Exactly how fast…

By | July 14, 2008

does a car need to be going to inflict this kind of damage?

“A MAN in his early 20s died and a child was left critically injured after a car left the road and hit a house in Co Tipperary on Saturday night.

A further five people were injured in the crash shortly before 10pm near Rosegreen on the Cashel to Clonmel road.

Gardaí said the man who died was driving one of two cars involved in an incident that led to a car hitting a house at about 9.50pm, injuring a seven-year-old boy and two women – one in her 50s and the other in her 80s. The force caused severe structural damage to the house, where a family gathering had taken place earlier on Saturday.

Three people in a second car – a man, his son and another boy – were also taken to South Tipperary General Hospital in Clonmel.

Eddie Bennett, a councillor in Cashel who knew the deceased, said…….
“I went out to the accident, and when I saw the car and the engine was about 30 feet away from it, I just couldn’t face it.”

6 thoughts on “Exactly how fast…

  1. pete

    Hmm. That’s the kind of damage you’d expect when 2 cars each doing 50mph hit head on. So for one car to do it would therefore require it to hit an immovable object (like a house) at about 100mph.

  2. Justin Mason

    I have absolutely no idea, I’m just commenting to note something entirely different 😉

    There’s something wierd on your RSS and Atom feeds at Feedburner — every post ends in a smiley (which only appears on the feeds, not on the web). Unfortunately in the case of some of them, like this one, a smiley is _really_ inappropriate! it might be worth switching that off…

  3. Sarah Post author

    someone else emailed me about that last week and I can’t figure it out!!

    any tips?

  4. PaddyAnglican

    And still the Gardai persist in shooting fish in a barrel on our safest roads (Motorways etc) whereas on the minor roads the idiots can terrorize other road users. This and young children in the front of cars with no belts which seldom if ever is prosecuted – makes my blood boil! Just back from my evening walk where I was passed by a car where the passenger was holding a young baby up to the windscreen so that s/he could see out! And we worry about gay people having children!

  5. Gav

    I was quite confused when this popped up in my Google Reader – every one of your posts ends with a :) face, and I had no idea why Google was suggesting you’d written this:

    Eddie Bennett, a councillor in Cashel who knew the deceased, said…….
    “I went out to the accident, and when I saw the car and the engine was about 30 feet away from it, I just couldn’t face it.

    :)

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