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A68 Nothumberland, England
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The accident happened on the 6th November 2004 at about 14:10pm
driving north up the A68 Nothumberland, England. The car wasn't
even a year old!
My fiance was driving and I was the front seat passenger. The speed limit on this road is 60mph, though some areas are further restricted because of the number of accidents which have happened on it! At the point of impact we were doing about 50mph. As we approached the brow of a hill in the road a VW Golf was on our side of the road doing 93mph! There was no chance to break because it happened so quickly. He hit us head on! The driver of the other car died instantly.
I realised straight away that I had broken my right arm so I pushed the door open with my legs and climbed out ( my fiance unclipped my seatbelt for me ). I ran around to the drivers side and somehow managed to pull open the door with both arms! I was so desparate to get him out becuase there was smoke everywhere. He switched off the engine and walked away with me. A passer by stopped to call for the police and ambulance ( thank you ) and many other stopped to give us blankets to keep us warm.
I was released from hospital that same night with a broken right arm, cuts, bruises and whiplash. My fiance was in hospital for one week his injuries were:
Broken colar bone
Crushed vertebrae (lumbar)
He was given a spinal brace to wear for a few months to help build some strength up in his back and is still waiting for an operation to repair his colar bone ( almost 9 months later! ).
The police and ambulance were amazed we walked away, they said it was only the good car that saved us really!
The inside of the car didn't crumple at all ( thanks audi! ), though the outside wasn't pretty, the shock from the impact had even caused slight damage to the rear passenger side of the car.
We would definatly reccomend audi for safety! We now have exactly the same car again, only this time it's black!!
Stevie-Marie and Graham.