Chicken leg causes pile up !!1

Discussion in 'Driving/Incidents/Roadrage' started by MarkJunedd, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. MarkJunedd

    MarkJunedd Active Member

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    This happened just up the road from me a couple of weeks ago. Saw the aftermath but didnt know the reason until i read the report. Fortunatly no-one seriously injured. Brings the police driving into question though i think ?

    BBC News - Chicken bone throw led to 'bizarre' Swansea car pile-up
     
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    In what way? You don't know how you are going to react when an object comes towards you..

    Cars behind were obviously not leaving a safe distance from cars in front.
     
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    Granted. The following cars were at fault more than the copper.
     
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    Not sure I agree. Why emergency brake for a chicken wing?
     
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    Perhaps it was from an exceptionally large chicken. Not unknown in these parts.:D
     
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    Emu / Ostrich?????????:D

    People were driving too close IMO:)
     
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    Chicken..
     
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    That is a professional fowl.
     
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    It probably wasn't obvious that it was a chicken wing. Guessing the policeman noticed the guy throwing some kind of small projectile towards him, and thought it was something that could damage the car and/or injure him (such as a stone).

    I think the policeman's observational skills and reaction times are to be applauded, while - as others have said - those of the drivers following leave a lot to be desired.
     
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    I've seen what happens to chicken hitting an aircraft wing at 300mph. It put me right off my club sandwich. A 10mph chicken bone however..........
     
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