Skip to comments.Woman Cheats Death as Rock Destroys Car
Posted on 08/01/2012 2:25:40 PM PDT by nickcarraway
A woman narrowly missed being hit by a huge rock which fell from a cliff and completely wrecked the car she had just got out of. German police said she cheated death by a couple of steps.
Thankfully we are just talking about the destruction of a car. The woman had just parked it and got out when the rock fell. She heard a noise and in the next moment the rock landed on her car. It was a big chunk, weighing hundreds of kilos, if not a tonne, police spokesman Mirko Steffl told The Local.
The Freiburg police, responsible for Breisach am Rhein in the Black Forest where the incident happened, have released terrifying photographs of the car showing the enormous rock which smashed through the roof and windscreen and landed on the drivers seat. No-one sitting in that seat could have survived.
The woman who had parked her VW Lupo on Tuesday and taken a couple of steps away before seeing it squashed by a rock, was slightly hurt by flying debris, but was otherwise unharmed.
Two other cars were slightly damaged by the Lupo as it was shoved forwards by the impact.
The woman certainly had a bit of a shock, but was lucky to only have lost her car, not her life, said Steffl.
Emergency services closed off the road, which Steffl said had a number of parking bays, while engineers examined the cliff.
Nice try, but according to the movie “Final Destination” she’s in trouble.
1,2, or 3?
Cheaters never win.
My wife and I were visiting Estes Park once when a rock
rolled down the hill took out a house
Aw, heck - a little Bondo, some primer, and a fresh coat of paint and you’re good to go. Who’s gonna notice a couple little rocks in the carpet?
Years ago a boulder on Berthed Pass ( on the way to Winter Park , Co. ) fell on a bus load of German tourist . Killed a lot of them .
I think when we last visited a Unified German State back in the late 1920s they were into this business of killing the elderly and feeble, and handicapped, and then some time in the 1930s they just went nuts and started killing anybody who didn't quite fit what they believed to be correct social parameters.
I'd say it's time to get ready for WWIII~ this time we will need to make sure this idea doesn't come back ~
That’ll buff out.
I like how the side view mirror survived A-OK.
What? No duct tape?
Thank the Lord! (Not that the rock fell, but that she wasn’t crushed.)
Rock beats scissors......and car.
Might have been Andy Farmer trying to roll the rock over mailman Crum Petrie’s truck.
Obama and a lot of his fellow lefties might have. They've climbed out from under rocks before.
>>Cheaters never win.<<
Well, there is a 5+(?) film franchise dead-icated to that premise. Of course, the filmmakers win big...
You can prolong a trip to the grave, but death comes eventually.
In any case, it seems like an economical way to turn a hardtop into a convertible. That is, if you have the good fortune for such a thing to happen to you in relatively short period of time.
Wow! Would that constitute an avalanche or a riot ?
Looks like a “rock festival”.
I may be mistaken but didn’t a rock band member from ELO die in Britain when a rock landed on his car?
Former member of ELO killed by hay bale while driving
A former member of the band the Electric Light Orchestra has been killed by a giant hay bale which rolled out of a field and landed on his van as he drove.
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IIRC it was a runaway haybale, one of the round ones!!!
They’re going to need a bigger crane.
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