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Big Al

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Nasty accident
« on: January 13, 2015, 11:08:36 AM »
OK its not a Microcar, but there are folk on this site who have met and enjoyed the company of these enthusiasts for engineering, even if they preferred it Trojan shaped. Those who attended Gaydon particularly. Spare a thought.

Subject: Trojan crash
Date: Tue, 13 Jan 2015 10:11:47 +0000

Hi Al,
Bad news from the Trojan Owners Club, apparently on Friday night whilst taking part in the Exeter Trial and traveling along the A303 dual carriage way at night John Wiltons Trojan was hit from behind and forced off the road, John has some bleeding on the brain and facial injuries but both not thought serious but Steve Potter has bad bleeding on the brain and is in a comer, condition critical. Not good news, apparently it made the national papers.
It's pretty scary in old cars these days.
take care,


    10 January 2015 at 10:28am

62 year-old man seriously injured in collision on A303
Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious road traffic collision on the A303 (West) at Micheldever last night.
At around 9.30pm a green 'Trojan' classic car was involved in a collision with a blue Ford KA. Both vehicles were travelling west and the incident occurred between the Micheldever Station and the Norton junction.
A 62-year-old man was taken to hospital with serious injuries, two other people also received medical attention, but their injuries were not life-threatening.
Police would like to hear from anyone who saw what happened or saw either vehicle prior to the collision.
Last updated Sat 10 Jan 2015

For those who do not know, this is an original Trojan Utility or three door, not a bubblecar

Found this. They will not do these flashes if it were not serious and a sign of miss doings. All sounds horribly like the Messerschmitt that got rolled off the A38? up by Lichfield. Inattention and a belief that all traffic is belting along like loonys. Trojans are quite sturdy, so unless the Ka has interfered with a wheel or axle it must have been a big speed differential to knock it over. Sounds like both have head injuries and they might have gone upsidedown. Not a healthy pastime in a car made of big metal.
Seems an odd place for them to be if they were returning from the Exeter. Maybe they had a root through the byways of Hampshire south, rather than using the horrid A34 and motorway.
Have to keep a thought and prayer for them. But the Schmitters, battered and after a long recovery, were OK, so there is always hope.

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Re: Nasty accident
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2015, 12:02:50 PM »
That is bad news. Just as well it wasnt a bubblecar as could have been much worse.