Woohoo, this made my day!

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So last night my friend and I were driving home in his '92 Mazda Protege, and about 30 seconds away from home, we hear this snap and a "fluttering" sound from the engine bay. We pull over and one of the drive belts has split, and lost a bunch of teeth.

Today we get car the parked in his driveway and get to work. Pull the two drive belts off, and drive off to the parts store. About 30 minutes later, no more, we're coming back to his house and find a fire engine, 2 police cars and an ambulance, plus a crowd of about 20 people scattered around near his house.

So we're wondering what the hell happened, pull into his driveway, get out, and my reaction is just "Holy SHIT!".

Across the street and about two houses down, theres an Acura Integra Type R (or imitation) on its side on someone's lawn. This is not a busy street, but a tiny residential area. The road is a bit of an incline with a bend, and apperently the guy was going about 80km/h and lost control of the car. Drove right into someone's driveway sideways, hit the wall, and ended up on the driver's side, resting against some large bushes. We missed it, but I was told the kid who was driving climbed out of the car and sat down on the lawn till the cops came.

Here's the moment you've been waiting for:









posted by  Mathew

Nooooooooo. :ohcrap:

poor type r.

posted by  GreekWarrior

It looks like another one who "knows how to handle his car". I hope he loses his license for a few years so he has plenty of time to ride a moped and think about how driving is a privilege and not a right. I'm also damn happy there were no kids around.

BTW, good pics. You should try to get them printed in your local paper.

posted by  vwhobo

Oh dear, as hobo said, it's a good job there were no kids around. He has to be pretty stupid driving like that in a built up area!

posted by  Cliffy

Awww that just sucks about the Integra, but I'm with vwhobo, I also hope he gets his license suspended for a while...

posted by  chris_knows

The best part isthere is a no parking sign right there. :laughing:

posted by  97Talonchik

The way things go around here, I imagine his parents will have him in an S2000 by next week. Its actually really lucky there were no kids around because there are tons in the neighborhood. About half the people gathered around watching were kids.

My friend was the one taking the pics. We were watching the scene, and I just remembered he got a new digital cam like 3 days ago, so I reminded him and he grabbed it. I told him he should send the pics today, thing is I don't know if the local newspaper office opens on Sunday.

Haha yeah, my friend took a couple of pics specifically focused on the sign and the car, so he can send it to Ebaum'sworld or something like that.

posted by  Mathew

I'm not seein how this makes your day, seems like somethin that could've ended up not so good, and Type R's aren't exactly everywhere. :screwy:

But good pics and all anyway :laughing:

posted by  jedimario

I'm with Greek on this one, poor type R. :cry:

I call dibs on the motor, suspension, and brake system. :laughing:

posted by  elchango36


posted by  Benson

This made my day because it was exciting, funny, and will make for some good conversation down the line. Its not every day you see a car on its side, let alone on someone's lawn, and it just feels very surreal looking at it in person. It made my day because it was interesting. Obviously it would have been different if someone got hurt or killed.

posted by  Mathew

That's what happened to me when i crashed my car.

posted by  stevenbob0

You can have that stuff all I want is the type R badge. :laughing:

posted by  GreekWarrior

Over here if that sort of an accident occurs the Police wont quit untill they find out what went wrong. They'll measure skid marks on the road surface to establish the speed the vehicle was travelling at when the crash happened, aswell as gathering statements from local residents etc.....Our Traffic Cops are rather thorough though lol!

posted by  Cliffy

I can see how it'd be exciting and interesting, but funny? Except for the no parking sign thing, that's not remotely funny to me. :2cents:

:orglaugh: :orglaugh:

posted by  jedimario

:stupid: minus "I'm with"

posted by  OombaIsBack

I don't know what you mean. I love taking the s-curves at the speed limit while the idiot behind me is riding my rear. I also enjoy how everyone uses their turn signals as they turn, not before. As far as the cops go, they are too busy suing for discrimination. :wink2:

posted by  97Talonchik

Actually they did all that...I don't know what the kid will get though...

posted by  Mathew

I feel sorry for the car, but not the kid ... a car that expensive, his parents probably bought it for him, and they'll buy him another one. I am 19, but I don't believe parents should buy their kids cars. I WORKED to buy my $1000 Neon, and I maintain it and fuel it with my own money. As a result, I'm more careful with and take better care of my car, because I understand how much it costs to have one.
Also, doing 80 in a residential area is just a dumbass thing to do. It's amazing he didn't kill anyone. He should have his license suspended until he's 40.

posted by  musclecarneon

I'm not an idiot, would it be okay for me to "ride your rear"? :wink2:

posted by  vwhobo

thats sick ...

posted by  musclecarneon

It's called base adolescent humor you moron. Look at the post that was quoted and it'll make perfect sense... Well at least to those of us with IQ's above 50. :roll:

posted by  vwhobo

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