ICIS 4 in EPCA Berlin car smash horror

Four of us from ICIS travelling to EPCA Berlin were in a head-on car crash on Saturday afternoon, but we walked away with only minor injuries. Nick, Ed, Dan and Barbara were in an airport taxi, a Mercedes estate car, which smashed head first at speed into an oncoming Skoda saloon car on the Kurfurstenstrasse, only minutes away from our conference hotel.

The four of us – three from the London editorial team, together with our European sales manager – watched as police and firefighters examined the wreckage of the cars and then towed them out of the way of the traffic.

Nick in the front seat was saved by the airbag.

“It’s lucky that we all had our seat belts on,” said Dan, as we counted our cuts and bruises, standing in the rain on the traffic island in the middle of firefighters, police and onlookers.

Photos from Dan’s phone.



Can you top this EPCA “Journey from Hell” story? Contribute your own “A Funny thing happened to me on the way to the conference” tale (below).

4 Responses to ICIS 4 in EPCA Berlin car smash horror

  1. Stephen 3 October, 2007 at 10:13 pm #

    Need a personal injury lawyer? The number to call in Texas is 1-800 2HAMMER

  2. Heather 3 October, 2007 at 10:29 pm #

    Wow. That could have been so much worse. My heart sank when I first saw the headline. I was terrified! I am so glad everyone was okay. Gosh, I thought that kind of thing only happened in Mexico taxis! I hope you all are relaxing at home now. You deserve to take it easy a day or so.

  3. Heather 3 October, 2007 at 10:29 pm #

    I am so glad everyone is okay. This could have been so much worse. Take it easy guys.

  4. Tracy Dulle 4 October, 2007 at 8:42 am #

    It was certainly the talk of the show, and I was glad everyone was OK. Nick’s one drink certainly seemed to calm him. I’ve since learned that fast erratic driving in Berlin is common, as I jumped in a cab with Stephen to head to a meeting and before getting my belt on was thrown to the seat in front of me in a quick stop. So as Julia said, Please Wear Your Seatbelts!

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