fooch wrote:Summernight wrote:I was having trouble trying to picture where that was on the Kew side of Gipps St. Then realised it is near where the MYT trail splits from the Boulevard... Was there a huge hole in the surrounding foliage near the road (implying he's come down the hill too fast and couldn't take the corner)? Looks like it may have rolled a few times too.
Yes, a bit of a clearing in the bushes at the side of the road. They must have been fanging it down the Boule and didn't make the hairpin, hit the curb with his left front wheel (you can see a gouge in the concrete), flipped the car back to front, been airborne, and landed on the rear (drive side rear corner caved in), and slid down on its side (grass and earth on the roof of the non-drive side). All airbags deployed, there was no blood visible.
The panel beaters were there - helped to push it but it didn't go anywhere. Being a Toyota, it started up fine, and the back wheels were turning wobbly, but it was stuck in a hole.......
Would have loved to have seen that.
The car was gone this morning, but I did see the lovely white scrapes on the concrete on the Boulevard, the gap in the foliage (although lucky for him he missed all the large trees), the tyre marks through the foliage and then the debris that's been left behind (as well as the hole in the ground you are referring to that caused it to be stuck).
Glad the trees are okay.
And we don't get burned out cars around here - just people (who may or may not be homeless and living in the bushes nearby) deciding to take huge dumps on the Gipps St bridge stairs where everyone would normally plant their foot.
And yes, I can confirm it was a human one, and not a dog's.