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Thu Aug 21, 2014, 11:01 PM

Wrong-Way Motorway Smash Captured On Video

Lucky for this old man, he was in the UK:

http://news.sky.com/story/1322479/wrong-way-motorway-smash-captured-on-video

The police dashboard camera then captures the moment the officers deliberately crash into the car, being driven by a 77-year-old man with dementia.

The police driver is heard telling his colleague: "I had to mate." The officer replies: "I know you did, I know you did."

The police force has praised the bravery of the traffic officers for choosing to engineer the collision to prevent the car from hitting oncoming traffic.

The male driver, from Rowley Regis in the West Midlands, had earlier been reported missing by his family. He was not hurt in the crash on the northbound carriageway of the motorway. One of the officers suffered a minor injury in Monday's incident.

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PumpkinAle Aug 2014 OP
1StrongBlackMan Aug 2014 #1
Spider Jerusalem Aug 2014 #2
PumpkinAle Aug 2014 #5
Art_from_Ark Aug 2014 #3
surrealAmerican Aug 2014 #4

Response to PumpkinAle (Original post)

Thu Aug 21, 2014, 11:09 PM

1. And you have a problem with this, why? eom.

 

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 21, 2014, 11:20 PM

2. Seems to me there's not a problem

more like "he's lucky he wasn't in the States, they'd have shot him".

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 22, 2014, 09:07 PM

5. Really? The man was LUCKY he wasn't in the States!

No problem.

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Response to PumpkinAle (Original post)

Fri Aug 22, 2014, 03:23 AM

3. "I had to mate"?

For want of a comma...

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Response to Art_from_Ark (Reply #3)

Fri Aug 22, 2014, 05:55 AM

4. ... and "copy editing failure of the year award" goes to ...

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