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Swedish couple destroy two cars in head on crash

The Local · 2 Aug 2012, 14:38

Published: 02 Aug 2012 14:38 GMT+02:00

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“The insurance company has never heard of anything like it; that a married couple are involved in a crash and that both their cars are destroyed,” the man, Peter Dahl, told local paper Värmlands tidning (VT).

Dahl had reportedly been rehearsing with his band and was on the way home. His wife, Linda, was driving in the other direction when the couple suddenly crashed into each other. According to the couple, the road to their house only has one blind spot, and that is where the accident happened.

“Neither one of us had a chance to break. There are no skid marks. All of a sudden it just said ‘bang’,” said Dahl to the paper.

Dahl estimated his own speed to about 40 kilometres per hour at the time of the crash, and his wife’s to 30 kilometres per hour, when the Volvo and the Mercedes collided.

They were both taken to hospital in the same ambulance. Dahl has been rendered unconscious by the crash, whereas his wife only had sustained minor injuries. Both could leave the hospital the same day and are reportedly doing well.

“We don’t know who to blame for the incident. Now that we know that nothing worse came of it we try to laugh it off. The insurance company has never heard of anything like it. Both cars are in Linda’s name but she can hardly pay damages to herself,” Dahl told the paper.

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Your comments about this article

15:31 August 2, 2012 by wolverine2k
They were probably racing to get into the only garage available!
15:52 August 2, 2012 by EmployedProfessional

they were trying to park,they don't bother to teach that in Sweden.
17:50 August 2, 2012 by rise

Guilty as charged. Too many people in this country don't care how or where they are parking. It's pure decadence.
18:28 August 2, 2012 by Dazzler
Insurance scam! They wanted new cars! WHEEE!
19:10 August 2, 2012 by EmployedProfessional
they somply don't know how to park,have you seen them try?

ot's comical!
19:41 August 2, 2012 by Youdee
No surprises here: my roommate and I crashed on a curve in a thick forest. She took it wide and crashed into my left front bumper.
03:00 August 3, 2012 by CLiv
Don't bother to teach how to park here, are you kidding me? The driving school I went to in Sweden sure as hell taught you how to park, and you had to repeat it million times over. The driving test in USA on the other hand was a joke.
08:35 August 3, 2012 by Douglas Garner
@CLiv... my experience with parking tests in the states was quite the opposite to yours. In Sweden you only need to back around a corner, piece of cake compared to parallel parking. Additionally, I took my US driving tests in major city traffic and freeways (more like Stockholm), compared to my Swedish test in Gävle (similar to a driving in the country on a quiet Sunday morning).

The skid driving training here in Sweden was a hoot, however, and I hope they add that to US driving requirements (regardless of what part of the country you live in).
11:57 August 3, 2012 by EmployedProfessional
Don't bother to teach how to park here, are you kidding me?

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