Car crushed by falling tree in Southampton

Daily Echo: Tony Taylor checks the damage on his car. Tony Taylor checks the damage on his car.

IT was an unwanted Christmas present for one Southampton man after a tree crashed onto his car.

Tony Taylor's Chrysler 300 was severely damaged after the tree fell onto it in Linford Crescent at just before midnight last night.

He was watching Match of the Day with his girlfriend Diana Simms when they heard a loud crash outside.

Daily Echo:

They were unable to see the tree but it was not until this morning that he realised it was his car that suffered the brunt of the damage.

Now he fears he may not be able to spend Christmas Day with his mum Angie Taylor.

The 29-year-old said: “It's quite unfortunate and I do feel sad about this.

“I don't have a lot of money in my bank but I do live for my car.

“When I opened the car door to get my wallet I saw that the gear box was flooded.

“I do think it is repairable but the insurance company cannot do anything until the tree is moved off the car.

“I am happy that it has not damaged anyone's flats and that no one was hurt.”

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10:47am Tue 24 Dec 13

driverbelcher says...

Fantastic echo reporting...... wallet kept in a gear box indeed?!?

I think you mean glove box!

And thanks for letting me know he keeps his wallet in his car overnight, easy pickings!
Fantastic echo reporting...... wallet kept in a gear box indeed?!? I think you mean glove box! And thanks for letting me know he keeps his wallet in his car overnight, easy pickings! driverbelcher

11:09am Tue 24 Dec 13

southy says...

driverbelcher wrote:
Fantastic echo reporting...... wallet kept in a gear box indeed?!?

I think you mean glove box!

And thanks for letting me know he keeps his wallet in his car overnight, easy pickings!
Glove box is on the dashboard, the gear box is in the center
[quote][p][bold]driverbelcher[/bold] wrote: Fantastic echo reporting...... wallet kept in a gear box indeed?!? I think you mean glove box! And thanks for letting me know he keeps his wallet in his car overnight, easy pickings![/p][/quote]Glove box is on the dashboard, the gear box is in the center southy

12:03pm Tue 24 Dec 13

100%HANTSBOY says...

southy wrote:
driverbelcher wrote:
Fantastic echo reporting...... wallet kept in a gear box indeed?!?

I think you mean glove box!

And thanks for letting me know he keeps his wallet in his car overnight, easy pickings!
Glove box is on the dashboard, the gear box is in the center
Wow,thanks for that,saved me a hunt through my Haynes Manual !!
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]driverbelcher[/bold] wrote: Fantastic echo reporting...... wallet kept in a gear box indeed?!? I think you mean glove box! And thanks for letting me know he keeps his wallet in his car overnight, easy pickings![/p][/quote]Glove box is on the dashboard, the gear box is in the center[/p][/quote]Wow,thanks for that,saved me a hunt through my Haynes Manual !! 100%HANTSBOY

12:04pm Tue 24 Dec 13

hulla baloo says...

Crushed? Hardly.
Crushed? Hardly. hulla baloo

12:15pm Tue 24 Dec 13

driverbelcher says...

southy wrote:
driverbelcher wrote: Fantastic echo reporting...... wallet kept in a gear box indeed?!? I think you mean glove box! And thanks for letting me know he keeps his wallet in his car overnight, easy pickings!
Glove box is on the dashboard, the gear box is in the center
Errrr no! The gear box is a mechanical part containin the gears, connected to the engine via the clutch/ flywheel mechanism.

The gear lever is in the middle!
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]driverbelcher[/bold] wrote: Fantastic echo reporting...... wallet kept in a gear box indeed?!? I think you mean glove box! And thanks for letting me know he keeps his wallet in his car overnight, easy pickings![/p][/quote]Glove box is on the dashboard, the gear box is in the center[/p][/quote]Errrr no! The gear box is a mechanical part containin the gears, connected to the engine via the clutch/ flywheel mechanism. The gear lever is in the middle! driverbelcher

12:31pm Tue 24 Dec 13

hulla baloo says...

driverbelcher wrote:
southy wrote:
driverbelcher wrote: Fantastic echo reporting...... wallet kept in a gear box indeed?!? I think you mean glove box! And thanks for letting me know he keeps his wallet in his car overnight, easy pickings!
Glove box is on the dashboard, the gear box is in the center
Errrr no! The gear box is a mechanical part containin the gears, connected to the engine via the clutch/ flywheel mechanism.

The gear lever is in the middle!
Gear box is not a mechanical part, it is a housing that contains the cogs.
[quote][p][bold]driverbelcher[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]driverbelcher[/bold] wrote: Fantastic echo reporting...... wallet kept in a gear box indeed?!? I think you mean glove box! And thanks for letting me know he keeps his wallet in his car overnight, easy pickings![/p][/quote]Glove box is on the dashboard, the gear box is in the center[/p][/quote]Errrr no! The gear box is a mechanical part containin the gears, connected to the engine via the clutch/ flywheel mechanism. The gear lever is in the middle![/p][/quote]Gear box is not a mechanical part, it is a housing that contains the cogs. hulla baloo

3:40pm Tue 24 Dec 13

driverbelcher says...

hulla baloo wrote:
driverbelcher wrote:
southy wrote:
driverbelcher wrote: Fantastic echo reporting...... wallet kept in a gear box indeed?!? I think you mean glove box! And thanks for letting me know he keeps his wallet in his car overnight, easy pickings!
Glove box is on the dashboard, the gear box is in the center
Errrr no! The gear box is a mechanical part containin the gears, connected to the engine via the clutch/ flywheel mechanism.

The gear lever is in the middle!
Gear box is not a mechanical part, it is a housing that contains the cogs.
Gear box is mechanical. Has a lot more than just cogs such as selector forks and synchro hubs.

Regardless of the exact classification of said part, I find it hard to believe he was keeping his wallet in a box full of cogs!
[quote][p][bold]hulla baloo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]driverbelcher[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]driverbelcher[/bold] wrote: Fantastic echo reporting...... wallet kept in a gear box indeed?!? I think you mean glove box! And thanks for letting me know he keeps his wallet in his car overnight, easy pickings![/p][/quote]Glove box is on the dashboard, the gear box is in the center[/p][/quote]Errrr no! The gear box is a mechanical part containin the gears, connected to the engine via the clutch/ flywheel mechanism. The gear lever is in the middle![/p][/quote]Gear box is not a mechanical part, it is a housing that contains the cogs.[/p][/quote]Gear box is mechanical. Has a lot more than just cogs such as selector forks and synchro hubs. Regardless of the exact classification of said part, I find it hard to believe he was keeping his wallet in a box full of cogs! driverbelcher

11:54pm Tue 24 Dec 13

Ozmosis says...

Tim Westwood likes the Chrysler 300. Enough said....
Tim Westwood likes the Chrysler 300. Enough said.... Ozmosis

12:21am Wed 25 Dec 13

dolomiteman says...

'I don't have a lot of money in my bank but I do live for my car'

I bet his girlfriend is impressed that he has his priorities right.
'I don't have a lot of money in my bank but I do live for my car' I bet his girlfriend is impressed that he has his priorities right. dolomiteman

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