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How could this happen...?

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How could this happen...?

... I thought the barriers were strong enough to prevent such an accident.

Man injured as car falls on to M48 motorway at Chepstow

 

Here's an interesting look at how the barriers are tested in the States.

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Re: How could this happen...?

I assume his car somehow flipped over the barrier.

Whatever happened it had to be a lot more than just a glancing blow.

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Re: How could this happen...?

Also if the post the barrier is affixed to is defective for some reason then it will not offer any resistance to a vehicle colliding with it. Add to that any previous damage from any other incidents..

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What I'm saying is that in an ideal world things don't go wrong but there is always a gotcha somewhere.

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Re: How could this happen...?

I guess they are strong enough, but they are only as good as the guys that concrete them in or whatever.

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