Kuuuurija
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3 persons got injured in car accident with iMiev in Estonia

Thu Oct 01, 2015 8:15 am

For unknown reasons an i-Miev swerved into the oncoming lane and collided with a milk truck. All 3 persons, the driver and 2 passangers, from the electric car got injured and were hospitalised.
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http://www.postimees.ee/3347633/fotod-elektriauto-ja-veoki-kokkuporkes-sai-kolm-inimest-viga

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Re: 3 persons got injured in car accident with iMiev in Esto

Thu Oct 01, 2015 8:22 am

Ouch, but thanks. First I've seen of a hard front hit. Here's hoping the driver comes out ok. The center pillar and rear door look to have been intact before they were cut out, but the driver's legroom is...naught.
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Re: 3 persons got injured in car accident with iMiev in Esto

Thu Oct 01, 2015 8:29 am

We have pretty nasty wind today. I suspect wind gust.

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Re: 3 persons got injured in car accident with iMiev in Esto

Thu Oct 01, 2015 8:38 am

Hope everyone's okay.

With heavy wind, is it possible the wind blew the trailer over in front of the i-MiEV and the driver panicked? There is no spilled milk and I would almost bet there would be a puncture in the tank, so the trailer would be easily blown over by a heavy wind gust.
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Re: 3 persons got injured in car accident with iMiev in Esto

Thu Oct 01, 2015 8:44 am

It is said, that the iMiev swerved into the oncoming lane, the truck driver did everything he possibly could to avoid collision, but was obviously not completely successful - iMiev collided with the rear axle of the trailer. Fortunately the truck driver still managed to avoid frontal collision.
On the first picture, there is a small amount of spilled milk under the trailer.

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Re: 3 persons got injured in car accident with iMiev in Esto

Thu Oct 01, 2015 2:18 pm

jray3 wrote:. . . . but the driver's legroom is...naught.
I think about that every time I get in the car - We don't need no front end collisions! :shock:

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Re: 3 persons got injured in car accident with iMiev in Esto

Sun Nov 01, 2015 6:45 pm

Can we get a report on the iMiev occupant(s)? Perhaps a PM to the poster of the topic? Since I just went through a rear fender bender in our iMiev, I'm quite interested in what happened.
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Kuuuurija
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Re: 3 persons got injured in car accident with iMiev in Esto

Mon Nov 02, 2015 3:10 pm

Sorry, but I have no updated information about the fate of the victims of this accident. I suppose, that they are alive and healing normally, as usually our media publishes information in case of death or if the status is critical for longer period. But in general persons medical records are considered as delicate information and are not allowed to publish without persons approval.

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Re: 3 persons got injured in car accident with iMiev in Esto

Mon Nov 02, 2015 4:00 pm

Did some more research and got following information:
Driver, 34 years old male, got serious injuries and was hospitalised into major hospital in Tallinn. According to an anonymous comment, driver's situation was very serious even 10 days after the accident.
Passengers, 54 years old female and 53 years old male, got only light traumas and were transported into local trauma center for health check and cure.

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Re: 3 persons got injured in car accident with iMiev in Esto

Mon Nov 02, 2015 5:21 pm

I am quite sure the Estonian fellow will report anything even remotely disparaging about any imiev.

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