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Ben
01-27-2004, 12:42 AM
Single Vehicle accident involving a wesbount vehicle entering Glenmore Trail West from North Bound 14th ST Flyover. Car passed off the road and was retained by the Security barriers preventing the vehicle from falling down the cliff face to the reservoir.

No major injuries appear to have been suffered.

The barriers likely saved the occupant(s) from death as they would have tumbled into the reservoir some 120 feet below.

http://www.virgeweb.com/Ben/psylence/Various/14stoffroad/crash01.jpg

http://www.virgeweb.com/Ben/psylence/Various/14stoffroad/crash02.jpg

http://www.virgeweb.com/Ben/psylence/Various/14stoffroad/crash03.jpg

http://www.virgeweb.com/Ben/psylence/Various/14stoffroad/crash04.jpg

http://www.virgeweb.com/Ben/psylence/Various/14stoffroad/crash05.jpg

Redlyne_mr2
01-27-2004, 12:47 AM
How in the hell does that happen?..thanks for the quality encounter

ryder_23
01-27-2004, 12:55 AM
nice pics ben...thats interesting, wonder how he pulled that off.

nismodrifter
01-27-2004, 12:57 AM
crazy people....

good thing those barricades were there other wise that guy would have probably died.....

Ben
01-27-2004, 12:57 AM
Looks to have the back end come out on the corner, over compensated, cut accorss the lane, then cut back accross, off the road, overcorrected again but smacked the barrier and continued scraping the barrier untill being stopped by the pillar.

ryder_23
01-27-2004, 01:00 AM
lucky they wernt fishing him/her out

sxtasy
01-27-2004, 01:02 AM
it amazes me what some people do in a vehicle:nut:

FiveFreshFish
01-27-2004, 01:39 AM
Great pics, Ben. :thumbsup:

There's some major damage underneath the car. Looks like it caught air after hitting the barrier.

5.9 R/T
01-27-2004, 01:40 AM
Thats the third vehicle I've seen twisted around behind that cement wall this week, but that car has made it the farthest yet.

Ben
01-27-2004, 01:47 AM
Ben the Reporter!

adrianracer
01-27-2004, 02:05 AM
Just a observation based on the stupidity that seems to be getting worse in this city.... maybe we should remove the idiot barriers and let the idiots go over the cliff!!! or better yet, make people earn their drivers licence like in Europe?

missblondie
01-27-2004, 02:13 AM
Originally posted by Ben
Ben the Reporter!

i love how you always have pictures!!! you are a really good photographer.

BigBearWest
01-27-2004, 02:13 AM
WOW, i drove by the accident when there was two cop cars around 10. thanks for filling me in on what happened. Wicked pictures BTW

Ben
01-27-2004, 02:28 AM
Couple more:

http://www.virgeweb.com/Ben/psylence/Various/14stoffroad/crash06.jpg
http://www.virgeweb.com/Ben/psylence/Various/14stoffroad/crash07.jpg
http://www.virgeweb.com/Ben/psylence/Various/14stoffroad/crash08.jpg

Blue Devil 2
01-27-2004, 02:30 AM
What kind of car was that?

sml
01-27-2004, 02:36 AM
Actually, that bridge is icy as hell!!! You could be sliding going just even 50 in this weather! Rule of thumb is to go into it as slow as the guy following you will allow and then accelerate from there! Also stay on the right hand lane since the curve is not as tight there!

rice_eater
01-27-2004, 02:48 AM
Originally posted by Redlyne_mr2
How in the hell does that happen?..thanks for the quality encounter

that off ramp is hell....

shadowz
01-27-2004, 03:45 AM
Its funny how he gets a parking ticket too, poor guy loses control of his car and gets a parking ticket

itsnotaDUB
01-27-2004, 03:54 AM
ah, always quality encounters from the Benster

James
01-27-2004, 03:59 AM
Originally posted by shadowz
Its funny how he gets a parking ticket too, poor guy loses control of his car and gets a parking ticket

ha, no kidding, thats harsh!

max_boost
01-27-2004, 06:12 AM
Wow Ben

Very nice pictures as usual. The roads are hell out there, drive careful everybody! Hope that guy is alright:thumbsup:

Dj_Stylz
01-27-2004, 08:19 AM
Wow nice pics ben

DUBBED
01-27-2004, 09:13 AM
Everytime it snows theres a car wrapped around something there.... you would think people would take it easy around there by now.

Khyron
01-27-2004, 09:41 AM
I was on that bridge last night, and I've never had a problem with it until yesterday. I swear, I was barely doing 30 and I felt my back end sliding around - normally I can do 40-60 in bad weather.

Khyron

DJ Lazy
01-27-2004, 09:43 AM
Originally posted by DUBBED
Everytime it snows theres a car wrapped around something there.... you would think people would take it easy around there by now.

You'd think so eh?.... :rolleyes:
however, this is calgary, and calgary drivers for the most part are complete idiots.:thumbsdow

EK 2.0
01-27-2004, 10:17 AM
Originally posted by Ben
Ben the Reporter!



Hmmm our own Peter Parker perhaps??....

richardchan2002
01-27-2004, 11:32 AM
You'd be surprised how many people drown to death in their cars. I think that's why they have that informative commerical telling you how to escape from a submerged car.

You're SOL in Calgary in this kind of weather though because you'd probably freeze to death before you drowned!

Here's an even closer call:

richardchan2002
01-27-2004, 11:32 AM
Another angle:

Ben
01-27-2004, 11:39 AM
Holy Hell, THAT guy was lucky!!!

Khyron
01-27-2004, 11:43 AM
:eek: That's one case where having extra Big Macs can save your ass.

Khyron

buh_buh
01-27-2004, 01:57 PM
haha I just got home from school and there is another accident in almost the exact same spot.

CelicaST-162
01-27-2004, 01:59 PM
:eek: :eek: ...teteoring on the edge of death!!!

ExtremeSi
01-27-2004, 02:08 PM
Nice pics. I saw three seperate accidents on my way home from Mount Royal this morning all with in 20minutes. One on the Crowchild to Glenmore East flyover (3 cars against the gaurd rails), another one on Glenmore Westbound where Deerfoot merges (about 4 cars slammed together and 2 firetrucks and 5 cop cars where at the scene!), and a third one on Deerfoot Southbound on the Calf Robe bridge (2 cars against the guard rails). I wish I had my camera
Be careful everybody.
And who the hell gives a parking ticket to a crashed/immobile car? That's the ultimate example of kicking you while you're down

frostyda9
01-27-2004, 02:15 PM
Originally posted by Blue Devil 2
What kind of car was that?

I was wondering that too....looks like EL wheels but it sure looks like a Saturn from the back. Nice pics, n00bs take note of how a spotted thread should be presented.

dcoultis
01-27-2004, 03:47 PM
looks like a new ford taurus :dunno:

http://www.fordvehicles.com/cars/taurus/glance/index.asp#Taurus_SE

mrbojangles
01-27-2004, 04:01 PM
Originally posted by shadowz
Its funny how he gets a parking ticket too, poor guy loses control of his car and gets a parking ticket

Those are usually just "tow order" tickets for Busters.

finboy
01-27-2004, 04:45 PM
Originally posted by Khyron
:eek: That's one case where having extra Big Macs can save your ass.

Khyron

or just change the radio station a la simpsons :rofl:

/////AMG
01-27-2004, 07:42 PM
Great pics ben, quality post!

I think they might need to add some more pillars IMO. Those few might help, but more would be better.

Good pic on the pillars.
http://www.virgeweb.com/Ben/psylence/Various/14stoffroad/crash06.jpg

20incheyes
01-29-2004, 12:21 AM
Originally posted by Porsche_944
Great pics ben, quality post!

I think they might need to add some more pillars IMO. Those few might help, but more would be better.

Good pic on the pillars.
http://www.virgeweb.com/Ben/psylence/Various/14stoffroad/crash06.jpg

classic calgarian driving, thats why the deerfoot is clogged up all morning, people here thin they have a H1 full time while behind the wheel.

Marsh
01-29-2004, 10:10 PM
:werd:

GorG
01-31-2004, 05:47 PM
Nice pic's Ben!!!, hey what type of carmera do you use?<>?>?, that SUV is oh so lucky!!!

Ben
01-31-2004, 07:17 PM
Canon 300D D-SLR

Moe Man
02-01-2004, 11:47 PM
that car is a ford turasss

SPEC_CELICA
02-25-2004, 02:15 PM
Looks like the driver also got a ticket in the process...that sucks...

canadiandaytona
02-29-2004, 10:28 AM
That SUV pulled off a sweet grind.:thumbsup: