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G Wiz fatal accident inquest verdict

A recent inquest has concluded that a fatal accident that occured when scientist Judit Nadal was thrown from her car following a collision, was an accidental death.

The inquest heard how Mrs Nadal was involved in an accident with another vehicle, a Skoda Octavia when she was driving to school for an evening meeting. The inquest heard how she had been on her mobile phone seconds before the accident and was not wearing a seat belt.  Mrs Nadal said on the phone ‘ I think I have made a mistake’ and then the call was dropped.

Evidence was given that Mrs Nadal did not like using her seat belt as it made her feel uncomfortable. Her husband, said that he felt no animosity towards the other driver, but criticised the GWiz saing that it does not cause much to make it disintegrate on impact.

The GWiz is not a motor vehicle under the construction and use regulations, but is a NEV [Neighbourhood Electric Vehicle] and therefore exempt from many safety regulations, being classed as a ‘quadricycle’. In 2007 Top Gear put a GWiz into a European new car crash test at 40 mph, although it did not have to pass such an exacting standard. The results however are devastating and the video clip can be seen by following the link here. 

Originally posted 2011-09-14 00:00:00.

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