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Car crashes into canal in Stenson

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"Car still floating the next morning". Clearly the reporter has no idea how shallow canals are.

How can anyone end up in the canal when driving along a perfectly straight road, unless there was a mechanical failure?  Perhaps they were distracted by something like a mobile phone?

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20 minutes ago, cuthound said:

"Car still floating the next morning". Clearly the reporter has no idea how shallow canals are.

How can anyone end up in the canal when driving along a perfectly straight road, unless there was a mechanical failure?  Perhaps they were distracted by something like a mobile phone?

I think of much more traditional distractions for a couple in a car at night... ;)

Atleast recovery should be straightforward there.

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1 hour ago, cuthound said:

"Car still floating the next morning". Clearly the reporter has no idea how shallow canals are.

How can anyone end up in the canal when driving along a perfectly straight road, unless there was a mechanical failure?  Perhaps they were distracted by something like a mobile phone?

1030 pm - perhaps they could have been distracted as a newt?

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11 hours ago, cuthound said:

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How can anyone end up in the canal when driving along a perfectly straight road, unless there was a mechanical failure?  

You'd be surprised. here in the Fens we have a network of waterways which look perfectly straight, and which often have unfenced roads running alongside them. You can reckon that every year a few cars take the plunge. The point is that they aren't in fact perfectly straight - every so often there is a bend which can catch drivers out. If you look at the photo in the link you'll see that there is a right-hand bend just before the point where the car left the road.

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4 hours ago, Athy said:

You'd be surprised. here in the Fens we have a network of waterways which look perfectly straight, and which often have unfenced roads running alongside them. You can reckon that every year a few cars take the plunge. The point is that they aren't in fact perfectly straight -  

And they have bumps

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I have been down that stretch in the dark quite a few times, perhaps having a narrowboat headlight on the wrong side of the road put them off.

The corner that is reached when the road meets the canal is quite sharp. 

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1 hour ago, ditchcrawler said:

And they have bumps

BUMPS? Round these parts, those count as hills!

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Normal for Norfolk used to be abbreviated on GP's notes as "NFN" as these folks are a bit odd.  Webbed feet and hands, for example.

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1 minute ago, mross said:

Normal for Norfolk used to be abbreviated on GP's notes as "NFN" as these folks are a bit odd.  Webbed feet and hands, for example.

You forgot the said in jest smiley:D

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2 minutes ago, mross said:

No, I didn't.

In that case, you may have offended some people from Norfolk!

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I know that piece of road and canal well, having driven and boated it several times.

At night it's a rat run between the housing estates in Sinfin and a few pubs, Ragley Boat Stop, Stenson Bubble and Crewe & Harpur.  When I lived in the area it was common to see a dunked car most weekends in the cut.

It's also a popular place to drop a stolen car off.

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33 minutes ago, zenataomm said:

  When I lived in the area it was common to see a dunked car most weekends in the cut.

It's also a popular place to drop a stolen car off.

The police didn't indicate that was a problem

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1 hour ago, mross said:

Normal for Norfolk used to be abbreviated on GP's notes as "NFN" as these folks are a bit odd.  Webbed feet and hands, for example.

Gimme six, boy!

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On 04/03/2017 at 15:40, rusty69 said:

In that case, you may have offended some people from Norfolk!

 

Can't be more than two very extended families.  :)

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