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#1 Beel

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Posted 27 August 2016 - 11:49 AM

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Posted 27 August 2016 - 12:45 PM

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Posted 27 August 2016 - 07:31 PM

Now that is a OMG moment...can you imagine the driver of the lorry's moment of panic when he realized what he had done !!!.....the poor bloke !!

 

....and this is the main artery feeder for the channel tunnel...!
 

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Can you imagine the fines that will be handed down for damage caused as a result of this OOOPS moment

 

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@ inkoalawetrust.....whats with the question marks...?


Edited by Condobloke, 27 August 2016 - 07:32 PM.

Condobloke ...Outback Australian  fed up with Windows antics...??....LINUX IS THE ANSWER....I USE LINUX MINT 18.3  EXCLUSIVELY.

“A man travels the world in search of what he needs and returns home to find it."

It has been said that time heals all wounds. I don't agree. The wounds remain. Time - the mind, protecting its sanity - covers them with some scar tissue and the pain lessens, but it is never gone. Rose Kennedy

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Posted 27 August 2016 - 08:21 PM

Now that is a OMG moment...can you imagine the driver of the lorry's moment of panic when he realized what he had done !!!.....the poor bloke !!

 

....and this is the main artery feeder for the channel tunnel...!
 

2h5s6ef.jpg

 

 

Can you imagine the fines that will be handed down for damage caused as a result of this OOOPS moment

 

2uy0eqh.jpg

 

 

 

@ inkoalawetrust.....whats with the question marks...?

i dont get the meaning of thee post


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#5 Condobloke

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Posted 28 August 2016 - 02:14 AM

@ inkoalawetrust...The post has been made in General Chat.....which means it is aimed at.....   "" Boredom is a universal constant on the Internet. For the purposes of boredom-abatement, this forum may be used to post topics of a general, non-help related nature. Help BleepingComputer lead the fight against boredom today! ""

 

There is absolutely no need to quote my entire post....that is a massive waste.

 

There is nothing to "get"...it is a topic worthy of interest to the general community.


Condobloke ...Outback Australian  fed up with Windows antics...??....LINUX IS THE ANSWER....I USE LINUX MINT 18.3  EXCLUSIVELY.

“A man travels the world in search of what he needs and returns home to find it."

It has been said that time heals all wounds. I don't agree. The wounds remain. Time - the mind, protecting its sanity - covers them with some scar tissue and the pain lessens, but it is never gone. Rose Kennedy

 GcnI1aH.jpg

 

 


#6 georgehenry

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Posted 28 August 2016 - 04:09 AM

Condobloke, You are quite right, however, as I live very close to this accident, it has a bigger effect in my life as I tend to use the M20 a lot. I was wondering who will pay for the damage. Of course in the end it is the taxpayers, as always.



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Posted 28 August 2016 - 04:23 AM

It is good to see the 'taxpayers" get to foot the bills the world over......

 

I cant help thinking about the poor driver of the truck.....yes it was his fault for not checking and knowing his load height  vs the heightr of any bridges etc etc he would encounter on his trip.......but the moment that happened is probably a moment that will stay pinned to his mind for the rest of his life.

 

And the repercussions for him....legally....will be enormous !


Condobloke ...Outback Australian  fed up with Windows antics...??....LINUX IS THE ANSWER....I USE LINUX MINT 18.3  EXCLUSIVELY.

“A man travels the world in search of what he needs and returns home to find it."

It has been said that time heals all wounds. I don't agree. The wounds remain. Time - the mind, protecting its sanity - covers them with some scar tissue and the pain lessens, but it is never gone. Rose Kennedy

 GcnI1aH.jpg

 

 


#8 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 07 September 2016 - 06:26 PM

I have come late to this party due to an involuntary seaparation from the internet over the last 12 days, but the standard mininum height on motorway bridges in the UK is 16 feet 6 inches, at a very rough metric conversion, 5m20. Usually accidents of this type are due to machines not being correctly loaded on transporters, ie with the jib as flat as possible. There was a similar accident on the A2/M2 junction sometime in the 80's where another bridge was demolished but that was due to a truck colliding with a bridge buttress. I know of a couple of others, probaly the most spectacular being on the M6 in Cumbria in the North of England.

 

A tanker carrying 25,000 litres of ethanol developed a fire on the rear of the tractor. This melted the trailer brakelines and the brakes came on automatically. The truck, blazing, came to rest underneath an overbridge. The driver quite sensibly bailed out and by the time the fire was out or under control the heat had completely ruined the concrete of the overbridge which had to be demolshed and rebuilt.

 

Yes, the taxpayer will foot the immediate bill since it is pulic resources that will be used to repair the road and bridge, but the bill won't stop with them - they have a straight claim against the company whose truck was carrying the machine. You can safely reckon that the haulier's 'no-claims bonus' has just gone up in flames !

 

Happily there seems to have been only one injury casualty, the unfortunate motor cyclist. It could have been much worse.

 

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