Author Topic: Oh No!  (Read 579 times)

Offline South_paw

Oh No!
« on: March 16, 2018, 06:37:14 PM »
This is a sad sight. Take a good look at the windshield . This is the custom built bullet proof 1955 Fleetwood. Can anyone translate the article?

https://bnn.de/lokales/bruchsal/oldtimer-des-us-praesidenten-in-unfall-verwickelt


« Last Edit: March 16, 2018, 06:39:17 PM by South_paw »
Lou
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Offline Lexi

Re: Oh No!
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2018, 06:45:22 PM »
Even though I "liked" this posting, it was so sad to see this heart wrenching disaster. As for translation, I will have a go at it. Clay/Lexi
« Last Edit: March 16, 2018, 07:00:17 PM by Lexi »

Offline Lexi

Re: Oh No!
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2018, 06:55:18 PM »
Lou, think I got it. Here is a rough translation of the above piece:

"Only a slight injury has a person on Friday afternoon in a collision on the A5, in which three vehicles were involved. Curious: Among them was the armored US presidential sedan of Dwight D. Eisenhower, a black Cadillac Fleetwood. The car comes according to police from the Museum of Technology Sinsheim, was bought as a wedding sedan and was - on a trailer - on the way to his new owner to Offenburg. This one was shocked at the sight of the wreck. It formed a traffic jam of ten kilometers in length.

Car trailer went into skidding
According to police, the car with the trailer at around 16:40 clock on the A 5 direction Bruchsal in the amount of Ubstadt-Weiher skidding. He touched another car, which then overturned and remained damaged on the side. Even the car trailer with the vintage car, a Cadillac Fleetwood, got into a skid, was torn loose and tipped along with his cargo to the side. There was a damage of several 10,000 euros.

A 5 fully locked
The A5 in the south had to be temporarily closed because of the extensive recovery temporarily full, so the police continue. She praises that the escape route was formed exemplary, but criticized the many gazers and mobile phone filmmakers on the opposite lane. There it came to traffic obstructions.

Trump-Mercedes also made headlines
In the region recently another car of a US president had made headlines. The Mercedes classic car of incumbent President Donald Trump. He is still for sale. A vintage car dealer from Oberhausen-Rheinhausen is in possession of the Mercedes Benz 560 SL.

Bullet holes in the Cadillac
Even the Cadillac of US President Eisenhower, who was now on the A 5 proverbially skewed, has come a lot and has a colorful history. This is evidenced by, among other things, containment holes in the bulletproof glass. Later, the limousine belonged to a Bolivian president, according to information from the Technikmuseum Sinsheim. How bad the Cadillac is exactly damaged, is still unclear.

The Republican Dwight D. Eisenhower was 34th President of the United States of America from 1953 to 1961.

And so the agency reports 7aktuell of the accident:
Vehicle owner Mr. Weiß and his son Jonas reported on the spot: They picked up the Cadillac from the Technikmuseum Sinsheim, where it had been standing for six years. They bought the vehicle very expensive and wanted to transport it home to Offenburg. There they wanted to polish it up and then rent it for wedding trips and events. The two are in tears when they realize the extent of the accident. The Cadillac has been badly damaged.

Near-accidents on the opposite lane
The volunteer fire brigades from Waghäusel and Kronau were in action with a Rüstzug under the direction of fire brigade commander Roland Oechsler. Outgoing operating materials had to be taken up and the job site secured.
Oechsler reports: Motorists drove extremely slowly on the oncoming lane and used their smartphones to film the accident and the victims. They did not pay attention to the traffic, and it almost came to rear-end collisions on the opposite lane. The police tried to talk to the drivers and gesticulated. The towing service came with recovery vehicles and special tools to recover the vehicles. The salvage of the Cadillac was difficult. The vehicle had to be lifted with two cranes and put on the wheels. Subsequently, the accident wrecks could be removed
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Clay/Lexi

Offline South_paw

Re: Oh No!
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2018, 07:06:58 PM »
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Motorists drove extremely slowly on the oncoming lane and used their smartphones to film the accident and the victims. They did not pay attention to the traffic, and it almost came to rear-end collisions on the opposite lane.

Understandable, when is the next time you will ever see a 1955 bulletproof Cadillac on it's side?   ;D ;D
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Offline RobertM

Re: Oh No!
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2018, 07:09:34 PM »
Oh no, that's tragic.
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Offline South_paw

Re: Oh No!
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2018, 07:10:31 PM »
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The two are in tears when they realize the extent of the accident. The Cadillac has been badly damaged.

Also understandable.
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Offline South_paw

Re: Oh No!
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2018, 01:32:24 PM »
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Offline Lexi

Re: Oh No!
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2018, 12:12:30 AM »
Truly heart breaking, especially-literally for an Ike. Clay/Lexi

Offline novetti

Re: Oh No!
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2018, 06:50:56 PM »
I hate car trailers. They are shaite anywhere.

I only transport cars in proper Tilt Tray trucks. Vintage or new cars, doesnt matter.

Once I was a passenger inside a Hilux that flipped over when the trailer been towed with  a 51' Tempo truck on top from a friend decided to go nuts in a busy 4 lane freeway.