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    Did it land and carry on driving???
    I cant see any wreckage as the camera comes off the roundabout.

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    It's either in the middle of the roundabout or low earth orbit.

    Personally I think it was the UK space program's 1st launch attempt to rival the Galileo GPS system.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MonkeysUncle View Post
    Did it land and carry on driving???
    I cant see any wreckage as the camera comes off the roundabout.
    Policw report said 3 occupants were taken to hospital with varying injuries. So I'm guessing it came to a fairly abrupt halt on landing.
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    "It is quite a bad roundabout, he just didn't see what was coming because he was going so fast.

    "He was on his own, he had a few cuts and bruises but the ambulance came straight away and took him to hospital.

    "He just didn't see the roundabout coming."
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    As stated in the comments, these roundabouts are bastards, they just leap out of nowhere in front of you.

    Though, saying that, I nearly ended up on a roundabout between the A14 & the M1 20 odd years ago.

    And some of those years have been truly odd, it must be said.

    Curiously, on the same roundabout, there was a 5cwt van perched neatly about halfway up the slope.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveB View Post
    Policw report said 3 occupants were taken to hospital with varying injuries. So I'm guessing it came to a fairly abrupt halt on landing.
    I'm guessing the van was also taken to the equivalent van hospital with varying injuries to its suspension!

    I nearly did the same on a raised roundabout "island" in a north London back street one rainy night a few years ago.

    Didn't see the perishing thing, and bombed over it at 50 MPH, although luckily the result wasn't quite as spectacular as van man's caper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoctorStrangelove View Post
    Though, saying that, I nearly ended up on a roundabout between the A14 & the M1 20 odd years ago.
    Was that at Catthorpe Interchange? That was a horrible junction, thankfully replaced with proper connecting carriageways now.

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    Reminds me of one of my landings..

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    did that on a norton atlas in the late sixties. the landing made my eyes water somewhat.
    the bike was ok though, and i completed my journey
    <was walking funny for a few days though>

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    Quote Originally Posted by scooterscot View Post
    low earth orbit
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