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Woman Cheats Death as Rock Destroys Car
The Local ^ | 1 Aug 12

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 driver’s 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.


TOPICS: Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: germany

1 posted on 08/01/2012 2:25:49 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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What a putz!
2 posted on 08/01/2012 2:49:47 PM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: nickcarraway

Nice try, but according to the movie “Final Destination” she’s in trouble.


3 posted on 08/01/2012 2:54:02 PM PDT by Lazamataz (I hate the Universe, and it hates me.)
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To: Lazamataz

1,2, or 3?


4 posted on 08/01/2012 2:58:03 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway; Revolting cat!

Cheaters never win.


5 posted on 08/01/2012 2:58:24 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Eric Holder's NAACP rally against the voter ID laws required the press to bring govt issue photo ID.)
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To: nickcarraway

http://www.thelocal.de/society/20120801-44101.html

6 posted on 08/01/2012 3:09:56 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ETL

Lucky girl

My wife and I were visiting Estes Park once when a rock

rolled down the hill took out a house


7 posted on 08/01/2012 3:17:07 PM PDT by Harold Shea (RVN `70 - `71)
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To: ETL

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?


8 posted on 08/01/2012 3:23:16 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: nickcarraway

Yes.


9 posted on 08/01/2012 3:34:39 PM PDT by Lazamataz (I hate the Universe, and it hates me.)
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To: Harold Shea

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 .


10 posted on 08/01/2012 3:58:06 PM PDT by katykelly
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To: nickcarraway
Down the board with that story there's another one about the German "Justice Minister" wanting a right to assisted suicide law that allows doctors and friends, not just your family, to help you die.

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 ~

11 posted on 08/01/2012 4:10:37 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: ETL

That’ll buff out.


12 posted on 08/01/2012 4:18:56 PM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: ETL

I like how the side view mirror survived A-OK.


13 posted on 08/01/2012 4:27:09 PM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Billthedrill
Aw, heck - a little Bondo, some primer, and a fresh coat of paint and you’re good to go.

What? No duct tape?

14 posted on 08/01/2012 4:28:49 PM PDT by IrishPennant (Are you behind a "Blade of Grass?")
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To: nickcarraway

Thank the Lord! (Not that the rock fell, but that she wasn’t crushed.)


15 posted on 08/01/2012 4:47:34 PM PDT by Twinkie (Obama; fundamentally turning America into Sodom & Gomorrah one EO at a time.)
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To: Harold Shea


16 posted on 08/01/2012 4:47:53 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Harold Shea

17 posted on 08/01/2012 4:49:18 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: nickcarraway

Rock beats scissors......and car.


18 posted on 08/01/2012 4:50:25 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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19 posted on 08/01/2012 4:50:51 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Lazamataz

Might have been Andy Farmer trying to roll the rock over mailman Crum Petrie’s truck.


20 posted on 08/01/2012 4:53:06 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: nickcarraway
No-one sitting in that seat could have survived.

Obama and a lot of his fellow lefties might have. They've climbed out from under rocks before.

21 posted on 08/01/2012 4:54:14 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ETL
They're cute when they're small, though ...


22 posted on 08/01/2012 4:56:07 PM PDT by x
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To: a fool in paradise

>>Cheaters never win.<<

Well, there is a 5+(?) film franchise dead-icated to that premise. Of course, the filmmakers win big...


23 posted on 08/01/2012 5:06:03 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (obozo could bring back literal slavery with chains and still he will get 85+% of the black vote)
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To: freedumb2003

You can prolong a trip to the grave, but death comes eventually.


24 posted on 08/01/2012 5:18:00 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Eric Holder's NAACP rally against the voter ID laws required the press to bring govt issue photo ID.)
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To: Billthedrill

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.


25 posted on 08/01/2012 5:20:03 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ETL

Wow! Would that constitute an avalanche or a riot ?


26 posted on 08/01/2012 6:37:02 PM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: PLMerite

Looks like a “rock festival”.


27 posted on 08/01/2012 7:41:11 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: nickcarraway

I may be mistaken but didn’t a rock band member from ELO die in Britain when a rock landed on his car?


28 posted on 08/01/2012 7:46:05 PM PDT by Eye of Unk (Going mobile, posts will be brief. No spellcheck for the grammar nazis.)
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To: Eye of Unk

Former member of ELO killed by hay bale while driving

Sept 2010

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.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/7982808/Former-member-of-ELO-killed-by-hay-bale-while-driving.html
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ELO Founder’s Death by Silage Bale Ruled an Accident

http://www.spinner.com/2011/03/16/elo-micahel-edwards-death-accident/


29 posted on 08/01/2012 7:53:01 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Eye of Unk

IIRC it was a runaway haybale, one of the round ones!!!

Regards

alfa6 :>}


30 posted on 08/01/2012 7:54:02 PM PDT by alfa6 (...Moderation is for monks RAH)
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To: nickcarraway
Good thing it was just a rock........if it had been a bird.........


31 posted on 08/01/2012 9:10:23 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: nickcarraway

32 posted on 08/02/2012 1:57:27 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Liberty Valance

They’re going to need a bigger crane.


33 posted on 08/02/2012 2:26:16 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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