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    Unhappy I had a bingle today.

    Coming home from my physio appointment l was traveling down a slope the foot path and there is a section with a camber, and one wheel chair drive wheels hit a bit of foliage over the foot path , there l lost traction and i ended up flipping the chair on it's side, .The seat belt stopped me being thrown out but kept me attached to the chair. 2 tradies and a truckie stopped to offer assistance and asked if l hit head or needed an ambulance. l was in a bit of shock grazed my elbow and knee on the concrete. the chair was still in drive mode and something must have jammed the joystick and it was trying to push me along. they were very concerned that i was ok then 2 of them uprighted my chair put back things that fallen off after they off picked me up and placed me back in chair. l damaged the arm rest, the head light indicator, alloy wheel assembly.
    Now all I have to wait on how my plan coordinator handles this. I did take out comprehensive cover for it. Now the ndis are going to pay for a care worker to walk beside me when out and about. l would rather the council get off their bums and police overgrown vegetation sprawling over footpaths.
    the chair is supposed be all terrain and have good traction.


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    Ah Bugger!! Glad it was not more serious. I admire your pluck and courage in "hanging in"!
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    Hammer the council, Mario, ask them to pay for the repairs. It's amazing how their attitude to compliance and enforcement can change if they think it will cost them money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by V8Ian View Post
    Hammer the council, Mario, ask them to pay for the repairs. It's amazing how their attitude to compliance and enforcement can change if they think it will cost them money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by V8Ian View Post
    Hammer the council, Mario, ask them to pay for the repairs. It's amazing how their attitude to compliance and enforcement can change if the y think it will cost them money.
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    i'm too tired John to fight, i have got it in me now .taking pics and filing reports 1 by 1
    i had the problems with the bus parking by putting bollard but now its a hazardess for me and another user the approach angle is too steep and you have to make q 90 deg turn in a too narrow spot whilst leaning sideways going down an incline


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    Quote Originally Posted by Roverlord off road spares View Post
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    i'm too tired John to fight, i have got it in me now .taking pics and filing reports 1 by 1
    i had the problems with the bus parking by putting bollard but now its a hazardess for me and another user the approach angle is too steep and you have to make q 90 deg turn in a too narrow spot whilst leaning sideways going down an incline
    I remember cutting back some vegetation for you before mate. Anything I can do now?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tins View Post
    I remember cutting back some vegetation for you before mate. Anything I can do now?
    Hi John, I came home today and where you cut that plant back they are there cutting all the plants nearly to ground level and back off the path. The stuff they put there is not the right type of plants to be put there. I will tell Mario when he wakes up from his nap.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Roverlord off road spares View Post
    Coming home from my physio appointment l was traveling down a slope the foot path and there is a section with a camber, and one wheel chair drive wheels hit a bit of foliage over the foot path , there l lost traction and i ended up flipping the chair on it's side, .The seat belt stopped me being thrown out but kept me attached to the chair. 2 tradies and a truckie stopped to offer assistance and asked if l hit head or needed an ambulance. l was in a bit of shock grazed my elbow and knee on the concrete. the chair was still in drive mode and something must have jammed the joystick and it was trying to push me along. they were very concerned that i was ok then 2 of them uprighted my chair put back things that fallen off after they off picked me up and placed me back in chair. l damaged the arm rest, the head light indicator, alloy wheel assembly.
    Now all I have to wait on how my plan coordinator handles this. I did take out comprehensive cover for it. Now the ndis are going to pay for a care worker to walk beside me when out and about. l would rather the council get off their bums and police overgrown vegetation sprawling over footpaths.
    the chair is supposed be all terrain and have good traction.
    Your 4WD days are far from gone Mario. Think about a Winch to self extract. A batman type grappling hook perhaps?



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