Embarassing morning!

Discussion in 'Street, Documentary, and Portrait' started by Rockinggoose, Apr 2, 2013.

  1. Rockinggoose

    Rockinggoose Mu-43 Regular

    I noticed early one morning, from my bathroom window, some amber flashing lights further down the lane. Thinking it was a tractor ditching or hedging I took no more notice. Later however I had to deliver something to a house at the far end of the lane and came across an amazing scene. A large delivery van had tried to go round a tight 90 degree corner on a very narrow lane and ended up in the ditch. A specialised recovery vehicle had come to help but had got stuck in the same ditch! They had made contact with a local farmer who was sending a mega tractor to show them how to do it. Of course I had to go back for my camera and as I left the tractor was arriving. When I got back (10 minutes) the recovery vehicle had been extracted already but I was able to get a few shots of the remaining action.

    The tractor reversing past the truck:


    Chaining up:


    The start of the action:


    Job done in minutes:


    The departing recovery vehicle:


    What a mess they left! I put a composite of these images, minus the last one, on our Village Community Facebook page and have had a request from somebody I don't know but who works at the delivery depot for a photo of the recovery vehicle. I have asked him "Why?"

    E-M5 plus Leica 14-150mm

  2. bluzcity

    bluzcity Mu-43 Veteran

    Jul 17, 2012
    Memphis, TN
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    That was a serious mud hole! Nice coverage.
  3. Carl Radford

    Carl Radford Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 13, 2012
    Because they'll claim that the recovery truck made the mess!
  4. aragorn1980

    aragorn1980 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 10, 2012
    Athens Greece
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    Your title appears to be the best description for this situation! Nice photos!
  5. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
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    +1 very nice! :cool:
  6. Petrochemist

    Petrochemist Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Mar 21, 2013
    N Essex, UK
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    It reminds me of moving into our old house. The second removals van goes in the ditch on our drive, the first one comes back and follows him in whilst trying to push him out, and the local farmer comes to the rescue.

    On another occation at the same house I watch a tanker driver reverse up the drive tomake a delivery (excellent job) he then got out & slammed his cab door. The momentum of the door was enough to send the front wheels sliding sideways of the drive & he had to be towed out!

    Nice coverage - I wish I had photos of the ones I witnessed.