Monday, 22 March 2010


Yes, I know this is all over the Internet, but I'm posting it here because it happens to have occurred close to home.
Consider it my 'local news' section.

The question that's been bugging me, since I first saw this, via... Um.. Arbroath? I think, is "How did that car end up there in the first place?"
Well, here's the answer. footage of the same thing happening in a tunnel in Melbourne, Australia.

In the local case, near Leeds, Rona Williams, a vet, was caught on the front of a bulk-tanker, and was interviewed later, by the Daily Mail
"As her Renault Clio was pushed along, she screamed: 'I'm going to die, I'm going to die.'
Mrs Williams had just joined the motorway ten minutes away from her surgery in Garforth when her car was apparently clipped by the lorry and ended up under its bumper. 'I just felt a knock and then I was travelling sideways – twisted 90 degrees clockwise,' she said.

She yanked on her handbrake, sounded her horn and flashed her hazard lights, but to no avail.
'I kept thinking, "Nobody knows I'm here. Nobody has seen me",' she said. 'I tried everything.
I was watching other cars, thinking, "Help me, just help me" – but they didn't seem to be doing very much.'

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Her car was being pushed sideways at sixty miles per hour, eventually the truck driver realised something was wrong, but not quite what. He pulled in and stopped,
and amazingly, she emerged unhurt.

The truck driver is suspended from duty, whilst the police investigate. I suspect he'll have a  career change in front of him, (instead of a small blue car with a screaming driver).


  1. unbelievable! but i had to laugh when she said that none of the cars around her were doing anything to help her.... what exactly were they supposed to do? just curious.


  2. Modern technology makes for interesting bloopers.

  3. As the driver of a 'petit' car I am often in fear of the big boys on the road. I don't want the last words I read to be IVECO!

  4. so the lorry driver was asleep when he started it and then after the car was trapped, he couldn't see it?

  5. rdg... I suppose at a time like that you hope for magic!
    Rita...Let me hope never to be blooped like that.
    Minsk...Iveco? I agree. I once thought the last word I would see was "Scania", as the thing looked the size of an office block and was coming at me very quickly. My car did one last flip and scania slid past in a screech of airbrakes. phew.
    Jim...gotta look at the second video for how it happens. Bear in mind that it all happens below the driver's sight-line.
    There's a BIG blind area around a truck cab.
    I've only driven medium sized ones, but it's amazing how cars seem to gravitate towards the blind areas, most car drivers don't realise that there are positions where they're invisible.

  6. Just a minute... Jim used the term 'Lorry'...
    I thought that was not a known word in the U.S.?

    For our American visitors, join us in the old english tongue-twister, red lorry yellow lorry, red lorry yellow lorry red lorry yellow lorry.. see how fast you can say it.


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