Insurance - Gunshot Creek car rolled

Submitted: Wednesday, Aug 04, 2004 at 13:28
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Hi all,

On a recent trip to Cape York we came across a Nissan Patrol that had just rolled coming up Gunshot Creek and ended up on it's roof in the ditch. One of the guys was video taping the whole thing as it unfolded before his eyes but was not so sure if he got footage of the "actual event" or not - one would have to guess that it would be worth big $$$ in funniest home videos. They were all pretty shaken up.

I was just wondering if anyone knows how this guy got on with his insurance or has heard anything? We have pictures of the car and the recovery if they are interested or need them for anything.

Cheers
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Aug 04, 2004 at 13:48

Wednesday, Aug 04, 2004 at 13:48
We are all interested in the photos!! Upload them somewhere!
or email em to me I'll upload em!
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Follow Up By: Member - Chris M (QLD) - Wednesday, Aug 04, 2004 at 14:25

Wednesday, Aug 04, 2004 at 14:25
Ditto!
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Reply By: KO2004 - Wednesday, Aug 04, 2004 at 15:00

Wednesday, Aug 04, 2004 at 15:00
Do you really want to see them? Given that the car had 90,000 ks on the dial and the guy only had it for 6 months? it was a GU diesel...

Might scare some people?
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Aug 04, 2004 at 15:53

Wednesday, Aug 04, 2004 at 15:53
Very much so....
email em to me vfr750fv at yahoo dot com
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Follow Up By: Tripp'n Around - Wednesday, Aug 04, 2004 at 18:48

Wednesday, Aug 04, 2004 at 18:48
Hi Truckster

Did you get them?
Are you going to upload them anywhere?
If so, please let us know where to view them.

I feel sorry for those that have come to grief but would like to see where they went wrong to get themselves in strife.

Cya
Tripp'n
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Follow Up By: madcow - Thursday, Aug 05, 2004 at 07:47

Thursday, Aug 05, 2004 at 07:47
I would not mind seeing the pics as long as we cannot see the rego plates so as to aviod any embarrassment to the occupants as they would have been embarrassed enough without seeing it on the net.

cheers
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Aug 05, 2004 at 21:31

Thursday, Aug 05, 2004 at 21:31
Nope still waiting for em..

and yea always black out # plates on cars, yours or other peoples I reckon its the right thing to do.
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Reply By: Tripp'n Around - Wednesday, Aug 04, 2004 at 15:32

Wednesday, Aug 04, 2004 at 15:32
Hi K02004

We were going through Gunshot on the 25th June and had earlier heard that 2 4BY's had already gone over while going up Gunshot.
We went down it with no problem.
We had heard around the 4-6th July while we were in Lakefield that another had also gone over during the week going up Gunshot as well.
Did you get pics of 4BY that had rolled over in Lakefield?
We have 2 pics of them, sure made a mess of it.

Cya
Tripp'n
:)
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Follow Up By: Member - Chris M (QLD) - Wednesday, Aug 04, 2004 at 15:51

Wednesday, Aug 04, 2004 at 15:51
Howdy again,

I've also been through gunshot, we did sit there though and watch some people hit it way too hard, did lift front wheels and made the stomach churn waiting to see someone land on the roof etc. It's bound to happen, especially if your load is uneven and depends on 4wd experience I guess.

Cheers

Chris.
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Follow Up By: locallaw - Wednesday, Aug 04, 2004 at 16:13

Wednesday, Aug 04, 2004 at 16:13
Gidday,Was the 4by that rolled in Lakefield a PAJ if so we got there a day or two after and the vultures had already been at it.It was towing a fliptop camper and all that was left of the trailer wae the canvas top and lid.I would say some one used the bottom half of the camper to take the mag wheels etc.Fresh food was scattered around the wreck and the interior was trashed.All the mechanicals were still there at this time.The body had been taken to with a hatchet or axe to punch holes.I would say that a lot of photos were taken for the insurance company.
Cya Locallaw
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Follow Up By: Tripp'n Around - Wednesday, Aug 04, 2004 at 16:16

Wednesday, Aug 04, 2004 at 16:16
Hi Chris

Hubby has been up and down the old Gunshot a few times so he is pretty cautious with that and all the crossings anyway.
No need to get too over excited.....as soon do......hey. :)
This time we didn't see anyone as a group of 6 had just crossed it b4 we got there.
They waited to get shots of us knowing we were not far behind them as we all camped at the Dulhunty the night b4.

We have video from our trip in 2002 of 2 couples that teamed up with us when they got stuck at the Palm R the day b4 on the way up.
(The Palm crossing they are currently using was the bypass for the original crossing back in 2002)
The troopy coming down Gunshot with the top lean on it scared me a bit.
He made it down OK.
In 2002 the ramp was a complete solid ramp then, easy peasy really.
On our way home we went out to Gunshot for the day and watched many 4BY's drive up and down without too much trouble.

Cya
Tripp'n
:)
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Follow Up By: Tripp'n Around - Wednesday, Aug 04, 2004 at 16:27

Wednesday, Aug 04, 2004 at 16:27
Hi Local

Yes it was a 2002 Pajero so Rob on here had said earlier in a post about it, see POST 15124.
The post will fill you in on it.
Apparently the seats had been taken out as well as some other things.

You must've been there earlier than us.
There was no food scattered, the fliptop was still there and most of what you said was still there including the axe marks.

Cya
Tripp'n
:)
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