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Woman cheats death as rock destroys car

The Local · 1 Aug 2012, 11:27

Published: 01 Aug 2012 11:27 GMT+02:00

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“Thankfully we are just talking about the destruction of a car. The woman had just parked it and got out when the rock fell. She heard a noise and in the next moment the rock landed on her car. It was a big chunk, weighing hundreds of kilos, if not a tonne,” police spokesman Mirko Steffl told The Local.

The Freiburg police, responsible for Breisach am Rhein in the Black Forest where the incident happened, have released terrifying photographs of the car showing the enormous rock which smashed through the roof and windscreen and landed on the driver’s seat. No-one sitting in that seat could have survived.

The woman who had parked her VW Lupo on Tuesday and taken a couple of steps away before seeing it squashed by a rock, was slightly hurt by flying debris, but was otherwise unharmed.

Two other cars were slightly damaged by the Lupo as it was shoved forwards by the impact.

“The woman certainly had a bit of a shock, but was lucky to only have lost her car, not her life,” said Steffl.

Emergency services closed off the road, which Steffl said had a number of parking bays, while engineers examined the cliff.

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Your comments about this article

14:58 August 1, 2012 by lordkorner
timing is everything...
20:35 August 1, 2012 by coffeelover
She did not want to be between a rock and her car.
10:01 August 2, 2012 by Floriansamsel
Thank god, her guardian angel(s) were not on holiday at that moment.
10:37 August 2, 2012 by zeddriver
If she is a church going gal. She really needs to say a thank you or two next time in church. Then go buy a lottery ticket.
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