Road traffic accidents are serious. The consequences of car collisions or motorcycle crashes are very rarely easy to brush off and get over.
Injuries suffered in road traffic accidents can range from the substantially painful to the seriously debilitating, while their causes vary from the typical to the downright bizarre.
Here are five of the strangest road traffic accidents:
Number one on this list is a story from Washington, America. Of all the places to crash, the Department of Licensing office is most definitely one to avoid. However, this is exactly what happened to one unfortunate gentleman when he went to renew his license.
As his foot slipped off the brake and back onto the accelerator, the man jumped the kerb and smashed into the building.
As mentioned, the consequences of accidents on the road tend to be serious, particularly when the traffic accident involves large lorries. However, in this instance it was the accident itself that actually saved a man’s life.
A trucker was driving his vehicle in Pennsylvania one morning when he began choking on an apple to the extent where he blacked out and subsequently crashed. The impact of his chest on the steering wheel dislodged the offending piece of fruit, which was later found on his dashboard. Police confirmed that the traffic accident actually saved his life.
Probably the only place worse to suffer a car crash than the licensing office is a police station, particularly if you are driving a stolen vehicle.
However, this is exactly what happened to one woman who officers chased for approximately four minutes before she made her arrest all too easy.
Some car accidents simply defy a logical explanation. This is one of them. A young man tried to stop his car by using his feet. However,rather than pressing the brakes, he tried the method made famous by The Flintstones. Unsurprisingly, it was unsuccessful and resulted in him crashing into four other cars.
It’s not always adult license holders who cause car crashes, as this story illustrates. A man was unloading his pick-up truck with his two-year old in the cab. The toddler managed to somehow put the vehicle into gear and sent it rolling into a neighbour`s house.
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Date Published: December 2, 2013
Author: David Brown