Obviously this is a Toyota - but...........

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This N.S.W. vehicle pranged out near Tillmouth Well on the Tanami Road last Sunday.

Cause of roll over believed to be a tyre failing. Looking at the vehicle they were obviously moving, though the S.L. is 130 K.P.H.. Odd for a rural N.T. prang, they were wearing seat belts and sustained only slight injuries.

A good warning for all.

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Reply By: Member - Toyocrusa (NSW) - Tuesday, Feb 21, 2012 at 17:34

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2012 at 17:34
Looks like some very lucky people got out of that vehicle. Not a nice way to end up. Bob.

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Reply By: Shaker - Tuesday, Feb 21, 2012 at 18:31

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2012 at 18:31
Some people seem to be of the opinion that if the speed limit is 130kph then you have to do 130kph!
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Follow Up By: Ross M - Wednesday, Feb 22, 2012 at 00:46

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2012 at 00:46
Here in Victoria the roadside signs say, "POLICE ENFORCING SPEED" I'm not sure how fast they want us to go though.
Perhaps the driver of this vehicle was just complying with a police directive.
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Follow Up By: Mark, Michelle & Abraham (NT) - Friday, Feb 24, 2012 at 17:16

Friday, Feb 24, 2012 at 17:16
Except the speed limit on the Tanami where this happened is actually 110 km/h. The 130 km/h limit only applies to certain main highways.
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Reply By: Axle - Tuesday, Feb 21, 2012 at 21:31

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2012 at 21:31
The good News about that, was no Fatalities!


That cruiser wagon held together pretty well considering.


Ive seen Troopys that have rolled ,probably at a lesser speed and the roof has ended up at the floor pan level.

HMMMMM,! wonder what brand of tyres they are,..looks to be good tread on that passenger side one

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Follow Up By: Member - Charlie M (SA) - Tuesday, Feb 21, 2012 at 22:14

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2012 at 22:14
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Is it a wagon or Dualcab ?
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Follow Up By: The Original JohnR (Vic) - Tuesday, Feb 21, 2012 at 22:27

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2012 at 22:27
Charlie, it looks like a Hilux logo on the lead of the passenger door, so I suggest dual cab
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Follow Up By: Kimba10 - Tuesday, Feb 21, 2012 at 22:43

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2012 at 22:43
Agree with you John, Definately a hilux, duel cab, you can see the hilux badge on the passengers side front door up toward the front guard. Extremely lucky. Most the hilux would have is airbag and abs (if it was optioned up) Dont think duel airbags even come out in this model and even if it did I doubt they would have deployed anyway ??......
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Follow Up By: Horacehighroller - Wednesday, Feb 22, 2012 at 14:21

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2012 at 14:21
The snorkel's buggered!
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Reply By: get outmore - Wednesday, Feb 22, 2012 at 12:47

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2012 at 12:47
didnt you know - its far safer to not wear a seat belt in case you cant unbuckle it in time after crashing into a dam and drown?

the amount of times ive been told that after asking if someone in the car is going to buckle up beggers belief
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Follow Up By: Member - Richard H - West NSW - Wednesday, Feb 22, 2012 at 15:12

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2012 at 15:12
I had a boss who wouldn't wear his, as he knew a woman who drove into the back of a truck carting lengths of timber, and not wearing a seat belt. By not being restricted she managed to duck when the windscreen disappeared and survived a nasty injury.

As it turned out, this 'reason' as he thought, didn't impress a Queensland copper at The Gold Coast.

Seat belts save lives without a doubt. Had either of the occupants of this vehicle not been wearing one, a funeral would be getting organised as I type.

And, it's a Hilux dual cab. Even though it's a bit banged around, the passsenger area has retained it's integrity.
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Follow Up By: Member - Grant- Saturday, Feb 25, 2012 at 12:36

Saturday, Feb 25, 2012 at 12:36
Being a hilux, wouldn't surprise me if the thing started.
The front passenger door handle looks ok!
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