By CRM staff
Toronto, Ontario – February 7, 2019 – Collision Repair has prepared the top three unbelievable stories of the week. This week we share stories ranging from a winter highway nightmare to a hilarious car ad plus so much more!
Winter Highway Nightmare
Police are warning drivers to be cautious of falling snow and ice from vehicles after an incident occurred on Saturday morning that could have been deadly. A vehicle was traveling westbound on Highway 401 in Chatham-Kent, Ontario when a huge chunk of ice from a tractor-trailer traveling near flew towards the vehicle and smashed right through its windshield. The 43-year-old man driving the tractor-trailer was charged with having an unsecured load. Luckily no one was hurt but the windshield was totally destroyed, and the vehicle was towed from the highway.
A 38-year-old Windsor man, David Raymond Farrell is facing a number of charges after speeding down the wrong side of a highway in Nova Scotia, threatening another driver with a machete and crashing into a gas station. Dashcam footage shows the vehicle was speeding down the highway on the wrong side, weaving in and out of traffic, forcing other vehicles off the road. Farrell was driving a black Jaguar sedan and soon enough he crashed with an oncoming SUV. This is when Farrell grabbed a machete out of his vehicle, ran up to a stopped pickup truck and threatened him to get out of the vehicle. He took off with the vehicle, trying to escape the police until he crashed into a gas station and injured two people. He is now under the hook for the following charges: dangerous operation of a vehicle, robbery with violence, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, mischief endangering life, assault of a peace officer with a weapon and operation of a vehicle while impaired causing bodily harm.
This Ad is No Joke
This one will be sure to make you laugh out loud. An Ontario man created a homemade video to try and sell his 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt, or what he likes to call a “superbly average” car. “Even though this car is a joke this ad is not,” car owner, Reid Zanbelt says in the video. Zanbelt explains that he is moving to New Zealand, so he needs to sell his car. He carries on to detail some of the “remarkable features” of the vehicle like the off-colour driver's door handle and “left and right turn signals that work.” “You’ll be thrilled with the aftermarket front speakers and a radio system because 17-year-old me thought that was a smart decision,” he said. With only 230 km docked, the vehicle still runs like the wind, he shared. The vehicle also doesn’t have any air conditioning but Zanbelt says that the next owner will love rolling down the windows because it’s quite the challenge. Under the hood, the vehicle has a 2.2 litre Ecotec engine paired with a five-speed manual transmission. “When you drive at night a gorgeous orange glow illuminates the dash wonderfully, constantly reminding you that this car is a piece of garbage.” Zanbelt is selling the vehicle for $788 and if anyone is interested should contact him directly through his website.