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Submitted: Monday, Jan 28, 2013 at 15:02
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Not really 4WD but this bloke has to be the most stupid nut this side of the Pacific.



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Reply By: Gone Bush (WA) - Monday, Jan 28, 2013 at 15:09

Monday, Jan 28, 2013 at 15:09
Phil,

As I posted on the Caravaners Forum, there is another video on utube showing the bus and several parked vehicles caught in the foam. Some of those vehicles were being recovered by their owners. That's what I think happened here. I don't think it was someone skylarking.

But I do think a lot of people are being judgemental.

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Follow Up By: Member - eighty matey - Monday, Jan 28, 2013 at 15:19

Monday, Jan 28, 2013 at 15:19
He must have known there were people around. Driving blind in a public area isn't real smart.

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Follow Up By: Gone Bush (WA) - Monday, Jan 28, 2013 at 15:25

Monday, Jan 28, 2013 at 15:25
He had to get his car out.

Why were people standing in the middle of the road?

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Follow Up By: Member - eighty matey - Monday, Jan 28, 2013 at 15:36

Monday, Jan 28, 2013 at 15:36
I can only assume the Police didn't have any idea that a car was heading for them.

Maybe they should have realised something they didn't know was there and they couldn't see was going to collide with them

Obviously it wasn't the drivers fault because he couldn't see where he was going.........
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Follow Up By: Member - PJR (NSW) - Monday, Jan 28, 2013 at 15:54

Monday, Jan 28, 2013 at 15:54
Gone Bush

Have you got the link to the "other forum" thta you mentioned on the caravaners forum?

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Follow Up By: Member - PJR (NSW) - Monday, Jan 28, 2013 at 15:58

Monday, Jan 28, 2013 at 15:58
Why did I say that it's stupid. Because the driver couldn't have been able to see where he was going. And that he certainly didn't seem to do it slowly and cautiously. That's why! Would you have done it. Buggered if I would. If you sau that you would have done the same then I take pity on you.

I am happy for it to be shown that he could see clearly where he was going.

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Follow Up By: Member - Tony (ACT) - Monday, Jan 28, 2013 at 16:00

Monday, Jan 28, 2013 at 16:00
I think he would be looking for the nearest car wash.
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Follow Up By: Lyn W3 - Monday, Jan 28, 2013 at 16:37

Monday, Jan 28, 2013 at 16:37
I think he found the foam cycle and was just looking for the rinse cycle.

IMHO pity he didn't find it in the ocean
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Follow Up By: Gone Bush (WA) - Monday, Jan 28, 2013 at 17:50

Monday, Jan 28, 2013 at 17:50
My iPad doesn't give a url link for the utube video I referred to above.

Anyone interested can enter "Alexandra Headlands foam" in utube's search window. It was submitted by "camseeber" and looks like it was taken on a mobile phone.

However, it clearly shows that tourist coach and several vehicles with foam at roof level in that carpark (I assume it was a carpark). Some cars were being pushed, one was being driven out.

The owners had no choice, imo, but the pedestrians ceratainly did.

And yes, if it was my vehicle in there, I most certainly would have driven it out. Most of those observers should have seen what was happening and got off the road.

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Follow Up By: Member - Des Lexic - Monday, Jan 28, 2013 at 19:09

Monday, Jan 28, 2013 at 19:09
Gone Bush.
Sorry to disagree with you but the idiot didn't HAVE to get his car out. Responsible people would have had their property insured. Would your comment have been the same if one of the police officers (presumably police) had been hit and injured. The speed at which they came out of the foam showed that they were reckless.The car is damaged anyway being covered in salty foam.
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Follow Up By: Member - PJR (NSW) - Monday, Jan 28, 2013 at 19:41

Monday, Jan 28, 2013 at 19:41
Is this the one:

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Follow Up By: Gone Bush (WA) - Monday, Jan 28, 2013 at 20:21

Monday, Jan 28, 2013 at 20:21
That's it.

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Follow Up By: Off-track - Monday, Jan 28, 2013 at 21:49

Monday, Jan 28, 2013 at 21:49
My god there are some judgemental, whingeing armchair experts on this site. I'm with GB, I would do the same if it meant retrieving my car. probably beeping the horn furiously though but easy to say by old Monday's Experts.
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Follow Up By: Member - PJR (NSW) - Monday, Jan 28, 2013 at 22:00

Monday, Jan 28, 2013 at 22:00
Are you seriously saying that you would drive your car at that speed without seeing anything ahead!!

I cannot see how you can say that it's safe. Leave the car there. It should be insured anyway. Or do as one other did just before it, get pushed out or at the least guided by someone next to the drivers window.

I think that it's warranted this time to, as you put it, "be judgemental".

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Follow Up By: tim_c - Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013 at 10:30

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013 at 10:30
I agree PJR and 'eighty matey' - you shouldn't be driving when/where you can't see.
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Follow Up By: Rockape - Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013 at 10:44

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013 at 10:44
I think the bloke taking the video summed it up with the word.

bleep .
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Follow Up By: Member - Mad Dog - Sunday, Feb 03, 2013 at 12:38

Sunday, Feb 03, 2013 at 12:38
Mad Dog I may be, but not crazy, Cool if you assess the risk and put the necessary controls in place, spotter, sit on the roof, block off the road anything except drive blindly, bit like firing a rifle without actually being able to see what your shooting at. Soon enough someone is going to get hurt. And cars are only hunks of steel and their still making them. Just my opinion but
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Reply By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Monday, Jan 28, 2013 at 18:27

Monday, Jan 28, 2013 at 18:27
Lotta guesswork going on in this thread.
It was not a carpark it is a public main road at Alexandra Headland on the Sunshine Coast not too far from my home. The police were positioned to control traffic and obviously did not expect a car to leap out of the foam at them

You can read the full story in our local newspaper website together with video here.
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Reply By: muffin man - Monday, Jan 28, 2013 at 19:39

Monday, Jan 28, 2013 at 19:39
Just saw it on the news, hilarious stuff, the whole family had a good laugh.
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Reply By: Alloy c/t - Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013 at 14:33

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013 at 14:33
You have got it wrong , the most stupid driver/nut this side of the pacific would have to be B.Tomic ,, caught doing 78 in a 60 zone 1mth after his last court apperance,,,
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