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A little problem with a test drive

ANAHEIM HILLS — A man test driving a 2002 Aston Martin Vanquish lost control of the vehicle on the westbound 91 off-ramp and wound up down an embankment, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The incident was reported to the CHP at 1:03 p.m. There were no injuries and no other vehicles were involved, said CHP officer Gabe Montoya.


Friday afternoon a potential car buyer, who drove up from San Diego, test drove a 2002 Aston Martin Vanquish on the freeway but lost control on the westbound 91 off ramp at Imperial Highway. The car hit a traffic sign and slid down an embankment where it got stuck in sand. The driver was not injured but a SigAlert was declared as CHP officers blocked a lane of the offramp. Here a California Highway Patrol officer watches as employees from the car dealership try to winch the car out of the sand.
BRUCE CHAMBERS, THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

According to CHP, the car hit a traffic sign and slid down an embankment where it got stuck in sand. The potential buyer, who was driving the car, had driven up from San Diego, a CHP officer said.

The sellers were trying to pull the car out of the sand using a tow winch attached to a jeep.

The car is advertised on the J Star Motors of Anaheim Hills Web site at $69,999.

A SigAlert was called at 1:42 p.m. The No. 3 lane and the off-ramp were blocked. Lanes were clear by 2:38 p.m.

http://www.ocregister.com/news/car-2...p-driving.html

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post #2 of 2 Old 03-06-2010, 03:40 AM
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That is a bummer, but then, similar things are not that uncommon is Southern California because when I was there, I quite often saw cars stuck over dividers along freeways, cars cruising along at higher speeds changing lanes erratically with no turn signals, and other anomalies (or maybe norms), ...oh yes, not to mention what some drivers do in their cars while driving. Thanx for the pic, Bart. w/ smiles Jimmy
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