeple are around us and helping out. My friend is on the phone with the cops, and we are looking at the map (GPS) to see exactly where we are...We check for gas leaks, all good, only oil leaking all over the 401, but no fire potential. I check again that everybody is out of the van, turns out they are all OK, with minor injuries, so we get back on the road.
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Old 04-29-2013, 06:38 AM   #2
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Wow, Good thing you were there. It's nice to see people helping out when people are in need. So many would just drive on by.

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Old 04-29-2013, 07:37 AM   #3
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Wow, hope they thanked you.
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Old 04-29-2013, 08:30 AM   #4
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Good Job Phil !
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:00 AM   #5
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Did you ask the driver what happened? Swerve to miss something and then over corrected and lost control?
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Old 04-29-2013, 11:53 AM   #6
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god bless them and you for doing the right thing!
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Old 04-29-2013, 12:40 PM   #7
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crazy! props for stopping and helping.

accidents are pretty darn violent
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Old 04-29-2013, 01:37 PM   #8
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Wow...thats a brutal crash.

Good job in helping those poor people out Fil - anyone actually c what made the van flip ?
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Old 04-29-2013, 02:11 PM   #9
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Wow...thats a brutal crash.

Good job in helping those poor people out Fil - anyone actually c what made the van flip ?
I am sure someone in the other lanes did, but didnt have time stick around and figure that out...Was a single car accident, so most likely fell asleep, its the 2nd time i see a car flip right in front of me on the way back from Ottawa!
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Old 04-29-2013, 03:41 PM   #11
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i see a car flip right in front of me on the way back from Ottawa!
interesting. Ive done that trip a lot(north of 30 easily) over the yrs and Ive rarely seen an accident not in the winter time.

the old days it used to be clear sailing at a decent clip with a "train" of cars. just cruising a long nicely. made good time. no issues. The road is generally in good shape and straight as can be.
Now a days you have to watch your speed a bit more closely
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holy .. I hope that family is okay!
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