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An Accident in a Standard 8
Kenneth Runciman Annand recalls a lucky escape from an accident in a postwar Standard 8
Kenneth's father and mother both photographed with the 8 before the terrible crash.
Which Standard is this one and what year please? Is it a Flying 8?? FVC 758, with my parents. I think this is the one in which I was riding as a small boy when I wanted a pee and my Mother stopped the car on a deserted Watford Way just on the outskirts of London and as I was being lifted back into the car a mad driver smashed into the back of us and it was amazing that we escaped with our lives. We ended up in my Aunt's hospital of which she was Matron, The National Temperence in Euston Road in the next room to my Great Aunt whom we had been visiting.
The back seat ended up under the windscreen and I remember lying on my back in an adjacent field and seeing the windscreen fly over my head. I was 4 and it was 1958! Amazingly enough the car was a write-
Kenneth Runciman Annand
A lucky escape, I bet you have told the story of it many times since. Its a postwar, 1945-
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