2007 Gumball Fatal Crash

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  1. RoughNeck666

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    Inevitable unfortunately :(
     
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    Yup.
    My old man was right "It's all great fun till someone loses a bollock"
     
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    The guy who did it is Nick Morley, I remember a piece on the news about how he was setting off on the rally last week, I think it was Calendar News...
     
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    'Races' like this should be left to Burt Reynolds films.

    There is no excuse or reason to have them in real life.

    So an innocent man is dead and his wife may follow him just because some rich playboys wanna drive their toys fast across Europe.

    I hope they get whats coming to them - many years in prison for dangerous and reckless driving.
     
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    The Gumball is not a race, it's a rally.

    The participants are told not to speed, but of course they do.

    I too hope the culprits are severely punished. An accident or not, they should not have fled the scene, cowardly :censored:s
     
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    These guys are cowards, not even men. Sorry if this sounds harsh but they have killed two innocent people due to their stupidity and for what, to prove how fast their car is? I hope they imprison them in Macedonia rather than giving them the luxury of facing their crime in Britian. See how far their stupidity gets them.
     
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    Don't see the difference between race and rally in respect of this event.

    I always thought it was just for rich people to race their cars and try to have fun avoiding police, while breaking the law.

    Wouldn't be much fun if they just drove across Europe at 70mph, would it?
     
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    The difference is, as a rally it's a legally sanctioned unlicensed event. At least the UK portion of it is.
     
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    How do they get clearance to drive wildly on public roads?

    Any 'rally' I have ever known is driven on closed roads. Any clips I have seen of Gumballs it has them weaving in and out of traffic at twice the speed limts.

    So I cannot understand how any governing body would give the OK for idiots to drive well in excess of the speed limit on public roads.

    As someone else has said, it was only a matter of time before someone was killed.
     
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    A rally on the roads is a race, although it's not about going as fast as possible. The organisers decide on a reasonable time and whoever comes closest to that time is the winner. i.e. A rally could be London to Brighton and the organisers could decide 7 hours 35 minutes is how long it should take. If someone does it in 7 hours 35 minutes, or are the nearest to that time, they win.

    A lot of people on the Gumball rally just see it as an excuse to drive stupidly.
     
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    Issued by Maximillion Cooper on behalf of The Gumball 3000 Rally - 21.30 / 03 May 2007

    Following our earlier release reporting yesterday’s accident - As a sign of respect we have decided that this year's Gumball 3000 Rally will not travel any further and will end in Bratislava this evening, May 3rd 2007.

    As the organisers of the rally we feel that it should be stopped as a mark of respect to Vladimir Cepulyoski who died today after an accident involving one the participating drivers.

    We are very saddened by what has happened and feel that it would be wrong to continue. On behalf of Gumball 3000, we once again extend our deepest sympathies to his family and we are doing everything we can for them.

    This is the first time anything like this has happened in 9 years of travelling through over 40 countries with 1000's of drivers and it is with deep regret that I make this announcement.

    Maximillion Cooper
    Founder & CEO
    The Gumball 3000 Group

    For any media enquiries call Mission - 02074916680
     
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    Theres been many many crashes and arrests before though, this was inevitable. Want to drive your car fast, go to a track.
     
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    Agreed:thumbsdow
     
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    Just to be clear on this, the annual London to Brighton run is classed as a rally on public roads. You will note from the pictures of the vehicles on the site that the danger posed to members of the public is fairly limited- I suspect a milk float is probably more dangerous.

    These two are fools and deserve some lengthy time in a Southern European prison but non competitive rallys on public roads are not intrinsically dangerous and don't deserve to be tarred by association.
     
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    Which part of 'they are told not to speed' do you not understand ?

    They are not authorised to drive like idiots. As for the statement about all the footage showing them driving badly, why do you think thats the only film shown ?:rolleyes:
     
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    May they get what they deserve.:mad:
    Were both people killed in the golf?
    :rolleyes:

    Organised event my @rse
     
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    that has to be the qoute of the day
    it was just a matter of time before someone got killed . a shame it was this poor old man not the gumballer.
     
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    How this can be called an "Accident" is baffling.
     
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    The gumball event is supposed to be a gentlemans tour of europe, from what i know, but obviously some of these people speed, even though theyre not supposed to.

    There was a rally in britain (RAC?) that had part of its leg on national roads, joining the closed circuits, and iirc a handfull of drivers were arrested.
     
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    Correct. Although some people will not be able to digest that statement.
     
  22. RoughNeck666

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    Further update and its not good.. :(

    Gumball 2007: Second victim of the Gumball crash

    The international rally Gumball 3000 claimed the second victim today - Margarita Chepunjoska, the wife of Vladimir, who died two days ago, has passed away today in the Skopje Clinic Center.

    Margarita was severely injured in the accident that took place on Wednesday, when a participant of the rally crashed his Porsche into the car driven by her husband.

    British citizen Nicholas Morley was speeding in his Porsche at the Struga-Qafasan road, when it collided head-on with Chepunjoski’s Golf.

    Yesterday, an investigative judge of Struga Court ordered 30 days of temporary detention to Nicholas Morley. The Police filed a formal accusation against him for “heavy violation of traffic safety” and “failure to provide help to an injured person”.

    Macedonian police told today that no charges will be raised against his co-driver, the British citizen Matthew McConville.
     
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    to add insullt they hopped in another car after the crash to carry on with the race, disgusts me
     
  24. RoughNeck666

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    No actually its worse than that they hopped in another car and tried to leave the country! Picked up at the border!
     

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