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Bizarre Car Crash in North Wales, UK Leaves No Injuries

st5516A bizarre accident that occurred on the A5104 Saturday June 7 at around 9 in the morning has many scratching their heads as they try to understand how there were no injuries. A passerby noticed that a vehicle had flipped over near an embankment early Saturday morning, and quickly pulled over to see if anyone was injured. What she found was “Amazing, like something out of a storybook” the woman explained.

As the young woman walked around the overturned car to see if anyone was still in the vehicle, she found the driver hanging upside down, while he struggled to release his safety belt. While waiting for the police and ambulance to arrive, she helped the young driver release his belt, and helped him squeeze out of his window. The police arrived shortly after.

Upon questioning, the driver of the vehicle explained that he did not know what exactly caused the accident, other than his steering wheel feeling as if it were being jerked out of his hands. This jerk resulted in the vehicle losing control, and flipping over onto its roof. The driver was administered testing both onsite and at hospital, but there were no drugs or alcohol found in his system.

Another driver who witnessed the accident was equally as stunned by what he saw. He described the accident as “the strangest thing he had ever seen.” The witness explained that he saw the car coming towards him, but all of a sudden, it bounced very hard, much like the vehicle had hit a large hole in the road. It then looked as if the driver jerked the steering wheel hard to the side in an effort to control the vehicle. Upon closer inspection, there were no visible holes in the roadway to explain what the other driver saw.

The vehicle will also be taken in for inspection to see if there is an unknown issue with the steering, even though this was the first time the driver had ever experienced the car behaving in this way.

The remarkable thing about this accident is that the driver was not injured in any way. He walked away from a totaled vehicle, yet did not even have a scratch or bruise to show for it. If that was not strange enough in this case, investigators discovered a backpack that contained a very expensive laptop. The laptop backpack managed to protect the computer, which was entirely unharmed, despite being thrown from the back of the vehicle to the front when the vehicle flipped.

This bizarre accident proves that you never really know what may happen when you are out for a spin. The man says that he is extremely thankful that he walked away with no injuries. He was also very grateful for his laptop backpack, as it protected his computer that he uses for work. He even said, “I don’t know what I would have done if it was destroyed.

200 Bikers Pay Tribute To A Missing Friend Killed While Riding In North Wales

bikers-convoyOver 200 bikers offered a touching memorial tribute to motorcyclist Nino Sorrentino of Mynydd Isa, who was killed on his Suzuki motorbike after a collision with an automobile in Higher Kinnerton in July of 2011. After the crash, he was brought to the Wrexhan Maelor Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The memorial riders rode out in a convoy to raise money for a charity in his memory.

Nino’s mum, dad, and brother were all present for the Big Rock BBQ at the Petrolheads Café Milk Bar located in Boot End. The North Wales Police closed the coast road for three hours for the event. Nick was well liked and many of his close friends and admirers joined in to celebrate the life of the young welder, and to raise awareness of road safety for all riders and drivers. Nino’s accident happened exactly two years after he had sponsored a live music fest in memory of his friend Jessica Ward, after she perished in a car crash in 2008. Nino’s Jess Fest raised £400 for the Walton Neurological Centre in nearby Liverpool, and now Nino’s Big Rock BBQ has raised £3690 for the same good cause.

The Entertainment

After the bikers took to the road in memory of Nino, they revved their bikes in unison at the finish line, and then there was entertainment by several rock bands with a DJ and a BBQ. One of Nino’s close friends performed in a reunion of a band that was one of Nino’s favorites. Sound reinforcement and DJ equipment for the party included a Mackie SRM 450 active public address system with a 24 channel mixing desk, Pioneer CDJ 1000 MK3s, a raised DJ platform, lights, and a projector for the periods between the band performances. Band performances were aided by public address loudspeakers including horns and bass cabinets, stage monitors, microphones, direct injection boxes, cables, and stands, a Lexicon reverb and delay and compresser, and a graphic equalizer, with an engineer qualified to run the system.

The ride out was supported by the North Wales Police and the Department of Transport safety campaign, named Think! which encourages drivers to Think Bike, Think Biker! The campaign points out that motorcycle riders in the UK are 35 times as likely as automobile accidents to suffer fatal injuries in a crash, and more should be done to make drivers aware of the dangers faced by bikers. Although the department is pleased that while KSIs have fallen in the last five years, they also point out that 30 motorcyclists are injured or killed every day at junctions in the UK, so more needs to be done. They offer advice for drivers to improve safety for motorcyclists they encounter, and they also teach motorcyclists how to drive defensively and avoid dangerous situations while riding. The campaign also encourages the universal and proper use of safety helmets and protective clothing to safeguard bikers in the event of a crash.