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A Vancouver Car Crash Lawyer Reports on a Bizarre Flying Car Crash

Jeffrey S. Witten, B.A., LL.B.
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Posted on Jun 07, 2013

A Vancouver car accident attorney at McComb Witten was astonished to read about the crash of the so-called “flying car” in Vernon, British Columbia on Friday, May 10, 2013.


According to Canadian Press reports, pilot Ray Siebring had literally been flying a road-worthy car—a special model called the Maverick, made by a company in Florida. The flying car, which looks like a dune buggy with an enormous propeller, is being developed for medical evacuation and emergency medical supply missions.


As Siebring approached the Vernon, British Columbia airport, the vehicle started dropping altitude for some unknown reason. The pilot later told reporters, “I experienced one of those ... moments where time slows down. The training kicked in, so that we were able to operate the aircraft and move it to a safe area.”

Siebring pivoted away from the airport towards some woods near a local school—Fulton Secondary School. He crashed safely into a thicket of trees.

This strange car accident was probably the first of its kind in the history of British Columbia. Fortunately, Siebring and his passenger were not seriously injured. Both are expected to make full recoveries, even though they had to go to the hospital for treatment.

Siebring later told reporters that he looked forward to continuing to test fly the Maverick. He said, “We look to learn some good lessons today and I’m one of the few pilots who actually gets to do that.”

The Vancouver injury lawyers at McComb Witten hope Siebring and his passenger heal quickly and avoid any future flying car mishaps.

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