Car falls off top of transporter lorry in Southampton

Car falls off transporter in Swaythling. Photo by Michael Purkiss

Car falls off top of transporter lorry

Car falls off top of transporter lorry

Car falls off top of transporter lorry

Car falls off top of transporter lorry

Car falls off top of transporter lorry

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Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Senior reporter

A driver had a lucky escape when the car he was reversing on to a transporter fell off the end.

Staff in local businesses watched in horror in Stoneham Lane, in the Swaythling area of Southampton when the six-year-old Mazda 6 trundled off the top of the lorry and landed with its wheels in the air at the front of the cab.

The drama happened at 9.45am, as the vehicle was being winched on to the lorry, while the driver steered.

Daily Echo:

Maintenance workers digging up the street outside the parade of shops downed tools and rushed to the driver's aid.

They helped the middle aged driver open the door and scramble out of the car unharmed.

The driver and a colleague tried to recover the car while another lorry with a crane on top gingerly winched it uprigtht and put on to another recovery lorry.

Daily Echo:

One onlooker Sonia Terrell from Elite Laundry said: “I heard this thud which I thought was a crash - looked out the window and saw the car in the road.

“It's quit incredible he wasn't hurt. You don't see that every day.”

Daily Echo:

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10:56am Thu 30 Jan 14

sameoldscene says...

Ha,ha. How funny! Someone is going to get ribbed by his mates....Glad nobody was hurt in this incident.
Ha,ha. How funny! Someone is going to get ribbed by his mates....Glad nobody was hurt in this incident. sameoldscene
  • Score: 19

11:19am Thu 30 Jan 14

Brite Spark says...

I'll be off to Silverlake on Saturday to get some spares for my Mazda then.
He's turned this one into a hatchback!
I'll be off to Silverlake on Saturday to get some spares for my Mazda then. He's turned this one into a hatchback! Brite Spark
  • Score: 20

11:27am Thu 30 Jan 14

WILLIAM HAGUES TWIN BROTHER. says...

Not the first time something has fell off the back of a lorry round there.
Not the first time something has fell off the back of a lorry round there. WILLIAM HAGUES TWIN BROTHER.
  • Score: 40

11:54am Thu 30 Jan 14

Inform Al says...

WILLIAM HAGUES TWIN BROTHER. wrote:
Not the first time something has fell off the back of a lorry round there.
Think you'll find it fell off the front, so is unusual round here. Mind you when I took my driving test halfway through the last century, reversing was part of the ordeal.
[quote][p][bold]WILLIAM HAGUES TWIN BROTHER.[/bold] wrote: Not the first time something has fell off the back of a lorry round there.[/p][/quote]Think you'll find it fell off the front, so is unusual round here. Mind you when I took my driving test halfway through the last century, reversing was part of the ordeal. Inform Al
  • Score: -2

4:13pm Thu 30 Jan 14

cherco says...

What a 'Clanger'!! Hope the insurer's accept the driver's explanation of what caused this incident.
What a 'Clanger'!! Hope the insurer's accept the driver's explanation of what caused this incident. cherco
  • Score: -1

7:24am Fri 31 Jan 14

Delboy67 says...

thank god they asked Sonia what happened otherwise no-one would be any the wiser
thank god they asked Sonia what happened otherwise no-one would be any the wiser Delboy67
  • Score: 4

5:01pm Fri 31 Jan 14

RomseyKeith says...

Oops. If CCTV caught it I'll look out for the clip on World's Craziest Fools, under the section "Driving Fools" or "Work Fools" or something...
Oops. If CCTV caught it I'll look out for the clip on World's Craziest Fools, under the section "Driving Fools" or "Work Fools" or something... RomseyKeith
  • Score: 0

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