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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 03-01-2021, 08:12 Thread Starter
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Beware of the ice

Coppo slipped and fell on ice that was covered with freshly fallen snow yesterday,
heīs in hospital with 6 broken ribs, a damaged lung and will have more investigations to check his diaphragm today.

Let this be a warning to us all, Coppo is still young and will recover, but if one of us old codgers had the same accident we may not, so beware, tread carefully in the snow.
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Many years ago I took my parents dog out to reduce the risk of them slipping through 30cm of snow on a steep hill.

I walked down till I got to a piece of pavement and a drive that was clear - the Hotloint engineer that lived there needed to get in and out. I

I stepped on it and went to stamp to clear my boots and fell right over, breaking my elbow.

The burger had cleared it using his hose, unbeknown to me, on a day when -5C was the highest temperature......

Had to slide down to the bottom of the hill before I could be moved to hospital, no vehicles could go up or down, even 4WD ambulance just slid sideways.

During the 7 hours I was in the ED the Council were TOLD to clear the road, or there would be a public announcement that emergency cover for the estate was impossible. They did it, so I was able to be driven back on discharge.

ThNks for your reminder Jan, ice is VERY dangerous to pedestrians and motorists alike.

Be safe all of you when venturing out in freezing conditions.

PS The dog walked back, totally unconcerned - that's the advantage of 4FD over 4WD. 🤣
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Just had 4---- 4 wheeled motorbikes paused out the front, stopped for a couple of minutes having a chat the off they went, purposely swerving to slip on the hail covered road, I hope they donīt try that when they are really travelling. Goodness knows where they were going because there is nowhere down this way unless they drive along the river dam which is forbidden.
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So sorry to hear that about coppo Jan - please pass on our best wishes.

I left the house this morning intending to walk down the old railway but seeing the conditions (just a bit slippy here n there) decided to walk up the road instead - thinking, at least if I fall, someone will see me!
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So sorry to hear that about coppo Jan - please pass on our best wishes.

I left the house this morning intending to walk down the old railway but seeing the conditions (just a bit slippy here n there) decided to walk up the road instead - thinking, at least if I fall, someone will see me!
Itīs on the Good Morning thread Jean pop in and tell him.
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I haven't see coppo posting on any thread I read for ages, but I do not go on Good Morning.
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I haven't see coppo posting on any thread I read for ages, but I do not go on Good Morning.
Good morning is on owners Geoff, Jean and I are members.
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I always remember from years ago - walk with your toes pointing inwards - advice from Canada and they should know
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I always remember from years ago - walk with your toes pointing inwards - advice from Canada and they should know [IMG class=inlineimg]https://forums.motorhomefacts.com/images/smilies/smile.gif[/IMG]
At last! Hen-toe'd people have an advantage! My sister was always being told off by my father for being hen-toe'd.
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With a nickname like Penguin for many years, and with a father with the identical nickname in a school 200 miles from where I was...

I don't think I stand any chance of being thought of as Canadian.... 😷
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