Driverless car crashes into front of Beales department store

Driverless car crashes into front of Beales department store

Driverless car crashes into front of Beales department store

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A DRIVERLESS car rolled down a Bournemouth road and crashed into the front of Beales department store.

Witnesses said the Audi had been parked in Albert Road when the driver left it unattended at around 10.30am this morning.

It rolled down the hill while he was gone and struck a wall beneath a display window in Beales.

Witnesses were astonished that the car had not harmed a pedestrian or hit any of the bollards around the store in Christchurch Road.

Dave Jenkins, store director for Beales, said: “The car was parked outside Bath Travel.

“It hit the front window and pushed the window in.

“I got a phone call from someone saying ‘The front of your store’s been hit’.

“All that matters is no one was hurt.”

The store remained open as normal but the area around the window was cordoned off pending a visit from builders.

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11:27am Fri 28 Feb 14

BoscVegas says...

good advert for Audi. The marble is wrecked but the car is fine.

vorsprung durch technik
good advert for Audi. The marble is wrecked but the car is fine. vorsprung durch technik BoscVegas
  • Score: 25

1:00pm Fri 28 Feb 14

speedy231278 says...

I wonder if it has a Citroen (?) inspired automatic parking brake that can sometimes lose effect as the brakes cool, letting itself off enough that the car can roll downhill?

Clearly the driver hasn't paid attention to basic parking practices like leaving the vehicle in a gear opposite to the hill direction, or pointing the front wheel into the kerb.
I wonder if it has a Citroen (?) inspired automatic parking brake that can sometimes lose effect as the brakes cool, letting itself off enough that the car can roll downhill? Clearly the driver hasn't paid attention to basic parking practices like leaving the vehicle in a gear opposite to the hill direction, or pointing the front wheel into the kerb. speedy231278
  • Score: 10

1:14pm Fri 28 Feb 14

PokesdownMark says...

BoscVegas wrote:
good advert for Audi. The marble is wrecked but the car is fine.

vorsprung durch technik
It will need its crumple bits checked. They are underneath the flexible bodywork and they only crumple the once! But yes, impressive dent resistance.
[quote][p][bold]BoscVegas[/bold] wrote: good advert for Audi. The marble is wrecked but the car is fine. vorsprung durch technik[/p][/quote]It will need its crumple bits checked. They are underneath the flexible bodywork and they only crumple the once! But yes, impressive dent resistance. PokesdownMark
  • Score: 1

1:21pm Fri 28 Feb 14

GarrySibbald says...

BoscVegas wrote:
good advert for Audi. The marble is wrecked but the car is fine.

vorsprung durch technik
Not if you can't trust the handbrake!
[quote][p][bold]BoscVegas[/bold] wrote: good advert for Audi. The marble is wrecked but the car is fine. vorsprung durch technik[/p][/quote]Not if you can't trust the handbrake! GarrySibbald
  • Score: 14

1:22pm Fri 28 Feb 14

smhinto says...

Probably an early attempt to get into the spring shopping sales.
Probably an early attempt to get into the spring shopping sales. smhinto
  • Score: 4

1:29pm Fri 28 Feb 14

alyce says...

I always park in gear especially on a hill.
I always park in gear especially on a hill. alyce
  • Score: 11

8:39pm Fri 28 Feb 14

504gld says...

“All that matters is no one was hurt.”

How very true. Audi's are two a penny these days.
“All that matters is no one was hurt.” How very true. Audi's are two a penny these days. 504gld
  • Score: 3

3:34am Sat 1 Mar 14

Understated says...

Dammit, Herbie!
Dammit, Herbie! Understated
  • Score: 0

2:07pm Sat 1 Mar 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

Thats a blue badge only parking section isn't it ?

That explains a lot.
Thats a blue badge only parking section isn't it ? That explains a lot. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: 1

11:21am Sun 2 Mar 14

uvox44 says...

And they say driverless cars are the future! Or maybe this was the worlds most half-hearted ram-raider.
And they say driverless cars are the future! Or maybe this was the worlds most half-hearted ram-raider. uvox44
  • Score: 0

11:22am Sun 2 Mar 14

uvox44 says...

And they say driverless cars are the future! Or may this was the worlds most half-hearted ram-raider?
And they say driverless cars are the future! Or may this was the worlds most half-hearted ram-raider? uvox44
  • Score: 0

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