Rollover on the Old Telegraph Track

Patriot

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ABC News has a story of what I reckon would be anyone with claustrophobia nightmare. Negotiating the track, as they entered the massive trench, the vehicle stood up on its nose and flipped over. Jackson Harvey, who was watching from the sidelines, said "It definitely happened in a bit of slow-mo." "We were all pretty freaked out for a minute, but [our friends] were both out of the car within probably 30 seconds and not a scratch on them. They had to climb out through the window."

Luckily both occupants of the vehicle were able to get out of a window and climb up the edge of the track. A good thing that the rains hadn't been heavy otherwise there could it could have been a lot worse. The roof top tent took most of the damage which enabled the roof to stay intact.

The vehicle was winched out and had surprisingly few dents.

Photo of overturned car in a deep rut with people standing around it


It is a good news story about how much fun the track can be (and expensive!)
 

cam04

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coil cab patrol Ute? It did the rounds of social media a while back. Stayed on the brake a bit long at palm creek and went rear over front. Tricky manoeuvre. The vid of the two hiluxs getting back on its feet is out there somewhere too.
 
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Batts88

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No big surprise thousands of people go there every year to try the same thing. As if the track isn't hard enough on your vehicle some people always need to push their luck it gets them cred these days that's the main thing.
 

discomatt

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Most certainly not a Nissan although who cares what it is, the fact it was driven into the hole says more about the nut behind the wheel rather than the badge on the front grill
 

cam04

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Most certainly not a Nissan although who cares what it is, the fact it was driven into the hole says more about the nut behind the wheel rather than the badge on the front grill
I think you're right. It's another one in the same spot at Palm Creek. Edit - Nope, same one I'm just blind.
 
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cam04

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Chopped 80 - looked like a patrol on the phone. Short wheelbase for a ute - clearly. Looks like he had a strap underneath holding the canopy down which went above and beyond in its duty.

 
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FranksnBeans

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Wrong vehicle for the job. An old beat-up hatchback is the go, apparently!
 

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Patriot

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Chopped 80 - looked like a patrol on the phone. Short wheelbase for a ute - clearly. Looks like he had a strap underneath holding the canopy down which went above and beyond in its duty.

Holy crap - good find. I had a quick look for video but couldn't find it! Easy for it to happen. I would have crapped myself as it gradually went over!
 
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