R8 driver's deadly bus crash

2012-10-23 10:22

LONDON, England - The driver of a R1.2-million Audi R8 sports car was killed when he ploughed into a bus.

According to the London Daily Mail, the R8 collided head-on with an single-decker bus in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, north-east England.

The driver was cut from the wreckage by emergency crews but was pronounced dead at the scene. The bus driver was injured and was taken to hospital but the bus was empty.


Guests at the nearby Gosforth Hotel said: “We’d had some customers in who had been at another pub and saw the crash. They said the driver was cut out but there was nothing the paramedics could do to save him."

Tony Batty, head of operations at the bus company, said: “We are aware of an incident between a car and an Arriva bus. The car driver was killed. Our concerns are for the bus driver and car driver’s family."

  • john.omar.161 - 2012-10-23 13:42

    Clearly speed a factor.....see wwwfatalmovesdotcom for lots of pics and videos of crashes as well as life saving tips...wwwfatalmovesdotcom..making safer drivers

      phillip.havenga - 2012-10-24 08:10

      Speed doesn't kill incompetence does. We need t o address the core issues of driver stupidity in this country like not indicating, not stopping, not knowing how circles or four way stops work, unroadworthy vehicles, all FAR more dangerous than a high performance vehicle exceeding the speed limit.

  • art5SA - 2012-10-23 22:46

    Some people should NOT be allowed to OWN Super cars... Heads are to flat...

      Blackpoison - 2012-10-24 07:34

      They can use their heads to adjust the valve clearings...

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