Couple dies trying to protect classic car in a giant plastic bag

Mags

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Couple dies trying to protect classic car in a giant plastic bag
A classic car collecting British couple died from carbon monoxide poisoning when they backed their Mercedes-Benz into a giant plastic bag, an inquest found.

William Reid, 67, of High Seaton, Workington, bought the 1980s Mercedes 230 in the US and once it arrived across the pond, decided to store the luxury ride in the protective bag, to protect it from the elements during the winter in late 2017, according to the Telegraph.
The retired truck driver reversed the car into the bag in his garage with the help of his partner, Kathryn Workman, 70, but the vehicle began filling with exhaust fumes.
Workman managed to crawl out of the bag and called emergency services, who initially told her to stay clear of the area before an operator advised her to try and help the stricken man.
She tried to wake Reid, before being overcome by the fumes, according to the inquest.
It took paramedics some time to locate the couple because of the location of the garage, which was below street level.
“We ripped the bag open and there was a very strong smell of fumes so we ran out,” paramedic Ben Sayner said.
The emergency personnel opened as many doors as they could before going back inside to rescue Workman, although Reid was located too far in the bag to be reached without breathing apparatus.
It was not until firefighters arrived that rescuers could get to Reid, who was pronounced dead at the scene. Workman died two days later.
Autopsies found that Reid died of carbon monoxide poisoning, while Workman died by hypoxic brain injury due to the poisoning.
Coroner Simon Ward ruled that she would have gone back for her partner regardless of the advice from the operator, whom she told she was going back into the bag on her own initiative.
“I’m satisfied she would have still tried to help Mr. Reid irrespective of the instructions of the call handler,” Ward said. “Mrs. Workman was aware she may become unconscious.
“My view is she would have still tried to help him and that’s a credit to her dedication to their relationship,” he added.


An internal investigation carried out by the ambulance service found that the operator’s decision to advise Workman to help Reid had been “accepted as reasonable.”


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#2
Umm that's what they use/used for taxi cabs in a lot of Europe...

 

LiddyRules

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Couple dies trying to protect classic car in a giant plastic bag
A classic car collecting British couple died from carbon monoxide poisoning when they backed their Mercedes-Benz into a giant plastic bag, an inquest found.
William Reid, 67, of High Seaton, Workington, bought the 1980s Mercedes 230 in the US and once it arrived across the pond, decided to store the luxury ride in the protective bag, to protect it from the elements during the winter in late 2017, according to the Telegraph.
The retired truck driver reversed the car into the bag in his garage with the help of his partner, Kathryn Workman, 70, but the vehicle began filling with exhaust fumes.
Workman managed to crawl out of the bag and called emergency services, who initially told her to stay clear of the area before an operator advised her to try and help the stricken man.
She tried to wake Reid, before being overcome by the fumes, according to the inquest.
It took paramedics some time to locate the couple because of the location of the garage, which was below street level.
“We ripped the bag open and there was a very strong smell of fumes so we ran out,” paramedic Ben Sayner said.
The emergency personnel opened as many doors as they could before going back inside to rescue Workman, although Reid was located too far in the bag to be reached without breathing apparatus.
It was not until firefighters arrived that rescuers could get to Reid, who was pronounced dead at the scene. Workman died two days later.
Autopsies found that Reid died of carbon monoxide poisoning, while Workman died by hypoxic brain injury due to the poisoning.
Coroner Simon Ward ruled that she would have gone back for her partner regardless of the advice from the operator, whom she told she was going back into the bag on her own initiative.
“I’m satisfied she would have still tried to help Mr. Reid irrespective of the instructions of the call handler,” Ward said. “Mrs. Workman was aware she may become unconscious.
“My view is she would have still tried to help him and that’s a credit to her dedication to their relationship,” he added.

An internal investigation carried out by the ambulance service found that the operator’s decision to advise Workman to help Reid had been “accepted as reasonable.”

https://apple.news/AoQuzsSp3TPyaqGHCn_kbHQ
Well at least they died together because her heaven is his hell. She will be henpecking him for all eternity for that bloody stunt, and he deserves it.
 

ysr50

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Some people have odd opinions of what is a classic car. I have a '67 Austin Mini Cooper S that I consider a classic, I actually saw an old friend today that's still driving a '79 Toyota Celica GT and he considers it a classic (he's also an Amsoil salesman so he tries to use the car to sell the product). Some people consider Corvairs as classics, I'd probably agree if it's the Spyder model. Rarity can make a car more desirable and that gets translated into classic status for some people, SVO Mustangs have been increasing in value for a while now and they were offered between '85-'87? My Mini is rare because it's an S but I think it's also a classic due to its age and how revolutionary the Minis were when they came out and the effect they had on the general public in England, the MK1's also won the Monte Carlo Rally a couple of times. Sometimes a person will consider some ordinary run of the mill commuter as a classic because of some emotional attachment from the past and they'll spend retarded amounts of money to own/restore a perfect example to take them back to the time they want to relive, I can't see anything wrong with that. There's no accounting for taste.

Edit to add: These people were stupid, all they had to do to live was turn off the engine or drive forward out of the bag and they'd still be alive.
 
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That article is horrific. Some might even say it's hard to read.
 

THE FEZ MAN

as a matter of fact i dont have 5$
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I know one person who owns this car. He calls it "his little girl". He posted a bunch of selfies with this car.
My ex had a 77 240D, what a money pit. Every time into the dealership $300 (like in 90's) for anything pretty much.
 
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