OOOPS!


Snootchies

Link Posted 10/08/2010 - 13:22
Happened about 15 mins ago in a place called Shotton near where I work. Had just popped to the bank and was walking back to my car when I saw the whole thing happen.

(My K-x had the wrong date/time - hence why the EXIF data says it was taken in Jan 2009)



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techno-terminator

Link Posted 10/08/2010 - 13:25
Hmmmm definitely a case of OOOPS

there were certainly warning signs. Question is was he off route ? Misled by his Sat Nav ?

Some very interesting questions will be being asked about that one .
let the education continue

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Last Edited by techno-terminator on 10/08/2010 - 13:27

Father Ted

Link Posted 10/08/2010 - 13:29
Oops indeed.
Network Rail might like a copy of that shot.

ANd my pet hate. Cyclists on the pavement,
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Snootchies

Link Posted 10/08/2010 - 13:31
Father Ted wrote:
Oops indeed.

ANd my pet hate. Cyclists on the pavement,

For me that's cyclists who ride side by side blocking a whole lane!
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dougf8

Link Posted 10/08/2010 - 13:32
Father Ted wrote:
ANd my pet hate. Cyclists on the pavement,

Nothing wrong with cyclists on pavements, ignorant pedestrians however who fail to spot the cycle path signs
Lurking is shirking.!

Father Ted

Link Posted 10/08/2010 - 13:40
My little lad has nearly been wiped out twice now by cyclists riding at speed on pavements.
But Hey! That's for another thread
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polchraine

Link Posted 10/08/2010 - 13:44
Well the driver cannot complain ... two very obvious signs and good lighting/weather. Unless the heights are wrong!

There is one near me where it had a 15' 00" clearance but was often getting clipped so they put preliminary bars across a few feet before - at around 14'6" - level with the bridge but they forgot about the down slope and left the 15' 00" markers in place so it was hit time and time again by lorries that would have cleared the bridge!

I did try to make out the country of origin of the lorry - as it could have been a lack of metric measurements but there appears to be no registration plate on the rear. If so, the police will be interested.

And to reiterate - Network Rail would certainly like a copy.
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Father Ted

Link Posted 10/08/2010 - 13:53
polchraine wrote:

I did try to make out the country of origin of the lorry - as it could have been a lack of metric measurements but there appears to be no registration plate on the rear. If so, the police will be interested.

And to reiterate - Network Rail would certainly like a copy.

It's Morgan Freight...from Flint...a Local company
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Snootchies

Link Posted 10/08/2010 - 13:59
Father Ted wrote:


It's Morgan Freight...from Flint...a Local company

For God's sake....
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polchraine

Link Posted 10/08/2010 - 14:01
Are number plates not required in Wales?
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Snootchies

Link Posted 10/08/2010 - 14:04
polchraine wrote:
Are number plates not required in Wales?

No, neither are drivers who can read.
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Gwyn

Link Posted 10/08/2010 - 14:13
Just because it's a local company doesn't mean it is a local lorry or driver. Plenty of freight companies outsource their lorries and drivers - cheaper in Lithuania innit?

Probably a satnav disciple who'd rather believe the satnav than his(her?) own eyes.


Recently a bietfiets (beerbike) got stuck in a tunnel near us - http://www.rtvutrecht.nl/nieuws/248172.
They let the tyres down and eventually got a tow out. It was a hen do btw.

polchraine

Link Posted 10/08/2010 - 14:26
Gwyn wrote:
Just because it's a local company doesn't mean it is a local lorry or driver. Plenty of freight companies outsource their lorries and drivers - cheaper in Lithuania innit?

That is one reason I asked about number plate. The tractor unit could be from anywhere - but a registration/number plate corresponding to the one on the tractor must be displayed at the rear.
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fatspider

Link Posted 10/08/2010 - 14:29
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my pet hate. Cyclists on the pavement

But can you blame them Ted with lorry drivers like that around
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Gwyn

Link Posted 10/08/2010 - 14:49
I think the number plate is there - between the two reflective strips. It is just so filthy you can't read it, but it is hard to tell from the size of the photo.
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