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Gamera The Atomic Turtle
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sounds like he was going too fast for conditions. Sad.
 

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Cal H
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The comments are worded very carefully but almost seemed very close to implying the fault on the car. which is ridiculous
 

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I know this stretch of road very well as I used to live just a few miles down the road in Sale; it's a very dangerous road even more so when wet, which being in England is most of the time.

They called it a dual carriageway (divided highway) but in reality it's not, it doesn't have a central reservation or median. It's a four lane road with two lanes on each side, the lanes being separated by two white lines.

With a speed limit of 60 or even 70 mph, crossing into oncoming traffic is always going to be serious with more often than not fatal consequences as in this case. Sorry to read about a fellow Lotus driver passing away.
 

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The dealer stops selling Lotus because their employee makes a mistake?!
 

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Gamera The Atomic Turtle
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non-airbagged car i'm assuming? (Not that it would have changed the outcome.) I lived over there in '79 driving my Europa while stationed at RAF Bentwaters - i remember thinking that the roads & weather were problematic from a safety standpoint.
 

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Shame the man died, really. However, stopping the sale of Lotus out of "respect" for the family has nothing to do with the accident. It doesn't really make any sense.
 

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He was the guy that handed over the keys of my Elise back in April '12. Very sad to see this happen. :-(.
 

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Thats a real shame.

If there is a lesson to be learned, passing in poor weather conditions is risky, even with a great machine.
 
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