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Roadhawk Camera Captures Terrifying Crash


Article by: Darren Griffin
Date: 7 Apr 2011

pocketgpsworld.com
A Roadhawk Black-Box video camera captured this horrifying crash that happened on the A90 near Aberdeen last month.

In the video you can see the white Vauxhall Astra as it joins the A90 in the wrong direction and hits the lorry head-on.

Miraculously there were only minor injuries but the 20-year old car driver has since been charged with dangerous driving.

The Roadhawk system is a windscreen mounted, GPS equipped camera system that continuously records the view ahead together with your location, speed, and G-forces. We reviewed the system in 2009, see here.

Take a look at the horrifying video in full here.

Comments
Posted by Wazza_G on Thu Apr 07, 2011 11:19 am Reply with quote

I only hope that the Censored Censored Censored Censored will be banned permanently from our roads for that.


Be alert.. This country needs more lerts.

 
Posted by mostdom on Thu Apr 07, 2011 12:07 pm Reply with quote

Footage like that only goes to show how valuable the system is. If you look at the aftermath footage on you tube it isn't quite so clear cut as to how the accident happend and who was to blame. Just a car and couple of lorries.

Watch the roadhawk footage back and he's bang to rights.

Bet the skid marks in his pant were as long as the ones on the road! Very Happy


Dom

HERE LIES PND May it rest in peace.
Navigon 7310/iPhone Navigon&Copilot

 
Posted by Andy_P on Thu Apr 07, 2011 1:10 pm Reply with quote

'Twas a woman in the car according to the report...


"Settling in nicely" ;-)

 
Posted by mostdom on Thu Apr 07, 2011 1:44 pm Reply with quote

Andy_P Wrote:
'Twas a woman in the car according to the report...

Bet she skidded her pants too! Razz


Dom

HERE LIES PND May it rest in peace.
Navigon 7310/iPhone Navigon&Copilot

 
Posted by gem on Thu Apr 07, 2011 6:22 pm Reply with quote

His/her sun visor looks like it's down.

Maybe they were trying out the new GPS mount like the recent post in his Mini car..... Rolling Eyes


 
Posted by Darren on Thu Apr 07, 2011 6:24 pm Reply with quote

gem Wrote:
His/her sun visor looks like it's down.

That's the windscreen sun strip.


Darren Griffin - Editor

 
Posted by The Rudd on Fri Apr 08, 2011 4:56 am Reply with quote

I was speechless when I saw this, she should be made to take her driving test again.


 
Posted by GoochyB on Fri Apr 08, 2011 7:21 am Reply with quote

Wazza_G Wrote:
I only hope that the Censored Censored Censored Censored will be banned permanently from our roads for that.

I doubt it, most driving offenders get off far too lightly for endangering others' lives


 
Posted by andy-c1 on Fri Apr 08, 2011 7:24 am Reply with quote

poor lorry driver never stood a chance ..it was there in a instant


TomTom 5001

 
Posted by st1967 on Fri Apr 08, 2011 9:16 am Reply with quote

andy-c1 Wrote:
poor lorry driver never stood a chance ..it was there in a instant


I would actually go as far as to commend the lorry driver, if he had not swerved I would not have rated the car drivers chance of survival.

It's frightening how quick it looks and happens in real time!


LG G3 Android, TomTom Go v1.8.1 & Camera Alert

 
Posted by stuartb on Fri Apr 08, 2011 9:22 am Reply with quote

She's clearly in the wrong, but in this Google streetview shot I think there's an argument that there should be a no-entry sign (in fact, if you look closely there are some empty poles either side of the road - perhaps some signs have been nicked?). If you backtrack, she has travelled along a dual carriageway and then appears not to have registered two signs (end of dual carriageway and start of two-way traffic) as well as directional arrows on the carriageway before reaching the spot pictured in Streetview below.

Google Streetview

I know it's easy to imagine she may be some mindless loon texting or whatever, but perhaps she may also be like other young people we know who have been rushed through the minimum of training and a basic driving test to get them out on to the road and who have not had the opportunity to develop the experience and observational skills needed to drive solo.

Stuart


 
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